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Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

AccordXTC
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I had noticed at the begining of June the OS upgrade page said that we'd see the 5.1.1 for our phones same month and that now has changed to Coming Soon! Anyone know what hapened or why Rogers backed from releasing the update.

 

The memory leak on this phone is a big killer on the device, restarting and closing out apps is a bandaid fix I'd like to see go away. Any mods know if or when will see this update?

 

 

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Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

Mrnovanova
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@mohitk It is most certainly the case and in all likelihood the bugs seem to stem from Rogers failed implementation of VoLTE. Telus is still rolling out the update and the only difference between them and Rogers is VoLTE.

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Funky-Munky
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As a customer of both Telus and rogers, i can confirm with you that Telus released (maybe a short suspended release) 5.1.1 and that gave me the same problem you guys are describing here.  

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Meowmix
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Hello @funky-Munky

I suspect that all carriers got that update and didn't realize that issue and released it. Bell users are complaining about the same thing

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cstl3722
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Hello guys

I've updated my s6 to 5.1.1 on september 3rd and I don't experience any bug, I juste disabled the voLTE option in the phone menu.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

kdocouto
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow is being announced this Tuesday with the next Nexus devices and we're still waiting for 5.1.1. How sad is this *sigh*

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

Mrnovanova
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No offence kdocouto but that has nothing to do with Rogers samsung maybe but not Rogers. I was surprised when I heard about the 1st Android M rumours. 5.0 was buggy 5.0.2 was still buggy 5.1.1 adresses most bugs but the memory management issue is still present. They never actually fixed lollipop's shortcomings and now they're coming out with Marshmallow? They need to stop the press and let OEM's catch up. It's always going to be this way. Anyway if you want the latest from Android get a nexus device. Simple.

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^Agreed @Mrnovanova - I think Google is getting Marshmallow, maybe because it is fully cooked in the campfire? with no bugs or issues that lollipop came with? (failed pun i know)

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Mrnovanova
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I hope so @ShakTiburon. Do you remember when they announced lollipop it was supposed to be amazing at optimizing battery life. I think they called it project Volta. What a fail that was...

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Haha... I didn't know that! The irony of it all.

I would go Nexus personally, if Google made it themselves. Something about different branded Nexus makes me not trust it.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

kdocouto
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Google pushes the update, companies who run android on their devices tweak the update to their liking (often adding their skin), and then it gets pushed to carriers whom spend about a month pretending to refine it when really they just want to add their own apps and hold back certain features. The memory management is not entirely google's problem because if you were to use any other devices that are currently running 5.1.1 other than Samsung's you would see how they handle their memory much better. Im not sure if you're aware but companies like Motorola are extrememly quick with releasing updates but of course carriers wanted to add even more bloatware, causing consumers to get it much later.  So why should Google halt new features and big fixes when its not their fault some OEM's are slow and carriers are even slower. You basically contradicted yourself by saying the lollipop bugs have not been adressed in 5.1.1 (which we still dont have), and even if theyre fixed in 6.0 Google should wait to put it out there because carriers still haven't released the buggy 5.1.1 update. How does that make any sense? It's not always going to be this way if carriers learn just as OEM's have with the lollipop update. So of course, people like you and I who are sick of the terrible memory management and stanby battery drain are going to have to wait another month just for rogers to push the 5.1.1 update, and then have to wait another 2-3 months for 6.0 when OEM's are going to be releasing 6.0 in a couple of weeks. It's just really sad.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

kdocouto
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what...

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

Mrnovanova
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@kdocouto. You're absolutely right. For the record my poor memory management comment is for my note 5. I don't have those issues on my LG G4 nor my S6 edge which is rooted and running 5.1.1 so perhaps it is in actuality a sammy issue. As for everything else you said. You are 100% right. My mistake. Cheers. 😊

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

It appears that Eastlink, Videotron, and Wind have all released 5.1.1 updates today with a new build.

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Mrnovanova
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Eastlink has been out for at least a week. Are all the firmwares the same or is Eastlink's more recent?

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kerri_christian
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It's been almost a month since the intital update was released, I really don't understand what's taking so long?

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Mrnovanova
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They did say October. My guess is any day now. Fingers crossed.

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

AJ1
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still no update eh?

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

AccordXTC
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I think the update will be pushed again as of the newly found Stagefright 2.0. Hard to say but just a guess thats what they'll do.

 

I'm on 5.1.1 from the realease in September haven't seen any issues but didnt really find any difference in memory management 

Re: Samsung Galaxy S6 5.1.1 Update

pktlam
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so when i first bought the device back in april i was told a fix/update was coming for the phone in june.. then it was pushed back to july.. then august.. and now they released an update in september it was immediately pulled.. and now it's october.. so where can i get a refund.. my device is still very laggy.. and often running at over 90% ram not to mention my battery drains so fast.. i have to run in battery saving mode all the time and even that it's draining at about 8% per hr with minimal usage..

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jefflessard
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I'm sorry to say that I went back to iPhone. I love the GS6 edge, but it has to be practical too. Just the battery drain was enough to push me away. Everyday around 3 PM I had to plug the phone.

Hope that you guys receive the update sooner then later.

regards,

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Kperot
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Love my S6 (when it hasn't crawled to a halt, turned into a furnace, and before the fingerprint scanner stopped working) but the Rogers support history has been horrible. On the other hand support for my iPhone has been pretty good.