samsung-galaxy-s5-review-012We can only assume that it is a matter of time before Samsung pushes out the Android 6.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 handset. After all the phone was only released in 2014, meaning that it should still have plenty of life left in it. However while we’re waiting on Samsung, those who don’t want to wait are in luck.

Thanks to the folks at CyanogenMod, they have released CyanogenMod 13 for the Galaxy S5 which will essentially bring Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the handset. However we should point out that this version of CM13 is still a nightly build meaning that if you wanted to use it as your daily driver, it’s probably not the best idea.

It might not also be the most stable build yet and there are probably a few bugs and features that don’t work 100% yet, but at the same time if you’d like to check it out you can go ahead and download it via the CyanogenMod website. We would also like to point out that this build will only work on GSM models of the Galaxy S5.

This means that users on Sprint or Verizon are out of luck, and interestingly enough according to Android Police, it seems that this won’t play nicely with the AT&T variant either. So either you’ve got to own the T-Mobile version of the handset, or an international GSM variant.

Filed in Cellphones. Read more about Android 6.0 Marshmallow, CyanogenMod, Galaxy S5 and Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S5
Display
5.1"
1920x1080 Super AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$380 - Amazon
Camera
16 MP
F2.2 Aperture Size
Image Stabilization
Weight
145 g
Battery
2800 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
2014/02/10
System
2GB RAM
Snapdragon 801 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
32,16
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