Verizon Galaxy S5 Android 4.4.4 Update G900VVRU1ANHA Started Rolling Out

Android 4.4.4 software update on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 has just started rolling out. Some Galaxy S5 G900V users reporting at  xda-developers that the new 4.4.4 update came around with  firmware build number G900VVRU1ANHA and the said update fixes the bluetooth media failure and or connectivity issues. Unfortunately, there is no clear information of what's new about this update as there is no official announcement from Verizon nor Samsung as of this moment.

The G900VVRU1ANHA 4.4.4 update weighs 346MB in size and it is currently available via Over the air (OTA) update.  So better manually check it out and just simply head-over to your device  Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.

Tips on How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900V to G900VVRU1ANHA 4.4.4 Software Update

Samsung as well Verizon support team 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 – Even though it is not as always necessarily but if something might went wrong while taking the software update your  your important data is already in a safe place.  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.

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 SM-G900V 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.

How to Update to G900VVRU1ANHA 4.4.4 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 Galaxy S5 SM-G900V 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.

You may head-over to Verizon’s support page on the source link below for the complete changelog and detailed guide.

Source: XDA-developers