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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets accidental Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Android phablet on T-Mobile gets Marshmallow by accident
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
The update landed on a Note 5 with a broken IMEI, so its official arrival still has to be announced.

Although the official announcement of a Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy Note 5 owners on T-Mobile is still at least a few weeks away, it looks like someone already got Android 6.0 on this phablet. While this happened by accident, the official update should not be that far.

Unfortunately, nothing is official for now, but one XDA user revealed that he has a Galaxy Note 5 with a broken IMEI number that he usually uses as a WiFi phablet. However, on November 15, the device simply began to upgrade its firmware to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The user, known as danon.brown, downgraded a few times to be sure he is getting the real deal, but his Note 5 kept updating back.

In the end, system dumps and the update itself made it online soon, other Note 5 users on T-Mobile updating their devices with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow firmware. Now, it is only a matter of time until the unofficial flashable Marshmallow ROM for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 comes out. Since T-Mobile and Samsung did not comment anything about this yet, it may take a while until the official Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Galaxy Note 5 comes out.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-11-18 (Update: 2015-11-18)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.