Verizon Galaxy S5 Software Update to 4.4.4 G900VVRU1ANI2 Officially Released

Verizon has officially announced  that the Android 4.4.4 software update is now arriving  on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V. The new 4.4.4 update dubbed with build number KTU48P.G900VVRU1ANI2 with baseband version G900VVRU1ANI2 is now live via Over the air OTA update. The 4.4.4 brings several enhancements and bug fixes such as the necessary tweaks to enable VoLTE (or Advanced Calling 1.0, as Verizon is calling it) calls, more tracking features for the S Health app, an option to turn off the camera shutter sound, and a few fixes related to Bluetooth audio, KNOX, and the Emergency Call dialer on the lockscreen.  It seems like the 4.4.4 came out last week dubbed with builder number KTU48P.G900VVRU1ANHA  is being replaced with this one.

Here are the official changelog of the 4.4.4 G900VVRU1ANI2addressed by Verizon Wireless:
THE FOLLOWING ENHANCEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE:

  • More tracking features added to S-Health including Weight, Sleep, Stress and Coach
  • The Emergency Call dialer on the lock screen is now accessed with a swipe motion of the Emergency button (same as camera)
  • The camera shutter sound can be turned on/off in camera settings

THE FOLLOWING ISSUES HAVE BEEN RESOLVED:
  • The notification screen (pull-down) will now display the correct number of unread emails
  • Bluetooth® headset loss of audio has been fixed
  • Fixed an issue when using KNOX where the Caller ID and linked Contact information sometimes did not match

Prepare your device for the new Advanced Calling 1.0 feature coming soon fromVerizon. To learn more, go to www.verizonwireless.com/AdvancedCalling1.0

Technical Details of 4.4.4 G900VVRU1ANI2:


Phone Name: Samsung-SM-G900V
Model: SM- G900V
Android: 4.4.4
Baseband: G900VVRU1ANI2
Kernel version:
3.4.0 dpi@SWDD5816 #1 SUN SEPT 13 2014
Build number: KTU84P.G900VVRU1ANI2
SE for Anrdroid Status
Enforcing SEPF_SM-G900V_4.4.4_0026
Hardware: G900V.05
Security software version
MDF v1.0 Release 3
VPN v1.4 Release 1


Tips on How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900V to G900VVRU1ANI2 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 G900VVRU1ANI2 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: Verizon