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Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Update Guide: Official OTA Release for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Treats Stagefright Issue

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August 14
12:33 PM 2015

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update is now currently rolling out to Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 handsets. Google's latest Lollipop stock firmware brings in foremost a treatment to the well-known malicious security vulnerability Stagefright.

Galaxy Note 4 units with model number SM-N910P are the only qualified versions to receive the automatic or over-the-air (OTA) release. When notified automatically by the phone, tap "install" and follow onscreen instructions.

For those who are not yet notified and cannot wait what Android 5.1.1 Lollipop has to offer, head over to Settings > click About phone > click Software update > choose Check for update. After the installation process, check the version details if it is now Android 5.1.1.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop brings in more fluid user interface, advanced animation technology, optimized battery performance, swifter task switcher animations and a bunch of overall system stability improvements and bug fixes.

Meanwhile, T-Mobile has already released the 5.1.1 Lollipop to Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

Android 5.1.1 Lollipop's changelog shows the following features and changes:

1.     Listview customization

2.     Toast animation customization

3.     Battery indicator around unlock ring

4.     Appbar

5.     Gesture lockscreen unlock

6.     Floating window

7.     Privacy guard

8.     RAM bar

9.     Quick settings customization

10.   Navigation bar customization

11.   CM themes

12.   Notification drawer customization

13.   Halo

14.   Wavelock blockers

15.   Volume step customization

Sprint is the first mobile carrier in the US to roll out the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update from 5.0.2 to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 units with Stagefright vulnerability fix. Stagefright is the name given to a potential exploit that dwells within the Android operating system.

The vulnerability issue operates by sending a video message which becomes an avenue of potential threat or attack. Google's Hangouts app specifically was pointed out the problem came from.

It will automatically process the video and will be ready for viewing. As soon as opening the video message, the bug will attack without the user knowing it.

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