Finally, Samsung has released XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for the Galaxy Note 5 N920C. Multiple testing phases and delays later, we finally have an official Marshmallow firmware available for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 users to enjoy. This new update houses Android 6.0 Marshmallow iteration which has been around for months now. Features like Doze which improve battery life, Android Pay and even native fingerprint support truly make this update a major one. Not only that, but you would see Samsung has tweaked its own TouchWiz as well. From improved S-Pen functionality to enhanced stock apps, XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is definitely worth the wait. The security patch level is also of 2016 resulting in greater reliability and security. As XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was just announced, availability on Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update is limited. You can check on these services first but if you don’t find the firmware there, you can follow our detailed guide given below. There is now need to wait as the new firmware is region free and works on N920C variant of the Galaxy Note 5. N920CXXU2BPB6 is based on the latest and greatest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow version for the Galaxy Note 5. You can install XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy Note 5 N920C using our detailed tutorial below.
As you read further, we will guide you through the entire process of how to update Galaxy Note 5 N920C to XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware using ODIN. We have all the tips on how to backup your Android apps and other phone data, also don’t forget to read the important tips we have given below. This is a completely unbranded firmware, and can be installed on any unlocked Galaxy Note 5 N920C. Let’s continue with the tutorial.
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XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
Model name GALAXY Note 5
Version Android 6.0.1
Build date Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:40:05 +0000
Product code CAM
You may also be interested in:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root XXU2BPB6 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy Note 5 Official Firmware.
- Try Marshmallow on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 5.0.2 Marshmallow on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S5 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 5 N920C, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Marshmallow.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy Note 5 N920C to XXU2BPB6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware.