Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 4.4.4

If you're a Samsung Galaxy S5 owner and a Verizon customer, we have some good news. Android 4.4.4 is on the way to your handset and will fix audio issues that you might have experienced with Bluetooth. The update is coming to the phone OTA, and weighs in at a hefty 346MB. No major changes are expected, but that is not much of a surprise. After all, Android 4.4.3 takes care of bug fixes, while Android 4.4.4 deals with security issues.

Verizon has yet to issue a changelist, but those who have received the update mention the Bluetooth fix. One Galaxy S5 owner on Big Red said that after updating his phone, he was prompted to sign up for free visual voicemail.

If you're a Samsung Galaxy S5 owner on Verizon, keep an eye peeled for this update. You should be on a Wi-Fi network when downloading and installing it, so as not to waste your precious data allowance. Also, you should have your battery charged to at least 50% before starting the updating process. 

source: XDA via AndroidPolice

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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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4 Comments

1. kick413

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

okay, W...T....F. Verizon 1st?!

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

T-Mobile received an update about a week or two ago but it wasn't 4.4.4. Definitely is weird Verizon is first for the 4.4.4 update...

3. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

What about galaxy note 3.. Verizon always the last with updates. . I hate verizon

4. draksig

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

I updated my verizon S5 and lost my MicroSD card. Tried new card same results. Verizonconfirmed to me this update has a flaw where cards over 8 gigs can not be used on most pones. Thank you samsung.

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