Skip to main content

Verizon pushing Android 5.1.1 and Stagefright fixes to Galaxy S6, S6 edge, Tab 4 10.1

Verizon has started pushing out an update to the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, bringing Android 5.1.1 along with fixes for the Stagefright exploit.

Alongside patching up the Stagefright exploit, the update to Android 5.1.1 brings along a switch for the parallax wallpaper effect, a new camera quick exposure setting, caller ID for Advanced Calling, and added Chinese language support.

Verizon first started pushing out fixes for the Stagefright exploit last week with the Note Edge, Note 4, and S5. These updates may take a bit to show up on your specific phone, but they shouldn't be too far off now that changelogs have been posted.

Source: Verizon (Galaxy S6 Edge (opens in new tab), Galaxy S6 (opens in new tab), Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 (opens in new tab)

81 Comments
  • Guess I have to change my GSIII app signature. LG G2
    GSIII
    Galaxy Note 4
    (The Sprint Lover)
  • What am I missing, I don't get it. Posted via my Note 4 on Cricket
  • Wooohoo. Finally Verizon. Does this fix up my RAM problems? But I don't see the update yet? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm wondering the same thing... And I don't have an update yet either lol (roll outs) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Unfortunately I don't think it does. Other carriers' S6 updates to 5.1.1 apparently didn't. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Which is outrageous and unacceptable
  • security should be a priority. Would you rather the largest security vulnerability to be discovered in android go unpatched while they try to merge it with this RAM issue you reference?? Patch my phone, then fix your bug.
  • The bug shouldn't be there to begin with. The thing should be properly tested and that issue isn't necessarily something that only pops up in a rare use case, you know. There's no excuse for it to even exist, and given the Carriers are pushing out this security patch, it would have been a good time for them to piggy back a bug fix like that with it.
  • I got excited and then remembered that I switched to AT&T. Whoops Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same... Atleast AT&T was one of the first to push stagefright.
  • Actually, the TMo 5.1.1 S6 update had the Stagefright fix built in. I got that update prior to the exploit news being made public. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Too bad their network is atrocious. No disrespect, just sayin.
  • LOL I was thinking the same thing. Damn you At&t Posted via the Android Central App
  • Last to the gate as usual Posted via the Android Central App
  • Actually that honor goes to AT&T. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Note 4 next? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not showing up on my phone yet but now I'll be obsessively checking! Vzw Gs6 Posted via the Android Central App
  • AT&T please! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone else got it yet? I certainly havent... Once I do get it, should I factory reset my phone? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm seriously done with carrier models. There's no good reason it should take them this long to roll out updates. Even the custom rom scene gets updates out far quicker with a hell of a lot more tweaks, not just bloat.
  • My next phone, is definitely going to be an unlocked phone. Having to wait this long for an update is absolutely absurd. Hell, maybe my next phone will be an iPhone. I shouldn't have to constantly tap "Check for updates" for a few small tweaks that could potentially fix my phone from its crappy memory leaks or whatever... Posted via the Android Central App
  • As much as I love android, I may make the switch to an IPhone as well. The idea that the consumer, who pays a lot of money for a phone, has to wait for an update that the service provider feels compelled to screw up is so ass backwards to me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yea I moved to iOS for that reason. It's nice to hear about an update, and know that when I check for it, it will be there. No more waiting for 3-10 months after an Android release goes gold until your phone can get it from the carrier. And no more practically compulsory resets after big FW updates!
  • I agree. I have my eye on the Moto X Pure Edition. No bloat, timely updates, up yours VZW :) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nooooow 5.1 for my s5 Verizon!
  • The old TAB 3 from sprint got it this morning as well Posted via the Android Central App
  • The fix, not 5.1.1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hope my HTC desire 610 gets a patch too Posted via the Android Central App
  • Has ANYONE actually gotten it yet? I'm rooted so I don't know when I'll be able to get it. Depends on if it gets rooted. Hell, I might even unroot at this point. Verizon development is slow sadly due to locked bootloader and this update actually sounds awesome with the updated camera Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope, not yet. I don't care if I'm staying up until 4 in the morning, I'm getting this update. I have a GS6 32GB G920V. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I assume you're not rooted? Posted via the Android Central App
  • No, not rooted. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It isn't so important that you have to stay up for it... I learned that with ICS.... Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Stock, unrooted 5.0.2 VZW GS6, been checking for 3+ hours tonight, no dice. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I also have been checking for updates every couple minutes for the past 2 hours. I want it! Anyone post on here when you get it please so we know it's actually being sent out. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not good enough apparently... http://tech.slashdot.org/story/15/08/13/2212233/stagefright-patch-incomp...
  • Interesting. Glad I'm using Textra which has a patch in place. Hope it's good enough. Posted via the Android Central App
  • the second post in that link. "Exodus is wrong. The flawed patch they mention in their post isn't the one being pushed to devices. What makes this funny is that the correct patch is in AOSP, for everyone to see. What Exodus posted is the patch that jduck suggested. And it's in AOSP here [googlesource.com]. But Google further updated it with this [slashdot.org], which fixes the flaw Exodus noticed in jduck's fix. There are still some known ways to crash libstagefright, but they're assertion crashes. They crash safely, no possibility of exploitation."
  • I got the stage fright on my Verizon s5 and holy Crap after updating it's chewing threw my battery now horrible battery life now was great before the update
  • Did the update two hours ago on my s5 on Verizon for the stage fright and when I did the update battery was 90% 2 hours later with only a messages and calls now battery at 50% Wtf verizon now battery life is horrible was awesome before the update and phone has been hot also looks like made thing worse than anything hopefully battery gets better as times goes on and the hot phone goes away Sucks so far on update Posted via the Android Central App
  • My battery sucked for a day, and it was crazy hot, but it went back to normal after a day and a reboot or two. Patience! :-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Oh OK cool hope mine does the same I'll be patient lol do u know how to clear catche on the phone? I'll give it a few reboots also and be patient in the next few days thanks for ur feedback Posted via the Android Central App
  • To clear your cache just go to settings and then to storage and there is a thing called cached data or something along the lines of that, touch it and it asks you if you want to clear
  • For the s5, turn off your phone. Wait till it's all the way off, then hold down the volume down button, home button, and power button until you see a android guy on his back. Then go to clear cache using the volume rockers and pushing it using the power button. Then go to restart system and you're good to go. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I meant volume up + home button + power button. Not volume down. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Also try clearing your cache Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wth still nothing in Florida Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same here... Starting to tick me off a bit Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's sad that even the Alcatel idol 3 has got the stage fright fix before a lot of high end phones.
  • Still no update for me either
  • Even tried to update via the computer and still nothing.  
  • My Verizon Note 4 update yesterday and was dissapointed that it only included the Stagefright patch. It only updated to Android 5.0.1. :(
  • Seems that they have only posted the changelog and haven't actually rolled out the update as I haven't seen confirmation that anyone has received it yet. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm starting to think they haven't rolled it out either, because I haven't read one person that has it and I still haven't received it either. Posted via the Android Central App
  • DON'T DO IT it is so bad volume button freaks out and s voice is now constanyl pooping up. DONT DO IT.
  • No update here in Buffalo NY. :(
  • Nothing here in Vegas. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just checked and there was an update. will post more after download.  
  • I got the update too, updating now!
  • Just got it and installing it now. Wasnt that big of a download. Took only about a minute to download the update.
  • It's live! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Live in NY as well, installing now
  • I think there will be two updates one to prepare for 5.1.1 and the other is 5.1.1 they did the same thing last year for my s5.
  • One update. was laggy at first but smoothed out after a min.
  • Man, mine is still a bit laggy. Hopefully it will smooth out once everything gets running
  • Just finally got it. Buffalo NY
  • Is it 5.1.1 how's the ram usage?
  • Doing a factory wipe and cache wipe now. The startup lag is real.
  • waiting on my first boot up after the OTA install.. let's see how this is going to be... I'll wipe cache first.
  • Seems smoother no visible lag so far keyboard is more responsive , free RAM is sitting at 1.2 GB with settings closed.
  • Damn. Mine is more laggy. At the very end of an animation I get a big stutter. Every time.
  • Downloading software now via ota Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got it and after the initial startup and wiping of cache, things seem good. The way I read this article though I expected it to include the Stagefright fix baked in. I just d/l one of those tester apps and it says I'm still vulnerable. I think that's odd.
  • This might have something to do with that http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=16286
  • Thanks for that. Was getting kind of confused. Right before your response I found a similar article over on slashdot. Posted via the Android Central App
  • So far so good, Snappy (but it was alwasy that way before after a reboot).
  • Hii please reply to my comment!!!!
    Is the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sm n910f, getting a update to fix this?....
  • I got the update 5.1 yesterday. I know I'm not supposed to bad mouth Samsung because I am a huge Android fan and anti iPhone but I love everything about my S6 BUT the update did nothing to help my crappy signal that I now have since I got the S6 Verizon, my wife also has the S6 and has the same problem. My S5 signal was great and well as her S4 now that we got the S6 it stinks. The glass and metal look great and the new antenna they put in sucks.... I would rather have my plastic S5 back I use cases anyway so the plastic S5 was not an issue I like function over pretty glass and metal...
  • Well this comment didn't tell us anything about the update. Thanks. Posted via the Android Central App
  • ,ram,ram,RAM!!!
  • I updated after midnight last night and haven't really noticed any difference so far today... but I never had any real serious problems either.