10 Things to Do Before Samsung Android 5.1.1 Released

Samsung Android 5.1.1 version for Galaxy devices is finally here. And while it’s only available on select Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models in the United States, it’s expected to roll out to more carriers and the Galaxy Note 4 soon. With that in mind, we’ll take a look at some of the things you’ll want to do before your Samsung Android 5.1.1 release.

For several months, Samsung has been happy to roll out Android 5.0, Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates to Galaxy smartphone and tablet users around the world. The company continues to roll out older versions of Android 5.0, but we’ve finally seen it upgrade to the latest version of Lollipop.

Earlier this week, Samsung finally started rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the latest version of Android 5.0 and a version that provides major bug fixes to Android users.

The update is currently rolling out to the T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but is expected to reach more Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge models later this month. It is also expected to launch on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before the end of July.

Samsung’s Android update release dates can be extremely unpredictable, and that’s why we want to offer this advice right now. It’s unclear when the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.1.1 updates will be released for carriers like AT&T and Verizon.

Today we want to tell you about some things you should do before your upcoming Samsung Android 5.1.1 update. These pre-release tips will help novice Galaxy users prepare for the update’s arrival. Remember, even bug fix updates have a tendency to damage Galaxy devices, so you’ll want to be as prepared as humanly possible before Android 5.1.1 is released.

Get to Know the Android 5.1.1 Update

The first thing we suggest you do is become familiar with the Android 5.1.1 update and its changes. T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Android 5.1.1 updates probably won’t be the same as other updates, but we expect them to be pretty close.

We haven’t been able to get the update hands-on yet, but the video above will give you a rundown of all the key features T-Mobile has included in the update. If you have no idea what you’re getting into, it’s worth a look before your Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release date.

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Gather Feedback from Other Users

We recommend getting feedback from other users before your Android 5.1.1 release date arrives. Videos YouTube is a great place to start you will still want to broaden your horizons.

Android-centric forums like Android Central Forums and even XDA Developers are great places to start looking for Android 5.1.1 feedback. This feedback will help you make an informed decision about whether you want to install the software the day it arrives.

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In most cases, it is better to wait a few days before installing new software. Search the coming days and weeks for Android 5.1.1 feedback. It will help.

Investigate Android 5.1.1 Issues and Fixes

Android 5.1.1 comes with a number of improvements and fixes, but it will also bring problems to Galaxy devices. Android updates do it all the time.

We highly recommend that you review the current Android 5.1.1 issues plaguing Nexus owners so review the terrain prior to release. Many of the same issues will likely plague the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy Note 4.

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users aren’t saying much yet, but its rollout is only a day old and many people haven’t installed the software yet. We’ve put together a list of common Android 5.1.1 issues and fixes for them, and they’re probably worth mentioning before your Android 5.1.1 release.

Contact the Developers

If you’ve rooted your device or installed custom software, you’ll want to talk to the developers before your Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 release date. This is especially true if you are extremely new to the customization scene.

Android updates can sometimes react badly on non-stock devices, and you’ll want to make sure your device is clean before installing. Do this now before your release date.

Collect Your Entries

Sometimes a device will ask you to enter a password or login after an update. We had to enter information after we recently switched to Lollipop on an older device.


Fortunately, we had the correct login information because without it, the Android update installation process would have taken much longer. Android 5.1.1 is a major update for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, and you’ll want to be prepared to cut setup times.

So, keep track of your Google login, cloud storage login, app login, and anything else you think you might need to login after the update installation is complete.

Do Some Cleaning

Now is the time to clean your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy Note 4. Android 5.1.1 is a big file and will take up some space on your internal hard drive. That’s why it’s a good idea to use the time before your release date to get rid of unnecessary clutter on your phone. Think of it like spring cleaning.

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Back Up Your Important Files

While you shouldn’t expect any problems with your files, there is always the possibility that Android 5.1.1 may destroy valuable cargo on your phone. That’s why you’ll want to make sure that automatic backup is turned on and that your important files are properly stored on your device or in the cloud.

The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure Lollipop’s Auto Backup feature is turned on. Google’s website offers in-depth Auto Backup tutorials and these tutorials will ensure your valuable files are safely stored before your installation process.. Double check everything before installing.

Charge Your Device

T-Mobile requires 50% battery to install Android 5.1.1 update. So, if you hear a release date or just want to be ready, make sure your device is at least 50% charged or you may not be able to install the Android 5.1.1 update when it first arrives.

Update Your Apps

Android 5.1.1 may not be compatible with some of your apps. While it’s impossible to predict which apps will start behaving badly on your phone, you can take some steps to minimize the risk.

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We can’t speak for every single app in the Google Play Store, but we can say that updating apps on our Galaxy devices has helped us exit many Android updates unscathed. Samsung itself has a reason recommends updating apps. You should do it before the Android 5.1.1 update comes.

Check-in with BT

If you use your device for work or school and you have an IT department, you should chat with them before installing the Android 5.1.1 update.

Often times, we’ve heard of issues with business apps, Exchange, and other enterprise software right after an update is released. This has happened many times and we do not expect anything different from Android 5.1.1. Someone’s work phone will malfunction, we’re sure of it.

Every department is different, but your IT guys are likely to make a recommendation prior to Android 5.1.1. Oftentimes, they recommend avoiding it until it gives up the performance of core enterprise software.

If you don’t have an IT department, you’ll want to get feedback from other corporate users before your Android 5.1.1 release date.