Sprint updates both the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy Note 4 to Android 6.0.1


We’re in March 0f 2016, and Google’s latest version of Android is finally beginning to roll out to a large sum of handsets. Today, Sprint pushed Android 6.0.1 to both last year’s Galaxy Note 5 and 2014’s Galaxy Note 4.

Sprint decided to go straight from Android 5.1.1 to Android 6.0.1, skipping Android 6.0. Surprisingly, the Galaxy Note 4 and Note 5 are being updated on the same day. Normally you’d see the newer handset get the update first, but this isn’t the case this time around for Sprint.

The update will bring all of the latest features from both Samsung and Google including doze mode for battery saving, Now On Tap for contextual awareness, and simplified app permissions to keep you in control of your data. The update comes in at a hefty size of 1.4GB, so it will take quite a bit of time to download and install. Like always, remember to connect to a nearby Wi-Fi network prior to starting, and charge your device’s battery so that you make it through without any problems. If you haven’t received the notification to update yet, try going into your device settings under ‘About Phone’ and then ‘software updates.’

If there’s a particular Samsung-branded handset that you’re waiting on to get the Android update, drop a comment and we’ll try to give you an estimation based off of previous leaks.

Via: SamMobile (Note 4Note 5)

About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.

  • Keith

    Did Sprint forget the S5? I just ran a Kies & an online check, both say I am at the latest. Android 5.0 (not even 5.0.1 or 5.1).

    • Doug Demagistris

      The global rollout for the Galaxy S5 began today. Sprint should update their S5 in April or May.

  • Mjetek

    Unlocked N910C when?

  • Arre

    I’m updating now on the Sprint Note 5

    • Merwynn Pagdanganan

      How are you upgrading it, OTA?

      • Arre

        Yes. Just checked for an update and it was available.

  • Pankaj

    What about note 4 910g?

  • ChuckN007

    I got it on my Verizon for my Note 5 recently. I didnt find any meaningful improvement.

  • Vlad Hendli

    Checked twice already on my note 4, still no update today

    • Doug Demagistris

      Have you tried going into settings under ‘About Phone’ and ‘software updates?’

    • Vlad Hendli

      Still no update for my note4 N910F

  • Richard mascia

    Wi fi stopped working and also having trouble with finger print scanner

  • Nitish Bhavsar

    When will galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G recieve the 6.0.1 update

    • Doug Demagistris

      Are you on 6.0 or still on Lollipop?

    • Doug Demagistris

      In the coming weeks!

  • abderrahmane

    what about the octa-core N910h ?

  • Alan Stuartedl O’Brien

    Hi i have a note 4 running on Three network but the only update i received was a couple of weeks ago which was lolipop 5.1.1 . Have you got any ideas when marshmallow might be hedding my way ?


    Alan O’Brien

    • Mirella Izzo

      Me too. H3g, Italy, Note 4

      • Doug Demagistris

        Should be coming in the weeks ahead!

  • VINOth ThangaRAJ

    When will galaxy Note 4 SM-N910C recieve the update?

    • Doug Demagistris

      Which carrier version?

  • tahir saleem

    When will note 5 SM-920I recieve the marshmallow update in India?

    • Doug Demagistris

      Hopefully in the coming weeks!

  • Eric York

    Updated last week Note 4 have major problems mirroring to TV now and the image is way too large for TV not happy