T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge receiving the Android 5.1.1 update

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 15 Jun 2015

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - rear view

Samsung and T-Mobile have started rolling out the Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in the United States. The 638MB OTA update brings with it some much needed bug fixes and usability enhancements to improve the overall experience of using the handsets.

The AOF6 firmware for the handsets also bring in anti-theft protection. The feature is automatically enabled if Galaxy S6 or S6 edge owners have a pattern or password lock enabled on their handset after installing the Android 5.1.1 update. With the feature enabled, the phone can only be activated after a factory reset if the user signs in with their Google ID credentials.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 is receiving its Android 5.1.1 update

Other notable bug fixes in this update as highlighted by T-Mobile include:

  • Black boxes in email is resolved

  • Camera LED flashlight is resolved

  • Check for Amazon error is resolved

  • Failed to reboot – error message is resolved

  • Fingerprint scanner improvements

  • Various bug fixes and device improvements

It is unclear if the update solves the poor memory management and memory leak issues present in the existing firmware of the handset or not. The update also does not bring manual shutter control and RAW support to the camera app, as previously reported by SamMobile. 

With Samsung updating the T-Mobile variant of the Galaxy S6 to Android 5.1.1, the update for the international variant of the handset should not be far away.