The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 has been blighted with bugs, battery drain and crashes since its January rollout. Samsung has since vowed to fix the S5 Lollipop update and now a more-stable Android 5.1.1 is rolling out in the US, most recently to Sprint customers. Read on for all we know about the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android update.
Sprint pushed a follow up Lollipop patch for the Galaxy S5 on July 6, bringing it up to software version G900PVPU3BOF6. The only change listed for the update was Reactivation Lock Updates.
Previously, pushed out the Android 5.0 update OTA for the US Galaxy S5 (model number SM-G900P), immediately after Verizon. To check to see if either update is waiting for you, just go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update.
T-Mobile Galaxy S5 update
T-Mobile is now pushing out the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 update to owners over-the-air (OTA). The update brings the Galaxy S5 up to build number G900TUVU1FOF6, and includes performance tweaks and bug fixes, as well as support for RAW and lower ISO values (providing you’re using a third-party camera app which uses Lollipop’s camera API).
Verizon Galaxy S5 update
The Galaxy S5 5.0 Lollipop update is available for those with Verizon (model number SM-G900V). The update apparently arrived in two bundles, upgrading the Verizon Galaxy S5 firmware to build number VRU1BNLC.
AT&T Galaxy S5 update
AT&T was the last major US carrier to deliver the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to its Galaxy S5 owning customers, announcing its roll-out plans via its ATTCares Twitter account. Head to your settings > about phone > software update page to download it now.
Some people have been experiencing problems with Lollipop on their Galaxy S5s and Samsung has advised users to factory reset their devices. Improvements carried in Android 5.1.1 are said to make devices more stable.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android M update is not yet available. Android M is expected to launch globally in Q3, 2015. We will let you know when we learn more.
Galaxy S5 Android Lollipop update (UK)
The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been available in the UK and Europe for a while, but a recent patch brought back mute mode to the quick-settings menu. This feature had been removed when Android 5.0 first arrived (as Lollipop doesn't have a standard silent mode), but made a return with the Galaxy Note Edge running Android 5.0.1. The upgraded Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) rolled out with build number G900FXXU1BOB7.
Are you experiencing problems with the Lollipop update for your Galaxy S5? How do you feel about how long Samsung's taking to fix it? Vent your frustrations in the comments below.