Samsung France: Android 5.1.1 rollout for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is imminent

Samsung France: Android 5.1.1 rollout for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha is imminent
A tweet sent out by Samsung France indicates that Android 5.1.1 is about to get pushed out the door for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850). The French arm of the Korean manufacturer says that the OTA update is imminent, although in some regions the process will be slowed down by carrier testing of the new Android build.

The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha heralded a new premium design for Samsung's Galaxy handsets, coming after the Samsung Galaxy S5 disappointed many with a plastic build. Besides the metal build, the Galaxy Alpha is also svelte as it measures 6.7mm thin.

While Android 5.1.1 is on the verge of rolling out for the Galaxy Alpha, keep in mind that as we mentioned above, carrier testing can slow down the actual release of the update. We still suggest that you keep an eye peeled for the notification that the update has arrived. When you are ready to download and install it, we recommend that you hook up to a Wi-Fi network and make sure that your battery is at least 50% charged.

source: @SamsungFR via

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Galaxy Alpha
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 5 Octa, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 1860 mAh(11h 3G talk time)



1. maherk

Posts: 7049; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Those who can't wait for the update to hit their region, can always go to sammobile and download the update. I never wait for the updates, i flashed 5.1.1 to my S6 Edge yesterday. It is fast, and super easy.

2. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I have the s5 I gotta wait on Sprint...

6. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Can't do this with AT&T ALPHA.

8. TyrionLannister unregistered

You can only flash if your model has got the 5.1.1. You must have the G925F Edge. The update is rolled out for only G920F and G925F. I, for example, use G920I S6 and hence the firmware will not work. I'll have to wait for 2-3 days which has usually been the trend these last few months with G920I.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 621; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

since i got a defective Edge i have to wait till i go exchange it to root and flash.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If you flash trough Odin you dont need root

5. waddup121 unregistered

Dam dude

7. Classique

Posts: 73; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

This is great news, now if Samsung can come out with Android M for the Alpha by December I'd be estatic

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