We know that we’ve been writing this tutorial pretty late, but an email from one of our visitors gives us ample reason to publish a separate tutorial for updating the Verizon S5 to the latest available firmware for the device. Below, we’ll be describing all the steps to install the stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V.
If you want to enjoy the latest features offered by the Marshmallow update on your Galaxy S5, take a look at the new improvements and features below.
- The update not only improves the UI elements but also enhances security and brings tweaks to extend battery life.
- Redesigned app drawer: a new quick scrolling feature and a search bar to make finding apps faster.
- Google Now on Tap: You can now enable IT by pressing and holding the Home button. Now on Tap provides you the contextual content and features on demand.
- Doze and App Standby: these modes shut down most background services and your network connection when your device is idle.
- Now, you can also turn off any app permissions you don’t want an app to have.
- A plethora of other features.
We’ve taken utmost care in putting down the installation steps and required preparations, yet we don’t claim that it’s 100% risk-free. If you follow the procedure carefully, everything will be fine. Remember, a good guide always needs a good follower.
Download Firmware for Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V
Note: The firmware linked below is fully stock and installing it on your device won’t void the phone’s warranty or trip KNOX counter. However, if you Verizon Galaxy S5 is rooted, you’ll lose root access.
Firmware details | Galaxy S5
- Model number: SM-G900V
- OS Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
- Country/Carrier: USA (Verizon)
- Release Date: 01.09.2016
- Product code: VZW
- PDA: G900VVRU2DPG2
- CSC: G900VVZW2DPG2
- Phone: G900VVRU2DPG2
- Download the firmware from one of the links provided above. Extract the zip to get the actual firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Download Odin 3.10.7 extract the zip on your desktop. Mac users can use Heimdall or the Java version of Odin.
- Install the latest Samsung Kies or USB Drivers installed on your PC. Skip this step if you have any of them already installed on your computer.
- Go to Settings> Developers options on your Verizon Galaxy S5 and enable USB Debugging.
- Don’t forget to backup the data stored on the internal storage of your Galaxy S5.
- Charge your device to ensure 60% battery level at least. Ensure your Verizon Galaxy S5’s battery is fully charged before starting the software installation.
Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Verizon Galaxy S5
Having made the preparations described above, you can now proceed with the installation steps. It’s now just a matter of minutes before you can enjoy Marshmallow on your Verizon Galaxy S5.
- Open the Odin folder and launch Odin 3.10.7.exe as administrator.
- Now turn off your Galaxy S5 and boot it into the Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with yellow exclamation mark, release the 3 keys and then press the Volume Up key to enter the Download Mode.
- Connect your phone to the PC using the stock USB cable that came with your phone. When your device is detected by the computer, the ID:COM port in Odin will be highlighted and you’ll see “Added!!” in Odin’s log box.
- Click the Options tab in Odin to make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected. Don’t play with any other option.
- Now click the AP button in Odin and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Click the Start button to initiate the installation since it takes a few minutes to finish the installation, you need to wait patiently.
- When the firmware installation is complete, you will get PASS! message on Odin and your Verizon Galaxy S5 will reboot automatically.
Done! Wait until your phone boots up. The first boot after installing a new firmware might take 5-8 minutes, so don’t panic and be patient.
If your Galaxy S5 doesn’t get past the Verizon splash screen even after 10 minutes, you’ll have to perform a data factory reset via stock recovery to fix the boot loop.
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