How To Turn Android 5.0+ Lollipop Into Android 6.0 Marshmallow or How To Get Marshmallow Features On Lollipop Without Upgrading Your Android.
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In this post I’ll be showing you how to turn your Android lollipop device into Android marshmallow, this is particularly for those who their devices didn’t get the marshmallow update and there’s no hope of that.
Following the official/public release of the Android 6.0 marshmallow, popular OEMs have been pushing the updates to their flagship devices and some non-flagship, while many devices got the Android 6.0 update, some are stuck with their lollipop and many never get. As a result of that, I had to write this post to get you too to feel the awesomeness of marshmallow on your android device.
After checking out the Android 6.0 Marshmallow I’ve discovered there’s no much difference between Lollipop and Marshmallow asides some functions that makes using your Android device easier and security improvement, With this post you’d be getting these features with the help of some third party apps to be able to turn your Android 5.0+ Lollipop to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with ease.
How To Manage App Permission On Lollipop
This is one of the most awesome features on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow Upgrade, it helps in improving your security to restrict some apps from accessing some features on your device. On lollipop and previous android versions you can’t change what an app has access to, but with Marshmallow you have full right to change what access an app has to whatever feature on your android device.
To be able to this on your Android 5.0 lollipop you’ll need an app X Privacy Installer. With X Privacy Installer you can manage and control app access and permissions on Android lollipop. Download X Privacy Installer from the Google Play Store HERE, it requires root.
Marshmallow Smartlink On Lollipop
Smartlink is a little handy feature of the Android 6.0 marshmallow upgrade, that makes things easier for you while opening links sent to you. Here’s how it works, you’re sent a link to a twitter tweet maybe on WhatsApp once you click on the link it automatically opens on your twitter app(instead of giving you options of apps and browsers), this works for every app, Quora, Instagram etc.
To get this little but handle feature of Marshmallow on your Lollipop download TapPath Browser Helper from the Google Playstore HERE
Chrome Custom Tabs
Chrome Custom Tabs is also another little but handy feature of Marshmallow. Just like smartlink above, chrome custom tabs deals with links as well but in it’s case its on a different dimension to improve your security. Once a link is sent to you, normally you’d have to open it on your browser to know what the link is about or where it leads to, but with chrome custom tabs on your device, chrome would load a stripped-back subset of the browser to load the link from there you can choose to visit the link. While this feature can not be directly added to your Chrome browser on lollipop you’ll need to download Link Bubble Browser and make it your default browser. Download Link Bubble Browser From Google Playstore HERE
Recognise SD card as internal memory
On Android marshmallow the external SD card is fully integrated and recognised as an internal memory which gives you larger space to install more apps and games. With Link2SD app you can do just that on your Lollipop but with root permission.
Download Link2SD from Google Playstore HERE
While there are a few others like support for fingerprint for payment, reorder of the app drawer and memory management, these are the most awesome features of Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Android 5.0+ Lollipop.