AT&T updates the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0.1

AT&T updates the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to Android 5.0.1
If we write it, it will come. Last night, we told you that AT&T would soon be sending out the Android 5.0 update to its subscribers sporting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This morning, the carrier has started sending out Android 5.0.1 to the phablet OTA. As we pointed out on Monday, this is a new version of the update that removes the ill-fated "Interruptions" mode, but will only allow you to mute your phone using the "Sound" slider on the Quick Settings menu.

Speaking of Quick Settings, the Android 5.0.1 update allows you to pull it down from any page and also adds Material Design, the 64-bit ART compiler, Project Volta, the new "Recent Apps" look, Lock Screen notifications and more. In addition, Find My Mobile and the Reactivation Lock are included along with stability improvements. The update to the Reactivation Lock forces someone with a stolen or lost device to sign into Google before the phone can be used, even if the handset is factory reset.

The size of the update is a massive 1.2GB and AT&T will only allow you to download it only via a Wi-Fi connection. While the carrier didn't mention it, we think it might be a good idea to have your battery recharged to at least 50% before you start the process. And yes, the update is being sent out on a staggered basis which means it might be a few days before it hits your Galaxy Note 4.

source: AT&T via Droid-Life, AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Checking to see if the update is pushed to the Note 4 I have. Brb.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Update hasn't been phased to Chicago so I have to wait 24 hours to check again. Wtf AT&T.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Apparently the Note 3 and Tab S 10.5 are receiving 5.0 as well.

10. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Just sayin. You can manually push your clock forward one day in the settings and try again. That's what I've been doing.

19. Dongcoyote

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I'm in Washington State and didn't get a notification but I did the Software update from settings and whammy, downloading now.

2. Furbal unregistered

Damn. Mines an unlocked T-Mobile version. -_- I want a stable lollipop rom!

5. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Leaving...Verizon. Surprise, Surprise.

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Finally. Only thing about it is root is probably never gonna happen now.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Never was going to happen to begin with so...

9. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Some guys over at xda say they were "close" to it for 4.4.4 but your right. It never was.

8. H3Drvr

Posts: 43; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

hopefully, this applies to the Edge as well...

11. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

what about galaxy note 3 Verizon lollipop. .. this is unbelievable.!

12. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Awesome! Mine is able to update now.

13. MarloThaMartian

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 27, 2010

Downloading now. I stay in Atlanta

14. bigsimpd

Posts: 164; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Mine is downloading right now yayyyyy Alabama

15. draco75

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 01, 2015

Downloading now. Florida

16. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

So I've downloaded it here in Ohio. Couple things I've noticed. Definitely taking up more ram, I know it's a debate if it matters or not. After the update do a factory reset, there has been some reports of issue's apps crashing and battery longevity but seems good so far.

17. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Also anTuTu 54563, not bad

18. jberry711

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 24, 2015

On at&t recieved the update last night its HUGE. WARNING if you have any private data tucked away move it out of private mode and onto your laptop before installing update it will wreck the files. I lost thousands of pics videos and music along with documents.

20. oueighteen95

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Downloaded mine last night. I like the interface but now it drains my battery. Has anyone noticed this.

21. rocus4094

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

I downloaded here in Dallas overnight and tried to install this morning, started and then rebooted and gave error that it had not installed. Now when I go to software update it just flashes no firmware. Called ATT and Samsung and they say to do hard reset or clean cache. I don't want to have to download everything again. Its my work phone. Any ideas or any one else have same problem?

22. rocus4094

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Did a clear cache and it fixed the problem then set date forward a day to re download. Not finished yet but hope it installs.

23. Viper

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

My galaxy note automatically downloaded and installed right in front of my eye, I didn't know what my phone was doing at first lol, than wala, 5.0.1 was their

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