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  1. raf66's Avatar
    For those that have updated, is the multi second lag when switching from camera to the Gallery app gone?
    I've noticed a major improvement with this. Before the update the lag was so bad that I was sometimes forced to close the camera app and open up the gallery app to see the photos. Now that lag seems to be gone (it takes about 1.5 - 2 seconds to go from camera to viewing the photos).

    ETA: My photos save to my SD card, so that may have added to my issue previously.
    01-14-2016 09:34 AM
  2. tekmantoo's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon) that has not updated yet. I keep getting "software update is temporarily unavilable. Try again later". This has been going on for four days now. It currently is not activated (just been using wifi) as I also have an Nexus 6p as my main driver but I would like to update the Note 4 to 5.1.1. Is it because it isn't active that I can't get the update?
    01-14-2016 11:19 AM
  3. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon) that has not updated yet. I keep getting "software update is temporarily unavilable. Try again later". This has been going on for four days now. It currently is not activated (just been using wifi) as I also have an Nexus 6p as my main driver but I would like to update the Note 4 to 5.1.1. Is it because it isn't active that I can't get the update?
    I would think software updates would download, via wifi only, too.
    If you really want to update it, why not pop your sim in and go for it. I would do it, just to solve the mystery.
    tekmantoo likes this.
    01-14-2016 11:58 AM
  4. Bo21's Avatar
    Do any of you notice a strong electric smell when you remove your spending or take off you battery cover? My battery life is only slightly better on 5.1.1. I wonder if my battery is going bad from all of the excess heat 5.0.1 produced.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-14-2016 12:13 PM
  5. adam9997's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy Note 4 (Verizon) that has not updated yet. I keep getting "software update is temporarily unavilable. Try again later". This has been going on for four days now. It currently is not activated (just been using wifi) as I also have an Nexus 6p as my main driver but I would like to update the Note 4 to 5.1.1. Is it because it isn't active that I can't get the update?
    Had the same issue, apparently the phone needs to be activated because as soon I inserted an active sim card into Note 4 the update process started.
    01-14-2016 12:28 PM
  6. aaron13178's Avatar
    Have Note 4 Edge, should I expect this or stop wasting my time checking for updates?
    01-14-2016 01:33 PM
  7. pduffer's Avatar
    Had the same issue, apparently the phone needs to be activated because as soon I inserted an active sim card into Note 4 the update process started.
    Yes, since they are pushed out by the carrier your phone will need to be activated to receive the update. Otherwise we could all have updated 6 months ago when samsung first provided the 5.1.1 update instead of waiting on Verizon.
    01-14-2016 01:51 PM
  8. Bobby Stockert's Avatar
    Have you figured out how to remove the WIFI notification? I find it SOOO annoying.

    Thanks!
    01-14-2016 03:56 PM
  9. gunzkevin's Avatar
    Since I have my note 4 Verizon on straight talk, will I receive the update? System says my phone is up to date when I check for an update. Anyone have experience with this?
    01-14-2016 04:09 PM
  10. asianguy80's Avatar
    Since I have my note 4 Verizon on straight talk, will I receive the update? System says my phone is up to date when I check for an update. Anyone have experience with this?
    You'll need either an active Verizon Wireless sim or maybe try using Kies.
    01-14-2016 04:25 PM
  11. dlgus's Avatar
    My update didn't appear on its own - I manually checked for updates and then it appeared.
    Same here
    01-15-2016 01:19 PM
  12. Rickgsx's Avatar
    So let me ask you guys since its been a few days and some people have got to play with it and beat it up....

    Are most of the Bigger problems resolved with this update... (Battery life, lag times, Bluetooth...etc)...? and more importantly, are you seeing any new problems that might be related to 5.1.1 ... other than the Wifi Connection Notice at the top...?

    I ask because... I have a Note 4 as well and when I upgraded to 5.0.1 I experienced the same problems as most of you are having. Since I use the phone for business and personal, I had to downgrade to 4.4.4 and blocked all updates shortly after which I'm happy that I did.... Anyway, this week I purchased another Note 4 that I"m going to use as a Backup & Test phone with the intention of Installing the latest 5.1.1 and reinstalling my business apps and see how that functions for a while. My is... if its still problematic I can always move the SIM card back over and away I go without any loss or downtime...

    But anyway, I just wanted to hear what everyones thoughts are of the update so far....?

    Thanks, Rick..
    01-15-2016 01:48 PM
  13. min_is_3's Avatar
    So let me ask you guys since its been a few days and some people have got to play with it and beat it up....

    Are most of the Bigger problems resolved with this update... (Battery life, lag times, Bluetooth...etc)...? and more importantly, are you seeing any new problems that might be related to 5.1.1 ... other than the Wifi Connection Notice at the top...?

    I ask because... I have a Note 4 as well and when I upgraded to 5.0.1 I experienced the same problems as most of you are having. Since I use the phone for business and personal, I had to downgrade to 4.4.4 and blocked all updates shortly after which I'm happy that I did.... Anyway, this week I purchased another Note 4 that I"m going to use as a Backup & Test phone with the intention of Installing the latest 5.1.1 and reinstalling my business apps and see how that functions for a while. My is... if its still problematic I can always move the SIM card back over and away I go without any loss or downtime...

    But anyway, I just wanted to hear what everyones thoughts are of the update so far....?

    Thanks, Rick..
    For me, this update made my phone feel brand new. The multi tasking button that would take a few seconds for it to pop up after pressing it is gone. It's almost instant.

    I haven't experienced any lag that is of any concern. If there is a stutter, i don't know if it happens because i don't notice any. It's not like something gets hung up and it grabs my attention.

    I can't speak about battery life other than it seems fine to me. I'm on my phone constantly so it always feels like my battery is draining fast. That's why i have an external battery pack.

    I noticed that my phone doesn't get as warm as it use to when I'm doing a lot of things on my phone. But the one thing i still need to test is over heating when i take like 50 pictures in a row. I took a lot of pictures a few times in pretty quick succession (not burst mode) and i got an over heating message. Did the same thing on my Note 3 and it never had a problem. So, i need to perform that test again with my Note 4 and see if it still happens.

    But all-in-all, this was a well needed update. 5.0.1 almost made me get rid of my phone and get a Nexus 6p. But i needed the S-pen, sdcard, and I.R. blaster too much. Boy am i glad i kept the Note 4. Very pleased for another year. Now I'm nervous about getting the Marshmallow update. I hope Verizon takes their time with it because I'm in no rush now.
    01-15-2016 02:13 PM
  14. Rickgsx's Avatar
    Min... Thanks for the feedback... hopefully I'll get a few more reply's back.... but so far it looks somewhat promising. My big concern is the battery life and lag... that was the major reason why I went back to 4.4.4 This is also the first that I've heard of the overheating when taking multiple pictures.

    I'm with you on the phone too... I love the Note 4 strictly for the removal battery & SD card... not including the battery life and phone size & performance... That's why I picked up another Note 4... just in case something happened... I just hope this update resolves many of the issues...

    Anyone else have any comments...?
    01-15-2016 03:30 PM
  15. asianguy80's Avatar
    I updated since release day and so far I've had nothing but a good experience.

    This is the good compared to 5.0.1

    • Lag is about 90% gone

    • Recent button works super fast

    • Battery life is about the same or better. I am a heavy user and I normally unplug around 7AM and used to need to charge by 2PM at ~30%. Now it can last until about 3-4pm before it hits 30% and I start charging.

    • Battery hasn't gotten too hot since update. GSAM reported as much as 100 degrees when it got hot. Now it has not passed 90 IIRC.

    • Overall entire phone feels much quicker.


    I want to do an FDR because I read somewhere that someone was getting low 1GB ram usage which is surprising to me. After the update I was getting ~1.9GB of ram used up when I restarted even after i wiped the cache and cached data. I don't have the time to set up everything again but I might do it if I ever get the free time to do it. I hate the hassle of having to set up everything again.
    01-15-2016 03:54 PM
  16. qwalls's Avatar
    My screen on time went from 5-6 hours with KitKat to about 3 hours with 5.0.1. That was annoying, but I always buy spare batteries and chargers so I could work around it. The worst part of the update was the lag, even after a factory reset. I usually keep my phones 2 years but I was ready to get rid of the Note 4. 5.1.1 pretty much got rid of the lag. Screen on time is slightly improved to 3.5 hours but standby time is greatly improved. I'll be able to wait for the Note 6 now assuming the removable battery and expandable memory return. Otherwise it's looking like LG.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-17-2016 07:41 AM
  17. fragologist's Avatar
    For those that have updated, is the multi second lag when switching from camera to the Gallery app gone?
    The lag has been reduced. Actually the lag throughout the phone had been reduced. The update was much needed.
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    01-17-2016 01:37 PM
  18. Dankees's Avatar
    The lag has been reduced. Actually the lag throughout the phone had been reduced. The update was much needed.
    I was also curious of this.
    01-17-2016 02:11 PM
  19. MrMELTDOWN's Avatar
    I'm curious to know if, with this update, if I ever get it, if my "OK GOOGLE" voice function will start working again. Also on my Note 4 the "Answer" voice function for incoming calls won't work either. I can fool with the settings and even reset settings to default and get these functions to work for a short time but they just stop working again. What gives ?

    Verizon support says to factory reset (their fix for just about everything) but I'm not going to do that just yet because I don't think it will fix those problems. I can't get past first tier support if I don't FR.

    Does anyone know if premium camera apps will be able to use all functions such as shutter priority and RAW as they currently won't with this phone ?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-18-2016 02:55 AM
  20. Droidful's Avatar
    I updated since release day and so far I've had nothing but a good experience.

    This is the good compared to 5.0.1

    • Lag is about 90% gone

    • Recent button works super fast

    • Battery life is about the same or better. I am a heavy user and I normally unplug around 7AM and used to need to charge by 2PM at ~30%. Now it can last until about 3-4pm before it hits 30% and I start charging.

    • Battery hasn't gotten too hot since update. GSAM reported as much as 100 degrees when it got hot. Now it has not passed 90 IIRC.

    • Overall entire phone feels much quicker.


    I want to do an FDR because I read somewhere that someone was getting low 1GB ram usage which is surprising to me. After the update I was getting ~1.9GB of ram used up when I restarted even after i wiped the cache and cached data. I don't have the time to set up everything again but I might do it if I ever get the free time to do it. I hate the hassle of having to set up everything again.
    Curious if you did a complete factory restore prior to updating. I did not notice the recent file button lag so of course I just had to try it. Behold there's a small lag. I have so much garbage on my locked note4 I just assumed that's why slow and now battery drain too.
    I 'm on 4.4.4 blocked the updates so I can still root using king and supersume.
    01-22-2016 01:44 AM
  21. asianguy80's Avatar
    Curious if you did a complete factory restore prior to updating. I did not notice the recent file button lag so of course I just had to try it. Behold there's a small lag. I have so much garbage on my locked note4 I just assumed that's why slow and now battery drain too.
    I 'm on 4.4.4 blocked the updates so I can still root using king and supersume.
    When I upgraded from 4.4.4 to 5.0.1 the phone was so slow that I had to do an FDR. Before upgrading to 5.1.1 I did not do an FDR. I have had the phone running over 160 hours and its still running like a champ. Usually I would have had to restart the phone after a few days.
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    01-22-2016 08:30 AM
  22. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Curious if you did a complete factory restore prior to updating. I did not notice the recent file button lag so of course I just had to try it. Behold there's a small lag. I have so much garbage on my locked note4 I just assumed that's why slow and now battery drain too.
    I 'm on 4.4.4 blocked the updates so I can still root using king and supersume.
    This isn't the first time, I've seen this mentioned, in this thread, as well as the other update thread.
    Please, what is the benefit of an FDR, prior to taking an update?
    I've always performed the FDR after reading an update, if necessary.
    01-22-2016 10:00 AM
  23. pkrohnert's Avatar
    In case anyone is still having trouble with the wifi notification, you can remove it. If you're seeing a notification similar to this:
    Connected to "****" (Secure)
    Tap to configure Wi-Fi
    And you want to get rid of this, simply tap on that notifcation,
    Tap the menu button (the 3 dots at the top right of the screen),
    Tap Advanced,
    Un-check the top option for "Wi-Fi notifications"
    02-09-2016 12:44 PM
  24. TechNut79's Avatar
    It's gone after the latest update.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    02-09-2016 01:29 PM
  25. _YoKolorMeBadd's Avatar
    In case anyone is still having trouble with the wifi notification, you can remove it. If you're seeing a notification similar to this:
    Connected to "****" (Secure)
    Tap to configure Wi-Fi
    And you want to get rid of this, simply tap on that notifcation,
    Tap the menu button (the 3 dots at the top right of the screen),
    Tap Advanced,
    Un-check the top option for "Wi-Fi notifications"
    Thank you, works perfectly.
    02-09-2016 04:15 PM
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