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Samsung says it is working on micro-updates to fix minor bugs on various models updated to Lollipop

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Samsung says it is working on micro-updates to fix minor bugs on various models updated to Lollipop
Having issues with your Samsung device after it was updated to Android 5.0? Don't fret, help is coming from Samsung in the form of a micro-update. A tweet from Sammy's able mobile staff in the U.K. says that its engineers are working on micro-updates. These minor bug fixes are going to be sent out to various models that have had problems after being updated to Android 5.0.

Samsung also says that those experiencing a problem with their handset after the Android 5.0 update might find their phone working better following a factory reset. If you do go this route, make sure that you back up your content. Samsung suggests syncing to your PC and using Samsung Kies for this process.

The tweet doesn't mention when these updates will be rolling out. The only advice we can give you is to keep your eyes peeled for the notification from Samsung that says your update has arrived.

Samsung to send out micro-updates to fix bugs caused by the Android 5.0 update

Samsung to send out micro-updates to fix bugs caused by the Android 5.0 update


source: SamsungMobileUK via YouMobile.org

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posted on 11 May 2015, 17:59 8

1. gaming64 (unregistered)


Great job from Samsung.

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:27 2

2. torr310 (Posts: 785; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Yeah, thanks Samsung. And please do a better job Google on the future releases because users will be miserable when the Android system gets wrong.

The reason of saying this is because for iOS system, Apple can send out as many patches as they want for a short time. For Android system, non-Nexus users could only rely on the manufacturers to release the upadtes and it is usually a paintfully waiting time.

posted on 12 May 2015, 20:21

29. danchoi704 (Posts: 38; Member since: 18 Apr 2008)


How many manufactures out there uses iOS?

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:40 1

4. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


how is that great? should have been tweeked before vice a micro update

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:47 6

6. tedkord (Posts: 10266; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Like the IOS 8 update bricked phones? Or every update that either didn't fix previous issue or created new ones. All OSes. Have issues.

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:53

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11384; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


What does this have to do with iOS?

posted on 11 May 2015, 21:41 2

14. iushnt (Posts: 1510; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Because iOS is the only alternative that majority will have..

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:28 2

23. xfire99 (Posts: 792; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Said the troll. Like you havent bash on android whenever you get the chance with positives iOS articles.

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:46

26. tacarat (Posts: 726; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201394

posted on 11 May 2015, 19:16 3

9. JunitoNH (Posts: 1613; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


Yes, but the point he's trying to make, with Apple, all the devices get updated regardless of the carrier. With Android you are at the mercy of the OEM and carrier.

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:44 1

25. tacarat (Posts: 726; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


No, his point was it should have been perfect out of the gate. Only Apple gets away with so many glitchy updates. Everybody else has to go through testing.

Nexus users have the same problem. Lots of unfettered updates with as many bugs as new features or fixes. It's the nature of software. Tedkord simply acknowledged that.

posted on 11 May 2015, 23:21 1

17. Daftama (Posts: 619; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Update sucks on Note 4... Seriously looking to switch to iphone because of this...

posted on 12 May 2015, 00:04 3

18. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


What? Maybe specific to yours, my Note 4 doesn't have any issues.

posted on 12 May 2015, 00:10

20. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


major issues*

posted on 13 May 2015, 04:09

30. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 448; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Then you're not really using it. Gear VR e.g. sucks on Lollipop.

posted on 13 May 2015, 04:55

31. vergil9 (banned) (Posts: 517; Member since: 06 Apr 2015)


I'm using it to the full. I don't have a Gear VR though.

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:37 1

3. kryme (Posts: 327; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


I got a 374mb last night on my sprint s5... I don't know if it's the micro update... I haven't done factory reset yet tho....

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:44

5. Settings (Posts: 1472; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Every OEM does "micro updates" eversince OTA was built onto Android.
Its their job to patch up bugs, and their tweeting it like its just a work of extra miles.

posted on 11 May 2015, 18:54 1

8. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 11384; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's Google job to provide a working OS.

posted on 11 May 2015, 20:56

11. Settings (Posts: 1472; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Define "working OS"

posted on 11 May 2015, 21:40

13. gaming64 (unregistered)


Wow, so deep.

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:12

22. iSlackerz (Posts: 8; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How do you know that it wasn't one of the multiple changes to Android made by Samsung that caused the issues?

How do you know that it wasn't one of the multiple tweaks made by the carrier that caused the issues?

You can't know which is what makes your comment so inane.

posted on 11 May 2015, 19:55 1

10. Hammerfest (Posts: 383; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Ya, I cant wait, 5.1.1 on my Google Tablets, runs like a f**king charm, but 5.0.x was a s**tTY release!

Dont know if these "micro" updates will fix the big issues as nothing seemed to work for 5.0.x on my Nexus device's, and I always do a factory reset after a MAJOR OS revision, that actuallly did help when it first did the update!

But now afterwards, The loss of the Sound options on power menu, IT SUCKS, BT also is BUGGY after the update.... ahhh good thing I didnt pay full price for my GNote4... RIP my GNote (OG), you where the best!

posted on 11 May 2015, 21:04

12. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


I love lollipop update on my tmobile note 4 great battery life.. For those who did update and have bugs check you sd card

posted on 11 May 2015, 21:49

15. geusan (Posts: 137; Member since: 19 Oct 2014)


samsung relese buggy update, but since it samsung, pa make it like a minor problem. smh

posted on 11 May 2015, 22:59 1

16. mrej201 (Posts: 226; Member since: 04 Feb 2015)


You do realise is lollipop that a little buggy mostly a system reset will fix your Buggy software

posted on 12 May 2015, 00:08 3

19. Andrewtst (Posts: 609; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Samsung you need update all to 5.1.1 which don't have memory leak issue rather than fix that bugs as that bugs in 5.0.x hardly 100% fix.

posted on 12 May 2015, 01:42

21. livyatan (Posts: 867; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Only problem I have with Lolipop on my Note 3 is that music player tends to crash. Fixed it with a third party player

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:32 1

24. Elfmonster (Posts: 408; Member since: 23 Dec 2013)


Lollipop, the Android killer. Kitkat was perfect. I guess we're all just waiting for M now? Because L blows monkey chunks.

posted on 12 May 2015, 02:49

27. xfire99 (Posts: 792; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


S6/S6 Egdes problems:
- Wifi
- Bad receptions, dropping calls.
- Autorotation
- Scratches
- Pink camera photos
- Bubbles under the screen
- Weird lines under teh screen
- Yellow tint screens
- Overheat (metal and glass, bad combination for heat.)
and alot others....

This is worst release for a smartphone ever. None have so many problems before. Sure all releases have some minor bugs/problems, but with S6/S6 Edges its not minor and tons of problems. Project Zero = Project FAIL!
Only positive, is they indeed created a new beatiful unique design for smartphone. Wish they just managed to make it fully working too.
Would have a green S6 Edge/S6 Blue in mine hand by now, if itsnt were of all the problems both devives having.

posted on 13 May 2015, 16:28

33. RoboticEngi (Posts: 588; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


It's funny. Most of the threads I read with real users, they don't complain about all this. This is the killer phone spring 2015. Of course there will be a few problems, but that list is totally out of proportions. ....

posted on 12 May 2015, 08:54

28. tokuzumi (Posts: 935; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Samsung did a pretty good job overall, with all the updates that went out over the last few months. My S4 has some minor issues, like when I hold down home, and see my list of recent apps, if I hit "Close All", it kind of freezes, and I have to hit the home button again to get back to my home screen. I use a 3rd party launcher, so not sure if this is the issue. Also, the 5.0 update stopped wanting to read the defaul notification sound from my SD card. I had to transfer it to the device storage to be recognized. Other than that, my S4 is running really well on lollipop.

posted on 13 May 2015, 13:09

32. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 2012)


My Note 4 battery life suuuuuuuck after Lollipop upgrade, nice quality control Samsung...

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