AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 receives Android 5.0.1 update

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 receives Android 5.0.1 update
Perhaps AT&T just doesn't understand the concept of seniority. Yesterday, the carrier updated the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1,  leading owners of the newer Samsung Galaxy S5 to wonder where their update was. As it turns out, it was probably in the same spot all along. On Wednesday, the nation's second largest carrier started rolling out Android 5.0.1 to the Galaxy S5.

This information came via tweet from @ATTCares in response to a pointed question from an AT&T subscriber named Dave, who we assume owns the Samsung Galaxy S5. The update includes the Lollipop Material Design, Lock Screen notifications, 64-bit ART compiler to speed up the opening of apps, improved battery life with Project Volta, Smart Lock, Priority Mode for notifications and more.

When the update comes in, AT&T demands that you use a Wi-Fi connection when downloading and installing it, or else you won't be allowed to update your phone. Also, make sure that your battery is charged to at least 50%. If you feel ambitious, you can try to manually update your device by going to Settings >About device >Software update. And one last thing. Because the update is sent out in waves, you might not get it yet for a few days. No need to send a nasty tweet to AT&T, it's just the nature of the beast.

source: @ATTCares via AndroidAuthority

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Fire5

Posts: 315; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Samsung has to get precione for these upgrades will arrive faster deployment was in December and four months after it arrives to one of the most important companies that's pathetic and takes seriously to ATT samsung and also because the two are guilty this delay nonsense.

4. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

It would be nice for Compnaies like Samsung to update all phones at the same time. People can hate Apple all the want but everyone from a 4S-6 Plus today receives 8.3 all Once for all carriers.

2. sperbo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2015

When will this stupid update come to telstra australia. Ive been waiting forever all i want is a date

5. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

ROFL Why not 5.1?

6. SemiFinal

Posts: 117; Member since: Jul 26, 2014

Finally! Was kinda bummed when the last update was 4.4.4 :(


Posts: 89; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Meanwhile my lg g2 (on Verizon, no less) updated to 5.0.2 a week ago. I remember so many people on this site bashing lg at the time I bought this phone(10/13). Saying that lg is terrible at updating their phones you should have bought samsung or htc instead. Just wanted to rub a little salt in the wound.

8. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

For how long?

9. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

this update took 2 inhalf hours for me to download never has an update took that loong to download i dnt get it i have a 50 mbps wifi connection at home ,nothing has ever took so long to download before and i downloaded hd movies and other stuff and nothing took as long as this update did,well anyways so far so good

10. kcd11

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I downloaded the update but, it didn't change anything! Is this normal?

11. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

mine the settings menu changed it had a black backround before now its all white im hating it i cant change it back to black i cant find anything in the display settings ,and the thing that u pull down that shows notifications also changed it looks different and on the top left corner it doesnt say At&t like it did before . Those are the only things i noticed up till now ..

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