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Rogers halts Galaxy S5 Lollipop update, says “minor bugs and issues” are to blame

We reported two weeks ago that Android Lollipop, Google’s latest OS update that’s been making its way worldwide and into the North American continent (US), had finally come north of the US border to Canadian Galaxy S5 users. Bell announced the update on its own website, but no other carriers had published an official announcement at the time.

Today, we’ve received word from Koodo Mobile that Lollipop has now arrived for its Galaxy S5 users, with a build as recent as 6 days ago (March 10). Rogers started pushing the update around the same time as Bell, but has currently halted the update.

The circumstances surrounding the halt come from a Rogers Galaxy S5 user who downloaded Lollipop onto his Galaxy S5 but experienced a reboot loop problem upon installing the new update. The update loaded onto the device, but he contacted Rogers about the problem. In turn, the carrier sent him a replacement device.

Upon receiving the new Galaxy S5 replacement, he set about configuring the device, logging into his Gmail account, and so on. This time, upon preparing to download Lollipop, things didn’t go as planned: there was no update, the screen said that he was on the current update (at 4.4 KitKat). Over the last week or so, he’s continued to attempt the download, but hasn’t seen anything hinting that the device will receive Lollipop.

Today, it was discovered that the individual will not receive Android 5.0 anytime soon because There were issues with the update so it has been removed from the FOTA server, a Rogers representative said at the GS5 user’s Reddit post. As for when Rogers Galaxy S5 users can expect the update? Samsung is working on a fix as we speak, but we don’t have any additional details as to when it will be re-released, the representative said.

So, if you’ve been wanting to grab the latest update, there’s no need at this point. Hopefully, Koodo Mobile users will have better luck.

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JamezFarrow
JamezFarrow

they updated and released the Fix Firmware March 10th

adrians4lte
adrians4lte

I9505 pls.ssss

sanayp
sanayp

it already started yesterday

Romich1993
Romich1993

Hi. Update firmware lollipop 5.0 Galaxy s5 (Snapdragon) in Russia(SER), please.

saberlingx1
saberlingx1

just give the Note 4 N910H lollipop… fast

eHoolie
eHoolie

I tell you what, Im in no hurry to get this update on my Verizon Note 3. Until they get it working right, im happy with 4.4.4

idell
idell

I flashed the latest Lollipop update on my Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) but i found a lot of bugs in it so i downgraded to KitKat….Samsung please fix it

chkerker
chkerker

in what areas?

idell
idell

Kazakhstan

arrykam
arrykam

hi,
I’m using it since 1 months not found any lags or any kind of a problem apart from battery draining little bit fast.

chkerker
chkerker

Which is justified without being guilty accuses

nobodytrue
nobodytrue

someone might want to let EE users in the UK know that the 5.0.2 for the g901f S5+ is out and its a fast beast.

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