Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, and S6 edge all getting updates today


If you’ve got a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 edge+, may have gotten an update early this morning. T-Mobile has confirmed the update on its Note 5 and S6 edge+ support pages, saying that the updates include “Video Calling UI updates.” That’s certainly not the most exciting update changelog I’ve ever seen, but hey, a better Video Calling UI is good! Woo!


This update will bump the Note 5 to baseband version N920TUVU1BOH6, and it weighs in at 67.4MB (or a bit less, according to the screenshot above). Meanwhile, the S6 edge+ will move to G928TUVU1BOH6, and its update is said to be 69.5MB.

Also of note is the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are getting updates to enable Advanced Messaging and T-Mobile Video Calling. That’s not entirely surprising since T-Mo said last week that the S6 and S6 edge would be getting Video Calling in one week, but it’s nice to see that the updates are rolling out as planned.

The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge updates are a bit bigger than the Note 5’s update, coming in at 406.65MB and 413.15MB.

If you’ve got a Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6, or S6 edge and you haven’t yet gotten your update, you can check for it manually by heading into Settings > About device > Software update. Happy updating, Galaxy users!

Thanks, Shane!

Sources: T-Mobile (1), (2), (3), (4)

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  • meach13

    S6 got mine this morning. Like the look of some of the rounded icons.

  • det_b

    S6 update also includes Samsung Pay!

    • EAS

      Yeah but we still can’t use it yet :(

      • det_b

        It’s running on my phone right now. Doesn’t work with my current CC’s though, so I can’t actually do anything.

        • Giovanni

          Are you positive on that? When can we start using it?

        • det_b

          I forgot I signed up for the beta a few weeks ago. They must only be allowing installs to those users now. You can go sign up for the beta and you should get an email soon.

        • Giovanni

          I signed up for beta too about a week ago. Not sure if I’m currently a beta user but I tried using it and it works!


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  • Out of curiosity does this also include a fix for the stagefright exploit that rolled out to some other S6’s recently? I didn’t see that mentioned in any of the changelogs posted above.

    • Joe

      Yes it does.

  • AC

    what about Note 4? It never gets updated anymore?!?!

    • Chris

      It will. Relax.
      It just got StageFright fix over 3 weeks ago.

    • Bryck

      Still waiting for 5.1.1 as well. NEVER AGAIN another Samsung phone.

      • Jose Lugo

        Agreed! The camera is the only saving grace.

  • det_b

    Here’s the S6Edge details:
    hmm. I guess the comments strip URL’s… anyway, listed are RCS, Video call(IR.94), Samsung Pay

  • det_b

    On S6Edge (not sure if this is in the new update or I just never noticed before), when you swipe in the edge, you can now add quick app links instead of just setting contact colors.

  • alex

    will the note 5 get advanced messaging?

    • hack400

      My release day Note 5 had advanced messaging out of the box..

    • EffortLess

      It’s already functional on the Note 5

  • vinnyjr

    Getting my update on my SGS6 with 128gb of int memory as I type this post. Thank You T-Mobile.

  • HOW NICE while the GN4 still has not gotten 5.1.1! FU Tmo!

  • twomanychoices

    bought new note 4 yesterday came out of the box with 5.1.1 and it model sm-910t3 not sm-910t. whats up with that because tmobil website latest update is 5.0.1 for note 4. I’m very happy it running well in 5.1.1 and I would guess it was installed at the factory with the new model number

  • EAS

    So how come this advanced messaging update did not bring the feature that shows when another contact is typing? I thought this was supposed to work across all carriers and (newer) phones? I don’t understand how this changed anything with texting, considering I see no difference aside from a few changes in the messaging app settings.

    • mreveryphone

      Mine shows when the other person is typing. The other person has to have a tmobile phone, and it has to be note 5 or s6 edge plus.

      • EAS

        Oh I misinterpreted the feature. That’s too bad cuz I literally don’t know anyone with these select devices on Tmo :/

      • Supraman21

        Does it only work with the stock messaging app?

        • Jeff Martinez

          That’s a good question. I’ve been wondering myself, but if I had to guest I’d say yeah only with the stock messaging app.

      • hack400

        I chatted with a T-Mobile user who was using a Galaxy S5 and I could see him typing replies and when the message was received, so advanced messaging works on other phones as well…

        • mreveryphone

          Oh okay. That’s cool that it’s reaching other devices as well.

    • Joe

      The feature does work across all carriers, but only if. The other carrier has this feature enabled on there phones and so do you on your phone. As of right now only t-mobile supports this and only on the s6, s6 edge, note 5, s6 edge+. So its pretty limited as of right now.

  • mreveryphone

    I got this update last week… It indeed includes the advanced messaging feature, my friend has a note 5 as well and I can see when he’s read the text and when he’s typing in real time.

  • TMobileSamsungGalaxyAvantUser

    Just and FYI since it has been mentioned anywhere on this website….there was a similar update for the Samsung Galaxy Avant that became available 2 days ago (Sept. 8).

  • s10shane

    Your welcome, but that’s cool they used my screen shot in the article. I’ve noticed since the update when you send a mms, It now has a status bar. That’s a really nice feature I don’t think was there until this update. lol

  • Ryan

    Last update for the S5 has the camera way slower than it started off with…

  • I guess I’ll go ahead and root my GN4 and slip 5.1.1. on it…Power to the people that TRICKED the tethering! ROCK ON!

  • Jeremy Turnley

    My S6 has Samsung Pay in the list of changes….

    (Ah, someone already mentioned that…)

  • Joe

    Ok so the update for the s6 fixes stagefright. And I have noticed that the ram usage is a bit better, not amazing but some improvements. Overall seems to be a bit faster performance.

    • Terry

      Joe, when you are in messaging does it seem to be slower though? I think the rest of the system works great, but texting seems to take forever now.

      • Joe

        I have not done any sort of texting yet so I can’t say. Although every once in awhile even on the last update texting would be stupidly slow. Had to do with t-mobile if i’m not mistaken.

  • Fernando Brasil

    Has anyone received “Failed to Update, returning to previous configuration” ? Attempted the upgrade via OTA & via PC, no success with either. Any thoughts?

  • ssjchaseutley

    Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition got Lollipop today. What is Tmobiles problem?

  • Diego Anza

    Carrier aggregation is now enabled on my S6 Edge!

    • superg05

      i was wondering when they where going to flip that switch

  • The punisher

    Does anybody know if data has to be turned on to use this “advanced messaging”

    • curtl

      Yes, it does need to be turned on.

  • gopheer

    If I got the s6 edge plus on ebay and it’s not tied to a carrier (I use it on tmobile) would I still get this update?

  • gopheer

    I have an unlocked one that isn’t from t mobile. Would i still get this update?

  • EffortLess

    No, you’ll only receive updates directly from Samsung for your device. That means VoLTE video calling or advanced messaging will more than likely never be functional on your device.

  • Jeff Martinez

    Like the round icons, especially the dialer one, much improved. I’m gonna use the stock messaging app for a few weeks just to try out, but I’m already missing Textra (dat smoothness).

  • Chaz D.

    Why is the details button grayed out for the abnormal battery usage. Does anyone else have this issue on the s6?

    • Kurt

      I noticed this as well and then saw the description say something like, “no apps used battery with screen off”. So the button is disabled if there is nothing to show which makes sense.

      • Chaz D.

        This menu was very useful because it allowed one to auto kill apps in the background that you dont need running all the time.

  • Aidens Mom

    When will advanced messaging be available for the note 5?

    • Lynn

      It already is available

      • Aidens Mom

        I’ve read a lot of articles that states the S6 and S6+ received those upgrades and the Note 5 received the video calling. I’ve had 2 updates and only received the video calling, as some of my friends with the same phone

  • mario

    I did the update yesterday for my galaxy s6 but nothing has changed as far as the advanced messaging I still can’t see when people are txt back. I have turned on the setting and still nothing

    • EffortLess

      They have to have advanced messaging as well

      • mario

        I do have the chat setting and I have switched them to on, but nothing changes.

        • EffortLess

          I mean the person you are texting needs to have advanced messaging as well.

        • mario

          We tried it with my gf phone she also has a galaxy s6 and it was the same on her device

        • John

          I also feel your pain. Please share if you find a fix or the reason. I will do the same

        • Jonathan S. Flores

          delete the whole conversation, and then it will work

  • Hayes

    Is anyone else having problem(s) with text messaging after the update? When I am on wifi it seems that once I send a text message out, all of a sudden I get a big “dump” of text messages that never made it to my phone.

    • livewire1981

      I used to get that a lot with VoLTE on. I turned if off as the Video Calling and Enhanced SMS don’t really do much for me.

    • Jack Packlaian

      Its happening to other phones on the network…my LG’s been doing this since the Lollipop update back in April

  • JoeSocks

    Anyone have gotten issues getting an LTE signal after the update? Prior to the update, I always got an LTE signal in Chicago. Since the update, like can’t get an LTE signal anywhere in Chicago.

  • Ji

    Is anyone having issues with major lag when sending messages and using the messaging period? Any way to solve that issue or just wait for a patch?

    • Terry

      It is horrible. I hate to use text messages now because of it.

  • ronjon400

    seems like there are a lot of bugs with this update

    • Hayes

      I am having horrible issues with messeging. If you shut off VOLTE it makes your messeging somewhat work at least

      • ronjon400

        I have an zero problems. I am just commenting on all the comments below.

  • curtl

    I have the S6 and I’m trying to decide if I should get the SW update. Those of you that have it already, could you please let me know whether or not you’ve had any issues so far?

    Can you send and receive VoLTE and WiFi calls? Any issues with messaging? How about overall device performance and battery life?

    • Terry

      I have the update on my S6. And massaging is horrible. Very very very slow. Everything else seems to work ok though.

  • Jenny

    I just updated my s6 this evening and everything seem fine..until people tried calling me and it would not go through if I had WiFi turned on for awhile ( with WiFi calling disabled). Before there was no issue if my WiFi was on or off, my calls still came through… Now I need to enable by WiFi calling just in case I’m on WiFi and people are trying to call me. Lame… got me all excited about this new update!

    • curtl

      Calls won’t work on any device if WiFi is turned on, but WiFi calling is disabled. Also, WiFi calling will automatically turn off when you turn off WiFi, so I don’t see a reason to ever disable it.

      • RedGeminiPA

        So, you can’t receive calls if your phone is connected to WiFi and WiFi calling is turned off?! That’s insane! I have zero issues of any sort like that with my iPhone 6 on Sprint. I leave WiFi calling off when I’m at home, only because the likelihood of me leaving while on the phone is high, and I don’t want to drop the call when it switches to cellular.

        • curtl

          Sorry, I was wrong about that. I just tested it and you can receive calls over your cellular connection when WiFi is on and WiFi calling is off. If you’re having trouble, you might try restarting your device. If it still doesn’t work, I’d call customer service.

          However, if you’re leaving WiFi calling off to avoid dropping calls when you leave WiFi range, you don’t need to do that if you have LTE coverage. Calls will hand over from WiFi to LTE or LTE to WiFi without dropping. I tested that as well and it works. If you don’t have LTE coverage, it’s not going to work.

  • Zack S

    Took a very long time to install and for my GS6 to reboot after it downloaded. Anyway, I have T-Mobile video calling now!

  • Jack Packlaian

    I know this is off topic but does anybody know if any LG G3 updates are coming to boost up to at least 5.1?

  • John

    Either there’s a lot of people with shitty phones?, or I got lucky with my update. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my device after. Everyone’s, and better. Life’s so easy when I can send my buddy a full song through text

  • PB

    On my s6 edge after this update when sending a picture in a message you can no longer send text along with it…Is there a fix for it???

    • Katrina

      try creating a new message… don’t add a contact yet until you’ve added the picture and text. it’s a pain, but that’s the only way I’ve found to get around it.

  • Jeff Martinez

    Updated on day one, working just fine here.

  • curtl

    I finally decided to go ahead and install the software update (for the S6). I can send and receive calls on WiFi and messaging seems fine so far. Immediately after the update, the phone was pretty laggy, but I restarted and everything looks ok now. I’ll update my post if I notice any issues.

  • Tensionz

    I havent recieved the update yet and I have had my galaxy note 5 for months now