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Samsung Galaxy S4 Android update news

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android update news

The Samsung Galaxy S4 reached its EOL - End of Life when it received the Android Lollipop update in November 2015. From this point on, Samsung stopped supporting the device with regular OS updates. We’ve compiled a list of the latest Galaxy S4 updates for you in case you're unsure if you’ve received the most current Android version.

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android updates by carrier

Samsung Galaxy S4

Android Jelly Bean  Android Kitkat Android Lollipop 5.0.1 Android Marshmallow Android Nougat
Verizon Yes Yes Yes No No
T-Mobile ​Yes Yes Yes No No
AT&T ​Yes Yes Yes No No
Sprint Yes Yes Yes No No
US Cellular Yes Yes Yes No No

Samsung Galaxy S4: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The Galaxy S4 reached the end of its life cycle with the Android update to version 5.0.1. The last sporadic updates for the Galaxy S4 were deployed around the end of 2015 and "only" closed some known security issues and small bug fixes. If you were holding on to the hope that you'd receive any Marshmallow-like features, sadly you'll be disappointed.  

Which Android Version is running on my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Usually, your Galaxy S4 updates itself, so it should be up to date. If you still aren't sure if your Galaxy S4 is up to date, go into the Settings menu of your phone -> About device -> and check the Android version and/or Baseband version. If for some reason, your phone isn't up to date, you should trigger an update search. Go into the Settings menu and look for System Updates and tap on it. This should trigger any missing software updates. 

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Is your Samsung Galaxy S4 up to date? / © AndroidPIT

Galaxy S4 Android Marshmallow update

There are no official Android Marshmallow updates for the Galaxy S4. If you want to install Android Marshmallow on your S4, you can do so by flashing a custom ROM on your phone. There are various resources such as LineageOS (formerly known as CyanogenMod) and XDA Developers who offer customs ROMs that will let you sort your phone out with the newest unofficial Android updates. Check out our guide on how to get Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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  • Will 5.0.2 android version come to s4?


  • Wow. I had no idea something so bad could come of updating. I wasn't able to update for so long due to no internet. But I finally did a couple days ago and it's been nothing but a nightmare since! I really should have looked for reviews on this. But I figured google has never done me wrong.. Until this pile of crap. Every widget is unusable, it freeze a lot and it looks terrible. I have been looking all over the place trying to find fixes and such. Alls I find are problems from all sorts of users and very few solutions. I honestly can't believe this update has been out this long! Considering the amount of negative reviews I think they should release an optional patch that downgrades... I can't use this thing for anything anymore. It's quite infuriating! I might just have to buy a windows phone or something. I hate this pile of crap that much. I have never hated anything from s2 - s4 until this...


  • I hate everything about the new update. Now it is constantly making me restart my phone because the "SIM card is being removed." and also my touch key buttons at the bottom dont work anymore. So i have to use that stupid square to go back from screen to screen. It's all annoying. I tried factory reset to see if that would work... nope. it's all stupid and i hate it. why fix something if it aint broke? ugh.


  • You forgot to mention the amazing JFLTE-GPE 5.1 Custom ROM by Devth which is not based on awful CM which is so unstable and eats battery life. Search for this ROM at XDA forum, you won't regret it. Here some features, between so much more:
    Stock kernel
    Rooted
    Busybox
    External SD permissions for app's added
    Worldwide APNs
    Long press recents
    Lockscreen carrier label alignment fixed
    USB debugging notification disabled
    Tethering unlocked for most carriers
    Nexus UI sounds
    SuperSU integrated into Settings


  • im still stuck on the 4.4.2 version :( i dont know why


  • hi i am using a samsung galaxy s4.... i have the problem with the battery.....once its fully charged after removing from the chrager within a hour without doing anything(mobile data off....gps off...screen brightness fully dim)it losses 10%of the battery.....is it a normal thing.... ? please can u help me...?


  • im about to buy a samsung galaxy s4 i545 verizon gsm unlocked and i would like to know the best way to update it to lollipop


  • I hate the interfaz! Its horrible! Its agh! I hate there... i would like change these horribles colors... how i change it?..


  • I am still stuck on the 4.3 android version for my galaxy s4


  • I was avoiding the lollipop os upgrade for my s4....and I wish I would have avoided it longer it sucks big time and makes me want to throw my samsung in front of a train! !!!! This new update is going to make me dump samsung and look into a non android phone. So again thanks for nothing!


  • I had GOOD luck 'unlocking' my S4 with 'a Polish Key', then using KingRoot. However, this took four days
    that I couldn't use the phone. And they weren't a GOOD four days... Now everything is TIP-TOP with CM12.1


  • D G Nov 11, 2015 Link to comment

    I have Lollipop on my Verizon S4 but unfortunately Verizon has locked the bootloader. I am wondering if root will ever be possible. I have read of people using Kingroot and I have tried it. Frankly I'm glad it didn't work as I don't trust it. Any thoughts or ideas?


  • my Samsung s4 model is GT i9515. how can I update into lollipop


  • Cricket hasn't said anything about Lollipop on the S4 so does that mean they're not gonna release it or we're gonna have to wait a little bit longer?


  • Is the update out for theT mobile galaxy s4 i got 4.4 in it now


  • Your above chart is inaccurate. I have a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 (non-spark) it's been on 5.0.1 for months now. Not stuck in 5.0


  • Been running 5.0.1 on Verizon Galaxy S4 I545 for a while now with no problems. Completed my 2 year contract and was about to upgrade to a Note5 but holding off yet. With Lollipop update running well, cleaned out unnecessary apps and files, got a new battery, changed to a new solid feeling case (good deals on accessories for older models), downloaded a pure black wallpaper. S4 feels, looks, and runs like new. I think I'm still going to hold onto my S4 yet for a while longer.


  • Still waiting on the lollipop for galaxy S4 by Metro Pcs


  • Any idea on why my wife would get an update on her s4 but I wouldn't get one on mine? She got hers awhile ago ota, I tried to connect with kies and it is still telling me 4.4.2 is the latest firmware.


  • Is this some kind of fucking joke? I can't download new apps, move them, and this new updates got my phone crashing more than it already was.
    Either fix it, or let us have the previous update back. Because this is fucking pathetic
    No wonder people talk shit about android so much


  • If you are thinking lollipop download is something you want, take this advice... Don't Do It!!!!! There is no feature on it that works better as a matter of fact the whole operating system even looks horrible! Not enough words on this planet to describe this blunder I hate lollipop! Get KitKat back fast! ( and don't say you can't.) you know you can


  • Sprint Galaxy S4 is at 5.0.1, which is what mine is at and just now I got a notice saying it has downloaded a 300+ megabyte update. 'Course it won't install because I have it rooted with TWRP recovery. Lollipop 5.1.x?


  • Why s4 how about the s5


  • I didnt like the new lolipop update, because it took away the feature to unlock your phone with the face lock


  • Works Great...... Thanx


  • I updated my phone and now cant connect to any computer. The computer doesnt have internet. And its getting frustrating i dont want to factory reset and loose everything and dont know what else to do.


  • No one has news on when Cricket is going to release lollipop for the s4?


  • My update to the last update is sitting in my status box and that is where it will stay.... DON'T DO IT!


  • The new update pushed to my phone on July 17 2015 has been horrific! My ringer won't work, videos won't play, Facebook freeze, camara and gallery freezes! I'm ready to turn to IPhone!


  • I have samsung galaxy s4 GT-I9515 but stil I am not getting lolipop update please help me .


  • Guys and gals, I was a total noob, but after doing my homework, I rooted my phone, and I have Cyanogenmod 12.1, Android 5.1.1 running very happily on my Galaxy S4 i9505. I recommend it...


  • Everything about this update is terrible. It looks and operates like crap. I've been a loyal Samsung user for ten years but now I'm switching.


  • Not a fan of the new update! Lock screen numbers show up as squares, camera will not work, battery drains extremely quickly. Can't wait until I can go back to the iPhone!


    • Ew iphone


      • My personal phone is galaxy, my work phone is an iPhone. I have no love for Apple Inc. in any shape or form, but the iPhone is so much better in every category than any android product that I've tried. For one thing, it always actually works. I'm sick to death of android and its shitty, crashy, memory-sucking updates, and when my contact runs out, I'm dumping it for good.


  • updated to lollipop when it came out a couple months or so ago. Regretted it ever since. battery life is gone, have to keep an external battery with me at all times. I can now watch the percentage drop just with the phone being on and not using. overheating is a real issue also. constantly overheats and shuts down even when just sitting on the table. WiFi is inconsistent at best, connects then drops, connects slow, then drops. ALL apps run incredibly slow now. locks up continually. Touch Wiz is a joke, crashes more times a day than I have to charge the battery. I was told by Samsung that I can not revert back to KitKat. This is now nothing more than a lesson in frustration management and patience.

    Bottom line....nothing works better or even works, its degraded the once awesome phone to a paperweight. Looking at the Iphone for a replacement. Iphone 7 is looking REAL good now.


    • Samsung is wrong. Reverting back to KitKat was simple and easy. Worked great for me. I posted the directions in the post before yours. Should you have an issue after reverting to KitKat with your phone getting stuck at the Yellow Sprint screen. I held in the power button for a few seconds till it shut off. I then powered back up by holding the volume up button and power button at the same time. Then when the menu appeared, I cleared the Cache and then did a factory reset/wipe. Then the phone rebooted, loaded up to the yellow spring screen and stayed there for about a minute and then the phone loaded to the setup screens....... Works great again........ No Lollipop.

      One annoying issue I found though is that now that I am back to KitKat, I get a notification on the notification screen/menu telling me that there is a new update available to the new Lollipop 5.01. At first I tried it just to see if my WiFi and sound would work(as before it wouldn't) and everything worked. I then re downgraded back to KitKat again. So I definitely know that you can successfully get rid of Lollipop. I chose to stay at KitKat for a couple reasons. My wife just got this phone and never got to use it so I wanted her to get a feel for the phone(now working), and cause of the nightmare stories. I may give Lollipop a try in a week or so. I just want my wife to get a feel for how long her battery lasts for and how apps run while on KitKat so when she tries Lollipop, she has something to compare it to so we can tell which works best.

      Hope this is helpful. She bought this phone(Galaxy s4 for 125 in 2 payments of 62.50). But It came with Lollipop and the wifi would let us turn it on but it would slide right back to off immediately and wouldn't scan for WiFi cause it was off. And the sound and camera and other apps wouldn't work/run.


      • Get WiFi Connection Manager from the google store /store/apps/details?id=com.roamingsoft.manager After updating my S4 to 5.0.1 it wouldn't login to WiFi until I used that.


    • If your going to switch to the Iphone 7. I wish its hardware specs have improved


  • My wife just got a Galaxy S4. Turned out the sound wouldn't work. The WiFi would not turn on and it was really sluggish and slow. I have no experience with using Androids. I discovered that the firmware was the Lollipop 5.1 firmware. Well, Having very little know how, I was able to download the latest sprint stock firmware for this galaxy s4 and use Odin to reflash it to the original stock kitkat firmware and all is working very well as it should. The camera works and most of all, the WiFi turns on and connects now. Hope this is helpful. I read many posts of people asking how to revert back to the previous firmware. People posted links and yet people are still asking the same question so hope this link helps as it really helped me. A complete newbie. Just make sure you have the Samsung Usb Drivers installed on your PC and have Odin and the stock firmware all downloaded and ready to be installed.

    h**p://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-stock-firmware/


  • I have a Galaxy S4 GTi9505 that was updated from KitKat to Lolipop 5.0. however I had to perform a hard reset to overcome the instabilities and inconsistent operation. Today I received yet another firmware update bringing the handset to version 5.0.1 which I must say the battery life has really improved today and little of the recent overheating making the screen uncomfortable against the ear. The handset has remained little above room temperature all day even after some serious NFS MW game play! I won't speak too soon, but nothing bad has reared it's ugly gremlin-like head. I will return with any findings..... Day one! All Okay! LOL


  • If you haven't already installed this update, DO NOT!

    WTF does Samsung think that the user should clean up all the things that this update screws up?

    The most basic features don't work and a lot of things have disappeared . I don't have time for this garbage . And as you can see the stupid update includes extra spaces before periods .

    How do I just go back to the old system. This is a total train wreck.


  • I am using s4 black edition and i have not recieved an update please help😕


  • Since the new crappy update my messages keep on wiping clean and im not getting all my messages I have to keep on restarting phone. Please fix it Samsung


  • The update was finally released for us S4 users.


  • Please my phone didn't update automatically but my sister's phone did also to all my friends
    what should I do to update my phone automatically ?
    Please help me


  • So I got this new update for my S4 and it has features like in S5 that I don't like. Is there any going back? I just liked it when it was all dark and SIMPLE. Please let me know.


  • Sooo... not all new things are good. The update was a forced issue. Now my battery dies at an unbelievable rate. My phone treats me if I am a completely new user on a smart phone. Simple items like my calendar which was a widget on the phone were removed and as such appointments lost. To be honest I haven't noticed that visible change I like. I think I'm about to abandon the smart phone for a flip...


  • can I update my galaxy s4 to this recent software update. I need to know weather it's good or bad.
    please someone give a correct answer


  • I think in the beginning of any update you can get little problems like battery fast draining. I have had the problem in the first 5 days but now is better than before the update. So you need maybe little more patience?


  • since the last update my battery only last half a day now it seems to drain the battery twice as much how do i go back to the old version?


  • I haven't even got the update yet, how am i supposed to get it?


  • When will samsung s4 i9500 get lolipop update in pakistan im on 4.4.2 still


  • Fuck you Samsung....IT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED!!!!


  • I have S4 GT-I9515 and I want to upgrade to Lollipop but there is no one for my country so i will need to follow the above instructions.
    My question is: Will this root my device? It is a company device and there is stuff that i cannot do...

    Thanks


  • Can anyone tell me how can i go back from the last update it really make me so angry i am hearing music all day i can't even change the songs with locked screen


  • This is when samsung lose money i am moving to iphone this upodate is terrible and there was nothing wrong with the other update


  • I have a Note 3 and the lollipop update SUCKS. It's horrible. Everything about it: the look, it drains my battery, my phone gets hot, aps freeze up, the screen changes for no apparent reason, it turns off wifi for no reason, it changes volumes for no reason, etc. Absolutely horrible. No fix either. I call Samsung and they tell me to empty a cache after holding 3 buttons on start up, and then upgrade my Facebook. It didn't work and what the hell does Facebook have to do with my phone and/or the Lollipop "upgrade"? I'm going to buy the new Sony phone with the 4k camera when it comes out. Goodbye Samsung, you just lost a loyal customer...


  • Hii . im really want to update my galaxy gt-9505 but i'd like to know if there will be problems in futures. please let me know


  • I went to my verizon store and told them I was having problems with my phone ever since this update. They told me to back up everything to the cloud and do a factory reset and not it is worse than it was before. Before I did this I had problems with it freezing, my camera would not work right. This update is horrible. Why do they have to do these updates anyway? It seems like every time I upgrade my phone to a new one, it works fine and I love it, UNTIL they do an update, the update ALWAYS makes the phone worse in my opinion.


  • peg ko Jun 22, 2015 Link to comment

    I agree with everyone's assessment of this upgrade. It is horrible! I lost progress and points on games I play, and I have paid for a lot of those points. Not only that but my phone doesn't recognize my wifi. I've reset my wifi a few times, still not working properly. I have to use data, from my own home, in order to get things done. And forget even using Google as a browser, the wait is ridiculous. EVERYTHING is soooo much slower. For me, it's now just an expensive glorified phone. Liked the phone before and now it just raises my blood pressure.


  • I absolutely hate this update! My husband and I have the same phone and ever since this stupid update, anytime we open our contacts/camera/email or ANY app, we get stupid pop-ups or Google play store opens asking to download games! I checked the tips and I don't see a fix for this. Anyone else experiencing this problem and know the fix? Or is it possible to rollback this update?


  • Caro S Jun 20, 2015 Link to comment

    I don't like the update either. Mainly because of the colour and graphic changes. I do not understand why you would make everything a light colour when this makes battery life even shorter. I sure there is a host of other things that I don't like and maybe some things I will, but I am still struggling to get around the colours....


  • Horrid update.

    Volume is bad, lighting isn't bright enough, the look of icons is changed, phone layout is changed, alarm background doesn't turn dark when going into the nighttime hours and light when going into daytime hours (huge bummer), colors are very hard on eyes and the list goes on....

    All in all a depressing update that I wish I could get rid of.


  • Ever since the new update, I have experienced problems with my phone ringer volume. It keeps changing from regular ring volume to vibrate or the volume will be so low that I miss the calls. How can I fix this problem. I also have many calls now where there is no ringing at all, I just get a notification that I have a voice mail. I have gone into settings numerous times and reset all the volumes to max, only to have it reduced again later. I have a Samsung Galaxy 4, I'm sure you already know, but I would love to hear how to fix this.


  • As with everyone else.. This update sucks donkey balls. WHO is the person that thought that this would be a great change? Who allowed this person to send such a HORRIBLE update out to millions of people.. ?!? wtf Samsung?!?! obviously you are not listening either as there are comments here no less than a month old! Thank you for proving yourself to be just another of the many douchebag corporations out there!! If I was running your show.. All the pissed off people on this site and the many many others from other forums and social media sites would all be extatic with any upgrade that i would allow past the engineers desk!!
    The phone uses much more battery life -Probably because of the eye burning new white backgrounds on the various screens.. WHOS IDEA WAS THIS??? Try using it in a dark place... like the passenger seat of a car doing 65 down a HWY!! It will blind the driver possibly causing a very unsafe situation! WTF SAMSUNG?
    and whats with the horrible color scheme? is the programmer color blind or is it some 13 year old computer genius who thought that the colors should match the name??? lollipop...wtf...??? probably been playing candycrush when he/she should have been programming.....
    I want my old phone back. there was nothing wrong with the way it worked. in fact it was better than this new crap you've spawned onto the masses.. I will never understand why so many corps treat their clients like crap an still make money..
    My Samsung experience to date has left a lasting impression. I will find a different phone next time.. Ive had enough of this BS...

    DO NOT upgrade your phone from kitkat to lolli... you'll most likely regret it..


  • When i get the lollipop updation in Micromax cancas A120


  • This is a horrible update. Colour scheme is disgusting and unchangeable. Notifications don't appear on lock screen as they used to yet they still do on s-view. Hate not having music options on lock screen also. Why should i unlock my phone just to change songs? This update should be avoided. Also noticing settings app and music player have been stopping regularly whilst I am trying to use them.


  • It's better to keep Android v.4.4.2 than to deal with all those bugs in v.5 for the time being.


  • Sprint has a Lollipop update for the regular Galaxy S4, but you probably need Samsung Kies to get it on your phone.


  • Leave it to T-Mo to milk S5 and S6 sales as much as possible...


  • I have i-9515 bit man but i don't get 5.1.1 :( I am here i am in dubai


  • Samsung Galaxy s3 neo update cancel :(


  • My i9505 is running Echoe Rom v50, works absolutely great without any problems.


  • When T-Mobile will get the lollipop version!!! I'm still waiting Dx


  • Worst update ever! No notifications shown on lock screen, I need to enter password each time to check the time, widgets don't work properly, terrible colour background (why do you even change the colours???) , my phone is slower than ever. What the hell did you think promoting this?! Why does it get worse with each update??
    Never hated my phone so much like now!!!


  • So i have an unlocked galaxy s 4 from at&t and I'm currently on t mobile's network. And I have been stuck on android version 4.2.2 . It never lets me do updates and tells me to check back in 24 hours. Help me someone, please.


  • I used to really like my phone. Now I really don't. I no longer get alerts for missed calls and texts on the lock screen, the Google search box is gone, the colors are awful, the phone goes right to speaker when I answer calls, the phone is no longer recognized on the Bluetooth in my car. I haven't looked up any fixes yet, but it seems ridiculous to have to. I want to go back to pre-update, ASAP.


  • Very bad update, many problems I lost the call icon on home screen and I have to go through contact icon, the colour is bad, the font size and shape. The previous version 4.4.2 is much more better please I want to go back how to do that.


  • Can't save pictures to my external sd card anymore. Can't find the hidden apps folder anymore. Freezes up all the time. Poo


  • Yep - pretty much the worst choice I ever made to upgrade. Makes me want to run out and buy and iPhone. I mean really people, are there no beta testers?!?!?! my lock screen key pad has funky characters and numbers, all my standard apps have lost functionality - like no longer have controls for media player, no longer has alerts on lock screen to show missed calls - in fact randomly doesn't even show/record some of my missed calls (anywhere), my voicemail does not show voicemail messages and finally, who TF would ever choose this tasteless color scheme and not allow customization - must have been someones 5 year old who failed out of pre-school art class.


    • Glad to see I'm not the only one... I expected that this update will not be a good idea, but not expected it will be so bad. Who the hell invited this color chceme? One thing I liked most about Galaxy S4 was stylish colors, now my eyes hurt. I hate opening contacts or sms now, this is just awful. I don't understand this, who are the prime customers who buys Galaxy S4 - 5-10 y.o. children? It was also much more readable to see contacts and notes on them with black background, same with sms, this white background is just killing my eyes. What is the reason to buy Samsung now, if you can get dozens of cheaper Android phones with same functions and same ugly color scheme inside? Also have many bugs and functionality problems after upgrading to lollipop. Probably will give this phone to my little sister as a present and go buy something else. If someone still thinks about upgrading S4 to lollipop - don't do this ;) Otherwise you will get one tasteless and senseless phone


  • There is an option for a software update on my Verizon Galaxy S4 but the update fails every time I follow the OTA instructions. So far verizon customer service is unaware of this update. SMH


  • No update for the indian version...


  • if i do this update to my galaxy s4 via odin,becouse the ota update is not available for my phone,will i later recieve updates via ota?


  • Dale McArty, install the Cyanogenmod installer on your PC, and sideload the app to your phone. (To sideload an app, enable Developer Options.. 6-7 taps on build number in About Phone) Google the Cyanogenmod installer app for phone, and install. Run the PC app, and phone app, plug in phone to PC, and follow instructions. The program will install cyanogenmod kitkat on your phone. ClockworkMod recovery will also be installed. Then download latest CM12. 1 build for your phone, and flash through ClockworkMod.. Hope this helps...


  • Seriously it fixed everything I've ever had a problem with on my phone. My phone is superb now..clean and faster. I have a Galaxy S 4.


  • Omg..it's so much better. I'm not able to tell you how to update it. I did it myself and it seemed easy..I tried to do it on my husbands phone and it didn't work for some reason, but he has so many apps and security on his phone. Its just set up differently. It sounds crazy but I did it without thinking when I was sick in bed one day and dont remember exactly what I did.


  • Hi, I'm from Mexico, I had a lot of trouble with the installation, and after I read all the comments I definitely won't upgrade. I wait to buy the S6


    • You really can't go by the comments. Everyone has a different phone and they are not all going to be set up or formatted the same. I believe that they are having problems with it but not necessarily Lollipop to blame..


  • Still trying to figure things out yet. Is there a lollipop 5.1 app to download or what do you have to do to update from kitkat4.4.2 to lollipop 5.1? I've seen a lot of people having problems with the new update of 5.1, so is it better than what I have now or not?


  • I've been using the Samsung Galaxy s5 alpha for the past few months and much to my discouragement it still hasn't gotten the lollipop update not sure if Samsung just threw this phone on a back burner or what but it'd be nice to get a software update


  • My i9505 is running CM12.1, Android 5.1.1,nightlies, is silky smooth, and I totally recommend it. Forget official updates people.. get your phone rooted and run a custom ROM..!!! BTW, as a further encouragement to root, battery life is very very good. I realise that warranties become void, but is definitely worth the risk..!!!


    • How do you go by doing that? All this stuff is new to me! I have sch1545, I think it's the same thing as yours i9505 , I'm kinda dumb when it comes to this stuff lol. You care to fill me in on these new updates and rooting please? I would greatly appreciate it!


  • I love love love it. Amazing improvements..really cleaned up my phone. Galaxy S4


  • I hate this update and want to uninstall. Please instruct how this is done. My apps keeping shutting down when I am in them randomly and I can no longer see if I have messages without signing in. Ridiculous! I really don't care about the cosmetic but when it affects my phone function, I have a serious problem. This needs to be fixed ASAP.


    • It sounds like its just a matter of going into your settings and making sure they are set the way you want after the reboot..you may need to do this. Or try save password and remember sign in again. It may have gone back to default sttings when you got a new system.? Its not really about the look of the phone, but that they fixed the quirks.


  • Update is awful! I hate the color palette, everything is an ugly shade of orange, I liked the clean, black look. Also this update is full of glitches, my phone turns off randomly throughout the day, it is obnoxious. Half the times it will reboot itself but others, the only way to turn it on again is to remove the battery. My battery used to last all day long, now it seems to die twice as fast. I moved away from iPhone for the battery life, clean and customizable face of the phone and reliability of the phone. This update works terribly, and its ugly, I'd like to have the old version back!


  • Hate this update! My phone has frozen, not sent or received text messages, no able to make outgoing calls at times. Battery losing power much quicker! Now getting phishing (pornographic) texts. Something needs to be done! Don't like the color schemes. When I hit send on a text, the message doesn't send... It's like there's a gliche with the send button. Please fix this. Have never complained about any update. Always hear my kids complain about their iPhone updates....that's why I don't have an iPhone... Maybe I should change?!


  • Now that I have read many people complaining about this Lolipop upgrade and how they want the old Kitkat back....I will NOT upgrade ;) Thanks for this forum and for the good advice you people all give!


  • Is there a way to remove this new update? I usually love all new updates but this new update is not for me. I quite dislike it. I would like to remove it and revert back to the previous version.
    Does anyone know how to remove the update? Or who I should contact to do so?


  • This update was awful! Everything looks more like the iPhone interface, my phone is sluggish, the notifications don't work properly (I keep missing calls and messages), they picked the worst color scheme possible and I can't figure out how to change it, all of my widgets are gone, apps keep randomly disappearing... this is terrible. I have loved my S4 for 2 years, but if this is what galaxy is going to, I won't be getting their phones again.


    • I completely agree with you. I hate this new update. The color scheme is awful, I really really dislike the new folder design. I don't see what was wrong with the previous version. The folder didn't appear a folder. It appeared as a really cool looking icon. THis update has a boring basic folder as the icon :-(
      And although I am sorry that your phone is sluggish, I am glad that I am not the only one. Ever since the update my phone is so very slow. I agree, if this continues, I want to change phones. But I'm sure they will end up having a new update soon... hopefully a better update that is.


  • good


  • This update ruined my S4, volume decides to go down on its own all the time, ie miss important call, Do not get notifications all the time, email or message, ie miss important stuff, When listening to Tune in, if get a email. The music does not resume on its own as it did before, interface totally looks like for children. yeah lillipop!! Will ditch Google android I think and revert back to Iphone, although thats not the best either, but at least I will not be missing everything I need to work, not curse at my phone, This is worse than the New Coke fiasco !!


  • It looks sleek. Not my style. Too bright. Not to sound too unoriginal, I don't do Apple. No thanks Lollipop.

    Phone runs sluggish. When playing music, random pauses occur (pauses which would be normal if I were receiving a notification but I am not...) Randomly decides that a music file format is unreadable that has been readable before (fix by force closing music app and restarting.) Locks creen music controlls are too compact, making it far to easy to accidentally close music app or pause music when looking only to skip a song. Randomly closes apps while I am scrolling or after selecting a video hyperlink.


    I am sure I will only discover more and more about this OS to further my dislike of it.

    I will be reverting. Thanks Lollipop, but you can suck it.


  • When the lollipop version come to T-Mobile? I'm still waiting


  • I love the new update.


  • Jo1C May 18, 2015 Link to comment

    Just read this article. It contains a link with directions to revert back to kitkat & tips on how to fix or deal with some of the issues with this update. I DID NOT INSTALL THIS UPDATE ON MY PHONE & HAVE NOT TRIED ANY OF THESE FIXES. Hope tbey help you guys out. 😊

    www gottabemobile com/2015/04/06/galaxy-s4-lollipop/


  • Screw this update!!! Can't use website apps. I have to go to Google and go to their real websites. The colors are horrendous I miss the sleek black. Also my freaking calls don't work and people on the other line can't hear me. I hate my phone now congrats.


  • Lisa K May 17, 2015 Link to comment

    This update absolutely sucks!!!! I want my old system back! It's Androids way of wanting total control of your phone. If I wanted the IOS platform I would be using an iPhone. ....but I don't so why is Android trying to mimic?


  • Just reset the phone and install fresh applications. your S4 will work fine.


  • Hi samsung, the new update is awesome. I rest my fone and installed all appli ations not restored. My smart phone is working excellent with new features. I was upset after the update but now its fine. Thank you for the upgrading....


  • Please do not download this total rubbish of an update! totally ruined my phone! same issues as everyone else has reported below! why change something that worked perfectly well before! Samsung get this sorted before we all defect back to IPhone! At least they sorted big issues like this within a few days!!! 😠😤 a very disgruntled and sad about to be ex-customer! !!!!!


  • I have had my phone about a year and loved it til yesterday this update showed up. Downloaded and not it sucks. I hate this update not only did it change my settings widgets it has made my phone SLOW..when I try to clear the open Apps it locks and closes and freezes til it goes off. Not to mention when I search for anything now it takes forever to load. How do y remove this update? Do not Download you will regret it.


  • avand May 15, 2015 Link to comment

    Just got this new phone and now am very upset with this horrible update. Is there any way to get it off the phone? Who thought this was a good idea ...should be fired! It's awful and I am not happy. Help! It sucks!


  • This update is horrible.... make sure you back up all info on your phone first before doing it... it damaged my husbands sd card .... we lost all info on the phone... contacts, pictures, calender and games. Colors suck and are hard to read... hard system to re-learn and notifications are not working at all even though they are all turned on and ready. Nice going Samsung! Will be switching phones next time!


  • How do i get rid of this "update"?
    I hate the notifications that pop up.... yes I know i have a voicemail, i don't want to listen to it right now.
    The color scheme makes me want to throw the phone into a wall. the other "options" suck as well.
    Task manager? REALLY? Do i have to have those big a*s windows? How come i can close out the apps, go to the home screen, back to task manger and see more apps open?


  • Not happy with his update change back


  • Loved my s4 until this bs update. Internet is slow opening anything is slow. Email literally takes minutes to open. Battery life is horrible and now my phone keeps overheating.... samsung your quickly losing a customer


  • This update SUCKS!!! I lost ALL of my notification settings, I cannot even find the where the functions have been moved to reset my functions. I've lost over 5 hours of work today trying to get back online with my various accounts after this ridiculous update. This was by no way an improvement in the current functionality... it completely wiped out settings and functionality that existed with no warning and no instructions as to how to return to the previous settings. Makes me want to go back to a land line.


  • Lollipop SUCKS... Can't read the the white in the light blue setting no way to change it no way to go back to kitkat. ARE you KIDDING?? It wipes out home screen moves all buttons around made them smaller even though you have it listed as large. NOT a good upgrade. Can you please bring back the square buttons and keep them in the same place from the last version.


  • I'm using a galaxy s4 and I just updated my kit kat to a lollipop. My phone is working fine but my led indicator stopped working anytime I receive a message and my phone is usually on silent. Please I need an update cause the led indicator is very necessary


  • Sam May 11, 2015 Link to comment

    Can someone please tell me how to get rid of this stupid update? Deleted my calendar events, colors are horrible, it's slow, changed they way my chrome functions. It's awful! Please fix this.


    • Calendar fix is easy - go to Calendars>Options>Calendars then add a check in the "All Calendars" at the top of the list. I freaked out after the update because ALL of my appointments I had entered appeared to be missing. Checking the All Calendars box brought everything back!


    • I went to Verizon store they said there is nothing to do but complain. That's what I am doing. (go back to widget and get your calendar back) re: colors. Light blue with white lettering... CAN:T read it.


  • Today I downloaded the update for my Galaxy S4. I have this to say. "Fuck you whomever thought that this was a good idea."


  • I'm starting to get really mad... I just got a new galaxy s4 in the mail monday after my other galaxy s4 broke, the LCD went out... anyways... my phone has been downloading and application for 2 days now.. and I still don't have it. Ever since the new update my phone runs extremely slow, I loved my phone and now I want to sell it and get a different phone... I really hope I can get my apps back...


  • 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 May 6, 2015 Link to comment

    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?


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


  • 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!


  • 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?


    •   1
      Deactivated Account May 13, 2015 Link to comment

      They slow it down to force you to buy the next level up. That has been a common, although, unethical practice since the beginning of these phones and that's an Apple trick, too.


    • My battery keeps dying now too. Lollipop SUCKS!! I was told by Verizon could only complain to Samsung / Android. I miss my square buttons. They have made them so small that now I can't connect/ make calls or anything. WHAT were they thinking. I guess you have to use a stylus pen now.


  • 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.


  • 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?


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


  • 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


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


    • 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.


  • Today i have got the update in Kurdistan GT-I9500


  • 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.


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


  • 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 Apr 29, 2015 Link to comment

    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.


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


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


  • 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.


  • I have had my g4 for nearly a year but I hate it now with 5.0.1....BRIGHT. Terrible eyestrain. Blinding white background black text. The dimmest setting on my phone is still brighter than I can tolerate causing headaches and vertigo if I use it for more than a few min.


  • I don't understand what exactly they were trying to do with this update. I don't mind the visual updates as much as other people but even doing basic things is confusing and there's no way to get them explained. You can't switch music from the lock screen and people can now see your password if you put it in quickly. I can't switch my phone to vibrate any more either. you actually have to change everything in the settings and even then you only have the option for sound or silent mode. Is there any way to uninstall the update? it's complete rubbish all round. It's also fucked up my voicemail which is pretty important for getting shifts at work.


  • This update jacked up my phone. I've gone to 2 AT&T stores and they don't know how to fix it. It caused all kinds of problems. Is there any way I can go back to my previous version? I'm so pissed that if they don't fix this and soon I'm going to buy an Iphone.


  • Fyo Apr 23, 2015 Link to comment

    Further more to the below...
    The new camera feature on lock screen was at start an exciting first impression of the update. However, I soon came to realize that because the new camera button is so finicky to use, it is far quicker, and much less frustrating, to skip past this and access via home screen as per before.
    It really is hard to find any positives about this update and I regret agreeing to it. For those who have not yet installed my advice would be to deny!


  • Fyo Apr 22, 2015 Link to comment

    New update feels like more of a 'down-grade'!
    The following features are no longer available:-
    1) To be able to skip songs straight from the lock-screen.
    (Now I have to log into my phone every time I want to skip a track, this is especially not fun when exercising!)
    2) The A-Z feature is now missing from the music player when listening to playlists.
    3) Can no longer send group text messages.
    4) Where have the text messaging emoticons gone?
    Also not to mention the fact that the new interface is not at all visually pleasing, nasty colour choices!
    I'm sure there is more to discover over time with this new 'update'.


  • TADYY Apr 21, 2015 Link to comment

    After this update my phone sounds are gone..! How to fix it?? When I do phone restart sounds recovering just for 2min and crashing again.. Apps crashing all the time and it says that touchwiz has stopped working. When i want to listen some music and press PLAY button phone is crashing.. And one more. When I making a call I can't hear other people for the same reason. Please fix it samsung.. Sorry but this update is peace of sh*t..


  • Hi!
    I bought S4 GT-i9515 just couple of months ago and it came with Android Kitkat 4.4.2..
    and there ain't still no update for lollipop not even for kitkat 4.4.4..
    and almost everybody is complaining about this new update is not good..
    and I really want to upgrade to Lollipop! What should I do? and my phone is still under warranty..


  • Hey guys, I realise that this is about the Galaxy S4, however I have been rooted on my S2 for around a year now. If you are like I was, fed up with the old gingerbread or ice cream sandwich software you will want to upgrade. I realised that there was no official release of newer softwares.

    I decided to create a YouTube channel to try to help others in upgrading and enjoying the android experience.
    It would mean so much to me if you could visit my YouTube channel and maybe give some feedback, like and even subscribe. :)

    Cheers guys
    Channel: TechGenieT3G


  • This update crashes lots of apps.. and most annoying is it stops "MESSAGES".. i cant read and create text messages because every time i click or open a new message received.. a pop-up note will appear saying "UNFORTUNATELY, MESSAGES HAS STOPPED".... same with FACEBOOK MESSANGER... i cant use them.. how can i fix it? anyone? i already tried restarting my phone for couple of times now.. -_-


  • This 5.0.1 lollipop upgrade has knackered my phone, it will not let me connect to my wi fi and keeps using all my data. When is this going to be resolved


  • This is crap!! It's fucked up loads of apps and not exactly easy on on the eye either.


  • Before the update, I could view my incoming text messages on my home screen. (Ignoring most until after work) Now, I have to open the message to see who sent it. I've tried all the setting scenarios, I believe. Am I missing something? I feel like I'm chained to this clown version of a phone now...


    • Go to Settings\Sounds and Notifications, scroll down to the Notification heading, tap on "While locked" and then select "display all content." I had the same problem.


      • Thats the setting I'm using now. It will tell me I have 2 messages, but no preview or who it's from as before the update. I don't have time during the day to keep checking my phone!


      • i have the same problem! it's driving me up the wall to be scrabbling through if i got a text or if it was a notification from an app!


  • The latest update goes black when I pull down from the top, too soon, before I've completed my tasks. Just to clear my notifications in the morning, it will go black 4 or 5 times, and I have to wake the phone each time. It's using more battery and more media. Where I had some apps set to only use wifi, it's changed all that and I can't find where to change it back. It crashes apps right and left and I have to restart the app over and over again. It is hard to get the screens to co-exist and go from one app to the next without overlap of two apps and delays. It lost widgets and I lost info after the update. The colors are horrid for a dyslexic. It was fine BEFORE. Less user friendly. When THIS many changes occur, the old adage "if it ain't broke" comes to mind. If I could, I'd take it off and go back to the old one until all these blasted glitches are ironed out.


  • Absolutely hate the update. The messaging color is descusting, I liked it black. Also no matter how dark my britteness is, others can still look on my phone. I've been a Samsung user for 6 years and not once have I complained or hating it and always look foward to updating, but no more. I just honestly hate this update. I would go back if I knew how.


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  • Manav Apr 14, 2015 Link to comment

    what about Verizon sch-i545. I gave this one.


  • Aily Apr 13, 2015 Link to comment

    I hate when an update sets you back... can't use the features as easily as before... crashes when you try to customize the home screen... awful layout of contacts and notifications and when you hold the home button down to close apps it looks more like Google Chrome tabs... I am not happy with the look at all; why not let me choose to change the look or keep my old one by offering a theme?... don't download until they fix the crashing issue... or just not at all...


    • Your Chrome tabs do show up in the task manager, but you can turn that off. Just open Chrome and go to its settings and you'll see "Merge tabs and apps" which can be switched on or off.


  • I wish I'd never bothered with the update. Can I go back to a previous version? 
    Since updating all my passwords have been wiped, my phone constantly keeps crashing and freezing, it's changed all my screens but when I try to move anything I just get an error message saying touchwiz has stopped working and these are only a few of the problems. 
    I've googled some solutions but none have worked, the only thing I haven't done is a master reset because I need to back everything up first. 
    Samsung should sort this piece of crap out ASAP, it's shocking!
    Any ideas anyone.....?


    • Aily Apr 13, 2015 Link to comment

      same problems and the new folder display on the home screen is ugly... you can't rearrange your app shortcuts or it crashes... the entire look is horrible and girly... it's too "let's look like Apple", but what I want is my S4 Jellybean look back... they should give you the option to change the theme or keep the old look. HATE HATE HATE it.


    • I've had the same problem. Does it do it when you hold apps and try to move them around?


  • Gary Apr 12, 2015 Link to comment

    Watch it if you do update.... It totally hosed my S4 to no end... Got it stuck in a reboot loop and would often come up with the OS load menu. Not able to get into anything else and even trying to reload the firmware failed. Lucky for insurance and data being backed up.


  • Does anyone know how to fix the music player after the update? It crashes after trying to select playlists, albums, and artists.


  • GTI9505 Unlocked running 5.01 Lollipop, Australia. Since I updated from Kitkat to Lollipop through Kies, I've noticed quite a number of issues with this so-called "UPDATE". Samsung has done an awful job here. Issues with battery/phone overheating like over 60 celsius. Issues with having to constantly reset my notifications, as they wont save. Issues with "Contacts have stopped working", Launchers like Nova Launcher constantly needing to be reset as "always". messages not sending thru messaging apps like Evolve, Google Messenger, textra etc. By the looks of it, Samsung rushed this GTI9505 update thru without any PROPER testing. There needs to be an update pushed thru pretty soon to fix the bugs that this Lollipop 5.01 update brought with it. In my opinion, my phone ran better on Kitkat. Lollipop is just full of bugs.


  • Oppo Find7 update to Lollipop now.
    [ 2.0 beta update notice ] [update] on notice ColorOS version Android 5.0 upgrade,
    See ColorOS official forum


  • ever since the lollipop pop my s4 is over 100 deg f, screwed up my phone, freezes non stop. lollipop is the most worthless update out there. knox is pointless i have better apps than knox. time to sell this phone now.


  • I have problems with touchwiz , it close when i want to move my apps . Please help me!


  • Hello guys,can anyone tell me how can I take off the new software for my s4 ?I dont like it :( Thanks


  • To all those complaining, do what I did, get a custom lollipop rom like, Echoe v47 or CarHDRom v40.2, fixes all problems.


  • SInce i updated my s4 i cant even open my sms messages, u can press how many times u want and it wont open the message


  • Since the update, I cannot open my sms messages, I mean I can open them but it just comes as a blank page, does anyone know how to fix it?


    • I have the same problem.... did u find a way to fix it ?


    • Mark C Apr 10, 2015 Link to comment

      Same here - I installed Google messenger and use it as it seems to be OK. Cannot set it as default though - every time I open messages, Samsung tries to force me back to its own stock app which is not working. Also found I cannot delete or move apps from wallpaper screens as Touch Wiz keeps force closing. Buggy as hell - how did this pass QA testing?!?!


    • me too


  • I have a samsung galaxy s4 i9505 international unlocked model and is running android 4.4.4. When should I expect the android 5.1 lollipop update? I live in republic of ireland


    • Aily Apr 13, 2015 Link to comment

      Don't do it Orla!... seriously wait it out until the bugs are fixed. I'm in Ireland too; just updated and the OS is a mess. Looks awful, crashes whenever I try to move or change items on my homescreen... the new contacts layout is awful too. I wish I didn't bother... If I could go back I'd just wait until teething problems are resolved.


  • Hi, why can't I download odin from this website link? thanks


    • Do not download from the website, people are getting viruses from that download, get it from XDA Developers version 3.10.6 that is the latest and safest.


  • att s4 just got it


    • Not all have got it. I have an s4 and even does my sister and she got the update and I didn't


    • Hi Christian, I have AT&T as well (SGH-I337 ). Have you noticed any major issues with their distro? Thanks.


    • Hi Christian, I have AT&T as well (SGH-I337 ). Have you noticed any major issues with their distro? Thanks.


    • Hi Christian, I have AT&T as well (SGH-I337 ). Have you noticed any major issues with their distro? Thanks.

      This reply keeps getting posted to the wrong user.


    • Just got it today(AT&T S4 SGH-I337). Haven't noticed any bugs yet. Only thing is it changed my APN to the default one. Changed it back and all seems to be good. I will post if I notice any major bugs.


  • I installed 5.0.1 lollipop . on my samsung s4 . Now I have no option call blocking and can not find her anywhere while on kitkat 4.4.2 that option . Also now there is no vibration while typing sms


    • CW H. Apr 7, 2015 Link to comment

      If you open the number you want to block, then press menu (bottom left of phone) you get a pop up with the options:

      copy to dialling screen,
      send number
      add to auto reject list (this is your blocking list)


      To set vibrate during typing sms:

      Open settings
      My device
      Sounds and notifications
      Other sounds
      Then under 'Samsung keyboard' tick the: 'vibrate when tapped' box


  • Does the factory reset solve the touchwiz crashing problem?
    I can't move any icons, and phone often randomly reboots when changing wifi connection or just browsing some websites! Rubbish


    • CW H. Apr 7, 2015 Link to comment

      Hi Matthew,
      Yes, the factory reset did solve most of my problems and after the reset I didn't have random reboots and hang ups.

      Not sure how tech savvy you are, but if you are like me you haven't done regular back ups and all that stuff, so I saved all my contacts to my SIM and Google account, transferred all my pics and music to my PC or SD card and removed my SD card before doing the reset.
      I had hoped it would also revert the OS to lollipop 5.0, but that was too much to hope for.

      Over all I am getting used to 5.0.1, but like others have said,
      don't like the colours,
      miss the notification icons on the lock screen (who needs their network displayed?),
      took me ages to find the widgets,
      lost individual text notification sounds,

      If anyone knows of workarounds for the above, please post here.

      Sorry to hijack your reply Matthew, good luck with reset.

      CW


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        Deactivated Account Apr 25, 2015 Link to comment

        were r the widgets now on the device ,I can`t find them,,thanks Your comment


    • I am also having problems with touchwiz crashing! I've lost all ability to move icons. I forced stop of Touchwiz and even reset everything to try and fix it... to no avail. I also cannot move any of the widgets that are installed on the homes screens. Anyone have any ideas please? It's really inconvenient because I completely lost my calendar and all saved data.... :(


  • CW H. Apr 6, 2015 Link to comment

    Well, first thing that went wrong with my phone was the touch wizard, couldn't do a thing with my phone and I had just got it spot on for my liking - ended up doing a factory reset.
    Not happy at all!!


    • Agreed - really inconvenient! I had also got my phone to the point it was working for me. Now I have no funcitonality and it's basically back to where I started a year and a half ago! Not happy either!


  • A eternity


  • Hello! GT-I9505 official OTA reached Albania. Battery life the same. Laggy functionality in the beginning but after clearing cache and restarting it looks OK. Visually nice. Dialling function upgraded by bringing in front the most dialed contact. Satisfied 60%. Was really hoping battery life improvement


  • Helen Apr 5, 2015 Link to comment

    Can I get rid of the horrible cyan colour....gross and settings pain to get to so much easier when could just select from home screen. Have always rated samsung over all other phones now I'm not too sure and wish I hadn't down graded...sorry upgraded....one very unhappy bunny 😠


  • Updated my phone and i cant open text messages......help x


  • After updating i can't turn on my samsung s4, only when it is on charge....


  • Horrible interface guys.. Cyan.. really?! Can't we even change to a different color? Den went to send a msge and wtfudge?! Orange?! Seriously!?


  • Does anyone know when the SHG-I337 model is going to get lolliopop?


  • Romania--Bucharest I installed the new version (LOLLIPO 5.0.1) last night (01.04.2014) and I AM DISSAPOINTED! It is SUCKS! The interface is absolutely horrible ... disappeared essential settings, wi-fi connection became unstable ... the batteries discharged with an incredible speed ...Favourite contacts appear by 3, without the possibility to arrange them as you want, contact letters are extremely small ... the design terrifies me...everything ,,it is white'' ... like I'm in the hospital ... without the possibility to change something or to choose something else ... I'll come back to KITKAT! KITKAT IS AWESOME! SAMSUNG WAKE-UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Mani Apr 1, 2015 Link to comment

    I 100% agree with Mr.Piyush, i have also faced the same problem. I did one thing that i've taken the backup and rest the device and install all APP newly.Now my hand set is not getting Heated up. but some time the hangover is there when go to APP from Home screen. But Overall the Lollipop needs much more improvement in terms of Stability. I hope Samsung will do the same at the earliest.


  • This update ruined my phone:
    This is downgrade not an update. You made my black edition s4 so kiddish, that it embarrasses me to use my phone in public. Everything is having so awkward colors.. Yellow, Orange, Green etc..
    On top of that everytime I open menu, nothing appears up and it takes 10-15 seconds to show the apps..
    I don't why when I plug earphones every now and then it keeps me showing "Earphones connected" as if I can't remember that I am using earphones.
    Sometimes its picks charging and sometimes not...
    Full of bugs..


  • Does anybody, INCLUDING SAMSUNG,know when Canada might be blessed with LOLLIPOP BEFORE SNICKERS 6.0 IS RELEASED!! SEEING THE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE RECEIVED IT REALLY HAS ME UPSET!!!!!


    • CW H. Apr 6, 2015 Link to comment

      Trust me man, you don't want it!!
      Garish colours and lots of personalisation options lost in exchange for hardly noticeable or necessary functional upgrade.


  • I agree with Paul Campbell regarding the roll out of Android Lollipop to Canada!!! Even the Russians get it before we do?? I have been loyal to Samsung for years, including large screen TV, 2 tablets, and the phones!! Time to reconsider my loyalty!! RIDICULOUS!!!


    • How much more rights do you think you have above other countries ????
      You act like a little child, wait it will come don worry. You are in no way entitled to receive it faster than any other country in the world! P.s. l live in the Netherlands and do not have it either. Look outsite is the world still turning? Yes, so you don have a big problem than!


  • I'm in Canada with a sgh-i337m and I haven't even seen a sign that it will be updated as SamSucks leaves Canadians to be one of the last updates. When they do update, it's like playing Russian roulette with your phone. I've been faithful to Samsung since my galaxy nexus but will never buy another because their customer service SUCKS! I have installed Pac rom running lollipop 5.0.2 which works flawlessly me. Samsuck has lost another faithful customer.


  • Do not like this new update at all needs to be fixed. My phone now lags badly,can't use certain apps, the time isn't displayed. Personally I prefered what I had before th update. Not at all happy!


  • Killed my phone speed and when someone texts all i get is new message arrived. Dont know who its from till click on it. Seems buggy. Not keen on it


  • Lollipop 5.0.1 for SPH-L720 (Sprint) : www dot youtube dot com slash watch?v=BMqHEdomtYI


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • Hi

    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....
    Thnks


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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 Mar 16, 2015 Link to comment

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


  • Lee Mar 16, 2015 Link to comment

    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.


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


  • 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.

    Thanks!


  • 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.


  • 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.


    • 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


  • I am not Geting 5.0 update on galaxy s4.


  • I got update for lollipop in my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and encountered following issues-
    i) Battery is draining very quickly
    ii) Mobile gets hot when there is low battery
    iii) Wallpaper turns into black screen
    iv) Apps are getting closed suddenly
    v) A pop up keeps on coming that unfortunately Contacts have stop.....

    if anyone have any solution please share


    • first try this

      Switch off your phone and restart it. Then once the phone restarts long press the Volume down button when the samsung logo appears "the phone enters the Safe Mode"

      Run the phone for atleast five hours on safe mode. "No third party application would word during this time."

      See if you are facing any problems during this time. if phone is working fine then there are no hardware issues.

      Pursuant thereto if you have transfered some of the apps on to your SD card to save phone storage space restore them back to the phone memory.

      Settings-more-application manager-sd card.

      Thereafter download kies 3 software and take a full back up of your phone on the desktop

      Now you need to resset your phone to factory settings. (remover your SAD card as well as your sim while performing the factory reset)

      Setting-accounts-Backup and reset- (it takes some time for the phone to switch off and restart so dont panic)

      thereafter follow the instruction. setup your phone and then restore it with the kies software.

      However you would have make the necessary customisations later. However your phone will restore to the latest andriod version. And mine working smoothly since then. the bugs have stopped. the apps are not crashing and it does not say after every 5 minutes "unfortunately contacts have stopped"

      Regards Raghu


  • Arun J Feb 27, 2015 Link to comment

    I got update for lollipop in my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and encountered following issues-
    i) Battery is draining very quickly
    ii) Mobile gets hot when there is low battery
    iii) Wallpaper turns into black screen
    iv) Apps are getting closed suddenly

    Not at all happy with this update.. :( :(
    Can anyone suggest any solution..


  • Matija Feb 22, 2015 Link to comment

    Hello
    I got s4 GT-I9505
    Can I upgrade to 5.0 or 5.0.1
    Now I m running 4.4.2
    What is your opinion?
    Thank you


  • Hi when will SCH-R970C s4 get the update?


  • Sorry, I meant s notes.


  • How can I download s motes onto a galaxy s 4?


  • Galaxy S4 SCH-545 Verizon getting lollipop update? If so any idea on when? Thanks


  • ANSH Feb 17, 2015 Link to comment

    After lollipop upgrade on GS4 I9500 battery draining very fast comparatively. Need to charge twice in a day.. GS users are experiencing the same ANDROID system usage maximum just in 12 hours battery goes down from 78 to 0% .. Need a fix..


    • battery problems is because all screens from black/grey became white its a lot of energy drain! so dumb solution omg... it will kill any screen fast... on black solid phone white background look terrible even at day time... it will burn eyes at night... menus: 5 menu buttons takes all screen... a lot empty space no useful data just annotations... more stupid windows to open to do the same thing like turn on wifi then in 4.4... white notifications? zero imagination omg... "wi-fi hotspot" became "mobile hotspot" WTF?? smaller control icons everywhere inside small circles so hard to find something... designers needs psycholog help for sure... terrible ui Update.
      :( will wait for android6.0...


  • I have samsung S4 black Edition GT-I9500 .I didn't get the update to android Lollipop. when will I get it??


  • They will release lollipop on the note 4 note edge
    2 weeks after the s6 s6 edge come out,MO Money!!!!


  • How i can update my samsung s4


  • ı search on the internet and every internet site says delivered. my I9500 hasn't got update now quick answer please


  • when will i get 5.0 for my s4. i hate my phone now


  • will upgrading this russian lollipop update on my indian S4 work properly? will it void warranty?


  • ok


  • How to update my s4 GT-I9500?


  • I'm on Galaxy S4 GT-I9506.
    When I will get it ??


    • It is now available .. if u dont want to wait then hop into sammobile (official samsung site) and download a firmware and install it manually using odin(Official Samsung Tool)....


  • I'm stuck on 4.4.2 i337mvlufni2 it says I'm up to date on ota and with kies. I'm hoping this update will get to me or I'm going to go cyanogenmod again


  • Ram * Jan 28, 2015 Link to comment

    When samsung s5 SM-G900H WILL GET LOLLIPOP?


  • when have got android lolipop on samsung galaxy s4 gt-i9515???pls answer :))


  • when will the Gionee Elife s5.5 will get android lollipop update?


  • Fix it quick


  • Excellent


  • OMER Jan 20, 2015 Link to comment

    can u tell how much time should I have to wait for lollipop update for my moto e XT1022


  • OMER Jan 20, 2015 Link to comment

    I want to know does moto e will be updated to lollipop 5.0.2,give me a fast replay


  • The official CyanogenMod 12 nightly is just out for GT-I9505. It is quite stable, I had no issues with that so far.


  • What about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 2014 Edition?
    Thanks


  • What about the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 2015 Edition?
    Thanks


  • Samsung note 4 when would that be updated region is Dubai. all updates in android takes centuries to get an update while as in apple it is quick. they concentrate only on the iPhone. while as in android you have so many phones.


  • When will my s5 g900i finally get it? I'm still on 4.4.2


  • Hi! Bridgette, Thanks for your prompt response to my question. I seems strange once you update it, When I bought this phone it come with Jellybean and I have update via phone itself, I got Kitkat 4.4.2 and now I found that it can be updated to lollipop 5.0 that is why I digging for this new version. But I learn from you it seems complicate so let it be, when it can be updated then I will update. Thanks again for your response. good luck in 2015.