Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 4 updated to Android 5.0.1

One of our loyal readers sent us photographic proof that his Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1. That means his phone now features the Android Lollipop Material Design, Project Volta for increased battery life, Lock Screen notifications, the new "Recent Apps" menu, the 64-bit ART compiler that opens up apps quickly, and more.

If you are a Sprint customer and do own the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, check to see if you have received the notification about the update. Because it is sent out on a staggered basis, not everyone receives it at the same time. If you do get the notification, you should be on a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing Android 5.0.1. Furthermore, your battery should be charged to at least 50%.

Sprint customers with the HTC One (M8), LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 have already received Lollipop and now we can add the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to that list. If you received the update to Android 5.0.1 on your Sprint branded Galaxy Note 4, drop us a line in the box below. Let us know what you like and don't like about the new Android build running your phone.

Thanks for the tip, Anh!

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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)



1. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Honestly I love my Note 4, but At&t has destroyed this devices potential. It's perfect by itself. But no root, no unlocked bootloader, and definitely no Custom Roms has made me hate them. Some guys at XDA said I should have known when I bought that it be this locked down. But I sincerely had no idea. None whatsoever. Edit: Now I know for sure it's best to just pay full price for an unlocked model.

2. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

Or get a T-mo/Sprint Note 4. They don't lock their bootloaders. BTW, the Sprint Note 4 with Lollipop already verified to have working root and working custom recovery after today's update ;) (see XDA)

3. joe1blue

Posts: 169; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

also T Mobile is the only one that doesn't disable the download Booster feature;)

6. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Lol Me and my first world problems...

4. kdog77

Posts: 12; Member since: May 17, 2012

i am getting the update as we speak right now its a biggie 1016.58 i did not get the ota notification i just went to software update before the prl and profile and its downloading right now

5. TheKlem

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

Confirmed 5.0.1 for Sprint Note 4 on 3/5/15

7. radar213

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

Download this for Sprint this evening, now my WiFi calling won't connect. Keep getting "Network Connection Error. Please try again."

8. jerbou812 unregistered

I like the update so far except that I used to be able to turn off airplane mode from the lock screen and now I can't. I really haven't noticed improved battery life either.

9. soph8

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

am so gIad ! I updated my sprint Note 4 yesterday to 5.01. So far a few bugs that are aggravating.... Sometimes the notification bar at top goes black & white. :-( Also not really liking the new look of the text messaging default app. The charging is out of this world! FANTASTIC lightning speed! Especially when you use the AC charging USB rapid! I had 37% & with in 30 min a FULL charge! LOVE. Also the lock screen is showing more than I'd like. I have gone to setting & set to min. 1 other change that is a real pain, my lock screen pic I use, now it only gives you a space to crop pic so now it barley fits & is enlarged :-( why? How to get rid of that & use whole wall paper pic as b4? Thank you :-)

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