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Get the Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update now! [updated: Galaxy S5 LTE-A is getting Android 5.0.1 soon, will the S5 be next?]

Scott Adam Gordon

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 has started to roll out. Samsung has worked at lightning pace to deliver Lollipop so quickly after it was first released – it would almost be rude not to install it! Find out here how you can get Android 5.0 on your Galaxy S5 right now. Update: Samsung is now working Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for the Galaxy S5 LTE-A (SM-G906S), and though this is a Korean-only device, it indicates that this version of Android is coming to the international and US variants of the S5. Check under the update section below for more details. 

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Galaxy S5 Android update: when will my Samsung phone get Lollipop? / © ANDROIDPIT

Update: Though the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is only available in Korea, Samsung has still decided to update the device to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and is working on the final build right now. The update will affect the Galaxy S5 LTE-A the same way it does the Galaxy S5 and other Samsung phones when they eventually get the update. The 0.1 portion of the Android version includes some minor bug fixes from the first iteration of Android 5.0. Though Google hasn't officially said what these would be, the update will likely fix up problems like the automatic factory device reset or the video playback issues some devices with 5.0 were having. Read below for all the current Android 5.0 Lollipop info regarding the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 update

Sam Mobile broke the news that the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has started to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop update in Poland, paving the way for an imminent release in the rest of Europe. The best news? If you want to get your hands on the official firmware you can do so now! Just head here and follow the instructions.

We still don't know when the update will be hitting the US (it usually follows after Europe thanks to carrier certification hold-ups), but we're nonetheless mighty impressed that a Samsung device has been able get the update, with all the TouchWiz additions, just 31 days after the Lollipop code was officially released (putting even HTC's 90-day Advantage promises to shame).

Sam Mobile had already shown us a test build of Android 5.0 Lollipop on the Galaxy S5, so we knew it was well underway, but getting the update out at this speed is something of an epic move from Samsung, and it may have just won some of its disillusioned fans back. 

We updated our Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and you can see what it looks like below:

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The home screen and app drawer. / © ANDROIDPIT
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The new notifications shade and quick-settings menu. / © ANDROIDPIT
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The lock screen (with new lock screen notifications) and all-new recent apps list. / © ANDROIDPIT
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The dialer screen and settings menu. / © ANDROIDPIT

Sprint Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update

The folks over at the XDA Developers site have also been hard at work on an unofficial version of the Android 5.0 update for the Sprint Galaxy S5 which is available now. Before you start flashing it with Odin, please keep in mind that there could be a fair amount of bugs that still haven’t been ironed out. Another important thing to consider is that this will wipe all of the data on your phone, so make sure you back up your pictures and files etc before hand. The update is said to have most of the Android 5.0 Lollipop look and feel, however the sensors haven’t been fully tested.

If you aren’t keen on giving up your phone warranty, you can wait for Sprint to deliver the update OTA. It shouldn’t be too much longer considering carriers and OEMs are all in a mad race to get the update to phones as soon as possible.

For other Galaxy S5 models

For other Galaxy S5 variants (SM-G900I and SM-G900M - and more soon to follow), head over to the XDA Developers forum where another working version of Android 5.0 Lollipop is also currently in development. It's an early build, but most features are working (NFC and the camera seemingly the only two things which aren't). If you're eager to see what Lollipop will look like when it finally arrives on your device, head over there now and download the ROM.

Have you tried any of these Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop ROMS?

If you want to learn about the status of the Android 4.4.4 update for Galaxy S5, that info can be found below the break.

What about the Android 4.4.4 update for the Galaxy S5?

Samsung’s flagship device, the Galaxy S5, has been receiving the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update in the US for a little while now, firstly on Verizon. Verizon actually brought out a second update only a month after a large patch rolled out to devices on the same network. Sprint has now rolled out the Android 4.4.4 update for the Galaxy S5 over the air. Here's what you can expect from the latest S5 update from your carrier.

Galaxy S5 Sprint Android 4.4.4 KitKat update

After leaking last month, the final build of Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now rolling for the Sprint CMDA version of the Galaxy S5. As you know, the Galaxy S5 launched over six months ago with Android 4.4.2 and leapfrogged Android 4.4.3 entirely. While Sprint's support page says the update was released on September 24th there's still a shortage of people verifying that that they have actually received it, so Sprint may simply be trying to rewrite history (rather rather unsuccessfully). Nevertheless, the OTA is on its way, so keep an eye out. The update brings international VoWiFi, security patches, a HD voice icon and the full Android 4.4.4 KitKat suite of goodies.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop is almost here for the S5, but some carriers still haven't shipped Android 4.4.4. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy S5 Verizon Android updates

The Galaxy S5 update on Verizon has brought a wealth of improvements to the device, such as better music streaming connectivity and some UI changes in Memo and and Emergency Mode. It also updated some of the included software (bloatware) that comes with the device, like Message+ and Cloud. The latest patch seems to be a little less comprehensive, but early reports suggest there has been some minor interface changes to look out for and a bluetooth related fix.

Verizon then pushed out yet another update for the Galaxy S5, less than a week after the last, with build number KTU84P.G900VVRU1ANI2. The patch brings some extra tracking features to the S Health app, tweaks to enable VoLTE, and an option to turn off the Galaxy S5 camera shutter sound! If you were yet to download the previous update then it's likely you will jump straight to this latest version.

Galaxy S5 T-Mobile Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Despite updating its Galaxy S4 variant to Android 4.4.4 recently, the latest KitKat update still hasn't appeared with T-Mobile's S5 device just yet; it still remains on 4.4.2. 

Galaxy S5 AT&T Android 4.4.2 KitKat update

Like T-Mobile, AT&T users are still sitting on Android 4.4.2, although this carriers S5's did receive some minor updates a while back. Time is running out before units start seeing an official Lollipop release in December, let's hope AT&T can keep up!

Are you still keeping up with Galaxy S5 updates? Or are you now only interested in when it will receive Android Lollipop?

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  • steve 4 months ago Link

    what about Att?

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    Scott Adam Gordon 4 months ago Link

    No news from AT&T about an update unfortunately :(

    • steve 4 months ago Link

      where's the best place to check for updates on att s5?

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    Scott Adam Gordon 4 months ago Link

    You just have to keep checking your "software update" page. Go to "settings", then to "about phone". If I hear any other news about S5 updates I'll put it in this article.

  • Richard Boggs 4 months ago Link

    I just updated my s5, and now it isn't charging like it used too. anyone else having this issue? It worked perfectly fine before the update.

  • Pete Berry 3 months ago Link

    Still on 4.4.2 here on 3 in the UK

    • Geoff Totten 3 months ago Link

      Your lucky we in Australia are stuck on 4.3!

      • Moni Mihailov 1 month ago Link

        How can you be on 4.3 when the Galaxy S5 launched with 4.4.2 out of the box xDDD

      • Stuart Male 3 weeks ago Link

        That's weird. I'm in Australia and have had 4.4.2 for ages.

  • Steve 3 months ago Link

    What about this update on S4 on O2 in UK?

  • debra rymer 3 months ago Link

    Can you find out when note 3 in Australia will get update 4.44. Thank you

  • m chalmers 2 months ago Link

    wot about the united kingdom s5? thanks

  • Richard Yarrell 2 months ago Link

    Eventually everyone will have the 4.4.4 Kit Kat update. Note 4 arrives with it just like the Alpha

  • Blake Decker 1 month ago Link

    i wanted to give a lil heads up..i have my gs5 with att...yes i knoww..locked bootloader..well i used towelroot and busy box, along with safestrap flawless...with a custom rom called visx this is the 1 i found to works and gave me alot of room to customize!..well with each of the updates released i always look to see what is in the update that will make an improvement from the current build im using...well...i have 4.4.2 right now and i dont see going 4.4.4 just not enough goodies for me to start all over...i wish att would unlock the bootloaders...if the customer service reps are so worried about how to deal with bootloops or whatever the problem it is you are having...they can easily learn how to help you...if i can...they can...but they dont want to deal with it..maybe someday...if you have att and want to root/custom roms...its so easy i recomend jumping on youtube and looking up galaxys5roo is his user name...he will show you step by step how to root/load custom recovery..hes also got another channel zedomax...this guys awsome and really loves android and you can tell by the way he shows you how to customize!

  • Michael W Tomaino 1 month ago Link

    Just got the 4.4.4 for my sprint s5 rebooted 3 times but its up and running heres to looking at lollipop soon im hoping :)

  • Michael W Tomaino 1 month ago Link

    Your welcome my man

  • Michael W Tomaino 1 month ago Link

    Did notice lil changes here and there nothing too major but nice lil subtle changes

  • abhishek 4 weeks ago Link

    when we will get in india on galaxy s5 any idea about it...?

  • Michael W Tomaino 3 weeks ago Link

    So i dont know if anyone expierenced this but i cant retrieve any of my saved email i mean my gmail is saved but the regular email app deleted all my saved stuff I don't know if that has to do with the update or not but I just thought I would make everyone aware or maybe even get some help with this

  • J Woody 3 weeks ago Link

    I don't have any inside info for anyone but my AT&T company phones (S4 and S5) received the 4.4.4 update 2 days ago. I keep checking my 4 personal S5's and nothing yet.

  • shaun 3 weeks ago Link

    will the lollipop be available for the Samsung galaxy s5 I'm with cricket which is owned by at&t?

  • Steven Wilson 2 weeks ago Link

    just got the S5 on tmobile, and am overall happy. touchwiz is mostly a disaster, primarily the lack of the real kitkat lock screen with widgets. I've rooted 3 previous androids, but I'm not sure I want to root the S5. Can anyone determine if the eventual lollipop update will allow disabling the touchwiz lock screen in favor of the pure android lock screen with widgets and notifications? Thanks!

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  • qdelin 2 weeks ago Link

    i want to downgrade my s5 to 4.4 2 and i dont have a backup of efs, its safe to downgrade (i had a bad experience with a s3) maybe you can show us a tutorial

  • Sertac Kocahal 2 weeks ago Link

    Will also update come to g900w8?If comes when it will come?

  • Rk Sharma 1 week ago Link

    Hey Im using S5 (SM-G900H)for five months but still there are no updates. Sometime Phone is lagging, sometime get stuck, battery gaining, wifi unstable. Why Samsung is not giving any updates???? Still waiting, no news either.

  • Jordyn Hall 1 week ago Link

    I'm in New Zealand and I still have 4.4.2 :(

  • Ebtesam Malik 1 week ago Link

    I have updated my s5 to lollipop everything is working fine, except my Facebook application has stopped working completely and so is the messenger. Can anyone help.

  • Rae Praneel 1 week ago Link

    Help!!!! I updated android lollipop 5 on my galaxy s5 through samsung kies 3 yesterday but not working facebook and facebook messenger unfortunately facebook has stopped message display!!!!!!😣😣😣😣😣

  • Lee 5 days ago Link

    🙌 I got my update and I'm now running Android 5.0 Lollipop on my Factory Unlocked "Sim Free" S5 "no Poland shit" UK only 👍😊
    no problems or issues with apps, everything running smoothly and everything is working great,

    And now we gotta wait for lollipop 5.0.1, I reckon that'll be next year sometime knowing Samsung 😕

    lol I'm still in shock I actually got a OTA update 💃

  • Eddy Jones 5 days ago Link

    Yeah I got 4.4.4 on my Sprint S5 last week which makes me wonder if I'm going to see 5.0 at all this month or even before the S6 comes out

    • Lee 5 days ago Link

      I didn’t get the 4.4.4 update I was still running 4.4.2 when I got the 5.0 lollipop update.

  • Ashun Enimil 5 days ago Link

    When are some of us having Samsung Flagship tablets going to be considered for lollipop updates. I have purchased every flagship tablet from Galaxy Note 10.1( 2012) to Galaxy Note 12.2. Sometimes I feel frustrated from lack of communication on such matters as upgrades from Samsung

  • Fernando Pessoa Sousa 4 hours ago Link

    Hi, Any news regarding the formal lollipop update for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F)? I follow the link above that points to SamMobile and now I have some apps in Poland language and Facebook that cannot work... :(
    Many thanks