Following in the footsteps of Verizon, T-Mobile has now released the Android Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Note 4 on the carrier’s network. The update brings Android 6.0.1 to the Note 4 as well the June security update. It is about as fresh a version of Android as you can get. The update is a hefty 1.5GB so you will certainly have to be on Wi-Fi in order to download it. Once you do have it downloaded, you can expect a 20-30 minute install time and reboot of your device. As always, I recommend you make sure that you have any local documents or photos backed up to the cloud or your PC prior to starting the update – just in case.
The update for the Note 4 comes some 9 months after the release of Marshmallow but given that the Note 4 is two generations back, it isn’t surprising it took this long. Still, like Verizon, T-Mobile took about 3 months longer than other carriers to get this update out which is not great for their customers. Also, as you would expect, this is likely the last major update for the Note 4 on the
carrier’s network given the age of the device.
The update notification should be coming to everyone as an OTA update over the course of the next several days. You can, of course, try to force the issue on your phone by going to Settings>About Phone>Software Update and check for an update. If it is ready for you phone then it will be downloaded to your device.