Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 on T-Mobile starts rolling out

Android 5.1.1 update for the Galaxy S6 on T-Mobile starts rolling out
Just as scheduled, this hot month of June will see the even hotter Android 5.1.1 Lollipop release hit the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge handsets, and it's T-Mobile that is leading the charge.

The over-the-air update is reportedly rolling out as we speak to the carrier's Samsung flagships, and comes at a hearty size, as usual. Seriously, Samsung, what have you put in there? The build date is June 11th, so it's fresh out of the oven, and if you don't want to wait for the OTA update to hit your handset, you can hook the phone up to your computer and try Samsung's Kies syncing software. 

Alternatively, if you are at least a bit skilled in flashing official firmware, get the package from the source link below, and use the Odin flash tool for the rest of the process.

source: SamMobile & YouMobile (firmware)

Related phones

Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)



1. MartinR

Posts: 67; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Scandalous .. Phone Arena Just copy pasting a source which is wrong Multi User isn't even supported in this build :P

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2. TyrionLannister unregistered

Carrier unit getting 5.1.1 before international. Am I dreaming?

4. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

ure not dreaming its samsung when my note 4 was the flagship of the company s5 and note 3 received lollipop before it thats why many note 4 owners felt the low care from the company thats beside the buggy update that was even lower than kitkat of course.

3. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

So soon? ROFL

5. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Hopefully the Note 4 will follow soon.

6. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Kies does not support S6, you need to use SmartSwitch. Where are you guys getting your info from?

21. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

This is a lie. I updated my galaxy s6 through kites today to Android 5.1.1. It has the of6 build for T-Mobile.

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Eh. My GS6 performs great and I hope this doesn't screw it up in any fashion. So the first major update a few months after the phones release? Too soon. Hopefully my carrier Rogers takes its sweet time and test it for awhile.

8. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

get note 4 and u will regret wat u just said.

14. singhkaran9830 unregistered

I am happy my Note 4 didn't got Lollipop update,have used lollipop on GS4 and its crap.Contacts replicated automatically,glitches almost everywhere mostly while opening recents.Installed a 5.1.1 custom ROm now its working awesome.

9. Shocky unregistered

Seems quite disappointing based on comments from users so far, not much in the way of new camera settings and just minor changes here and there. Not bad but not great either, Samsung missed an opportunity here.

10. .KRATOS.

Posts: 442; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

If the galaxy s5 didn't get the android M update I'll switch from Samsung to nexus or even I'll go ios guess apple in updating their older phones are the best in this field.

11. Shocky unregistered

The Galaxy S6 has only just received 5.1.1 and you're threatening to buy an iPhone if your device doesn't get Android M? Are you for real? I can't see any reason why the Galaxy S5 would not receive Android M, but you're going to have to wait, the same as everybody else. Unless of course you buy a Nexus device, but you knew that when you bought your phone so don't act like your expecting instant updates now.

15. singhkaran9830 unregistered

U know the strategy behind updating 3year old phones?It makes the device sluggish and you are forced to buy a new device.

17. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It's the only reason they update all ther phone to make them crap just before the new phone comes out as they all locked in to iOS they can not move and to get a good speed have to buy the latest phone, sorry Apple fans but we only 1 phone (in the past) it be easy to update them so they all worked without problems going all the way back to the iPhone 1 or Apple is crap and as no idea what they are doing, hm, I think not, but then they are doing a beta this year

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Those aren't really updates. The only difference between Apple and other OEMS is that only Apple re releases the previous update and adds a number on it after IOS. Android OEMS should actually do that, be fake like Apple, apparently it works.

12. fay99

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Where the heck are the raw and manual shutter speed? I had never succeeded to capture any moving objects indoor with your dummy auto setting. Samsung is more like apple. They both believe the consumers are dumb

13. majp89

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 18, 2013

The people that comment and complain on these articles make me lose faith in humanity. Anyways, the update is nice. Multitasking feels a lot more fluid, time will tell if the memory leak issue is fixed on here or not (I'm hearing it fixed it on the Nexus 6.) Pretty cool I can remove the S Finder and Quick Connect buttons in the notification drop-down, and hopefully it fixes the awful standby drain when WiFi calling is enabled. Manual camera controls like AF lock and exposure adjusting works pretty well, although the manual exposure control moves WAYYYY too easy. Still, a welcome addition to a pretty stellar camera. If you were looking for a huge impact update, you're pretty ignorant to android incrementals. Although there were a few additions, this one was more about fixing the bugs than anything.

18. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Samsung as been fixing many of the bug with Samsung services updates and other software updates not linked direct to the OS I.e. Like the homepage flick from flipbord before this update anyways, my phone is now way faster and with less problems than it was when I 1st got it with no full OS updates

20. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

I'm confused. I can already do all of this on 5.0.2. Except the exposure thing I can absolutely everything else.

22. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

No twrp or root for this update yet. So if you want to keep those then don't take this update.

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