Samsung Galaxy Note 4 got its last firmware update in April and it wasn’t version 5.1.1. Today, nearly 5 months later the ex-flagship phablet is finally getting Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and all of its critical fixes.
The US carrier Sprint was the first to launch the update two weeks ago, but as of today the international model is getting the same treatment. The update is available over the air and via Kies.
The new Android build features performance improvements and security fixes, but there is no info if the Stagefright vulnerability was taken care of or not. If Samsung didn’t have the time to patch the Stagefright exploit, hopefully it will do so via another update soon.
Android 5.1.1 brings behind-the-scenes changes to performance, battery life and the overall user experience, and it should also include a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability unless Samsung is planning to patch that with an additional update. You can go into the Settings » About device » Software updates menu and hit that Update now button to see if the OTA is available, or just wait for a notification to pop up on its own. You could also try flashing the firmware available at the source link; we’re not completely sure it’s the final version of the update, but the comments suggest it works properly and doesn’t have any issues.
Poland is the first market to get the new 5.1.1 update, as it usually happens with the Samsung updates. In case you are impatient to get your hands on it, the official Poland ROMs are already available online (hit the source link below) and you can download and install the update via Odin.