I received the Android 5.1.1 update from 5.0.1 today on my Verizon Note 4 and all went very smooth OTA. Took about 15-20 minutes to download and complete the install.
I was surprised the update came now so close to the scheduled Marshmallow 6.0.1 update for the Note 4 that is already scheduled for the first quarter of 2016. Hopefully the 6.0.1 update will go as smooth as the 5.1.1 update just did.
Updated again 2/6/2016:
Verizon is issuing a new update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on its network. Coming after last month's Android 5.1.1 update, this update changes the software version to LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1, and brings optimized device performance, fixes known issues, and applies new security patches.
It could take some time for the update to appear automatically on your Note 4. You can also check for it manually if you wish, by heading to Settings, then About phone and selecting System updates.
Hmm I have a Note 4 not being used. Thanks for notifying me. I'll see if I can OTA update.
If you have the time?
You might consider backing up the Note. Factory refresh. Then reinstalling the OTA 5.1.1 for a clean flash. That's usually how I handle major version updates.
Hmmm, my SIII is still on Android 4.4.2.
I have not been keeping track of what Verizon is doing, so I have no idea whether they plan to update it any further, or if they consider it to be EOL and have no plans to update it.
- Tom -
You might consider backing up the Note. Factory refresh. Then reinstalling the OTA 5.1.1 for a clean flash.
OTA's are pretty seamless. I've never done a reset on my Nexus', and have never had to.
No need unless there are problems.
Nexus devices don't run Samsung overlays, or any of the Verizon crud (when ya get them from Google) thank goodness. That's where the trouble usually lies when updating, and why updates are so slow to come.
I'll never own anything but a google nexus device again. I'm always amazed how something so simple in pure Android gets so complicated in say touchwiz, or any other overlay for that matter.
I heard they were going to update the droid turbo to I had a couple of problems when they went from KitKat to lollipop I hope I don't have any with this one
I agree, the only android devices I will buy are NEXUS and purchase directly from Google.
That OS upgrade turns all mail into gmail. I bought a Droid Turbo 2 and it has Lollipop installed. It really peeved me greatly as I liked the stock email. The stock app is still there but it just runs gmail anyway. GAH!!!
I ended up installing K9 mail.
My phone is "on the list" for Marshmallow but who knows when Verizon will get it out. They are notoriously slow to send OS updates.
the Galaxy S3 will not be updated by samsung/verizon anylonger
Thanks. I suspected that would be the case, but have not bothered to follow what Verizon was doing for many years - ever since they kept promising for month after month that they were going to update an earlier phone from Android 2.3, and finally went silent without ever doing so.
I have two Galaxy S5 phones (Verizon also) and wasn't expecting an update until later this year (to 6.0 Marshmallow)... This may be a precursor to the major update (they did that last time when they updated to 5.0 Lollipop) .
I'll have to figure out why they haven't updated mine yet....thanks for the heads-up.
the update to 5.1.1 is rolling out now, takes awhile to get the the states.
to find out what the updates samsung is doing follow the link
This is the list of Samsung units that will be getting the Marshmallow 6 updates and approximate dates:
Confirmed List for Official Samsung Marshmallow 6.0 updates [ETA] :
● Samsung Galaxy Note5 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Duos - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Note Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 NEO - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A - [Q1,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy ALPHA - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab A - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 - [Q2,2016]
● Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 - [Q2,2016]
- Please Note, these dates are "Estimated", so it can be changed at any give time, we will keep this list always updated with new ETA dates or adding New confirmed devices.
I would suggest as a general rule, don't expect updates for a 2 year old device, or older. That's what Google is doing for the Nexus line, so I wouldn't expect much more from the carriers.
Current Software Update Benefits
Software Version: LMY47X.N910VVRU2BPA1
Android™ 5.1.1 provides the latest security updates and bug fixes.
•Supports Android for Work. To learn more, go to https://www.google.com/work/android/
•Upgrades to Samsung Knox Platform, a comprehensive suite of mobile enterprise security solutions
•Removes pre-loaded Amazon® Appstore and Amazon Widgets from the device
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