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Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update news [rolling out to Black Edition now]

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The Galaxy S4 now has the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in a number of territories. The firmware appeared in Russia first, a few days into February, and arrived in India a week later. Now it's rolling out to the Black Edition S4 in the UK. Find out all of the latest Galaxy S4 update news below. 

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When will the Galaxy S4 get the Android Lollipop update? / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy S4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update in Europe

While the Galaxy S4 LTE-A Lollipop update is currently available in the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia, the good old vanilla Galaxy S4 hasn't had a whiff of Lollipop outside of Russia and India.

Now, owners of the Black Edition Galaxy S4 (another LTE enabled S4) can be upgraded to Android 5.0.1 in the UK. SamMobile informs us that model GT-I9505 is receiving the update, but there is no further news of Lollipop rolling out to standard S4 devices in the US or UK.

Meanwhile, Samsung Norway announced on Facebook recently that its roll-out of Lollipop on the S4 and S5 had been halted due to a number of bugs.

SamMobile had previously acquired an early test version of Android Lollipop on the Galaxy S4, complete with refreshed TouchWiz UI, which you can check out in the video below. The final version is virtually identical to what you see here.

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.

Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update in the US

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.

AT&T Galaxy S4 Android update

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

Verizon Galaxy S4 Android update

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

Sprint Galaxy S4 Android update

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

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

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  • Loukas Gerasimou 3 days ago Link

    Why i dont see for the software uptade i want to do and it write i have uptade all news uptades i have samsung galaxy S4 GT-I9505

  • papiuncut 1 week ago Link

    i have glaxy s4 sgh-i337 and its unlocked. i am a tmobile subscriber, but with the sgh-i337 i cant get wifi calling. how can i download sgh-m919 firmware onto sgh-i337 device

  • Markos Kyriacou 1 week ago Link

    Galaxy S4 9505, rolling out Lollipop 5.0.1 OTA in Cyprus right now

  • Piyush Goyal 1 week ago Link


    I recently updated to lollipop this software llooks pretty decent but the output sucks
    I am constantly facing issues like contact list not updated, phone getting heated up while talking and charging, battery getting discharged very fast, phone geting hanged and returning to home screen instantly while using apps, phone ringer volume not remaining constant to high mode,i feel like throwing away this phone

    Please can anyone help me....

  • Landon Cayia 1 week ago Link

    I have the Verizon Galaxy S4 LTE, model number SCH-I545. This is the Qualcomm chip version. I have yet to receive an Android 5.0 Lollipop update, but do want one soon. My GS4 has a strange throttling problem in simple and intense games, ever since the KitKat update. The device is not even hot, and gets annoying chops in all games. So I have been waiting for Lollipop to fix this.

  • Zlatea Alexandru 1 week ago Link

    Hello guys! Do you have any ideas if the S4 model I9515 will receive the android 5.0 update? Tyvm for your time.

  • Phil Bateson 1 week ago Link

    OTA update of Galaxy S4 to Lollipop 5.0.1 yesterday (England). Phone seems to work fine BUT - there are none of the lovely well published and advertised Lollipop Wallpapers to be found anywhere on my phone. Seems like I didn't get any!!! Additionally the one widget that I relied on most - the S Planner (Calendar) Agenda widget is no longer available. In the Widgets page there is a "Mini Today " showing my appointments for only the current day only. Also I keep getting a message saying that "an app needs updating" on the lock screen - but no clue as to which app - when I open the message it just takes me to the play store. So there are a few bugs as yet - it seems.

  • George L. 1 week ago Link

    Updated to lollipop overnight, haven't done a factory reset or anything! Works perfectly, contact list working, music (power amp) playlists working perfectly. I had to clear cache on play store and that's it! It is amazingly fast between screens and apps well done samsung! a great update (international red variant) for the UK

  • Steve 1 week ago Link

    Just had the 5.0.1 update on my S4 in the UK on o2. Love it.

  • Lee 1 week ago Link

    If you are going to flash this update or any other update do a full Backup, flash the lollipop OS via Odin and if you are flashing/updating over your old KitKat OS I highly recommend you doing a full factory reset after the lollipop update, wipe everything and setup as a new device to avoid any issues or problems with the new lollipop OS.

    • Kshitij More 1 week ago Link

      i did everything as you mentioned above but the problems are still there.. the problem is in the rom

  • Kshitij More 1 week ago Link

    Dont update the phone to lollipop there are number of bugs in the update... please dont update..

  • Megha Gupta 2 weeks ago Link

    Hi, I upgraded to Lollipop 5.0.1 two days ago, but my contact list is still not visible. It is still saying 'updating contact list'. I did go into settings< accounts and stopped the contacts sync for a while. But nothing seems to working. I have tried the ol' switch in and switch off too. Please help! Also, my phone is getting super heated up and my wallpaper disappeared and gave me an extremely boring blue screen. I am more worried about my contacts though.


    • Piyush Goyal 1 week ago Link

      going thru with the same issue megha pls help if u find any solution

  • Fred Marcano 2 weeks ago Link

    When will the Lollipop OTA update rollout for my phone? Thank You.
    Location: Northeast, Central New Jersey
    Carrier: Sprint
    Manufacturer/Model: Samsung Galaxy S4
    Device no.: SPH-L720,
    Android version: 4.42,
    Baseband: L720VPUFNG2,
    Kernel: 3.4.0-2162929,
    Build no.: KOT49H.L720VPUFNG2.

    • turbo&ozone 1 week ago Link

      Soon I hope. Been waiting and checking everyday...

  • Pratik Ghogale 3 weeks ago Link

    I got update for lollipop in my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and these are the problems I'm facing :-
    1.Battery is draining quickly.
    2.Wallpapers turns into blue/black screen.
    3.App stops suddenly.
    4.Always gets a pop up saying 'Unfortunately contacts have stopped'.
    5.Sometimes all the apps gets disappeared after opening menu,and comes back in 2 3 seconds.

    • Kshitij More 3 weeks ago Link

      i am also facing the same problem factory reset and flashing the rom doesnt work. the update is not good they need to release a new update

  • Milind Raval 3 weeks ago Link

    I am not Geting 5.0 update on galaxy s4.

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