The Sprint company are pushing a new software update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones across the United States. Therefore, if you are a subscribers to their phone carrier network and own the same device, you should keep a look out for a new notification which will update your operating system to the Lollipop software version. The new build number is G900PVPU1AOA6.
Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with heaps of features across the board, no matter what device you own. Some phones and tablets will still find unique feature or bloatware updates from their manufacturers as they vary. The universal features all of you will find after installing the latest Lollipop includes the tap and go NFC payments, Android Beam, a new Quick Settings, smart notifications with many new notification features including LED notifications, a new material design user interface, material design app drawer, screen pinning, new camera updates, a new Easter Egg like Flappy Bird for iOS and more. All up there are hundreds more features worth noting. You’ll keep noticing most of them as you continue to browse the operating system and new firmware.
Remember that all over the air updates come to device owners in stages. That means you cannot predict when it comes to you or press any buttons to make it happen sooner. Furthermore, don’t try to tricks such as adjusting your clock times or anything alike because it doesn’t work. The phone carrier network will use your name and details such as date of purchase to decide on a sequence that eventually finds everyone. All you have to do is accept the notification when it comes to your display by tapping the ‘download’ and ‘install now’ options.
You should keep the firmware on hold if you are away from home because most networks recommend staying away from the mobile data. Instead, try to find a WiFi network to install the latest software. Those airing on the side of caution can back up using any number of third-party applications available from the official Google Play store.
Sadly, there’s no official firmware file made available yet for manual updates who wish to install it through Odin. Those of you working with root access now should not accept the OTA signals as you risk bricking your device. Wait for the file to become available or downgrade manually using an older file and then accept the new OTA once your device hardware is locked up once more.
If you need any help, don’t be afraid to leave some comments. Also, if you are using the latest VPU1AOA6 over the air update, please let us know what you think. Do you prefer the new changes or is there something you miss from the old firmware?