All about Android Lollipop 5.1.1

Despite the fact that yesterday I reported that Android 5.1.1 version reaching Nexus Player finally found that the version of Android Lolipop 5.1.1 final you will reach the majority of Nexus devices.

It is not a Update with major enhancements or new features, but rather an update of solves bugs and promises to improve the performance of the devices. Now well,?What are the enhancements?

Android 5.1.1 available

The new version, as we can read on the website of AOSP has a changelog of improvements but rather a small note that makes it clear that it is a “bugfix release” and that we hope to solve the problems of memory located and tested Android 5.1.

The new version is available well via AOSP and also via the Android for Nexus download page, according to changes in detail since the 5.1.0 to 5.1.1 the devices can see them in the changelog, but I anticipate that they will not surprise anyone:

Changelog 5.1. 0_r5 5.1. 1_r1

-Project: platform/bootable/recovery0e5356a: DO NOT MERGE Revert “Erase PST partition if its marked to be erased.”

-Project: platform/build
a9c8e58: “LMY47V”
b2bc140: “LMY47U”
3892a6c: “LMY47T”
60c5a09: “LMY47S”
9ef1170: DO NOT MERGE – Bump version to 5.1.1
33045be: “LMY47R”
cc61059: “LMY47Q”
caa45d6: “LMY47P”

-Project: device/lge/hammerhead
5e1dad8: mm-camera – interface: Retry in case of timeouts

-Project: moto-device-shamu
2512496: DO NOT MERGE: mm-camera – interface: Retry in case of timeouts
8766777: DO NOT MERGE: Camera3: Increase retry count when opening camera

-Project: device/samsung/blanket
10299be: blanket: build libmllite from source
017ed8f: blanket: prebuilt kernel update

-Project: platform/external/libpng
7be36a0: Fix buffer overwrite in pngbuildindex
36c9013: Fix buffer overflow security vulnerability (CVE-2014-9495)

-Project: platform/external/libselinux
6608a18: DO NOT MERGE: handle newlines in file names

-Project: platform/frameworks/av
2241216: mediaplayer: ensure secure decoders are instantiated before starting source
1b4d229: DO NOT MERGE – audio policy: fix DeviceVector::getDevicesFromType()
6dc6c38: DO NOT MERGE – audio policy service: fix possible memory overflow

-Project: platform/frameworks/base
51c2367: [DO NOT MERGE] Fixed NPE when trying to animate without display window
f2e5ef3: Fixing to fail
Android. JobScheduler.TimingConstraintsTest #testSchedulePeriodic in TV test.
48a5ed5: AccessibilityNodeInfo refresh returns a stale state. -DO NOT MERGE
ac9da77: When scanning apps, only install the unbundled expected APK tree
32dcf56: CEC: Explicitly turn on screen for remote control pass-through
b298ba3: Fix NPE if FPE service does not exist.
a6f3009: Disable more hotkeys while in setup.
c6cd327: Write correct checksum when formatting partition
a4e0ab6: defines the capability to speed up MT call audio
4faaaf6: Avoid crashing on corrupted notifications.
157cf33: Prevent activities from being started during setup wizard.
04817d6: Move Noto Sans Tai Le to the end of the font fallback list.

-Project: platform/frameworks/opt/net/ims
e9ab611: Add interface to determine whether the IMS service is available

-Project: platform/frameworks/opt/telephony
47ca8fb: IMS phone instantiation: add polling on base phone creation

-Project: platform/hardware/intel/common/libmix
0226d74: libmix: fix out of order decode issue on FUGU

-Project: platform/hardware/invensense
3c9a4d3: blanket: batching and timestamp issues

-Project: platform/packages/apps/FMRadio
1a98ea7: [FM] Earphone mode incoming call ringtone issue in loudspeaker

-Project: platform/packages/apps/InCallUI
cd0aa4f: Don’t hide end call button until call is disconnected

-Project: platform/packages/apps/Settings
5f1747a: Fix sim notifications.

-Project: platform/packages/apps/TvSettings
dcd9bca: DO NOT MERGE: Add link to home screen settings

-Project: platform/packages/inputmethods/LatinIME
4585f32: Block overflow menu during setup. DO NOT MERGE

-Project: platform/packages/services/Telecomm
a31be43: Speed up audio setup for IMS MT call

-Project: platform/packages/services/Telephony
bd41f74: Set the capability to speed up audio setup for IMS MT call

Update or wait?

As you know there is a small time delay between that out update, as it is the case, and which comes to devices via OTA.

There is in fact also the problem that if you’ve rooted your device some OTAs won’t you chip. It is here where We recommend you wait, Since it is one minor update and today only we could test the new version, installing the images of each terminal factory. This step involves the formatting of the terminal and start from scratch.

In what files are available OTA, things change and you will be informed at that time. If there are any brave who want to try the new version 5.1.1 Android, and we repeat, you don’t reformat the terminal:

  • Install Android SDK and drivers, according to terminal
  • Save the .tgz in the Android SDK Platform-tools folder
  • Connect the device to the computer
  • Turn off the phone and turn it on at the same time hold volume up + volume down + Power to enter the bootloader
  • Enter the Recovery mode with the help of keys volume to change option and the Power button to access
  • When it appears an icon with an exclamation point press volume up + Power at the same time.
  • Extract the .tgz Android 5.1.1 for our device image on the computer
  • From a terminal or computer command line to execute the script flash-all.

We will inform you when the rest of images as well as also the OTA of the new version available:

Images Android 5.1.1OTA Android 5.1.0-> 5.1.1
Guide to update via OTA

  • Nexus Player-> LMY47V
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7 2012
  • Nexus 7 2013
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus 10
  • Nexus Player
  • Nexus 4
  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 7 2012
  • Nexus 7 2013
  • Nexus 9
  • Nexus 10