At least one T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Edge user has Android 5.1.1 update

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According to one XDA-Developers forum member, T-Mobile has started its rollout of Android 5.1.1 for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. And by “rollout” we mean, one person has it so far, as far as we know. This strikes us as strange for a couple of reasons, primarily because T-Mobile devices generally don’t get software updates that quickly. Especially not skinned Samsung devices. (Galaxy Note 4, anyone?)

Exactly how, then, this customer managed to get his hands on the newest software update is puzzling to say the least. It could mean that T-Mobile is actually rolling out the 5.1.1 update earlier than expected. Or, somehow, the customer managed to get a test build of the software. It’s unusual either way since T-Mobile’s software updates progress page doesn’t even list the S6 or S6 Edge as being in testing or any kind of development. And the device’s support page shows no updates.

He also notes during the process of updating that the bootloader is nor locked as part of the 5.1.1 software.

If you happen to have a Galaxy S6 Edge and spot the same update available, be sure to let us know and we can update the article to reflect that. In the mean time, here’s the user’s portrait video of the phone running Android 5.1.1:

Source: XDA-Developers, SamMobile

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  • dontsh00tmesanta

    I hope ram management is fixed

  • Fabian Cortez

    Wi-Fi calling?

  • Joe

    I hope this is true and if it is does this fix the battery drain from wifi/wifi calling?

  • mreveryphone

    I hope this fixes the cell standby bug… Can’t even get through a full day…also when coming out of some apps it takes my home screen about 25 seconds to render

    • Myles Douglas

      The home is probably being killed off to save RAM. Which doesn’t make sense because with specs like this, it shouldn’t have to be. But these bugs are very alarming and shouldn’t be expected to happen out of the box with any phone.

      • mreveryphone

        Exactly! Optimization is everything… You can have all the specs in the world but if the OS isn’t optimized for it then they mean nothing…

  • lilrex

    hope this update includes the regular galaxy s6 as well if not ima be really mad lol

  • gmo8492

    What?! I don’t even think that the Nexus 6 has gotten the update yet.

    • Rob

      It hasn’t…

  • Something fishy here…

  • Eduardo Mera

    I connected my phone to wifi…got the notification of a system update was about 550mb so i was like wow thats a big one..when phone came on I realized it was 5.1.1 and i was like holy crap lol and then looked at the april 28th’s not fake..if you go to XDA i posted a system dump

    • Slaughter

      Does it fixes night clock issue? And ram issue? Can’t get my answers on xda since the topic is flooded.

      • Joe

        And I want to know if it fixes the battery problem regarding WiFi/wifi calling.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          and ram management

        • Joe

          Yeah that to as now it’s getting pretty bad that my phone started to lag after not rebooting for like 3-4 days. It’s really anoing and also that it doesn’t keep some apps in memory after you exit them.

        • dontsh00tmesanta

          very annoying especially when my wifes gs5 and my old gs3 and m7 can

        • Joe

          Yup exactly.

    • gmo8492

      Is it the regular S6 or the S6 Edge?

  • nycplayboy78

    SIGH…Can someone say Galaxy Note Edge –> The Forgotten Smartphone :/

    • Jonson Nguyen

      the note series does get forgotten quickly vs the s series. I remember when I had the note 2 and all the promised updates never came…

  • Andy Shannon

    This must have been some kind of mistake and it was released early by accident and one user got it and then they pulled the update quickly after they realized it.

    • Joe

      Obviously it is not the final build and probably an accident, but that is still great news as that means we may see the update in 1 month hopefully.

    • dontsh00tmesanta

      hes in the developer group. its a soak test

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  • Paul

    I just went to go into the boot loader to clear the cache and it is doing an update now wonder if it is to 5.1.1. The phone was having the lag problem hoped clearing the cache woud work

  • Cody Crawford

    I have the new lollipop update on my s6 edge and it came pre-installed when I got the phone on 4/20/15 so far it’s cool but the edge still have tweaks that could get some fix since the edge is suppose to be the only phone to not have any problems but it does.