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Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop: when will I get it? [updated: Mute mode returns]

Scott Adam Gordon
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The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 continues to roll out in the US. Verizon, Sprint and now T-Mobile customers are enjoying the fruits of Google's labor, with the Android 5.0 OTA update spreading far and wide (unless you're with AT&T). Meanwhile, Galaxy S5 owners in the UK have just been treated to the return of mute mode too (see UK section below for details). Find out everything you need to know about when to expect the Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop update.

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

Galaxy S5 Android update in the US

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 update

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners are now getting the Android 5.0 Lollipop update sent out OTA to their devices. The update comes in at around 940 MB so make sure you're on Wi-Fi when you download it. If you haven't seen the update notification yet, head to Settings > About Phone > Software Update to see if it's ready for your T-Mobile Galaxy S5.

Verizon Galaxy S5 update

The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is also available for S5 owners on the Verizon network (SM-G900V). The update apparently came in two bundles, updating the Verizon Galaxy S5 firmware to build number VRU1BNLC.

Samsung is claiming lots of Material Design, but...that's open to interpretation. Still, from what we can see the update looks a real treat. 

Sprint Galaxy S5 update

Sprint has followed hot on Verizon's heels, with users receiving the OTA update on Sprint Galaxy S5 models in the US (SM-G900P). To check to see if the update is waiting for you, just go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update.

The changelog is pretty minimal:

  • Android OS update to v5.0 Lollipop
  • Enhanced VoWiFi UI
  • Lumen tool bar removed

AT&T Galaxy S5 update

AT&T is now the only major US carrier not to have delivered the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5 owners. It can't be too far away, but AT&T was also the last carrier to push Android 4.4.4 KitKat as well, so don't expect the AT&T Galaxy S5 update to come any faster.

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Mute mode returns to the Galaxy S5 with the latest firmware patch from Samsung. / © ANDROIDPIT

Galaxy S5 Android update in theUK/Europe

Update: A recent patch to the Lollipop firmware for UK owners of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) sees a build number of G900FXXU1BOB7 which is notable mostly for returning mute mode to the Quick Settings in the notifications shade. This feature had been removed with Lollipop (as Lolipop doesn't have a standard silent mode), but was returned first to the Galaxy Note Edge running Android 5.0.1 and now to the S5 with this update.

This patch remains on the existing Android 5.0 build number (LRX21T), meaning the changes made were purely on Samsung's end and not on Google's. Samsung is, however, reportedly working on integrating Android 5.0.2 into TouchWiz already, but this isn't likely to make it onto the S5 for a little while yet.  

Galaxy S5 Android update globally

In other news, though the Galaxy S5 LTE-A is not available globally, 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, fixing 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: what to expect

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

Unofficial Galaxy S5 Android update firmware

For Galaxy S5 variants including SM-G900I and SM-G900M, 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.

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.

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  • steve 6 months ago Link

    what about Att?

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  • Scott Adam Gordon
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    6 months ago Link

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

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    • steve 6 months ago Link

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

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  • Scott Adam Gordon
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    6 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.

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  • Richard Boggs 6 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.

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  • Pete Berry 5 months ago Link

    Still on 4.4.2 here on 3 in the UK

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    • Geoff Totten 5 months ago Link

      Your lucky we in Australia are stuck on 4.3!

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      • Moni Mihailov 3 months ago Link

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

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      • Stuart Male 3 months ago Link

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

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    • Roland Smith 1 month ago Link

      I wouldn't hold your breath on this one, according to Three they have not got it yet, so i would expect an update sometime in 2016

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  • Steve 5 months ago Link

    What about this update on S4 on O2 in UK?

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  • debra rymer 5 months ago Link

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

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  • m chalmers 4 months ago Link

    wot about the united kingdom s5? thanks

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  • Richard Yarrell 4 months ago Link

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

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  • Blake Decker 4 months 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 recovery...works 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!

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    • m chalmers 4 months ago Link

      Thank you :)

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    • Jude Palermo 3 weeks ago Link

      With what you said, can I root my at&t samsung galaxy note 4 .... I just found this post. Anything you have or know may be of great use to me. Is also what you said, how you rooted you GS5?

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  • Michael W Tomaino 3 months 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 :)

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  • Michael W Tomaino 3 months ago Link

    Your welcome my man

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  • Michael W Tomaino 3 months ago Link

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

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  • abhishek 3 months ago Link

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

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  • Michael W Tomaino 3 months 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

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  • J Woody 3 months 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.

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  • shaun 3 months ago Link

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

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  • Steven Wilson 2 months 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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  • Lauri Forsman 2 months ago Link

    s4?

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  • qdelin 2 months 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

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  • Sertac Kocahal 2 months ago Link

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

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  • Rk Sharma 2 months 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.

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  • Jordyn Hall 2 months ago Link

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

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  • Ebtesam Malik 2 months 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.

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  • Rae Praneel 2 months 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!!!!!!😣😣😣😣😣

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    • Mr Banks 2 months ago Link

      Plz help how to update my s5 I'm in Nigeria

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  • Lee 2 months ago Link

    🙌 I got my update and I'm now running Android 5.0 Lollipop on my Factory Unlocked "Sim Free" S5 👍😊

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  • Eddy Jones 2 months 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

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    • Lee 2 months 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.

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  • Ashun Enimil 2 months 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

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  • Fernando Pessoa Sousa 2 months 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

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  • Mr Banks 2 months ago Link

    Plz @Richard how can I update my galaxy s5 can't find it from about device

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  • asc 2 months ago Link

    Updated to 5.0 but Facebook is crashing. I cannot even start it. Messenger works thou (saw some guys reporting that Messenger isn't working). Tried uninstall/install, reset, but neither help. I am thinking to clear system cache now.

    Anyone managed to make Facebook work?

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  • norafyda ab rahman 1 month ago Link

    i'm in Malaysia...still on version 4.4.2....when i check software status...it shown that i'm using the "latest software"...help me..i want new android

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  • Lee 1 month ago Link

    Old News and a day late, as other Android apps had this UK update listed early yesterday.

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  • Stuart Male 1 month ago Link

    Australia g900i still on 4.4.2

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  • Pete Berry 1 month ago Link

    Might be available to EE and Vodafone in the UK but Three ain't got it yet?

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  • Riotsloth 1 month ago Link

    Man, lollipop 5.0 on the S5 stinks to high heaven. I am so sick of factory resetting my phone. It's so slow and laggy, eats battery and freezes. Camera and gallery lags, freezes really bad. Apps freeze and FC.

    It is awful, I wish I had never upgraded and now I'm going to have to go back to kit kat and reset a sixth time, until 5.0.2 is released.
    I would not recommend anybody upgrade right now. The os itself is great and has some lovely new features, but it's just almost unusable.

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    • Clint McFadden 3 weeks ago Link

      I agree. I just received the lollipop update yesterday morning and now the battery is draining faster than ever and the camera seems to be taking terrible grainy photos. Also it replaced blocking mode with a less usable call block system. So far very disappointed. Time for factory reset!

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      • Rob 3 weeks ago Link

        Mine is terrible. Running hot and very laggy. Battery is draining much faster now. Hope they fix these bugs REAL SOON !

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    • Rob 3 weeks ago Link

      Mine is exactly as u described. They better send out 5.0.2 real quick cause this sucks!!!

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  • Rk Sharma 1 month ago Link

    I am using S5 SM G900H which worth Rs 42000 for past 5 months still now no update. As I see phone is lagging, wifi not working, touchwiz problem, sometimes phone hang up, battery draining. Samsung is doing nothing for the customer??? When will the s5 get update??????

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  • seim 1 month ago Link

    I have received the Lollipop update and here is what I have discovered. My Device is Samsung Galaxy S6:

    Visit Techneso Dot Com :D They don;t allow me to post link :( :(

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  • Luciano Miguel 1 month ago Link

    Can i install the L 5.0 for SM-G900I in to my SM-G900H?

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  • Patrick 4 weeks ago Link

    Hurry up Europe has it but not the US for samsung galaxy s5 active what a Joke.

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  • Eddy Jones 4 weeks ago Link

    I have a S5 with Sprint and before I received the 4.4.4 update the auto focus on my camera worked fine but since the 4.4.4 update the auto focus doesn't work at all. It's useless I cannot take a photo that's even close to being in focus everything is out of focus is anyone else having this issue?

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  • Joseph Jelly Elmajian 3 weeks ago Link

    Hey! My Samsung Galaxy S5 has not received the Lollipop update which kinda sucks! Anybody know why?

    All answers are apprrciated, God bless!

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  • amanda 3 weeks ago Link

    Not keen on the newest update, my phone keeps freezing all the time its so slow now.
    Also why has the mute button gone ?
    Not happy

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  • Nana Kwamina Ashun 3 weeks ago Link

    No news on the tablet Notepro 12.2 yet

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  • del leger 3 weeks ago Link

    I am updating my gs5 to 4.4.4, I just got the newest 4.4.2 yesterday (FINALLY) has anyone had any problems wth 4.4.4?

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  • Dr. Alan Mandel 3 weeks ago Link

    Hoping my samsung galaxy s5 on Sprint will get the Lollipop update on 2/5 as in the articles I've read. I've been living with Kitkat 4.4.4 for awhile now, and looking forward to the Lollipop update. I have the zero lemon 8500mAh battery, so plenty of power if I'm away from a charger for awhile. May invest in an external power pack to be safe. I'll write another comment once I get the update and let everyone know how it works out.

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  • Gerri Decker 3 weeks ago Link

    I'm not happy with the I update and wish I can get it off my phone. Since the install my phone takes about 7 hours to charge and I can no longer charge my phone and use it at the same time as it drains the battery rather than charge.

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  • Roland Smith 3 weeks ago Link

    I have lollipop on my S5 on Three UK, if you haven't updated yet then i suggest you don't, 5.0 is a battery killer, 100% to 5% in 4 hrs and that's with minimal usage

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  • Lee 3 weeks ago Link

    UK Sim Free :- Nothing wrong with the lollipop update on the S5, too many people moaning 😁 my battery life is better than it was on 4.4.2 KitKat, no lag, no issues, no problems, nothing wrong with lolliwhiz "TouchWiz"

    My advice is to do a full factory reset after the update, clean out the old crap "app data" stored on your SD Card and clean install everything. Start fresh.

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    • Petrus 2 weeks ago Link

      sorry to disagree... i did factory reset before updating to lollipop, format the sd card too, i started with a clean firmware, is laggy, screen forze sometimes turn black and very slow, the battery discharge very quicly and charghing very slow

      LOLLIPOP is SHITTYYYY
      is there any way to get back to the firmware before???

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  • Kimberley Flood 3 weeks ago Link

    My phone updated to lollipop 5.0 on my S5. Terrible update, battery dies within hours, menu screens are white instead of black. There is no silent feature just sound or vibrate, useless update.

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    • Roland Smith 2 weeks ago Link

      I had the same problem with mine, a full factory reset should sort it out, it did with mine

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  • Ali H. 3 weeks ago Link

    Hi, I have Virgin Mobile, and I got 5.0 today! Love it, its clean and new and shiny! I have Samsung S5, G900pvpu1boa6. Question tho. Do you think I will get .01 or .02, too? No issues so far. Downloaded on wifi, 885mg. I have been watching your site and knew it was coming and what a nice surprise on my day off. Oh, camera now automatically detects low light levels and adjusts the camera. Very cool. Still requires me to input pin at my home. Is that in 5.0, or how do I change it? Thanks for a great read! :)

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  • gabriel 3 weeks ago Link

    finally got the lolipop update on my s5, nothing big expect mgs look different or settings icon look different

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  • aryeh shporer 2 weeks ago Link

    when the galaxy s4 in israel got lollipop

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  • gabriel 2 weeks ago Link

    I dont know

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  • Roger N. 2 weeks ago Link

    Lollipop RUINED my Verizon S5. I can't tell you how bad the lags are.
    The Lock Screen notifications seem to block the "Show Owner Info" area.

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  • Christine Pilch Mancini 2 weeks ago Link

    If you have a Samsung Galaxy S5, DO NOT upgrade to LOLLIPOP. It compromised my email, rendered wifi unusable, made the phone run so hot that the battery runs down in 4-5 hours with minimal use, and eliminated all notifications before the unlock screen. Samsung's proposed solution? A full factory reset, which erases everything on your phone. Don't upgrade to Lollipop. It's garbage and will render your phone virtually unusable.

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  • Mark Salmon 2 weeks ago Link

    Since I updated my S5 yesterday, I hate my phone. Battery drained completely in shockingly short time with minimal use. The mute button has gone! How stupid is that? Notifications now show for all to see or read. Lags and freezes and overheats. What a joke. Restored factory settings but it came back with the update still in place. How can I restore back to how it was before this ridiculous, phone ruining update?

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  • Agathe Børretzen 2 weeks ago Link

    This update is close to 1Gb! It makes the phone feel like it is full of virus as it will get super slow and buggy. Gps will also be more inaccurate. Is this a way to make us buy a new phone? What do I do to make Samsung fix this? :O

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  • Michelle Kohler 2 weeks ago Link

    The new 'update' is draining my battery at a remarkable rate. I would rather have the previous system.

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  • Agathe Børretzen 2 weeks ago Link

    There is a riot about this on samsung norge's facebook page. Maybe also on theyr main page? Go tell them directly to fix this.

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  • Bob Jenkins 1 week ago Link

    GS5 Android 5.0 is out NOW for T-Mobile!

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  • Chris Grey 1 week ago Link

    I believe it should be noted, a source from Samsung has stated that the Android L update will be available in three weeks time for download in New Zealand.
    According to the source, Samsung needs the "greenlight" from both Android and Samsung own management team before proceeding further from retail release.
    I hope others from New Zealand will read this, it's been an absolute mission to find the right people to speak to.
    Stay toasty guys.

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  • Shanmuga sundaram 1 week ago Link

    when do I get my lollipop update for s5 in India??? or do I need to get s6 for lollipop???😂😂😂

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  • €vris 1 week ago Link

    Big problem with battery drain but wait for upgrade in the beginning of March. nobody to worry. free to ask.

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  • Shanmuga sundaram 1 week ago Link

    That's cool... and thank you..👍👍👍

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  • Shorty Yamamoto 1 week ago Link

    Anyone have a fix yet for at&t S5 install interrupted problem? Still on 4.4.2 trying to download the 142 mb security patch and bug fix update that fails on unstall.

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  • Glostermeteor 6 days ago Link

    Don't do it, since upgrading to Lollipop by S5s battery life has been cut by 30%. Wait for 5.02. Samsung and their bloody buggy updates!!

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    • DCc 2 days ago Link

      Yep! They really know how to alienate their customers, don't they!

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  • Aakash Patel 4 days ago Link

    when will ... indian s5 version get 5.0 ... ?SM G900H

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  • Shanmuga sundaram 3 days ago Link

    This make me to hate samsung... S4 got an update in India... y not S5... its bad... better own a Nexus than to prefer Samsung...

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  • kam 3 days ago Link

    the update drains the battery. is on constant gps mode and does not load pictures quickly if at all. Horrible update. I suggest against it.

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    • DCc 2 days ago Link

      Yes, it's a complete disaster!

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  • Heather Baker 3 days ago Link

    I got the update yesterday, and my contacts keeps force closing.

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    • DCc 2 days ago Link

      You are lucky if that's all that is going wrong!

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  • Aakash Patel 3 days ago Link

    in 5.0 ... update..?! s5

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  • Heather Baker 3 days ago Link

    yes, US

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  • Cindy chiellini 3 days ago Link

    Hate the update!!!! really messed up my phone...drained the battery and ate up my data.!!! finally had to do a factory reset to get my phone to work.....slowly getting used to it!!

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    • DCc 2 days ago Link

      Agreed! Same issue here. Samsung clearly don't like their loyal customers.

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  • DCc 2 days ago Link

    This update is a disaster. Everything crashes, the battery life goes from full to zero in an hour without usage. The screen won't respond when a call comes in, apps open and close randomly - in short, avoid it like the plague until they get it sorted.
    I have had to reset my phone and spend days getting it set up as I had it.
    Samsung should warn users about the downsides instead of pushing the update via pop-ups at Beta stage.
    Really annoyed!

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    • €vris 2 days ago Link

      You are totally wrong my friend! just try to reset or use odin and format the phone. If you update via ota there always some issues.

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  • Rk Sharma 2 days ago Link

    Samsung only think make money from india , never provide any updates or service timely now again in s5 they not provding any updates, this is my last samsung phone & never go to suggest any one to buy samsung mobile

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  • Roger 1 day ago Link

    I have a note 4 n910h will the Samsung official update android 5 lollipop work if I download it with odin ( n910c )

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  • E-B 1 day ago Link

    I am facing a lot of issues after update to Lolli pop 5.0
    first and worse one is connection to network and wifi
    Batery is going very fast
    phone in general works very slow
    What do you advice in such case?

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  • Kornelius 19 hours ago Link

    Updated my ATT S5 to 4.4.4 and ever since it suks. I wanna throw my s5 away.... Thanks ATT for more shitttyyy service and customer service
    .....

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