Showing posts with label ATamp;T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ATamp;T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A. Show all posts

AT&T Galaxy S5 and S5 Active Updates G900AUCS4DQD1 & G870AUCS2DQD1,April Android Security Patches

Yet another month passes by and so does another Android security patches has started rolling out on the Galaxy S5. First on the line-up is the AT&T Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) has just received an OTA update containing the April 1, 2017 Android Security Patch Level. The update has bumped the device Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS to G900AUCS4DQD1 from the last month's update version G900AUCS4DQC1.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A also gotten its update to version G870AUCS2DQD1 from G870AUCS2DPK7.


Here’s the details:

Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Update version G900AUCS4DQD1

  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQD1

Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A Update version G870AUCS2DQD1

  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G870A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G870AUCS2DQD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G870AUCS2DQD1

What’s New: Android security patch update - April 1, 2017

This update weighs at 21 MB in size, so its just small update that brings nothing more further changes then the said monthly security maintenance release.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android OS

Samsung urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 Perform an 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 most often  a notification message will directly send out 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 for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 Settings > About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell 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.


[Thank’s to Dwayne]

source: AT&T support pages [1][2]

AT&T Galaxy S5 March 2017 Security Patch Updates version G900AUCS4DQC1

AT&T is sending out an OTA update for the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). The update has bumped the device Android Marshmallow OS  to build version G900AUCS4DQC1 from G900AUCU4DQB1. It's just a small OTA update bringing the monthly security patches, and this time around it contains the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level.

Here's the details:
  • Device: Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: March 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DQC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQC1

What's New: Android security patch update

This update only weighs at 20MB in file size. The roll out started on March 28, 2017 and will end-up in a week or  two.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 Perform an 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 most often  a notification message will directly send out 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 for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 Settings > About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell 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.


[Thank’s to Chris]

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AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA G900AUCU4DQB1 February 2017 Security Updates

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 starts receiving the February 2017 Android security patch updates today. The update of which comes as build version G900AUCU4DQB1 to which carries the said February 2017 security patches. As usual, this update will not bring any major changes for the device, but judging by its file size at a hefty 184 MB, it might also equipped with several bug-fixes and other system enhancements to improved the device performance.

What's New:

  • Android device security updates - February 1, 2017
  • Device name SAMSUNG-SM-G900A
  • Android version 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level February 1, 2017
  • Baseband version G900AUCU4DQB1
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-9723602
  • Build number  MMB29M.G900AUCS4DQB1

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?
This update requires the previous released version G900AUCU4DQA1 prior to get the update. It is seeding via Over-The-Air and it may take into several days before hitting all AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A owners.

Samsung urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 Perform an 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 most often  a notification message will directly send out 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 for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 Settings > About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch 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.

[Thank’s to Marilyn]

AT&T Galaxy S5 Updates to version G900AUCU4DQA1, Brings January 2017Security Patch

AT&T has pushed the OTA update dubbed as build version G900AUCU4DQA1 for its Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A).  The update that weighs at 192 MB in size will bring the new Android security patch that covers 'til the month of January 2017.  It also includes some improvements for the device performance, it might rather be particularly a system enhancements or a battery life improvements, we do not know yet.

Here goes the details: 

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA Update G900AUCS4DPH4, Brings October AndroidSecurity Patches

AT&T Galaxy S5 has gotten it's Android Security patches that covers the month of October. The update is still base in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and dubbed as build version G900AUCS4DPH4. The AT&T's Galaxy S5 is the first  device we have seen receive the October Android security patches in United States alone.  While other US carriers Galaxy S5 might also seen similar updates soon.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


Features/Enhancements:
  • October Android security updates

Details:
  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCS4DPH4
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521 dpi@SWHD4023 #1
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900AUCS4DPH4

The Over-The-Air OTA update weighs at approximately 63MB in file size. This will update the device from previous build version G900AUCS4CPH3 to G900AUCS4DPH4.


How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 Perform an 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 most often  a notification message will directly send out 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 for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Settings >About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

[Thank’s to Miley]

AT&T Galaxy S5 Update G900AUCU4DPH2 Official Android Marshmallow

AT&T carrier has finally started to roll out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on  Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A). The said Android marshmallow upgrade came out  as build version G900AUCU4DPH2. This is the final and official release build hence some of AT&T's Galaxy S5 users who participated the beta program already began receiving several Marshmallow update since May 2016. During the Beta test period there are almost 3 updates have been deployed, these are the build version  G900AUCU4DPE3 (released on May),  build version G900AUCU4DPF3 (on June), and the build version G900AUCU4DPG3 to which just released last month.

To those who haven't seen how's the Android Marshmallow update behave in our Galaxy S5, well  I'll just say it's pretty awesome. Though there are some doubts that the update might causes something like battery draining problem. The battery life performance is not one of the biggest concern since the the update itself contains the new power saving mode. This new feature will allow users to control some Apps running in the background to increase the battery life performance.   Aside to it, there are also several other new features, as well as noticeable changes to the UI design.

So better check the update for yourself,. Below are the technical details of the said Android marshmallow update  on AT&T Galaxy S5.

Technical details of the update build G900AUCU4DPH2


  • Device: AT&T Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900A
  • Android version: 6.0.1
  • Android security patch level: August 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU4DPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8903521
    dpi@SWHD4408 #1
    Wed Aug 3 20:18:15 KST 2016
  • Build Number: MMB29M.G900AUCU4DPH2

Features/Enhancements:
  • Android OS 6.0.1 Marshmallow Upgrade
  • Wi-Fi Calling
  • Video Calling
  • August security patches

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


Samsung urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happened on your device, it 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still running in an official or factory firmware and hasn’t been rooted nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 Perform an 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 most often  a notification message will directly send out 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 for the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Settings >About Device > Software Update.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch Software update.

It will automatically tell 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. You may head over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

[Thank’s to Bill]

AT&T Galaxy S5 5.1.1 OTA update build G900AUCU4COI5, Brings Android for Work and Ultra Power Saver mode fix

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A) is finally getting its Android 5.1.1 OTA update that bumps to build G900AUCU4COI5 from previous Android 5.0 G900AUCU4BOF3. The update will not only move the Android OS to Android 5.1.1, but the latter also brings along some additional features and system enhancements. The addressed changelog says that it includes the Android for Work, a security update, and a fix to Ultra Power Saver mode for devices using on device encryption.

Technical details of the G900AUCU4COI5 5.1.1 Update:


Device: GALAXY S5
Model number: SM-G900A
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G900AUCU4COI5
Kernel version: 3.4.0-586384
Build number: LMY47X.G900AUCU4COI5

Enhancements and Improvements:
  • Android 5.1.1
  • Android For Work
  • Security updates
  • Fix to Ultra Power Saver mode for devices using On Device Encryption
A screenshot of the Android 5.1.1 update to build G900AUCU4COI5, taken from the device settings


According to AT&T, the G900AUCU4COI5 5.1.1 update is available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC. The update weighs at around 610 MB in file size to download. If you haven't received the update's notification, you can check it manually by heading into your phone's  Settings > About Device and then simply check for an update.  You may also head over at AT&T's support page for further details about the said Android 5.1.1 update.

Source

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA Update version G900AUCU4BOF3, Fixes for Stagefright bug

AT&T has just announced the release of  a new update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900A. The update will be sent out via Over-the-Air and dubbed with build version G900AUCU4BOF3.  The latter include a security patch to fix the Stagefright bug that surrounds on some infected apps that one have had downloaded and a website that was  just designed to bug any Android smartphones and tablets when a user visits on it.
AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 (SM-G900A) on August 5, 2015. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for the update.

Below is the technical details about the update:
  • Android version: 5.0
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU4BOF3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU4BOF3
  • Upgrade file size: 301MB

The update has just started as we speak. So make sure to check the update manually if you did not receive any notification yet. Just tap on Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update. You may also head over to AT&T's Galaxy S5 support page for further details about the update.
Also, keep in mind that your device should not have been rooted or have modified system images so you'll get the update without any hiccups.

Source: AT&T S5 support, Samsung S5 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.

AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900AUCU3BOC4 Finally Rolling!

The Lollipop update on AT&T's Galaxy S5 (SM-N900A) has finally rolling out! The latter is dubbed with build number G900AUCU3BOC4 and its based in-line with Android 5.0 Lollipop "LRX21T". AT&T may be may be one of the last US carrier that have had released the awaited Lollipop OS but its seem it still keep on the right track and scheduled time before the market-launch of the new AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A).   Noting that there was some minor bug issues surrounding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but its the latest Android craze that everyone has been awaiting for.

Here are the technical details of the G900AUCU3BOC4 5.0 Lollipop update in Settings>>About device:
Device name: Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900A
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900AUCU3BOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708
Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU3BOC4


Changelog details Android 5.0/ Baseband G900AUCU3BOC4: 

Aside from the Android 5.0 Lollipop goodies there are also a bunch of detailed changelog addressed by AT&T.

Software update includes
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Highlights
    • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
    • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
    • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
    • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
    • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
    • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
    • Details at: http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/

In addition, the G900AUCU3BOC4 is an update from previous G900AUCU2AOA1 which is the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update released way back in February.  It is available via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) Update with a hefty 1.4GB in file size to download.

All Samsung Galaxy S5  in the US alone is now almost completely covered with Android 5.0 Lollipop update.  So from now on we might look forward and keep'ing an eye for an Android 5.0.1, Android 5.0.2 or maybe an Android 6.0 updates. Who knows?

source: AT&T

AT&T Galaxy S5 G900AUCU2AOA1 No Lollipop Update, still at KitKat

AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-N900A users has started receiving an OTA software update to G900AUCU2AOA1.  But only for those Samsung  Galaxy S5 that still runs with the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat G900AUCU2ANG3, I mean not rooted and modified.  While looking at the software build G900AUCU2AOA1, just looks so deceiving and much likely an Android 5.0 Lollipop update just like the ones what Verizon released the Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900VVRU1BOA8 on its Galaxy S5 SM-N900V users.  But if you're a AT&T Galaxy S5 user's don't get too much over-excited yet, that's because the update still  in Android 4.4.4 KitKat based firmware.

In addition, the update itself brings the promising HD Voice capabilities on your Galaxy S5. The HD Voice feature is the main key-feature to this update  but  it is also currently available in select markets only.  Along with it are the new features that offers services such as "Uber" which you can request and get a ride thru your Galaxy S5 phone, while the rest are AT&T's mail, AT&T Live and remote support.

However, if you  are a AT&T Galaxy S5 users and might somehow being skeptical about the update, and or you might reluctant to perform a software update.   Who knows that this might be just another preparation and might be the last KitKat update you will ever seen before your Galaxy S5 gets the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. So you should update your Galaxy S5 right now or otherwise your phone might get outdated.

Here are the technical details of G900AUCU2AOA1: 
  • Android version: 4.4.4
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU2AOA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-3116194
  • Build number: KTU84P.G900AUCU2AOA1

Here is the actual screenshot of the G900AUCU2AOA1 Android 4.4.4 once updated to it.  This can be simply seen by navigating through the phone's Setting>>About Device.

For the complete changelog details about G900AUCU2AOA1 just head-over at AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900A support page.  If you did not see the update yet, just keep on checking. AT&T usually rolls out a software update in gradual manner via over-the-air.  The actual file size of G900AUCU2AOA1  update is 487MB, according to AT&T and Samsung.

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA update to G900AUCU2ANG3 security patches and improvements


AT&T Galaxy S5 users will  receive a 142MB update as Samsung and AT&T has just rolled out  another Android 4.4.2 based software update that bumps up the baseband version to G900AUCU2ANG3 from G900AUCU2AND3.  The G900AUCU2ANG3 update brings security patches, bug-fixes on some issues and among other system improvements.

Here are the changelog details of the G900AUCU2ANG3 OTA update, addressed by AT&T:

· Security updates and patches
· Application installation enhancements
· Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
· Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
· E-mail UX enhancements
· S-View cover error
· Re-activation lock improvements

Technical Details of  G900AUCU2ANG3

Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: G900AUCU2ANG3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-2178781
Build number: KOT49H G900AUCU2ANG3
AP: G900AUCU2ANG3
CP: G900AUCU2ANG3
CSC:G900AATT2ANG3


Again, the roll out might be in stages, just make sure to do some tweaking if you ain't receive the OTA update notification on your Galaxy S5 by hitting 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 Upgrade the Galaxy S5 to the latest 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 backup data on your Galaxy S5.

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  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 AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A 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: 

Root G900AUCU2AND3 Samsung Galaxy S5 (G900A)

If you already installed the OTA update G900AUCU2AND3 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A and now wants to retain root, this will cover how to root it correctly.  As I seen some few people have had ended-up into soft-bricking their phone while installing root, so I decided to put this up as a  word of advise to keep your phone safe in-case you are about to root your phone.


As you may know, the G900AUCU2AND3 OTA update includes some patches, to the recent root app found by Geohot and that so-called Towelroot.  The "Towelroot" was is indeed worked on previous  G900AUCU1ANCE 4.4.2 stock firmware, but it is not covered anymore due to the Towel root's capability and limitation.  This limitation was already addressed by the developer himself that it can only support phones with software build version not exceeding on June 3 2014.  So every phones that already received the OTA update right after June 3, 2014 the root exploit will no longer work, as simple as that to consider.



So if I already updated to G900AUCU2AND3 OTA update, how can I root then?
No you can't root the G900AUCU2AND3 update as there is no , but as the root app clearly emphasized that it will worked on on updates before June 3, 2014 and was already proven to work with the old G900AUCU1ANCE, so  all you need is revert back your phone to the old 4.4.2 G900AUCU1ANCE Stock Firmware from the current 4.4.2 G900AUCU2AND3 OTA update on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A. It may sound sound too easy but it also take a lot of work to do so just to regain root.

Again this is only a guide and I am not encouraging you to do so, I'm just pointing you the right direction to keep your device safe. But if you badly needs root just read this guide here thoroughly and grab the full stock firmware G900AUCU1ANCE. Once you carefully revert back your phone to NCE stock firmware, try to root again using towelroot. Just let me know if you have something to ask.

Source: XDA-developers

AT&T Galaxy S5 KitKat Update G900AUCU2AND3 brings Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

First software update build number G900AUCU2AND3 for AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A officially rolled out by Samsung and AT&T. The update has no any major changes but brings an extra features such as Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock which Samsung's default apps, adding the Lookout and YP Mobile as AT&T's new bloatwares. The update The update file size is 46MB and is made available via over the air or OTA update.

Here are the changelog of G900AUCU2AND3
  • AT&T Apps - Adding Lookout and YP Mobile
  • Samsung Apps - Adding Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

The Find My Mobile feature allows owners to locate the device when lose it.  While the reactivation lock is some kind of security suite found on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, that allows users to lock the device into further customization. Once the user put a reactivation locked to the device it cannot be reset by anyone else without of course the users permission.  Both needs a Samsung account to use such features.


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 Upgrade the Galaxy S5 to the latest 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 backup data on your Galaxy S5.

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  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 AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A 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: Samsung, AT&T