AT&T Galaxy S5 Active OTA Update G870AUCU1ANG3, adds Visual Voice Mailenhancements


AT&T Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A users will receive another Android 4.4.2 OTA software update dubbed with build number G870AUCU1ANG3.  The G870AUCU1ANG3 will replace the previous 4.4.2 firmware G870AUCU1ANE4 and it brings several enhancements and fixes on some issues. The update has the file size of 57.65MB and rolled out via over-the-air.

Changelog of the G870AUCU1ANG3 OTA update:

· Visual Voice Mail (VVM) enhancements
· Security updates and patches
· Application installation enhancements
· Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
· Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
· E-mail UX enhancements
· Re-activation lock improvements

Technical Details G870AUCU1ANG3

Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: G870AUCU1ANG3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-2304514
Build number: KOT49H.G870AUCU1ANG3

Again, the roll out might be in stages, just make sure to do some tweaking if you ain’t receive the OTA update notification on your Galaxy S5 by hitting 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 Active 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 Active.

Not Rooted Galaxy S5 Active - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 Active 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)

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active  OTA Update. This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, 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-G870A 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: AT&T