The Android 5.1.1 phone is being rolled out for the newest flagships, but it's already available for Nexus devices. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users on T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular are already receiving the update. Users from France and the U.K. are also receiving the firmware. Other Galaxy S6 (SM-G920F) users that have not received the update can now download the Android 5.1.1 and install it on the device.
Android Authority claims that the released Android 5.1.1 OTA update will take more time for all the Galaxy S6 users to receive. However, the firmware files are exclusively available for download for the SM-G920F Galaxy S6 model. The publication claims that it's an international device. Users can check whether a Galaxy S6 device is for the U.S. or international markets by checking Settings, About phone, Hardware info.
If the SM-G920F handset owners do not see any notification of the OTA update, users can download the Galaxy S6 firmware from Sam Mobile. In order to install the firmware on the Galaxy S6 SM-G920F, users will have to install the latest firmware.
In order to install the downloaded firmware on the Galaxy S6, users are required to download Odin v3.10.6 and then extract its zip file. Users are then asked to launch Open v3.10.6. Once done, users will have to reboot the device and enter the recovery mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and volume buttons.
Users need to establish a connection between the PC and the Galaxy S6 and then wait until the blue sign shows up on Odin. The firmware file is then must be added to AP and ADA. Users need to check that there is no tick mark present near re=partition. Users are then required to tap on the start button and wait for some time until the firmware on the device is updated to Android 5.1.1 firmware.
Android Authority says that, other than SM-G920G model, no other Galaxy S6 model can be upgraded to Android 5.1.1 using the firmware. If the update is carried out on another, it may cause the device to boot loop. Thus, installing the new firmware on other devices should be avoided.
Installing new firmware on the device can result in the loss of data. Hence, the International Business Times recommends that its users back up the data on the device before installing the new firmware. IBTimes will not be responsible for any loss of data.