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Verizon reissues Lollipop update for Galaxy S5

The Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has been making its rounds since Samsung released the first update for Verizon customers since the first week of February (nearly two months ago), but you may be surprised to learn that Verizon first released the update before pulling it.

Some Verizon customers downloaded the update while others didn’t get the chance to. Verizon didn’t issue a statement at the time about the update, but it seems that the GS5 Lollipop update is now ready for primetime – again.

The new Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 comes with build number G900VVRU1BOA4, replacing the old Lollipop update that had build number G900VVRU1BNLC. We got our hands on the old Lollipop update and our build number was G900VVRU1BOA8; with that said, don’t be surprised if your build number doesn’t match the last three letters/digits combination.

There are two things you need to know with the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. First, Verizon appears to have added back the Download Booster it removed from the device software when the GS5 first arrived on the network in April 2014. Next, keep in mind that reducing your volume on the device will activate a new “Interruptions” mode that will block phone calls and other notifications from as little as 15 minutes to “indefinitely.” Such is the price we pay for Google’s latest.

We’ve attempted to download the new Lollipop update, only to find that it hasn’t been released for Galaxy S5 devices that have already availed themselves of Verizon’s earlier Lollipop update. If you haven’t received your dose of Lollipop on Verizon’s network, you can do so now. Make sure your battery life is at its best, as a number of updates are known to drain anywhere from 20%-40% battery life while updating.

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Osama30
Osama30

Can you tell me any news about Verizon S4 ?it’s been so long we stuck on 4.4.2… :/

steiner925
steiner925

Verizon said they would not push the new update if I had the current one on there from Feb, and they also do not do rollbacks. To use ODIN, do I need to root? If not, does that void my warranty?

steiner925
steiner925

I got the first update back in Feb…. from what I am reading is that if you have the first update you will not be granted this update at all. I have been plagued with bug after bug, pretty much making this phone useless. I have reset the phone twice and the bugs come back. Any word on if we will eventually get this new fresh update?

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Use Odin to roll it back or take it to where you bought it. Best Buy or Verizon.

Haitham Shawwa
Haitham Shawwa

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RyanE512
RyanE512

Will the new Lolipop update improve my S5 battery life? The old update was so bad on battery life, I downgraded back to KitKat.

Mo7ame
Mo7ame

Samsung complicate everything for customers , horrible customers support

italymafia
italymafia

And what about Verizon note 3 update?

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Thank you for this information, so very much!

yensi1993
yensi1993

Anyone know when we lollipop for android 5 Galaxy S4 VERIZON

RajilSlayer
RajilSlayer

I’ve been checking this web site every single day for the past 4 months WITH HOPE!!! I WANT AND WE NEED THE VERIZON S4 LOLLIPOP UPDATE ASAP!!!!! PLEEEEEEEEEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

When will the Verizon S4 get the update?