It is a big deal to folks that like to tinker with their devices, though, as it severely limits how they can customize those devices.
The update has a build version of LMY47V that can now be installed in other Nexus devices as well.
If you own a Nexus 4, 5 or 6, you can update the firmware to Lollipop 5.1.1 with Chroma AOSP ROM.
The Chroma ROM has a lot to show off that offers features above the original stock android in these devices. The Chroma ROM is like the conventional stock android version of Google but it has a slight edge considering its features.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have a lot of desirable features, like high-end Snapdragon 820 processors, 2560×1440 AMOLED displays, and 4GB of RAM.
Now that the S7 and S7 edge are in users’ hands, though, one less than desirable feature has been discovered.
Members of the xda-developers forums have found that T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge ship with locked up bootloaders.
If a bootloader is locked, it can prevent owners from tinkering with their Android phones and doing things like rooting and flashing custom ROMs.
Some past Android flagships on T-Mobile have come with unlockable bootloaders, but that’s not the case with the S7 and S7 edge.
Since the news of the S7 and S7 edge’s bootloaders came out, several people have asked T-Mobile CEO John Legere to allow them to tinker with their phones.