T-Mobile just confirmed the update. Below is the official changelog:
– Stagefright fix
– Fix for Swype (letters delete or won’t type)
– Advanced messaging features
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is yet to receive the Android 5.1.1 update everywhere in the world, but the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 has had the 5.1.1 update for well over a month now. And if that wasn’t enough privilege, the device getting yet another firmware based on 5.1.1 with build G900TUVU1FOG6.
We don’t have a changelog for the new build number since T-Mobile and Samsung haven’t officially announced the updated 5.1.1 build yet, but of course we expect this release to come with the much Stagefright security fix.
For the unknown, Stagefright is a security vulnerability which let’s a hacker gain control of the precious data on your device, as well as camera and microphone, all through a simple MMS message that you may not even notice. It’s a pretty serious security flaw that has put millions of Android devices at risk.
This G900TUVU1FOG6 build for the T-Mobile S5 G900T should most probably have a patch for Stagefright, and if not, it still doesn’t hurt to install the updated firmware. Grab the firmware file from the link below and flash it off to your device easily using Odin (a helpful guide is linked below as well).
[icon name=”hand-o-right” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] How to Flash/Install a Firmware using Odin