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  Reply # 1337050 4-Jul-2015 19:10
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dafman: Question re the S6. I have a wireless LG Qi disk I bought for my Nexux 5. What happens if I plug the S6 rapid charger into the wireless disk - will it cook it?


Nope!  Your wireless Qi disk will only draw as much current as it needs.  Don't expect rapid charging though as that only works through a wired connection.

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  Reply # 1337737 6-Jul-2015 11:48

5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.




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  Reply # 1337793 6-Jul-2015 12:43
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NikT: 5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.


Just got a green 64GB G9250 version, hopefully 5.1.1 isn't too far away for my version.

BTW, how is everyone's finger print scanner success rate? I am getting a lot of failed reading, to the point it will just ask me for my backup password.

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  Reply # 1337799 6-Jul-2015 12:48
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mrgsm021:
NikT: 5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.


Just got a green 64GB G9250 version, hopefully 5.1.1 isn't too far away for my version.


Same here - am still debating selling mine and getting a 925F as there's just no dev support for the Hong Kong/Taiwanese variant, and the fragmentation with the various S6 models is insane.

Just love that green though!

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  Reply # 1337802 6-Jul-2015 12:51
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mrgsm021:
NikT: 5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.


Just got a green 64GB G9250 version, hopefully 5.1.1 isn't too far away for my version.

BTW, how is everyone's finger print scanner success rate? I am getting a lot of failed reading, to the point it will just ask me for my backup password.


No issue on my handset it's very good

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  Reply # 1337803 6-Jul-2015 12:53
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nofam: Same here - am still debating selling mine and getting a 925F as there's just no dev support for the Hong Kong/Taiwanese variant, and the fragmentation with the various S6 models is insane.

Just love that green though!


Love the green +1

I used to do quite a bit of custom ROM flashing on previous gen Galaxy S but not planning on doing that on S6 Edge this time around due to the annoying KNOX security and that there is now a theme store you can get different themes.



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  Reply # 1337804 6-Jul-2015 12:54
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johnr:
mrgsm021:
NikT: 5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.


Just got a green 64GB G9250 version, hopefully 5.1.1 isn't too far away for my version.

BTW, how is everyone's finger print scanner success rate? I am getting a lot of failed reading, to the point it will just ask me for my backup password.


No issue on my handset it's very good


Same here - it's largely down to how you set it up I think - you have to get lots of different parts of the finger and different angles on there.

Kind of annoying you can only do a few fingers too - not sure why you can't do all 10?

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  Reply # 1337805 6-Jul-2015 12:56
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mrgsm021:
nofam: Same here - am still debating selling mine and getting a 925F as there's just no dev support for the Hong Kong/Taiwanese variant, and the fragmentation with the various S6 models is insane.

Just love that green though!


Love the green +1

I used to do quite a bit of custom ROM flashing on previous gen Galaxy S but not planning on doing that on S6 Edge this time around due to the annoying KNOX security and that there is now a theme store you can get different themes.




Agreed - I actually don't mind the Samsung skin, but it's really more kernel dev than ROM for me - the Google Play Services battery drain is ridiculous, and I'd like to be able to use Greenify/Servicely to fix that and generally improve performance.

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  Reply # 1337821 6-Jul-2015 13:11
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Thanks, I will try re-setting up the finger print again and see how I go

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  Reply # 1339196 8-Jul-2015 12:03
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So I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a 32GB S6 while Warehouse Stationery had them for $150 off. A bit rash I know.  I am trying to come to grips with what it will mean to 'trip' the Knox security.  I think it is the same as the "tampered" flag in the bootloader of HTC phones. Is that correct?  If so then the only downside I can see in tripping the knox is I won't be able to use Samsung Pay (big deal) and the usual caveat about warranty voiding (not for hardware in this country).
I have only just started using the S6 but miss a lot of the root functions I had on M7.  To that end I am considering rooting the S6, but the Pingpong Root App exploit seems to have been patched. My current build is LRX22G.G920IDVUIBOE3 because I accepted a firmware update when I first booted the phone (doh).  Has anyone here successfully rooted their S6 with that build number, and if so how?




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  Reply # 1339202 8-Jul-2015 12:13
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Dingbatt: So I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a 32GB S6 while Warehouse Stationery had them for $150 off. A bit rash I know.  I am trying to come to grips with what it will mean to 'trip' the Knox security.  I think it is the same as the "tampered" flag in the bootloader of HTC phones. Is that correct?  If so then the only downside I can see in tripping the knox is I won't be able to use Samsung Pay (big deal) and the usual caveat about warranty voiding (not for hardware in this country).
I have only just started using the S6 but miss a lot of the root functions I had on M7.  To that end I am considering rooting the S6, but the Pingpong Root App exploit seems to have been patched. My current build is LRX22G.G920IDVUIBOE3 because I accepted a firmware update when I first booted the phone (doh).  Has anyone here successfully rooted their S6 with that build number, and if so how?


Correct - there's an e-fuse which is irrevocably tripped when a custom bootloader/kernel and/or possibly ROM is flashed.  And yes, the Ping Pong exploit has now been patched, so there's no way of rooting currently that doesn't trip Knox.

Check https://autoroot.chainfire.eu/ for your model/firmware, or get the relevant TWRP recovery and root from there.

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  Reply # 1339212 8-Jul-2015 12:35
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nofam:

Correct - there's an e-fuse which is irrevocably tripped when a custom bootloader/kernel and/or possibly ROM is flashed.  And yes, the Ping Pong exploit has now been patched, so there's no way of rooting currently that doesn't trip Knox.

Check https://autoroot.chainfire.eu/ for your model/firmware, or get the relevant TWRP recovery and root from there.


Kind of guessed that might be the case. Is the move to root/custom recovery a one way journey? My M7 is currently running the stock rom with a TWRP recovery, but when an update arrives I can use it by flashing the stock recovery, installing the update, then reflashing TWRP. So if all I do is root my S6 will it still receive updates even if the Knox is tripped?




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  Reply # 1339215 8-Jul-2015 12:40
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Dingbatt:
nofam:

Correct - there's an e-fuse which is irrevocably tripped when a custom bootloader/kernel and/or possibly ROM is flashed.  And yes, the Ping Pong exploit has now been patched, so there's no way of rooting currently that doesn't trip Knox.

Check https://autoroot.chainfire.eu/ for your model/firmware, or get the relevant TWRP recovery and root from there.


Kind of guessed that might be the case. Is the move to root/custom recovery a one way journey? My M7 is currently running the stock rom with a TWRP recovery, but when an update arrives I can use it by flashing the stock recovery, installing the update, then reflashing TWRP. So if all I do is root my S6 will it still receive updates even if the Knox is tripped?


That's a good question - I don't know.  I do know that the 5.1.1 bootloader precludes you from going back to 5.0.2.  I have a feeling that it's not Knox being tripped per se that prevents OTA, but rather the Device Status not being Official (which probably amounts to the same thing).

Not a big deal either way, as flashing via Odin doesn't wipe anything.

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  Reply # 1339248 8-Jul-2015 14:17
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mrgsm021:
NikT: 5.1.1 has been network approved today for the Vodafone NZ Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 edge.

Rollout depends on Samsung's schedules as always.

Not a massive update - brings RAW support for third party camera apps, A-Z app drawer sorting, & the ability to remove Quick Connect & Sfinder from the notification tray.


Just got a green 64GB G9250 version, hopefully 5.1.1 isn't too far away for my version.

BTW, how is everyone's finger print scanner success rate? I am getting a lot of failed reading, to the point it will just ask me for my backup password.


I tend to unlock mine with my thumb on a slight angle one handed.  So when I setup the scanning I also angled my thumb in the same way I would.  This seemed to produce much better results.

I also put the same thumb in twice.  Once for angled once for straight up and down.  Again this seemed to give me near 95% success rate.   I put my index finger and left thumb in too but I find I don't use the index finger so I might remove that and add a third right thumb.

Would be nice if you could do like 10.  Or the setup was better.

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  Reply # 1339249 8-Jul-2015 14:21
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Dingbatt: So I jumped on the bandwagon and bought a 32GB S6 while Warehouse Stationery had them for $150 off. A bit rash I know.  I am trying to come to grips with what it will mean to 'trip' the Knox security.  I think it is the same as the "tampered" flag in the bootloader of HTC phones. Is that correct?  If so then the only downside I can see in tripping the knox is I won't be able to use Samsung Pay (big deal) and the usual caveat about warranty voiding (not for hardware in this country).
I have only just started using the S6 but miss a lot of the root functions I had on M7.  To that end I am considering rooting the S6, but the Pingpong Root App exploit seems to have been patched. My current build is LRX22G.G920IDVUIBOE3 because I accepted a firmware update when I first booted the phone (doh).  Has anyone here successfully rooted their S6 with that build number, and if so how?


If Knox is tripped OTA will stop working yes.  

I did a bit of reading and it looks like you can use odin to downgrade one version xxxxBOE2? then use ping pong to root your phone.  This will keep KNOX intact.  But you can't upgrade other than to a standard OTA update as it will clear root status.  They may find a new exploit, but they may not either.

Not sure what the difference between the two updates are but I am sure there is little fixes you can manually add.

I am not missing root as much as I thought I would but I would like to customise my phone a bit more and occasionally run into something that needs it.

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