The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 has at long last arrived to AT&T customers in the US. Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have been shifting the Android 5.0 update out OTA for some time now, while Galaxy S5 LTE-A owners have been treated to Lollipop too. Find out all the latest news on the Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop update below.
Galaxy S5 Android update in the US
AT&T Galaxy S5 update
AT&T is the last major US carrier to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5 owning customers, announcing its roll-out plans via its ATTCares Twitter account. Head to your settings > about phone > software update page to download it now.
T-Mobile Galaxy S5 update
T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners can upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA right now. The update comes in at around 940 MB, so make sure you're on Wi-Fi when you download it.
Verizon Galaxy S5 update
The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is also available for S5 owners on the Verizon network (SM-G900V). The update apparently arrived in two bundles, upgrading the Verizon Galaxy S5 firmware to build number VRU1BNLC.
Sprint Galaxy S5 update
Sprint followed hot on Verizon's heels, pushing out the update OTA for the US Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900P). To check to see if the update is waiting for you, just go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update.
The Sprint changelog is pretty minimal, featuring:
- Android OS update to v5.0 Lollipop
- Enhanced VoWiFi UI
- Lumen tool bar removed
Galaxy S5 Android update in the UK/Europe
The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been available in the UK and Europe for a while, but a recent patch brought back mute mode to the quick-settings menu. This feature had been removed when Android 5.0 first arrived (as Lollipop doesn't have a standard silent mode), but made a return with the Galaxy Note Edge running Android 5.0.1. The upgraded Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) rolled out with build number G900FXXU1BOB7.
Galaxy S5 LTE-A Android update
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update hit unlocked and carrier-branded devices in South Korea with model number SM-G906S. This bodes well for the international version Galaxy S5 LTE-A as well, with model number SM-G901F which surely can't be far away either. Let us know in the comments when it lands on your Galaxy S5 LTE-A or visit Sam Mobile for the SM-G906S firmware now.
Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update: what to expect
We updated our Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and you can see what it looks like below:
How to downgrade the Galaxy S5
There are a whole bunch of Android Lollipop problems out there, from battery drain issues to crashes and reboots. If you recently upgraded your Galaxy S5 to Lollipop, and are regretting the decision, follow our how to downgrade the Galaxy S5 from Lollipop to KitKat guide, and get it back to the previous version.
When you get the Lollipop update, be sure to let us know how you like it in the comments below.