Verizon Galaxy S5 Update Lollipop Tutorial

Verizon recently launched the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for their Samsung Galaxy S5. That provides many of the new features that can come just like that of Lollipop as well as its own tweaks and enhancements. Customers may immediately notice Materials Design which adds fluid animations and themes to the operation system. Shortcuts for Phone and Camera are now available from the lock screen which will display Material Design-inspired notifications and allow users to set priority and privacy for notifications displayed on the lockscreen. Music controls will be displayed as a card to maximize the use of screen real estate. TouchWiz brings a brighter look and feel as well as fluid animations and bold colors also inspired by Material Design.

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Verizon Galaxy S5 Update Lollipop Tutorial

OTA User Initiated

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About Phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.
    Click Download Now.
  2. When download is complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is
    ready to be installed. Tap Install Now.
  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation
    has been completed. Tap OK.

OTA Server Initiated

  1. Once a new software version is available for your device, it will begin downloading in the background.
    When the download is complete, you will be notified that it is ready to be installed. Tap Install Now.
  2. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation
    has been completed, tap OK. To check your software version, go to Home screen > Menu > Settings >
    About Phone.

System Update While You Are Roaming

If you are roaming you will not receive a system update notice. To update your device while you are roaming, you will need to be in an area where Wi-Fi is available.

  1. Begin by enabling Wi-Fi on your device.
  2. To enable Wi-Fi on your device, go to “Settings” > under Wireless & Networks, touch “Wi-Fi ON” to enable (if not already enabled)
  3. Touch “Wi-Fi” to view and select a Wi-Fi network. Once you are connected, an update notification will appear on your device. If the system update fails to install, you will get an error screen. However, this only
    means the software did not install properly. Remove and re-insert the battery and power the device back on.

The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you once again to install the system update.

Verizon has just announced the roll out of Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update, software version LRX21T.G900VVRU1BNLC, making it the first major carrier in the United States to push it out for users.


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