[Download] Galaxy S4 GPe Getting Updated to Android 5.1 OTA
Those Galaxy S4 owners who opted for the Google Play Edition program can now update to Android 5.1 Lollipop, provided their phone is running stock AOSP software.
This very Lollipop update first started hitting Nexus devices back in February, but since then it’s been delayed for the GPe platform. Now, according to a report from Android Police, the new Android 5.1 OTA is coming in to update the S4 GPe from LRX21P (Android 5.0 November 2014 build) to LMY47O (April release).
The update is obviously not looking quite so hot these days, as Google Nexus devices are currently running stock Android 5.1.1 firmware.
Nevertheless, if you would want to upgrade to the latest available firmware, you can go ahead and download Android 5.1 OTA zip file manually, HERE.
Keep in mind that both Google and Samsung seem less interested in Google Play Edition hardware at this point, and we’re unlikely to see periodic OTA release schedules for these devices.
The good thing for Google Play Edition users is that their devices come with unlocked bootloaders, which readily allow installation of third-party firmware and root apps.