Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860PVPU1ANG3 Initial OTA Update

If you are rocking the rugged Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport SM-G860P, there is an initial OTA Update is coming on its way. It still based on Android 4.4.2 and dubbed with build number G860PVPU1ANG3. This might be a default firmware that features all Sprint apps, since we already seen the shipped firmware build G860PVPU1ANG2 during market launched. The update now seen via over-the-air according to Sprint, so make sure to have your Galaxy S5 Sport updated to 4.4.2 G860PVPU1ANG3 to enjoy more of its features.

Technical details of G860PVPU1ANG3:

Device: Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport
Model number: SM-G860P
Android version: Android 4.4.2
Baseband version: G860PVPU1ANG3
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2113914
Build number: KOT49H.G860PVPU1ANG3

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 Update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P to the latest Software updates

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 Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not been rooted - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport 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 Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P 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: Sprint