Good news for Galaxy S5 mini users because Samsung has finally announced the major OS via official update Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Users have been waiting for a long time to get the taste of Marshmallow because the last major update it received was Android 5.1.1 Lollipop which came out in 2015. So now nothing to wait more, Galaxy S5 mini users can taste the latest Android OS experience on their Smartphone. This most recent update came with build ID G800HXY1CPI5 and based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This latest firmware comes with tonnes of new features and improvements included in Android 6.0.1; also the update brings September security patch. By following this step by step guide, you can update your Galaxy S5 mini SM- G800H on stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
Samsung has rolled out this latest update in stages. So not all users can get the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at the same time. If the update has not reached in your region then still you can install it manually by Odin app. Odin is an official firmware flashing tool that allows you to flash any official firmware on Samsung devices. After upgrading to this firmware, you can find many new features like Doze and App, Standby mode, improved battery performance, various tweaks in the TouchWiz UI for faster and enhanced performance, several other minor changes and much more. If you are interested in updating Samsung Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, then go ahead and follow the given tutorial.
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-G800H.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S5 SM-G800H USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800F by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
How to Flash G800HXY1CPI5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S5 mini SM-G800H to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.