Samsung starts rolling out the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy A9 SM-A9000. Samsung recently update Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Plus to Marshmallow globally and now sending the latest version of Android to the Galaxy A9. The update is an Official Marshmallow which rolls out in phase wise manner. Many users still not received the OTA update, so we provide the Marshmallow OTA file for Galaxy A9 with that you can Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow Manually. Marshmallow update for Galaxy A9 is currently rolling out only in China. The update is rolling out via OTA (over-the-air) and many users already getting Android 6.0 marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy A9. You can also manually check for the update by going to Settings -> About Phone -> System updates -> Check for update. You can wait for the OTA updates or you can Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow manually.

Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow

The new Marshmallow update packed with features like Always-on Display, Now on Tap, Doze Mode, New App Permissions and more. The OTA file provide below is only for China Galaxy A9 SM-A9000, so don’t try it on other devices. Marshmallow update for Galaxy A7 and A5 will be available soon. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Samsung Galaxy A0 available via OTA (over-the-air) and it is about 1.62GB in size. Check below steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow Manually.


  • Your device must be on stock firmware and stock recovery.
  • This method is only for Samsung Galaxy A9 SM-A9000 variant (China) only don’t try it on any other model.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will not erase your data but it is advisable to take a complete backup of your phone for safer side.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to install official Android 6.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy A9 –

How to Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow Manually –

1) First, enable USB debugging from setting.

2) Download official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy A9 from above and Unzip it.

3) Download the latest version of Odin from above and unzip the zip file.

4) Run the Odin_v3.10.7.exe file on your PC.

5) Now Boot your Galaxy A9 into Download Mode by press and hold ‘Power + Home + Vol Down‘ buttons.

6) Once you enter into Download mode, you see an ID: COM port turned blue and Added message in Odin message box means your device has recognized by Odin.

7) If ID: COM doesn’t show means your driver is not correctly installed or try it with different USB cable.

7) Now locate and add the firmware ‘.tar file (you downloaded from above) to the AP/PDA tab in Odin.

8) Make sure that only these two options are tick “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time“. (make sure Re-partition is NOT ticked)

9) Now click ‘Start‘ button and it will start flashing the file. Wait until you see ‘Pass‘ in Green Color on Odin screen.

10) Done.

That’s all this is the complete guide to Update Samsung Galaxy A9 to Marshmallow Manually. Let us know if you have any questions by comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


  1. My A9 got bricked with this message “dm-verity verification failed”. Odin was of no use. Fortunately Kies did manage to bring my phone back to life.


    hello dear FCA witch version of kies mange your Phone i have same problem

  3. StechGuide you are wrong guys!!! The SM-A9000 is also a variant for Hong Kong! The thing is: Can we use it? Are the Google Play Services installed?

    • Yes I know that but marshmallow is currently available only in China for now.

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