Though a bit unusual for carriers, the Verizon carrier seems to have began the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update roll out to its LG G3 variants. This is happening even before a number of regions are yet to receive the update for their unlocked version handsets. The update said to have started hitting devices a few hours ago, will hopefully see more of the LG G3 devices on the carrier continue to see the Marshmallow update. The update tagged with a MRA58K build number will upgrade the LG G3 to a VS98546A software version. As a bonus, the update will also feature January's vital Android security patch, which means the version update will be current in terms of security. It is worth mentioning that the Verizon variant is the LGVS985W model, whereas the more popular D855 model is the European unlocked version. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the LG G3 was first seen in Poland where it was initially being tested towards the end of 2015. Poland has over the years been considered by LG, the ideal testing ground, before rolling out its updates to other territories. As other regions still wait to see the official software update hit their devices over-the-air, a similar build of the Android Marshmallow was recently released in the South Korean regions. However, if you feel too impatient, you might consider trying out LG's Mobile support tool, particularly in Europe, to have an opportunity to try out the Marshmallow firmware. The roll-out may take time but if your LG G3 is on the Verizon carrier then you should look out for the notification alert for the OTA update, in the coming week or so.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool