Verizon and T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5 each receive update

Verizon and T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5 each receive update
If you own the Samsung Galaxy S5 and you're on Verizon or T-Mobile, you might have received an OTA update on Thursday that took care of some housekeeping chores. The Verizon update, to software version KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9, updated the Caller Name ID, Message +, and cloud apps. It also took care of a large number of issues, such as improving connectivity while streaming music, enabling Visual Voicemail when the S-View cover is closed, making the "Favorite" contacts list more readable, and removing the 'Search' icon on Memo when there is no memo. You can check out the rest of the changelist on the slideshow below.

T-Mobile's update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 will turn on the VoLTE feature on the handset. The feature allows T-Mobile users to make/take calls over the carrier's LTE pipeline, leading to clearer calls for customers. Of course, if your area or phone doesn't support the service, you won't notice a difference despite the update. Note that T-Mobile's support page, which you can see in the slideshow, incorrectly lists the OS build number on the Galaxy S5 as being Android 4.2.2 instead of the correct Android 4.4.2. The size of the update is 30.60MB.

Two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and two different updates. We do suggest using a Wi-Fi network for either update, and you should have your battery charged over 50%. You can let us know your feelings about the changes to either version of the phone, by dropping us a line in the box below.


source: Verizon, T-Mobile via AndroidCentral (1), (2)

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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)

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2 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Be careful if you're rooted. Word is this breaks root, and on at least the Verizon version, Towelroot doesn't re-root.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yep. Support has been removed for your phone being your phone.

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