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Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) gets CyanogenMod 13 nightly support

Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 but you don’t love your already outdated OS with TouchWiz skins on top? Maybe you will like the CyanogenMod 13 update better, because the CyanogenMod team has been working on an Android Marshmallow functioning ROM version and a nightly is finally out the door.

 

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Since the previous update that Galaxy S5 (klte) got was in October and it was comprised of Android 5.1.1, owners are still going to have to wait for a while before getting the official Marshmallow bit. Of course, when the change gets there, it will have a TouchWiz skin on top and not everyone likes that.

 

Flashing custom ROMs is still an option and here enters CyanogenMod with the 13 nightly based on Android 6.0. The full download of this file zip comes to 286MB, and you will need the GApps suite to make Google-ly things work.

 

Of course, you must not forget this is a nightly build, which means it can be packed with bugs and things that will not work as intended. Keep in mind that this ROM version will not work on AT&T carrier versions or on Sprint, Verizon, and US Cellular devices. Flash the custom ROM at your own peril and good luck!

 

Source: CyanogenMod downloads

 

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T Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android 5.1.1 starting today

T Mobile just updated its Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 5.1.1 and the OTA is rolling out to all devices as we speak. This brings the device to software version G900TUVU1FOF6 just in case you’re interested.

 

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According to the changelog, this brings the S5 to an improved interface with unnamed bug fixes plus the anti-theft feature every Samsung device has been getting lately. You can wait for the update to come OTA or you can install it yourself via Samsung Kies or the Smart Twitch for the PC. You can also find the firmware available at SamMobile.

Source: T Mobile via AndroidPolice

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Verizon gives small update to Samsung Galaxy S5 – see what it’s all about here!

Verizon is getting out a small update to Samsung Galaxy S5 where the device will be in receipt of some new little features. This little change will not make anything feel that much different, albeit for an app or two.

 

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Didn’t you want GALAXY apps on your device? No? Well, you’re getting them anyway because now they will be auto-installed on your smartphone. It is a newer rebranded version of Samsung apps with more apps for selection this time.

 

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The other update is the fingerprint scanner which can now be used to unlock your phone when you get a Microsoft Exchange account as device administrator too.

Samsung owners are still waiting for Android 5.1 on their devices and we will keep you posted on their progress as it happens.

Source: AndroidPolice

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AT&T’s own Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Android Lollipop update

After the update Galaxy S4 got yesterday, today it is Samsung Galaxy S5 from AT&T that gets an OTA to Lollipop. The update itself is rather large and has 1.4GB which means you will need a WiFi connection to download it. In the end you will be getting a nice upgrade with changed design and notifications.

 

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The update comes out in waves, which could mean you will have to wait for a day or two if you didn’t already get it, but rest assured it will come. Below you can check out the official changelog:

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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Highlights

 

      • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
      • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
      • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
      • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
      • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
      • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
      • Details at:http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/

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      Source: AndroidPolice

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      Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 gets Lollipop update today!

      Verizon customers with Samsung Galaxy S5 devices rejoice! It’s finally your turn to embark on the Lollipop journey of a lifetime! The original update was supposed to hit sometime around February, but it was pulled and the new version is rolling out today! This brings your Galaxy S5 to version number G900VVRU1BOA4, by the way.

       

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      The previous update attempt appears to have rendered devices basically useless because of bugs, crashing apps and fast battery depletion. Now, all Galaxy S5 units on Verizon should receive the update. It may take several days, but it’s coming, people!

      Source: Verizon Wireless support

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      T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 gets its first taste of Lollipop

      T Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting a Lollipop taste with an OTA update. Samsung has a ton of devices on the market so when they start getting updates everyone is bound to know sooner or later. It appears that T Mobile is pushing out an OTA with lollipop to its Galaxy S5.

       

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      The over the air update comes at around 900MB, which means the download may take a few good minutes.  The build number should be G900TUVU1DOB1.

      T Mobile is not the first US carrier to get Lollipop for the Samsung flagship, as Verizon was first a few weeks back. If you want to see exactly what the Lollipop changes look like on Galaxy S5 you can check the video below:

      Source: Sammobile