Verizon starts updating the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Verizon starts updating the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
Earlier this month, AT&T started rolling out the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S4, and now it looks like Verizon is getting ready to update its version of the handset to the same Android version. The new update from Verizon will update the software to build number LRX22C.I545VRUGOC1. With the Samsung Galaxy S4 launched more than a couple of years ago, it's nice to see that the two largest US carriers are updating the handset to the latest major version of Android. 

The update will be gradually rolled out to Verizon customers rocking the Samsung Galaxy S4, so it may be a while before getting your Lollipop fix. Your phone will notify you when the update is available for your device, but if you're feeling impatient, you can manually check for updates by going to Settings -> About Device -> Software Update -> Check for Updates.

The goodies introduced by Android 5.0 Lollipop include an updated TouchWiz interface with Material Design touches, an improved lock screen, and a new multitasking screen. For a complete changelog, check out the source link below.

If you're saddened that Verizon didn't update the Galaxy S4 straight to Android 5.1 Lollipop, you should know that you're not missing on an any major new features. Android 5.1 Lollipop is probably the least important Android update in this regard, as the 5.1 version of Android is mostly focused on fixing bugs that got introduced with the 5.0 version, but manufacturers are able to bake these bug fixes in their implementation of Android 5.0 anyway. 


source: Verizon

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9 Comments

1. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

wooahhhh this came out of nowhere for me. guess im lucky... just in time for me to switch in a coupel months :/

2. TBomb

Posts: 1549; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

but i retract my statement... it doesn't look like any serious changes to help battery/crashes/etc

3. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

To bad my AT &T S4 still on kitkat

4. seanbuck83

Posts: 2; Member since: May 13, 2011

Why dont you just update it then?? Att pushed the update out a couple weeks ago.

5. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Verizon 2013 Moto X 4.4.4.4.4.4.4 4ever

6. HASHTAG unregistered

Still waiting for Verizon to send the update for the Note Edge...

7. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

You'll get it before I will. :(

8. GeekMovement unregistered

Still waiting on our S4 for Sprint.

9. RedRanger34

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 30, 2015

I just finally got 5.0.1 update for my galaxy s4 i545 on Verizon today. I was beginning to think I was never going to get it.

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