The Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop release, which first started back in February, is rolling out once again as a brand new build. With the Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop update rolling out again, it’s time to take a look at a few things Verizon Galaxy S5 users need to know about the Android 5.0 upgrade and its new roll out.
In December, Samsung started rolling out its first Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The update kicked off on the Samsung Galaxy S5, the company’s flagship Galaxy S smartphone. The Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop release started off extremely slow, as most Samsung updates tend to do, but it has started picking up the pace in the new year.
Since its initial arrival, the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has landed for a number of different devices in a number of different regions including the United States. In February, Verizon became the first US carrier to offer the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Verizon has historically been last or close to last on major Android updates so this release came as a complete surprise.
In the days that followed, Verizon Galaxy S5 users installed their upgrade to Lollipop, only to find that the update was plagued with problems. We heard from a number of Verizon Galaxy S5 users who were experiencing bad battery life, crashing, and poor performance in areas like connectivity. These are the same issues that have plagued a number of Samsung’s Galaxy Android 5.0 updates.
This week, perhaps in an effort to address those Galaxy S5 problems, Verizon’s rolling out a new Galaxy S5 Lollipop release. Verizon Galaxy S5 users will soon get a prompt on their phone that calls for them to install the brand new update. With a new roll out now upon Verizon users, it’s time to take a look at what Verizon Galaxy S5 users on Lollipop and otherwise need to know about the state of the Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop release.
New Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop Release
The first thing Verizon Galaxy S5 users need to know is that there is, in fact, a new piece of firmware rolling out for the device, just a few weeks after Verizon became the first carrier to issue a Galaxy S5 Lollipop update in the US.
Verizon first started rolling the update out two days ago, over the weekend, and it brings users to G900VVRU1BOC4 which is a brand new build from Samsung and Verizon.
The change log is identical to the Lollipop update that rolled out back in February which means that this update doesn’t bring anything new in terms of features. Instead, it’s likely going to address many of the problems found under the hood.
This update will, at the very least, roll out to those that did not get the first version of the Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. We’re hearing that it won’t roll out to those that downloaded the firmware back in February.
Roll Out Shouldn’t Take Long
If Verizon’s Galaxy S5 Lollipop update hasn’t appeared in the past two days, it probably will soon. Verizon’s Android updates typically emerge within a week or so. Verizon Galaxy S5 users anxious to get Android 5.0 Lollipop will want to check inside the device’s settings once or twice a day to see if the update is lurking around.
Those who are a little more patient can simply sit around and wait for the prompt to appear. If nothing goes wrong during the roll out, the update should be out to all compatible devices in the near future.
Galaxy S5 Lollipop Problems
Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop problems are still a problem for many Galaxy S5 users and it’s not clear how many issues, if any, this new software might fix. Several reports claim that Verizon halted the original update, probably due to bugs, and with the change log looking the exact same, it’s safe to assume that there are at least some changes on board.
The carrier’s Galaxy S5 forums are full of complaints about Android 5.0 Lollipop issues including battery life, reboots, and tons of smaller isolated issues that have impacted performance. Several users have said that the Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop update ruined their phone.
While Verizon’s new Galaxy S5 Lollipop update should come with some fixes attached to it, there’s a very good chance that it will come with some problems of its own. Android updates always bring their own collection of problems so those that never got the upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop will still want to be cautious with this new firmware.
Those who are downloaded the old Galaxy S5 Lollipop update will need to rely on third-party fixes until Verizon rolls out an update. We’ve put together a solid list of fixes that will help though users might need to resort to a factory reset. We’ve heard that factory resetting the Galaxy S5 solves most of the issues on board Verizon’s first Lollipop release.
Prepare Your Verizon Galaxy S5
With a new Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop release underway, now is a great time for Verizon Galaxy S5 users to prep the device for Lollipop’s arrival. We’ve outlined some steps to take ahead of the Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop release. These will you prepare both you and your phone for Verizon’s big Lollipop update. They’ll also help to minimize the risk of encountering Lollipop problems.
Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop Release Date Tips
You should also know that we’ve put together some useful Galaxy S5 Lollipop release date tips that we think will help you on the day that the update arrives for your version of the Verizon Galaxy S5. Again, Verizon’s roll out is going to be unpredictable and random it’s best to get acquainted with these tips right now before your update arrives.
One thing to keep in mind is that you Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop users don’t have to install the update the second it comes out. We encourage you to gather feedback from fellow Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop users before installing the firmware. That way, you won’t be caught off guard by the transition from Android 4.4 to Android 5.0.