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Galaxy Note 4 Android update rolling out this week

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 stylus-wielding phablet is due for an update to Google’s latest version of Android, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The time has finally come for one of the best smartphone on the market to receive a minor overhaul that will improve performance, battery life and overall user experience.

According to various sources and rumors, the Galaxy Note 4 Android update has begun its rollout today in Canada on Telus and Bell. Canadian Galaxy Note 4 owners should check for updates regardless of what carrier they’re on or if their phone is unlocked, because the update should be hitting devices in the country in the next few days.

In the U.S., the Galaxy Note 4 update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop is still expected to pop up at Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and US Cellular. Those in the business with Sprint are the lucky ones, as the carrier has already begun the Galaxy Note 4 update rollout last week. Unlocked Galaxy Note 4 devices should already receive Android 5.1.1 Lollipop as Samsung released the firmware quite some time ago, but carriers seem to slow once again.

Verizon, AT&T and the rest have not yet cleared up a schedule for the Galaxy Note 4 update rollout schedule, but word is expected to come from each in the following few days. The delay might be caused by a total skip of the update on the part of the carriers, which would lead us to believe that Android 6.0 Marshmallow will be rolled out to the device instead of the older version of Lollipop. There have been people saying that the Galaxy Note 4 on Verizon might skip the update and jump to Marshmallow straight away, but so far, there’s been no proof provided of those claims.

With carriers in the U.S. still mum about the Galaxy Note 4 update schedule, all that owners of the handset can do is wait for the update to be rolled out OTA to their devices. Those who don’t worry about warranty and consider themselves tech-savvy people can search around for ROMs that are made available in forums that will bring their version number up without having to wait for an update.


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  1. I installed this an hour ago. Now my phone is power cycling. Won’t stay on for longer than 10 seconds. Same issue that happened to the S3s about a year ago with the software updates.

    • Hello, not sure if you have tried this one, this has helped me in the past. I had a similar issue when I downgraded my Note 4 to 4.4.4.

      Press Power, Volume Up and Home simultaneously

      Wait until the phone vibrates and then release Power and Home

      You should now see the recovery screen. Use the volume buttons to move and select Wipe Cache Partition.

      Press the Power button to confirm.

      Select Reboot System Now and again, press Power to confirm.

      Wait until your Note 4 reboots and hope it’s fixed the problem.

    • Factory reset ur fone after every software update to the system. Should help.

  2. I will gladly skip this minor update in favor of some marshmallow sticky-ness.) I will crap myself if I have to wait 6 months.(

  3. installed the original 5.0 and it made my phone sluggish and all my popular apps kept crashing…as well as my battery life declines compared to 4.4.4….. Installed 5.1.1 this morning (now evening) and my phone is back!! so much more responsive….and still have over half my battery life….. so far so much better. ( I got mine today and I’m with Bell in Canada)

  4. US Carriers are way behind Europe.

  5. And what about Marshmallow? When will Canadian Note 4’s see it?

  6. Note4 5.1.1 update in chennai ????

  7. Still pretty pissed at lack of lollipop on Note 3…


    Already update in Malaysia for my Note 4…. but S View function will be remove by Samsung if updated to v5.1.1…. don’t know why….

  9. STILL waiting fir the 5.1.1. Verizon Note 4 update… STILL not here.

  10. Still waiting this was posted in Oct it is the sat before thanksgiving and we got nothing yet. I spoke to someone at Verizon who told me between thanksgiving and new years eve for 5.1 update and April for 6.0 update

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