Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it’s hard to say when they’ll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through.

Nevertheless, we’re compiling a list of devices that manufacturers/carriers have so far confirmed to receive the Marshmallow update, as well as links to unofficial ports for anyone who wants to update right away.


Official Updates

Please note that if your device is not listed in this section, it does not mean you won’t be getting Marshmallow. We are only linking to official sources confirming that an update will roll out (eg. manufacturer press releases, executive confirmations). If you have purchased a new device, there is a very high chance you will be getting the update.

Android One

Google has promised quick OS updates for all of their Android One devices, and they’ve mostly seemed to deliver. Although, you’ll only be able to get the update via an OTA file rather than using a factory image. However, several users have captured the OTA update links for anyone looking to manually update their device. Simply click one of the links below to initiate the download, then you can sideload the OTA update by using the ‘adb sideload ota.zip’ command (where ota.zip should be replaced with the full filename of the OTA file).

Cherry Mobile One

Karbonn Sparkle V

Micromax Canvas A1

Mito Impact A10

MyPhone Uno

Nexian Journey One

Spice Dream Uno

Symphony Roar A50


ASUS 

ASUS has confirmed on their official Zentalk forums that they plan on updating the following devices:

  • PadFone S
  • ZenFone 2
  • ZenFone 2 Deluxe/Special Edition
  • ZenFone 2 Laser
  • ZenFone Selfie

However, they have not confirmed an expected date of release for the Marshmallow update.


Google Nexus

Good news, it’s already here! The 6.0 OTA has slowly been rolling out over the past few weeks, but for those of you still waiting you can simply head on over to the Factory Image page hosted by Google to grab the update file. From there, you can simply follow the steps listed to flash the factory image. Be warned, however, that following these steps will result in your user data being wiped. To avoid this, you can simply remove the ‘-w’ line in the ‘flash-all.bat’

If you’re having trouble with the factory images, you can also try updating by grabbing an official OTA update file. These OTA files were collected by various members of the Android community and are hosted by Google. Warning: clicking on any of these links will initiate a download. In order to flash them, you can simply use the “adb sideload ota.zip” command where ota.zip is the full filename of the OTA file (Note: you must be using the stock recovery to sideload an OTA.)

Nexus 5

Nexus 6

Nexus 7 2013

Nexus 7 2013 LTE

Nexus 9

Nexus 9 LTE

Nexus Player

Alternatively, you can use the very popular Nexus Root Toolkit to update via factory image/OTA file.


HTC

The President of HTC America has confirmed that the following devices will eventually receive the Marshmallow update:

  • HTC One M9 (beginning end of 2015)
  • HTC One M8 (beginning end of 2015)
  • HTC One M9+
  • HTC One E9+
  • HTC One E9
  • HTC One ME
  • HTC One E8
  • HTC One M8 EYE
  • HTC Butterfly 3
  • HTC Desire 826
  • HTC Desire 820
  • HTC Desire 816

The M8 and M9 will hopefully see 6.0 by the end of the year, but HTC makes no guarantee that every carrier will be able to push the update as soon as it’s available on their end. There are no tentative release dates for the other devices listed, however.

If you’re sporting the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition, though, the Marshmallow update is currently rolling out. You can grab the OTA file here and use ADB to sideload the update, as mentioned previously.


Huawei/Honor

Huawei has published a list of devices to receive Marshmallow alongside its latest version of EMUI:

  • P8
  • Mate S
  • Ascend Mate7
  • P8max
  • Ascend G7
  • G7 Plus
  • G8
  • MediaPad X2
  • Honor 7i

Honor, a sub-brand under Huawei, has confirmed these devices:

No confirmation on release dates, but you should expect roll-outs to occur throughout 2016.


Lenovo

Somewhat good news for anyone rocking a Lenovo device – it seems that Lenovo has at least considered upgrading some of its devices to Marshmallow. On their upgrade matrix page, they initially stated that these devices would receive a Marshmallow upgrade:

  • K3 Note
  • Vibe S1
  • Vibe P1
  • A7000
  • A7000 Plus

However, they quickly scrubbed the page of that information. Whether or not this means they’re scrapping the update plans or simply revising their release date expectations remains to be seen.


LG 

Originally, only the Polish variant of the LG G4 received the Marshmallow upgrade. Then, the South Korean variant saw its Marshmallow update. T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the LG G3, LG G4, and LG Stylo are being prepared for the update. We should soon expect the European market and other American carriers to follow suit, although no official confirmation exists yet.

Enterprising users with the LG G4 H815 Variant can flash the official update ripped from the currently released builds.

LG Poland has stated that the LG G3 will be receiving Marshmallow in the middle of December. Other variants should follow soon after.


Motorola

We have official confirmation thus far that the following devices should receive Marshmallow (if nothing goes wrong):

  • 2015 Moto X Pure Edition (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Style (3rd gen)
  • 2015 Moto X Play
  • 2015 Moto G (3rd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X Pure Edition in the US (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto X in Latin America, Europe and Asia2 (2nd gen)
  • 2014 Moto G and Moto G with 4G LTE2 (2nd gen)
  • DROID Turbo
  • 2014 Moto MAXX
  • 2014 Moto Turbo

No word on any release date, however. There are reports that the Moto G 2014 is currently undergoing a Marshmallow soak-test.


NVIDIA

NVIDIA has so far confirmed Marshmallow for their NVIDIA SHIELD TV customers. When asked about whether or not SHIELD Tablet users would see the update, NVIDIA teased that it would be a possibility, but did not confirm an update.


OnePlus

OnePlus has announced their upgrade schedule on their forums. They have confirmed that the OnePlus One will officially receive a Marshmallow CyanogenOS build, however they have made no promises as to whether or not they will update their OxygenOS ROM for the OnePlus One. As for the OnePlus 2, they promise a quick update to Marshmallow during Q1 of 2016, and are working on bringing the same to the newly released OnePlus X.


Samsung

Samsung has not confirmed which of its many devices will see the 6.0 update. However, we do know from T-Mobile USA that these devices should see the update:


Sony

Sony has confirmed that these devices will receive 6.0:

In addition, Sony has given some Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact owners the opportunity to beta test their Marshmallow concept. If you were one of the lucky few who was able to sign up for the release, you may be able to test Marshmallow from Sony already! You may still be able to sign-up for the beta using their official Play Store app, but a better option for a flashaholic is to do it the unofficial way.


ZOPO Mobile

ZOPO, a fast-growing smartphone company based in China, has announced that several of its devices will be updated to Marshmallow, including:

  • Speed 7
  • Speed 7 Plus
  • Speed 7 GP
  • Color E
  • Color C

The company promises an update by the end of the first quarter of 2016.


ZTE

ZTE isn’t well-known for keeping their devices up to date, to say the least. Unfortunately, we don’t know which of their devices, if any, will be seeing the Marshmallow update.


Unofficial Updates

If you would rather not wait for OEMs and carriers to push out the update, you can test out Marshmallow thanks to developers on XDA. Here’s a list of some devices that can taste some unofficial Marshmallow right now:

And that’s all we’ve gathered about devices that can currently upgrade to Marshmallow. Let us know if we’ve missed anything! Special thanks to everyone who sent in a link to Marshmallow ROMs for their device!

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Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

Editor-in-chief at XDA-Developers. I follow AOSP and the Chromium Gerrit to uncover new features, and I also routinely analyze Android applications and device firmware to do the same. Tips/media inquiries: [email protected]