The largest Canadian carrier Bell has finally started rolling out the long awaited Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Galaxy Note 5 devices. The previous leaks and reports suggested the April 5th rollout date, but we have received the update on April 9th, which might be due to the gradual nature of the update process. The OTA (Over-The-Air) update comes with N920W8VLU2BPC5 baseband version and is based on the MMB29K build. The update weighs at 1277.89 MB, which requires huge space to extract and finish update process, so make sure about that before going to hit install.
The changelog has included the N920W8VLU2BPC5, N920W8OYA2BPC5, N920W8VLU2BPC5 version numbers as you guys can see the update screenshots. Talking about the features, it brings all the Marshmallow goodies like Doze battery saving feature, App permissions for better control over your apps and smoothest system experience.
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However, Samsung has done pretty good job in making the update really stand out for Note 5 users by packing the new TouchWiz UX with enhanced usability and an updated visual design. Fingerprints are now securely protected, and alternative unlock method like PIN, Pattern or password needed to add new fingerprint. Samsung has worked on the new vibration pattern concept for a better alert of your notifications and calls.
Note: Since the Android 6.0 Marshmallow’s doesn’t come with device decryption option, you should consider decrypting your device before upgrade if you want to do so. Users will not have the option to decrypt the device once they upgrade to Marshmallow with the encrypted device.
If you own the Galaxy Note 5 on Bell, head over to Settings – About Phone – Software Updates to check for latest updates.
Telus, on the other hand, has started rolling out Android Marshmallow update to the Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920W8) and Galaxy S6 Edge+, while the Canada’s another major carrier Rogers scheduled the Marshmallow update for Galaxy Note 5 on April 27th.
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