to avoid long wait bootup.. hard reset first before upgrade your phone to marsmallow.
When will Namibia users of S5 mini receive the marshmallow update?
Does the update have a positive effect on the battery drain issue currently on lollipop?
I bought a brand-new G800Y model Dec/16 in Switzerland, and it was delivered with Lollipop. I started to use it the first time later in Brazil, and there it showed to be SIM-locked; the seller informed that was Samsung's problem and refused to fix it.
So I had to root it, and with a new official Lollipop firmware download everything worked then fine.
I'm continuing to use it now without any problems in Brazil (including LTE), and in Feb/17 it updated itself automatically with Marshmallow 6.0.1 - even after all that wandering...
Android Lollipop 5.1.1
The best for Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Can u pair device with Gear Fir (1. generation of Gear Fit)? Has anyone done it?
Looks like only Vodafone and T-Mobile updates are rolling out across Europe. The rest of us have to wait :(
After upgrade cant' syncronize s5 mini marshmallow with Kies. Does anybody have the same problem ?
Galaxy S5 mini owners have had to wait for a very long time to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The last major update released for this handset was back in 2015 when it was bumped up to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. We first heard about a possible Marshmallow update for this handset about four months ago when it was reported that the Galaxy S5 mini duos (SM-G800H) had received Android 6.0.1 over-the-air in Russia. The Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800F) is now indeed receiving said update in Europe.
Firmware version G800FXXU1CQA1 is now being rolled out for the Galaxy S5 mini in Europe for both the branded and unbranded versions of this handset. Not only does it bump up the device to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow but it also includes the January 2017 security patch. Once the update is installed, users will find that the handset has an improved user interface, enhanced notifications experience as well as a handful of new features.
This is the last major platform update for the Galaxy S5 mini since it wonÂ’t be making the jump to Android 7.0 Nougat which is currently the latest iteration of Android and has only been released by Samsung for the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge so far. Galaxy S5 mini users in Europe will now start receiving the OTA update notification on their handsets. Those who are interested in manually flashing the firmware can download it from our firmware section.
AnonD-643478, 10 Feb 2017i'm from morocco and i did upgrade mine to 6.0.1 actually there is no big differences just a ... moreThanks. Most of the changes are under the hood, the UI has very few changes and looks pretty much the same.
MrGrumpy, 10 Feb 2017Still waiting for an official Marshmallow firmware for Europe. Still only available for pointl... morei'm from morocco and i did upgrade mine to 6.0.1 actually there is no big differences just a little bit so don't be so much exited for it
Still waiting for an official Marshmallow firmware for Europe. Still only available for pointless countries like UAE and Morocco. Come on Samsung, hurry up and make this available in Europe already. The Marshmallow manuals have been on the European websites for months now and still no sign of it.
Maybe time to ditch the S5 Mini and go for a Galaxy A3 (2017) instead.
shanth24x7, 01 Feb 2017Hi all, This might be too late to write opinions on this phone. But i purchased this phone ve... moreI didn't read the whole post. But I remember feeling the same way with the battery life. But then I realized it has a removable battery. As well as the new portable batteries on sale now. With those alone fixed my battery life problem. Buy a spare for $10 and have it fully charged. Also have a portable charger ready. I don't worry about battery life anymore as its very difficult to use both batteries in a single day.
This might be too late to write opinions on this phone. But i purchased this phone very recently and have seen lot of people complaining about battery. So, thought of sharing some opinion here.
first there are couple attractive things on this phone, The splendid camera and the phone size and nothing else. I downgraded my mobile experience from Moto g4 to this phone only because of the size. No time to regret, I have already made the mistake. After using Moto phones and experiencing their battery life, all the other mobile batteries performance looks useless. I apologize Samsung fans here, but this battery is not worth for a giant like samsung. after there was a firmware update on my phone, the battery was draining tremendously. I was so frustrated that i wanted to degrade the firmware (which is not possible without moding). And the biiiiiiiiiiig mistake i did was login to samsung account and allow the samsung apps kill my battery. Not sure if Touchwiz is the culprit here, but i was very annoyed with this mobile. Cause i put more money than what i actually thought.
Later i did a factory reset again and this time i didnt do the mistake of logging into samsung account, As far as possible, i have disabled all samsung apps. And i have installed Nano launcher and not using touchwiz. I dont understand the purpose of this phone... to save battery we need to turn off wifi and data. All i now do is turn off sync in the background, putting the phone in battery save mode. and turn of wifi and switch it on only once an hour to check any messages. As i have disabled the sync i will need to check the mails manually.
This is like going back to 1980's after experiencing 20th century. I only have a feeling, i have wasted my money purchasing this. I didnt expect any miracles but a phone with good usage and not needing to sit near the charging port. I dont intend to promote moto brand here, but i have used Moto G, Moto g4, moto e3, moto g turbo edition, all these phones were awesome. I never install games on my mobile and strictly use it for official purpose. and the speaker is a joke, all the latest phones are coming up with a speaker near charging port or near the mic, and this phone has a speaker on the back and we lose all the important calls as the phone sticks to the base and cant hear the incoming ringtones. I dont need a phone to look stylish but need a better battery performance and this has literally failed on the expectations part. The only good thing is it fits the pocket unlike the huge moto phones. and if you want to avoid chinese company phones, then this is the only option. Samsung, please hear the customers problems, you could have done better than this at such price range.
Well to let you know, after disabling as many apps as possible and after removing sync option and after disabling wifi and data (thank god this doesnt support 4g or it would have been still worse) and after installing only majic jack and whatsapp battery looks little better (i mentioned after switching off wifi :) ). Now i have to deal with this till it damages itself or i damage it. samsung fans am sorry once again.
s5 mini support 4G network I used reliance jio Data worked perfectly but not for calling
AnonD-621054, 31 Jan 2017GALAXY S5 mini how to enable LTE only mode This phone doesnt support 4G.
Settings -> SIM card manager ->SIM 1->Network mode ->select the option. Generally i select GSM only to save the precious battery life.
if you dont want all this torture, try downloading this app on this link. This is a useful article i found. But again not sure, how it would support if our mobile doesnt support 4G.
I found this link online and nowhere concerned or related to how the app works :)