AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy S5 receives Android 5.1.1 update

AT&T version of Samsung Galaxy S5 receives Android 5.1.1 update
AT&T subscribers sporting the Samsung Galaxy S5 are starting to receive the update to Android 5.1.1. This also features security updates, which probably means that a fix for the Stagefright exploit is included. Also being added to the AT&T Galaxy S5 is Android For Work. This allows employees to bring their own Android phone to work and lets them access a secure container of enterprise-centric Google apps. For phones that include on-device encryption, the update will repair a problem with the Ultra Power Saver mode.

The update weighs in at around 610MB, and you should be on a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing it. In addition, you should make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50% before you begin the process of updating your phone.

If you are receiving the update OTA (as opposed to syncing with your PC and using Samsung Kies), keep in mind that it is sent out on a staggered basis. That means it might take a few days before it finally reaches your handset. If you want to try to manually get the update out, go to Settings  > About Device and check to see if it has arrived.

This should not be the last update for the phone. Earlier this month, a list of Samsung models allegedly tapped to receive Android 6.0 Marshmallow included the Samsung Galaxy S5.


source: AT&T via AndroidCentral

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27 Comments

1. MarkRich89

Posts: 17; Member since: May 09, 2015

The death of S5. Sigh. Smh! I need to join the Apple iPhone clan because they don't be left out so quickly

2. Darthsidius

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 25, 2015

@MarkRich89 Did you read the article or follow tech news? This won't be the last update for the 1.5 year old phone. Marshmallow will come, really slowly of course, but still will arrive. I just updated to 5.1.1 and it's very stable and somewhat smoother than before. Also to any folks who have failed updates, check if you have 5GB free and clear out cached data.

5. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

By Apple's standard, GS1 should have gotten 4.4, and GS2 6.0 and more. And GNexus was the worst: it didn't even get 4.4 It sucks, and no excuses please. Excuses never solve any problem.

6. Carlitos

Posts: 673; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Lol true that Apple updates their old models, but the older they are almost all the "new features" are missing. And they get ridiculously laggy. Like insanely laggy. Android phones not only get the whole deal and package when an update is available, but we also get updates through apps. So older models are still able to enjoy features in apps that newer models offer

7. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

SheepDroids' typical excuses, just as expected. OS isn't about "features", but APIs and compatibility. When will you SheepDroids finally learn what it means? Why do you think the third parties eagerly implement pretty much every new "function" Apple brings with each new iOS version like 3D touch? And why isn't it happening on Android? Besides, iOS9 runs perfectly on my 4s. Don't invent fairy tales about iPhones lagging with newer versions of iOS.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Too bad you get API updates trough Play Services and too bad you can put 5.1.1 on S2. Also too bad you wont get latest features on your 4s like Airdrop, new spotlight search, predictive siri, public transit, support for OpenGL ES 3.0, the metal graphics API, 64-bit ARMv8 apps etc. Btw 4s gets slower with every update, lol. iOS 7.1.2 to iOS 8.0:http://i.imgur.com/XTtdzg9.jpg iOS 8.4.1 to iOS 9.0:http://i.imgur.com/7xfiLUO.jpg Fairy tales becoming reality.

10. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

SheepDroids can't even distinguish between "features" and infrastructure. Name me a single app that doesn't run on 4s due to the lack of the features you mentioned. You can't because there is none. Ahhh the benchmark results, Camera, Safari, message, etc. Am I expecting too much from a SheepDroid to be aware of that these are all first party "apps" that got upgraded along iOS? These "apps" got new functionalities with more appealing visuals. Should Apple have stayed with the old versions, ignoring the more powerful HW on newer models? Last but not least, mentioning ARMv8 just proves how stupid a SheepDroid can get to start with.

11. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

doesn't change the fact that the 4s runs much faster and smoother on iOS 6 than iOS8+

12. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Wrong. Compare third party apps of the same version. They run mostly faster on newer iOS version thanks to improved APIs.

14. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Wrong. Dated hardware + software optimized for newer hardware is still a disaster.

15. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

By your logic, SW developers should stop making use of newer HW. Why don't you go play PacMan or Space Invaders? Don't worry, your Android's ecosystem is stuck with 2011's ICS, and it won't change anytime soon. Welcome to 2011, SheepDroids.

16. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

"SW developers should stop making use of newer HW." wth? you have reading problems or your brain isn't functioning well? By my logic, running windows 10 on a laptop with 1st gen atom and 512mb of ram is bad. Don't fastread, idiot.

17. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It isn't bad, but impossible. Learn how to and what to read, moron. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-specifications

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's called an "example", go back to school boy. It's pretty darn ironic how you low-IQ guys frequently use the word "moron". smh

20. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Examples should be as accurate and realistic as they can be. You low-IQ retard SheepDroids will never understand this.

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Your flawed logic is saying that everyone who disagrees with you is a SheepDroid. It's just like saying anyone who dislikes mcdonald's burgers is automatically a burger king fanboy. (facepalm)

24. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Another inaccurate and unrealistic example. Then again, what do I expect from a SheepDroid retard....

25. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Calling an iPhone user a SheepDroid retard just because of disagreeing with him... Then again, what do I expect from a retarded hater.

27. srgonu

Posts: 558; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Someone is butt hurt with just version change updates on ios. Also you can get 3 year old hardware of iPad 2 in a new product launch called ipad mini and loot customers.

26. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Well I guess I am too late to reply since you already got limited. TOP KEK

23. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I see BobbyBuster's trolling is in full throttle.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5728; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

There's a rumor going around that Jim Keller has joined Samsung This is pretty huge Keller coauthored the x86-64 instruction set (what Intel and AMD CPUs use), he was lead architect of AMD's K8 and Zen microarchitectures, and was heavily involved in designing AMD's K7 microarchitecture and Apple's A4 and A5 SoCs http://www.tweaktown.com/news/48144/amd-reportedly-lost-cpu-architect-jim-keller-samsung/index.html

4. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Hey Sammy, where is 6.0 for my GS2?

13. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

you expect that Samsung will update your phone like Apple? who only releases like 1-2 phones per year? also, you want a phone that is updated but runs slow like heck? (like iPhone 4s on iOS8+)? your obsession with updates is stupid.

19. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

You call obsession? You SheepDroids just keep wondering why no one make money with Androidâ„¢ Fragmentation hurts the UX far more than SheepDroids want to believe.

21. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Not everyone who opposes you is a SheepDroid retard, even some Apple users dislike you for your idiotic and biased posts. You don't even know what devices I own or like.

8. SprintGuy26

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 21, 2011

all these OEM are just damn slow for updates, how about get rid of ur UGLY UI's (ALL OEM's) then have the option for the user to choose OEM UI or pure Android, this way google can send out updates ALOT FASTER..do do OEM'd think they are doing something when they are doing bad?

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