Android 6.0 Marshmallow + Root for Galaxy S5! [VRToxin ROM]


For those of you who have been waiting for Android 6.0 Marshmallow with root for your Samsung Galaxy S5, your long wait is over!  VRToxin ROM brings you almost a flawless Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience if you have a Galaxy S5 model that is supported.  (Currently, you can install this on the T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, and international SM-G900F/M/I.)

First, 4G LTE/data and voice works flawless out of the box.  For data, it didn’t work initially for me but after fiddling with APNs and also driving around, it started working just fine after that.   You will also find bluetooth and NFC working flawless.

Second, root will also work fine with Marshmallow but make sure you flash SuperSU zip file right after installing the ROM.

Third, performance and battery life is excellent.  You will get super, fast experience along with excellent battery life, nevermind the new DOZE mode that comes by default with Android 6.0.

Fourth, there’s also customization through VRToxinMods in Settings that allows you to fully tweak your phone.  Now, not everything is working in the customization mods as some are still being developed but most of it is working to give you a fun Android 6.0 experience.

Only thing not working?  The video camera does not work.  If you can live with that and also still camera works just fine, you should be able to daily drive this ROM no problem.  So, definitely give this guy a go this week(end) and do let me know how your first Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience goes for you!


Download VR Toxin ROM for Galaxy S5 (for T-Mobile SM-G900T, Canadian SM-G900W8, and SM-G900F/G900M/G900I)

Download VR Toxin Gapps (Do not use other Gapps as they will FC!!!)

Download SuperSU (You have to flash this to get ROOT!)

Sorry, not available for AT&T or Verizon S5 as they have locked bootloaders, try switching carriers?

Installation Instructions:

To install, reboot into recovery, make backup ROM, wipe data/factory reset, install ROM, install Gapps, install SuperSU and reboot.  (If for some reason you end up in a bootloop or get force-closed keyboard error on boot, reboot into CWM recovery, go to Mounts & Storage->format /system.  For TWRP, go to Wipe->Advanced Wipe->Wipe /system.)

First time installing a custom ROM?  See How to Install Custom ROM on Galaxy S5!  Using TWRP?  See our universal fail-proof method on installing custom ROM and boot the first time!

Credits – XDA <— Please donate to the developer of this ROM or hit Thanks button on XDA if you like it, thx!

Extra MODs:


Q: My 3G/4G LTE data is not working!!!
A: See How to Fix 3G/4G LTE data by Manually Setting APN on Android!

Q: I have no Play Store!
A: Make sure you install Gapps zip file in TWRP or CWM Recovery!!!  Download link in this post above.

Q: I am getting Status 7 error in CWM/TWRP!
A: Sometimes, ROM developers put restrictions by accident, you can try this guide to get around it.

Q: I have no root access!
A: Missing root?  See How to Enable Root on CM12.1!

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35 Responses

  1. Mike DeHate says:

    I currently have a Sprint S5 rooted with MOAR rom. what is best way to switch over to this rom, and is this working for the sprint varient?

    • Colin says:

      Mike, you can flash the ROM as I’m writing this on 6.0. However data does not work. Display crashes settings. And obviously a few appa crash because of it being strictly klte instead of kltespr. Hopefully they will come out with a sprint version as I will be very exites.

  2. Mike says:

    I went back to Blisspop because my titanium backup crashed all the time. Couldn’t make it work. And has anyone encountered the issue where the SD card is not compatible?

  3. Jason says:

    Video Camera not working is a big deal…is it only glitchy with the Google Camera app or all camera apps?
    Essentially is there a workaround to having a functional video camera?
    Thanks Max

  4. jan says:

    Hi all,

    This I nu firsttime go rooting my S5
    How van I do that?
    Sm-g900f Vodafone Netherlands

    Kind regards Jan

    • Layla says:

      Dear Jan,

      I have also rooted my Phone the first time and i would recommond you first root it and get blisspop 5.1.1. before you try this. When this works for you and you know how everything works with root and flash a rom you can flash another rom like 6.0. Im also from the Netherlands. First the blisspop doesnt install right then i flashed again the stock rom and then i flashed again the blisspop and then it worked. I Love blisspop. It works pretty fine. Drains battery a little bit more when you play big games but when you dont use your Phone the battery works perfectly and you save more battery then without the flash. Thats my experience. Also i like the camera now better then before.

  5. Sonam Zangpo says:

    Will it not break if I install on s5 duos(sm-g900fd)?

  6. dani says:

    how can i activate data and APNs?

  7. PJ Leduc says:

    Everything worked very well except when I go in titanium backup I only see the overview tab and when i click the checkmark to restore my apps, the app crashes, every single time. Can someone help me please

  8. speklapje says:

    Does the fingerprint scanner work?

  9. David says:

    When did you release this ROM for Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H)
    Please i love this ROM Its awesome

  10. Mxplorer says:

    After installing this marshmallow awesomeness, it runs perfectly.
    But my sd card doesn’t work. Can not access it.
    When into twrp no problems, nor in my cm12.1 builds.

    • Mike Herbosa says:

      how come Samsung has figured out all the bugs and is ready to release marshmallow on OTA and custom ROM’s cant seem to keep up. whats so different about Marshmallow?

  11. Abdul Salam says:

    Assalam o Alaikum
    Hi guys
    I am From Pakistan
    Hey Guys
    Can i Install this custom rom without pc.
    Is it possible ?
    please some one tell me
    My email address
    And my contact number +923403658963
    Please someone reply me.
    Because i have not computer/laptop
    I sell the my laptop a long time ago.

  12. Sean says:

    Nice ROM, really smooth like never ever. However, some setting function will FC (e.g. Clock and etc), notice the telco signal on and off (but not so often, no big deal still can make call). Hope second update will fix all these.
    There are still quite some apps not supporting android 6, fc right away when open the app.

  13. Anthony says:

    I installed this ROM on S5 SM-G900T, but my Bluetooth Motorola Silver II is not working correctly 🙁 When I call somebody I can.t hear anything but if i see videos or play music work correctly.

    What can I do?


  14. Waqas says:

    Will this work for g900h?

  15. casey vesty says:

    doesn’t work i cannot even flash the rom it keeps coming up error,im using sm g900f now im trying to restore my phone even though it just stays on home screen. i think i’ll just leave this alone i did a full wipe and everything im just glad i did a back up,………………………………………..

  16. ma7moud says:

    I did all what u said but there r problems in video recording and google apps don’t continue installation then crashes these problems were in first quarter of the hour

  17. rodereicus says:

    Working on the galaxy s5 g900P variant, some phone crashes, but meh…

  18. Patrick says:

    So… I’ve successfully installed the ROM and GAPPS onto my phone…however it’s not reading my SIM card and I cannot access to change the APN’s… or enable 4g …

  19. Hermin says:

    Hi I just installed this ROM but I’m having problems with the sdcard not being compatible. Can you tell me which sdcard should be there instead?

  20. R4in8ow says:

    I want to install SM-G900H?? It okey

  21. meddour says:

    is it working on samsung s5 sm-g900fd s5 duos ?

  22. Wellington Americano says:

    I am in Brazil and I have a Samsung S5 SM-G900M.
    Will this ROM work on my device?

  23. Buchan says: from indonesia..can u ported this rom to g900h stable rom

  24. Diogo Ribeiro says:

    My messenger app is not working…

  25. sinabudo says:

    sm-g900f custom marshamallow

  26. jgimco says:

    hi, for any extrange reason i loose the root access in s5 g900m with stock marshmallow rom, im trying with some methods explained for for you nothing happen, i stiil unable to root, all the process finished sucesfully, but the super user app dont appears in my s5, when i try to open any app with root permissions the app tell me no root access. how i cn solve this?

  27. Azfer says:

    i need help i have t-mobile s5 i installed resurection remix 5.6.9 on it with twrp recovery but when the rom boots up it stucks and reboot the procedure is going on and on ………i have previously installed the remix rom 5.6.7 on s4 but there wasn’t any problem like this i installed the rom on Marshmallow bootloader on my s5………..So kindly help me out

  28. steven says:

    I have the samsung S5 duos sm900fd with new android 6.01 ( marshmallow )
    Need to root it – but I do not find files – anybody knows how to root that?

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