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Showing posts with label Android 5.1.1 Update. Show all posts

Vodafone Sends Out Galaxy S6 Edge Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G925FXXU2POFC

Following the released of the Lollipop 5.1.1 update on Vodafone Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F), the Vodafone Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925F) version now also receives its own treatment for the Lollipop 5.1.1 update. The new Android 5.1.1 base Lollipop update comes in build version  G925FXXU2POFC and will be bringing some new features and several improvements to device.  Aside from Vodafone, there are also some various mobile network operators in Europe such as Si.mobil , Swisscom and Mtel who joins and had also released the same firmware build version to their own Galaxy S6 Edge devices.

Technical details of the Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G925FXXU2POFC


Device name: Galaxy S6 Edge
Model number: SM-G925F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G925FXXU2POFC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5196479
Build Number: LMY47X.G925FXXU2POFC
other info:
AP: G925FXXU2POFC
CSC: G925FVFG2BOF2
CP:  G925FXXU2POFC

The Android 5.1.1 update brings many device stability improvements, bug fixes and further enhancements to performance. You may also find some new features which we already posted here.

The Android 5.1.1 update might have arrived in Albania, Bulgaria (Mtel), Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia (Si.mobil), Spain, Switzerland (Swisscom) and United Kingdom. Better check the update right now if you are from those mentioned countries, and if you have a carrier branded Galaxy S6  Edge SM-G925F under Vodafone. If you haven’t seen the 5.1.1 update yet, you may check again later, perhaps it might still be under in queue as the update rolls out in phases.

How to Update the Galaxy S6 Edge to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 Edge in a much safer way while performing software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 Edge – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 Edge it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 Edge must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 Edge will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 Edge users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.‘.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases a notification message will directly sent to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happened sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
  • From your Galaxy S6 Edge Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had receive this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

Update the Galaxy S6 Edge Thru Samsung Smart Switch


You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 Edge software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Connect the Galaxy S6 Edge  into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. Just click on the "update" then the "OK"  button to begin updating your Galaxy S6 Edge.

If it doesn’t tells you about an update, you may manually navigate through its settings by doing these procedures below.

4. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand the Software Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

5. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

6. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 Edge and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 Edge reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

7. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

Vodafone Galaxy S6 Gets Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G920FXXU2POFC Now Available

Vodafone Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) across Europe gets the Lollipop 5.1.1 update that bumps the firmware build version to G920FXXU2POFC. It has an odd build number as "POFC" which determines and referred to as a carrier branded firmware version.  Along with Vodafone Galaxy S6 there are also several other carriers, including Swisscom in Switzerland, Vip and Mtel which operates under Telekom Austria also sends out the said Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to their own Galaxy S6 devices.

Technical details of the Lollipop 5.1.1 Update version G920FXXU2POFC


Device name: Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920F
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G920FXXU2POFC
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5196479
Build Number: LMY47X.G920FXXU2POFC
other info:
AP: G920FXXU2POFC
CSC: G920FVFG2BOF2
CP:  G920FXXU2POFC

The Android 5.1.1 update brings many device stability improvements, bug fixes and further enhancements to performance. You may also find some new features which we already posted here.

The Android 5.1.1 update might now already arrived and available in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom. Better check the update right now if you are from those mentioned countries, and if you have a carrier branded Galaxy S6 SM-G920F under Vodafone. If you haven't seen the 5.1.1 update yet, you may check again later, perhaps it might still be under in queue as the update rolls out in phases.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S6 / Galaxy S6  to Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop


Just follow these guide on how to keep your Galaxy S6 in a much safer way while performing software update.  I also added some useful insights and why you should follow this procedures.

First and foremost make sure to recharge your Galaxy S6 – While performing software update on Galaxy S6 it may only takes just a couple of minutes but sometimes it may take longer. It will depend on how small or large the update size is, but most cases it also affects the speed of your data connection. Slower WiFi data connection may take longer while a stronger data connection is more speedy. A 40% to 50% recharged battery is enough but a fully recharged is way much better. Since we cannot determine how what the exact time we need to consume when initiating the firmware update so we should make sure our device has still enough battery remaining power to avoid any fatal issues. Have you ever heard or encountered those fellas who ended their devices into soft-bricks? A device was just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally, those are what we called soft-bricks. And most probably caused by an inadequate battery power while performing the software update.

Do not forget to back up all of the important data – Even though there are no any data that are going to be deleted right after performing software update. But what if the software update went wrong, the update unexpectedly fails and then the phone becomes unresponsive and then it forces you to perform a wipe data/factory that basically wipes your phone’s memory storage just to resolve the issue. So you should backup your important files, including contacts, messages, call log, photos, videos, music, and apps. You cannot recover these files if somehow accidentally deleted when the software update goes wrong.

Your Galaxy S6 must still runs on the official software version and hasn’t been rooted nor installed with non-official firmware update – Just in-case you just need to know that a rooted and a modified Galaxy S6 will not get official software update anymore from Samsung and either to which carrier providers it came from. It will not allow users to install the update as it might harm the device once the update has made. So a rooted and modified Galaxy S6 users usually receives this warning message instead, that says: ‘The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.‘.

Update the Galaxy S6 via Firmware Over-The-Air (OTA)




This is the usual method on how to check and to perform an update on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to the latest software version.  This method is what we called Firmware Update  Over-The-Air and so-called as FOTA or simply OTA update. In most often cases a notification message will directly sent to you by your network provider and by Samsung itself, telling you that there is a new update that has now available for download.  This approach requires you to prepare a strong WiFi connection,  and so it might happened sometimes that one did not receive any software update notification messages; 1) if and when the device is out of range during the software update roll out  period, 2) Automatic update has been turned off in the device Settings.
However, We can still manually check for the update instead.
Here’s how to do it manually:
  • In your Galaxy S6 Home screen tap on Apps.
  • Select the Settings gear icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Check for update.

It will then notify you that a new update is available for download. But it also says that “Your device software is up to date“, and there is no software update is yet available for grab. You can simply choose Download and Install now if you do so or else Install later if you want to get the update in later time.

But if ever you might have had receive this message while checking software update that says something like “The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Smart Switch on your computer or visit a customer service center.”  This is a warning message that only appears for those devices that has been rooted and installed with modified and unofficial firmware.  So to be able to get the Software OTA update again, you must Unroot your Galaxy S6 first and removed any modification that has been installed on it.

It will then automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet.

Update the Galaxy S6 Thru Samsung Smart Switch


You can use Smart Switch to update your Galaxy S6 software to the latest versions.  It can also be used if the Software Over-The-Air update fail for some reason. The Smart Switch is way similar to the before Samsung Kies that had been used on several devices.


Download Smart Switch for PC

You have to choose the one that is specifically built for computer, depends of what you have either a PC or Mac.  Once you installed Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920F into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

1. Run Smart Switch in your computer.

2. Connect the Galaxy S6 into the computer using the supplied USB data cable.

3. Smart Switch will automatically prompt you if the update is available. If it doesn't respond at all, you may manually navigate through its settings.

4. Click on the “More” button at the right top of Smart Switch. You will then presented an options.  Choose “Preferences”  in the drop-down. You are then presented with two tabs the Backup file and  Software Update.  The backup file allows you to allocate a certain folder where you want your  backup files to be stored. Then on the other hand the Software Update tab is where you can set it to the Latest Software Pre-Download Settings.  Just mark the check-box where it says  Latest Software Pre-Download.

5. Select the “Backup” button, to safely kept your important data and files such as contacts, messages, call log, videos, music, photos, application and more.  The back up data files will be stored in the  documents folder of your computer. This is a very important steps as it wipes out all of it while performing the software update process. All data will permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered, so ensure to create a backup first before it’s too late than sorry.

6. Click on the “More” button again.  Choose “Emergency software recovery and initialization” in the drop-down option.

Choose the “Software Update and Initialization” tab.
Wait for a couple of seconds as it check the current software version of your Galaxy S6 and then check for the latest software update version to initialized.  You may then simply follow the on-screen instructions that ask you to click the “OK” or a “Cancel” button.

Once the Software update initialization started you must not  interrupt the process like unplugging  the data cable connected to the computer nor turning off the device. You must wait until it says “Software update and Initialization are complete”.

Once your Galaxy S6 reboots disconnect it from the computer. Then reconnect it back again.

7. Lastly restore the backup, choose “Restore” button to restore the previously created  backup files.

8 New Features on Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1Update, What are these?

The Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge has now started getting its Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update. It has been released first in the U.S but will be available worldwide this forthcoming months and will then going to replace the Android 5.0.2.  Once your Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge gets the Android 5.1.1 Update, there some new features and minor significant changes to take effect along with it. What are these features?  Below are the 8 newest features which now can be found on Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.

1. Anti-theft, Factory Reset Protection (FRP)


There is also a Factory Reset Protection (FRP) added on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 Update.  This option called factory reset protection is an Anti-theft feature, which, when enabled, prevents a phone from being factory reset without the owner's Google password. The pictures below is a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 that tells that it has a Factory Reset Protection (FRP). This feature which tries to make it harder for thieves to get absolute value out of their stolen phones.

2. OEM unlocking


The “Allow OEM unlock” is now added and can be seen when toggling in the Developer Options. Though some major U.S carriers have a locked down OEM on their own purposed.  But those who bought their Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge without a locked "bootloader" might get confused why it now added on latest Android 5.1.1  update. According to XDA-developers, this is, indeed, not a traditionally locked-down bootloader but an option for the user that can be used for.

3. Exposure Slider in Camera

The Galaxy S6 Android 5.1 update  also brings with it an exposure slider when you open the camera app and tap on the subject. The  Exposure Slider functionality allows users to adjust the preferred level of brightness in the final image. By sliding the small light bulb icon increases or decreases the exposure level of the focus point. This exposure control slider is very similar to the one found on the latest iPhone.


4. Quick Connect And S Finder is added with an option to remove in the notification shade 


In Android 5.1.1 Update it has the ability to remove Quick Connect and S Finder from the notification shade.  This feature will now allow the Galaxy S6 users to manage the Quick Connect and S Finder to choose which particular apps that users might want to see and do not want to see it beforehand. To remove an apps just access the  Quick Connect and S Finder in the notification shade, then simply tap on “edit” and remove the ticks from the boxes.


5. A-Z button for Alphabetizing App Icons 


There is now has the A-Z button that  lets you organize the apps alphabetically. This feature has had been found even before on Android 5.0.2 but only on the U.S. version of Galaxy S6 and not on international version.  In Android 5.1.1 the update you will see this A-Z button at the upper right corner of the apps drawer.  When you download a new apps, the home screen should still keep all of the apps alphabetized.  Just open the quick settings option in the notification shade and tap on “Edit".

6. Guest Mode


The Guest mode is now also built-in on Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 update. This feature allows the single device to be used by multiple users at a time. This feature let each user to have his/her own personal space, with an option to install their own apps, personalize their home screen and settings.  The feature also  prevents other people from seeing the stored messages, apps, photos and settings.

7. Notification Tray


A new notification tray feature let users to  save the incoming notifications.  This works once a user receive a notification  and it stays locked in the notification tray when swipe up.  Then swiping left or right, then it is dismissed the notifications.  This settings can be found in “sound and notification” .

8. Parallax Wallpaper Effect


A new parallax wallpaper effect has also been added in Android 5.1.1 update. This feature adds significant changes the wallpaper and icons that brings a live wallpaper in 3D effect alike. Some Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge user did not like this feature, but well of-course it can be disabled in settings.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Android 5.1.1 Update version G920TUVU2COF6 RollingOut

T-Mobile has officially rolled out the first Android 5.1.1 update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T).   T-Mobile is the first among U.S. carrier to unleashed the Android 5.1.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S6,  but other U.S. major carriers might follow soon. The Android 5.1.1 update is now armed with Anti-theft, bug fixes and some changes on the user interface. First noticeable changes at first glance is the silent mode which is now back in the status bar and a toggle to hide and display the Quick Connect and the S Finder buttons. Some other new features are the Photo exposure controls, App organization based on alphabetical order,  Parallax wallpaper effect, Guest Mode and Notification Tray.

The Android 5.1.1 update seems pretty much more loaded with device protection features, along with the Anti Theft added on it there are also some changes found in device security settings. The developer options is now added with option for OEM unlocking, to unlock the "bootloader" particularly. But the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 hasn't been locked up, so this feature might be just an extra toggle that could be used by advanced users for customizing the device.

Here are the technical details:
Device name:  Galaxy S6
Model number: SM-G920T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G920TUVU2COF6
Kernel Version: 3.10.61-5028597
Build Number: LMY47X.G920TUVU2COF6

New features of G920TUVU2COF6 / Android 5.1.1 Update
  • Anti-theft- Android Factory Reset Protection (FRP)

Improvements
  • 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


The G920TUVU2COF6 Android 5.1.1 update files size is 630.96 MB which held available over-the-air (OTA) or through Smart Switch  app.  Just ensure that your T-Mobile Galaxy S6 device hasn't been modified or else you will the consequences of failing to get the OTA.  Just head-over to T-Mobile support page for further details.