Lollipop update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport to G860PVPU1BOC5, brings Reactivation Lock

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport SM-G860P gets its official Lollipop update that will bump up the software build version to G860PVPU1BOC5. The latter is base in Android 5.0 Lollipop which in-line with "LRX21T" series of firmware  builds just like the ones found on the regular Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900P which also got its Lollipop update to build version G900PVPU1BOA6.  Aside from Lollipop goodies, the update also brings the Reactivation lock feature that prevent others from activating the device if it's ever lost or stolen.  This can be access in Apps>>Settings>>Security once the Lollipop update has made.

However,  Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport had skipped the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update as we expected to happen but it wasn't. So the G860PVPU1BOC5 is a direct upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop from previous Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version G860PVPU1ANK2.

The update is now live via Over-The-Air (OTA) update .  Just do better take a look it by navigating through your device 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 Lollipop 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 back up data on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not have'n  rooted – Your device should not be modified and 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)

Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA Update 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 receive 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