Sprint Galaxy S5 OTA Update version G900PVPU3BOF6, Not the 5.1.1 Lollipop yet but the Factory Reset Protection refreshment

Sprint Galaxy S5 new Lollipop update comes with build version G900PVPU3BOF6 has recently sent out via Over The AIr (OTA). This isn't the Android 5.1.1 update yet like the one's on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 update but stayed still in Android 5.0.

It might not be the awaited 5.1.1 Lollipop but according to the changelog details, it says a "Factory Reset Protection Updates". It simply means that the latter will bring an additional improvements to factory reset protection that has been added and found on the previous update build version G900PVPU2BOD3. This stuff is basically the Reactivation Lock that can be found in the device Settings>Security>Reactivation Lock. To  enable this feature is to simply mark the check-box, of which will also allows the owners to set a password on it.  The process simply activates the Factory Reset Protection to which other people cannot reset the device without the owner's password.

Here's what the technical details reads about;
Model Number: SM-G900P
Android version: 5.0 (lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900PVPU3BOF6
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4781399
Build number: LRX21T.G900PVPU3BOF6

Again, the update is usally rolled out Over The Air (OTA) in stages, you may simply manually check the update it you haven't received the notification message yet. Just touch Apps>About device>Software update>Check for update.

Source: Sprint Support

AT&T Galaxy S5 Gets New Lollipop OTA Update, now bumps to version G900AUCU4BOF2

AT&T Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) is getting new Android 5.0 Lollipop update that will now bump up the build version to G900AUCU4BOF2. It only mentions that it brings performance and security enhancements, according to the initial changelog details.

The update file size is around 296MB which  technically can tell us that it is just a minor OTA update but there be something on purpose the update may bring. Noting that AT&T already sent out the first Lollipop OTA update bringing several new stuff in it.  So the latter might just a little bit optimization to the former released.

Here are the technical details of the G900AUCU4BOF2 5.0 update by navigating thru Apps > Settings > About device :
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900AUCU4BOF2
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708
Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU4BOF2

Looking at the firmware build details, the "kernel version" itself has stayed similar to the previous "G900AUCU3BOC4 5.0" update. Once the kernel version has stayed it's basically tells us that there is no any new visual differences and any adverse effect when it comes to the UI but might be some additional improvements to the device performance.  Adding to that is the mentioned "security enhancements", which basically brings a new batch of patches to the OS  for the security protection of the phone.

So make sure to check the update right now as it was already started rolling out via Over The Air. Of you haven't receive the notification message yet, just simply tap your phone's Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update version G900VVRU2BOE1, brings Fingerprint Scanner, Galaxy Apps and Do not disturb button

Verizon has sent out another Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V).  The new 5.0 update comes with build version G900VVRU2BOE1 (LRXT21.G900VVRU2BOE1) and brings some few stuff  such as the multicast (eMBMS), fingerprint for EAS authentication, new LTE bands connectivity supports, remove softcard, and the  “GALAXY Apps” app store will be auto installed on to the device.

The update also includes the removal of the  “Interruptions” button,  and replaced by the “Do not disturb” button to simplify silencing phone with one touch. But the other valuable part of the update is the Fingerprint Scanner which can be use to unlock the phone by those who already have a Microsoft Exchange accounts.

The G900VVRU2BOE1 is now officially the 4th Lollipop update landed on Verizon Galaxy S5 devices.  Stayed still in Android 5.0 base, which is apparently not the Android 5.0.2,  just like the ones found to  its successor — the Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920. According to Verizon Wireless support (pdf) the update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA) which technically starts from July 1.  So just keep an eye of it through your Galaxy S5 settings, from Home Screen tap Apps>Settings>About phone>Software update.

[Thank's to "Pete Sambets" for the bringing this in.]