We have good news for owners of Samsung's 2014 flagship as Galaxy S5s in Sri Lanka just got updated to Android Marshmallow. The S5 had already been updated in South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago and Argentina among other nations but this time it was the most common version of the S5 that started receiving the upgrade. The SM-G900F is the most commonly found version of the Galaxy S5 and is used primarily in most of Europe. This probably means that the remaining geographical locations where people use the SM-G900F will also start receiving the upgrade very soon.
Got o Settings, find About device and tap on it, select Software Update and check to see if the Marshmallow update has reached your smartphone yet. Note that this will NOT hasten the process, as the update will only arrive on your S5 when it's scheduled to arrive. It may give you some peace of mind though.
After it does arrive on your S5, you can schedule the entire download and set it up to be completed at a time that is convenient for you. On completion, your Android version will change to 6.0.1, PDA number will change to G900FXXS1CPC8 and CSC number will upgrade to G900FSLK1CPB2.
The Galaxy Note 5 is getting old now, but it still continues to be an excellent smartphone nevertheless. If you happen to own one and you stay in the Indian subcontinent, we have good news for you. The Galaxy Note 5 is being updated with last month's security patch by Samsung in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The update is late as the Galaxy A (2016) series has already started receiving the December security update from the OEM, but at least it's finally here.
The update comes in at quite a manageable size of only about 20MB, so you don't really need your Wi-Fi to download this one. Firmware version/build number of the OTA package is N920GDDS3CQK1, in case you are wondering. It brings the same fixes that it did for every other Samsung smartphone that got updated with the November security patch; 61 Android OS patches, 6 Samsung software patches and the KRACK Wi-Fi patch. Let us know if you can see the same update to any other nearby regions.
Head over to our firmware section to find all the latest available updates for your Samsung smartphones and tablets.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)