Lollipop update for the Galaxy S4 starts to roll out in India, firmware for the Exynos variant now available for download

Since Lollipop's announcement, a lot a manufacturers have promised they would be bringing Google's latest OS as an update for their more relevant handsets. Samsung is, naturally, among said manufacturers, and it aims to roll out Android 5 to its Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3, Note 4, Note Edge, Alpha, and others. Of course, having one of the heavier Android skins out there is bound to slow the process down a bit, but still – Sammy has already managed to roll out an update for the Galaxy S5 to most areas, and has started a Lollipop crusade for the Galaxy S4, with an update for the old-gen arriving to handsets across Russia. Now, the roll-out continues to another large market – India.

The update applies to the Exynos variant of the S4 – GT-I9500 – and is said to contain some UI tweaks, the new heads-up notifications, a rehash of the multitasking menu, and improvements to performance, security, and battery life.

For the inpatient and adventurous among you – the firmware is available at, where you can also find an update for the GT-I9506 (Snapdragon) variant, though, if you are unsure of the actions and risks involved in manually flashing the firmware – we'd strongly advise against it.

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. smitpatel

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

thank you phonearena. My s4 didn't tell me, after reading this i clicked on software update and YES its there. 991.07 MB hurray...

11. santhosh15888

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Hi,, I also updated my S4. But I do not find the Guest Mode in my mobile. please tell me if you have the guest mode available in your S4.

2. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Am holding back for now.... my G3 cat.6 might lose its outstanding endurance....

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

a wise decision

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Samsung is killing it when it comes to updates!

5. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

totally that is why S5 G900H is still at 4.4.2. killing indeed.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

G900H has got lollipop in some regions. You can flash it already from Sammobile. Get your facts straight.

7. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Ya, wtf Shamsong. The s4 gets lollipop before note 4?!

8. sam90

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

But I didn't get any update :(

9. imran86

Posts: 208; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Just downloaded and updated mine, feels like a new phone now.

10. appzlulz

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

what about GT-I9505?

12. biswasaha

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Still havent got the Android 5.0.1 update for my gti9500 black edition. Firmware version I9500XXUFNG1

13. biswasaha

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Plzz suggest me some solution to fix this problem

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