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  # 1367743 17-Aug-2015 09:20
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Might look at giving this a run

http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/development/rom-xtrestolite-pure-edition-1-0-beta-1-t3082467

What's up with rooting on the S6? Seems a little more complicated than previous Galaxy devices.

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  # 1367749 17-Aug-2015 09:30
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Kopkiwi: Might look at giving this a run

http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s6/development/rom-xtrestolite-pure-edition-1-0-beta-1-t3082467

What's up with rooting on the S6? Seems a little more complicated than previous Galaxy devices.


Shouldn't be so long as there's a Chainfire root available for your model/firmware.  And that's actually the issue. . .Samsung went nuts with all the different variants - the Edge alone has something like 7 variants sold internationally, with the US market having their usual bootloader-locked models for each carrier.  And some variants, like the SM-G9250 that I used to own have multiple firmwares depending on the region.

Complete nightmare for devs to support - can't understand what Samsung were thinking when they made that call.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1367766 17-Aug-2015 09:50
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Samsung don't want you to mickey with their phone.




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  # 1367797 17-Aug-2015 10:24
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Dingbatt: Samsung don't want you to mickey with their phone.


That's about the size of it - eFuse's, Knox, Closed-source CPU's. . .If it wasn't for the hardware, I'd be shopping elsewhere

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  # 1367858 17-Aug-2015 11:55
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Yes, I think I was a bit seduced by having a decent camera on a smartphone. In a month I have used the camera once to take a photo I wanted to keep rather than just testing it out.
May have to get a Nexus next time to really have a play.
I'm hoping the update to 5.1.1 isn't going to prove painful when it arrives.




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  # 1368228 17-Aug-2015 21:35
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On Spark and am downloading 5.1.1 (O.T.A) as we speak so its out there if you want to check.




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  # 1368231 17-Aug-2015 21:38
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Presso: On Spark and am downloading 5.1.1 (O.T.A) as we speak so its out there if you want to check.


VF 5.1.1 available now too, currently downloading.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1368236 17-Aug-2015 21:41
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nomiss7:
Presso: On Spark and am downloading 5.1.1 (O.T.A) as we speak so its out there if you want to check.


VF 5.1.1 available now too, currently downloading.


Not for mine

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  # 1368247 17-Aug-2015 22:15
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That was quick, anyone have details on what was included in this update?

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  # 1368248 17-Aug-2015 22:20
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Aussie 64gb model here. Just finished the update. Will install once fully charged




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  # 1368249 17-Aug-2015 22:25
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Damager: Aussie 64gb model here. Just finished the update. Will install once fully charged


Install time was only about 25mins and my battery only dropped from 57 to 44%

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  # 1368313 18-Aug-2015 05:16
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nomiss7: That was quick, anyone have details on what was included in this update?


http://www.sammobile.com/2015/07/16/android-5-1-1-for-the-galaxy-s6-and-galaxy-s6-edge-whats-new/




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  # 1368322 18-Aug-2015 07:23
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Presso:
nomiss7: That was quick, anyone have details on what was included in this update?


http://www.sammobile.com/2015/07/16/android-5-1-1-for-the-galaxy-s6-and-galaxy-s6-edge-whats-new/

Thank you Sir.

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  # 1368359 18-Aug-2015 09:03
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Presso: On Spark and am downloading 5.1.1 (O.T.A) as we speak so its out there if you want to check.


What is the build number you ended up with?

(Settings->About device->Build number)

As I said above your post I hope the update process isn't going to be too painful with a rooted device. I have downloaded Smart Switch for PC but I understand the update removes root so I need to weigh up what is more important.




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  # 1368449 18-Aug-2015 10:32
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What's the screen like on the S6? How does it compare to the Note 4?

Just got mine and it seems really dull?

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