US Cellular rolls out Android 5.1.1 OTA for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge

US Cellular rolls out Android 5.1.1 OTA for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge
As we reported yesterday, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has begun to make its way to the International Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge. Now, US Cellular has joined the party, and so if you happen to own either of the S6 duo on this carrier, you can officially snap up the latest flavor of Google's mobile software. 

As noted on the US Cellular website, the update will drag your device up to Android version 5.1.1, baseband G920R4TYU2BOF7. You can, if you prefer, update through Samsung Kies by connecting your device to a computer. But the OTA is rolling out for those who'd like to update through Settings -> About Device -> Software Update. 

If you do take the over-the-air route, you will need to be connected to Wi-Fi in order to process the update. You'll also, naturally, require a Google account in order to proceed, and since the update is several hundred megabytes in size, you'll need a decent amount of spare storage space to get going. 

US Cellular hasn't released a change log for the updates as yet, but of you do take the plunge through this carrier, let us know of any noteworthy features, flaws, or general impressions via the comments. 

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • 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 2600 mAh(26h talk time)
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)

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13 Comments

1. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Oh comon Samsung whats the problem with the Note 4???? Snapdragon 805 problems??? Working on the 5.1.1 OS for the Note 5? Need more people to develope software or whats the problem?

6. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

Sammy doesn't care about "former customers" who already paid. Sammy only cares about "future customers".

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? Hmmmmm! Then explain this: "Samsung's premium phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, has received Android 5.0.1 Lollipop in the UK and US with major carriers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. If that upgrade has left you wanting more, you might be pleased to learn that the Android 5.1.1 update could be on its way by the end of July. Find out all the latest Galaxy Note 4 Android update news below."

7. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Be patient, Probably Sammy will roll out in the coming weeks. Better late than Never lol.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Your carrier could be the problem? I expect newer phones should be updated first. Isn't that fair?

13. Credo

Posts: 749; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

I have an unlocked international Note 4, this phone is the flagship phone next to the Galaxy S6 and yet the S5 has already received 5.1.1? I think it is unfair, but i'm not giving up, I hope Samsung handles the Note 5 better with Android M coming up... But 5.0.1 has a few problems, and the biggest problem is battery life, with Android 4.4.4 it was better, that's why i want the 5.1.1 update, and i don't want to downgrade back to Kitkat :)

2. waddup121 unregistered

Woot finally!

3. Tajiseo

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 03, 2015

what the heck Sprint??

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

C'mon AT&T, hook a brother up.

5. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

And the annoying memory management issue isn't solved ROFL. What do they think they are?

8. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

What is the issue? Please Enlighten me. Btw I hope your messaging bug was fixed.

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It was fixed in the 5.1.1 update, dummy. At least our devices have enough memory to manage. What does your device have? Hard to manage 1GB of RAM...right? The iOS takes 512 leaving 512 for apps. "What do they think they are?" Where did you learn English? A fortune cookie?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Ok Verizon, what's your deal? T-Mobile was the first to release 5.1.1 in the USA. How can you let another carrier smaller than you, always beat you to the punch. Come on VZW, with all that money you should always be first. The apps you have all work the same on every version of Android. No one uses them anyways.

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