AT&T Galaxy S5 KitKat Update G900AUCU2AND3 brings Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

First software update build number G900AUCU2AND3 for AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A officially rolled out by Samsung and AT&T. The update has no any major changes but brings an extra features such as Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock which Samsung's default apps, adding the Lookout and YP Mobile as AT&T's new bloatwares. The update The update file size is 46MB and is made available via over the air or OTA update.

Here are the changelog of G900AUCU2AND3
  • AT&T Apps - Adding Lookout and YP Mobile
  • Samsung Apps - Adding Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

The Find My Mobile feature allows owners to locate the device when lose it.  While the reactivation lock is some kind of security suite found on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, that allows users to lock the device into further customization. Once the user put a reactivation locked to the device it cannot be reset by anyone else without of course the users permission.  Both needs a Samsung account to use such features.

Again, the roll out might be in stages make sure to hit your Galaxy S5 Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 to the latest Software Update

Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory. Follow the guide here if you don't yet on how to backup data on your Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 has no root - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5  may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)

 This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

source: Samsung, AT&T