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Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 update news [Verizon rolling out Lollipop now]

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The Galaxy S4 has the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in a number of territories, but there are still a few carriers yet to push out the new software over-the-air (OTA). Verizon is on that merry list, but not for much longer, as it's expected to roll out the update sometime this week. Find out all of the latest Galaxy S4 update news below. 

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Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the US

Verizon Galaxy S4 Android update

Verizon has updated its Galaxy S4 support page to announce the arrival of Android 5.0. The three-page document outlines the changes that the updated software (version LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1) will bring to the device, including Material Design, lock screen notifications and the new recent apps menu. 

The update is unlikely to land on all devices at once, but keep checking your software update page over the coming days to see when it's available on your device. 

AT&T Galaxy S4 Android update

The AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update began rolling out on April 7 via an OTA update. The exact date when you will receive the update depends on the batching process and your particular region.

To check for the update, go to Settings > About Device > Software Update > Check for Updates. If you experience any problems with the AT&T Galaxy S4 update, visit our guide on how to fix Galaxy S4 Lollipop problems.

Sprint Galaxy S4 Android update

Sprint has released the Lollipop update for its branded Galaxy S4 Spark LTE devices (you should be able to download this now), but the roll-out schedule for its standard Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) is still unknown. 

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android update

The T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update has not been released yet. As soon as the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 update is available we'll update this article.

Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in Europe

Android World in the Netherlands is reporting that users started to see the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update on their Galaxy S4 at the end of March. Vodafone-branded Galaxy S4 owners received the update recently too, but now the rollout seems to be hitting unlocked Galaxy S4s in the region.

The United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Serbia, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland, the Baltic, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India also have the update already.

Install Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S4 manually

As the international Galaxy S4 firmware has already made its way online, you can install Lollipop on your device manually without having to wait for it to arrive via your carrier. It's a very simple procedure; just follow our tutorial for how to get Android 5.0.1 Lollipop on the Galaxy S4.

What version of Android is your Galaxy S4 running? When do you expect the update?

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  • Candice Soucy 6 hours ago Link

    Can someone help me figure out how to change the vibrations for text messaging? That's the only issue I have with this update.... is that my game notifications and text messaging vibrations are the same

  • Susie 18 hours ago Link

    My phone is not allowing to put application on my screen or any Widgets since i applied the update. the wizhome stoppped working error keeps popping up. Anyone know how to fix this?

  • Craig-Jill 'Clouse' Carlson 18 hours ago Link

    Lost all info on my calendar app with the new upgrade. Help?!?!?!?!

  • Merle Muller 1 day ago Link

    With the Lollipop 5.0.1 update on a Galaxy S4 have lost some of my widgets. How can I get them back and functional? Especially the calendar one!

  • Simon Butler 1 day ago Link

    I don't mind the inner workings being updated but the overall look and feel of the screens and the resident apps is a personal issue and I resent the fact that Samsung has foisted this whole cheery overly bright look on me without a prior heads up. My main gripe though is how much it has slowed my phone down. I cannot get over how long actions are taking now when they were almost instantaneous before. Does anyone know if Samsung are aware of these issues or are they even bothered?

  • Sharon Ward 2 days ago Link

    What is wrong with this new up date? My screen is very dull now can hardly read it, When I get emails I do not receive notifications even though I checked the box to do so, HATE the new colors and no way to change them, Hate what has been done with settings button? Sorry but theses changes should have been voted on maybe? Would like to know if anyone has answers to all I have mentioned or will Samsung or someone be following up on all of these issues? Thank you, any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Cassy Englert 2 days ago Link

    The new s4 upgrade:
    Ring tone stops part way through when i receive a call. It pauses for a second and then restarts
    My multimedia messages won't always download and open. I usually need to restart my phone for them to open, and when they do, it is very very slow.
    Any suggestions?

  • Xochitl Shatt 3 days ago Link

    But it would be glad that I can update the latest verson.

  • Sam Wright 3 days ago Link

    Have an S5 and Tab S. Both downloaded overnight because I stupidly have automatic updates set. Wiped my entire phone back to factory reset. Same on the Tab S. Didn't back either up, phone is now slow and display is dull.

    I reiterate previous comments and ask why try and fix what isn't broken

  • Xochitl Shatt 4 days ago Link

    I use 4.4.2 verson. But now i update the latest verson.

    • Sok Savuth 3 days ago Link

      can you guide me how to update it. I am using SGS 4 GT-I9500. I am leaving in Asia. I am using 4.4.2 version and I want to update to 5.0.1 lollipop, but I found the instruction announced by Samsung itself too complicated to do our own update.

  • Jihad Naji 5 days ago Link

    Today i have got the update in Kurdistan GT-I9500

    • Sok Savuth 3 days ago Link

      Please share with me on how to update it. I am using the same model as your are.

  • Dave Schaub 5 days ago Link

    The update has:
    1) Significantly slowed my phone down.
    2) The delete button for e-mails is relocated, annoying.
    3) Close all applications....takes forever.
    4) All my favorites lost on internet.
    5) All new color and themes, which I didn't want.

  • Todd Watson 5 days ago Link

    i cant assign message ring tone to contacts,, help me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joseph Chaput 1 week ago Link

    Muhahaha I figured out how to change the ring volume and be able to change music on the locked screen

    For the music go to settings, my decice, sound and notifications, then look for while locked and set it to show all content.. then when your playing your music it should be on the locked screen to change

    As for changing the volume or to vibrate by holding the power key, when the power off/flight mode/restart pops up, press the volume keys on the other side of the phone and the volume setting thing will pop up above the other one

  • Tyler 1 week ago Link

    Ok well wtf.. I downloaded the update but it said I only have the part 1 version, check back later for the rest. WTF IS THIS. And it says I'm not on 5.0 when yet the update said it was lollipop.

  • Kathryn Taylor 1 week ago Link

    Hate the new update. Why the change, don't fix what isn't broken. Can we go back?

  • Lauri Forsman 1 week ago Link

    so do you mean that Finland dont have that update?
    well Finland does have it

  • Simone Lagasse 1 week ago Link

    spend all that money on a new phone and this is what we get , if its not broken don't fix it , now mine keeps rebooting , 8 times so far today , the new colors are ugly , now I'am going to purchase a galaxy edge. and I will not do any updates , unless its needed.

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