Feb 05 AT 12:55 PM Evan Selleck 8 Comments

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is now receiving its update to Android 5.0 Lollipop


On Wednesday, February 4, Samsung said that the Sprint-branded Galaxy S5 would receive its upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop beginning Thursday, February 5. Turns out, the company made good on its word.

As confirmed by several members within Android Central‘s forums, the rollout for the latest version of Android has begun for the Galaxy S5. Of course, since it is an over the air update, these things can take some time before the update lands on all the active devices out there, so if the upgrade hasn’t landed on your handset just yet, stay tuned. It’s on the way.

As for the update itself, those who have picked up the new software say that the update comes in at a whopping 898.44MB, and Samsung says you’ll need to have at least 3GB of storage available to download the new software. Once the update is installed, the device will be bumped to version G900PVPU1AOA6. One more thing: After the update is installed, the total amount of available internal storage will drop by at least 950MB. So keep that in mind.

As pointed out on Wednesday, the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will mean the removal of the Lumen toolbar, Wi-Fi calling enhancements, and plenty of other goodies. It will also mean the addition of lock screen alerts and heads-up notifications, plus quite a bit more.

Do you own a Sprint Galaxy S5, and if so, have you received the update yet?

Source: Android Central

Evan is a pretty big fan of technology, from phones to video game consoles and everything in between.

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  • Carl Billingsley

    Its funny how LG was the first to update there phones to 5.0 and still end up last to do it almost im still waiting on my G3 update

  • fresh

    I have the sprint galaxy s5 and I’m downloading the 5.0 update super happy :)

  • stanglifemike

    About 1 hour ago I checked for the update on both of my Parents’ Sprint S5, and both phones immediately began downloading Lollipop. Hopefully Samsung will release Lollipop for the Note 4 fairly soon. 5.0.2 has been really smooth on my ’13 N7, much better than 5.0 and 5.0.1.

    • Right Wingnut

      They’ll probably love it. I know Lollipop 5.1 is already being talked about, because bugs in 5.0.2 and 5.0.1 and 5.0, but usually if Samsung is rolling out a release to a new phone, they’ve tested it pretty thoroughly too.

      A bigger version number isn’t really necessary if OEMs already implement all the bug fixes, which is something I’m hoping for here… my fingers are crossed too, since I’m updating as well.

  • Robert Moore

    Got it at midnight, still figuring out all the changes.

  • Sinead O D

    I’m having a bit of a nightmare with my s5 constantly dropping wifi, as in every couple of minutes! Also the battery has zapped – 40% gone in 3 hours!

    • Brad L

      I am having the exact same issue as Sinead O D below. Any help would be appreciated. My phone is also running much slower :-(:

      Sinead O DGuest 11 hours ago
      I’m having a bit of a nightmare with my s5 constantly dropping wifi, as in every couple of minutes! Also the battery has zapped – 40% gone in 3 hours!

  • Tulio Mesa

    Tmobile needs to hurry up ._.