Which version of the Android™ platform does my Samsung Galaxy S® 5 use?

  • How Do I Check My Current Android™ Platform / Software Version?
    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu  > Settings  > More  > About device .



    2. The Android version (OS Version) and Baseband version (Phone Firmware) show the current software version on your mobile device.

  • How Do I Get This Update?

    Software updates will automatically download to your phone with an option to install now or install later. If you choose install now, your phone will reboot and begin installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the update. If you choose install later, you will receive reminders once or twice a day to install the update until it is complete.

    Note: Software updates are available OTA (Over-the-Air) and are 'pushed' to devices in stages. Some customers may receive software updates after a designated ‘push’ date. Please understand that your device will receive an update, but the date cannot be guaranteed as mobile device selection is random.

  • Manually Download Update OTA

    Software updates can be manually downloaded.

    To check if an update is available.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu  > Settings  > More  > System update  > Update Samsung Software.
    2. If a system update is available, follow the prompts to download and install the update.

    Note: Your battery should be fully charged before starting the software update. Do not remove the battery during the update process.

  • Update History
    Version Date Released Details
    G900AUCU3BOC4 4/8/2015

    Update summary 

    AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 (SM-G900A) on April 8, 2015. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for the update and the file size is 1.4GB.

    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/

     

     

    How to update

    Customers will receive an alert and be prompted to download the update, or have the option to initiate the update manually. When prompted, you can postpone the update up to 3 times, and 4 hours per occurrence. After the update has been postponed for the maximum allowable time, your device will automatically download and install the update.

    To initiate the update manually, From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > About device > Software update > Check for updates.

    Follow the prompts.

     

    How to verify the update

    From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > About device .

    The following information will be displayed:

     

    Android version: 5.0

    Baseband version: G900AUCUCBOC4

    Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708

    Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU3BOC4


    G900AUCU2AOA1 2/3/2015

    Update summary 

    AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 (SM-G900A) on February 3, 2015. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for the update and the file size is 487MB.

    What's changing?

    Android KitKat 4.4.4

    Miscellaneous improvements, bug fixes, and security updates

     

    HD Voice capability*

    AT&T Service additions:

    Mail - ATT Mail (att.net mail)

    AT&T Live

    Uber

    Remote Support

     

     

    *HD Voice has limited availability in select markets. Deployment is ongoing. HD Voice Requirements: To experience HD Voice, both parties on the call must be located in an AT&T HD Voice coverage area, have an AT&T HD Voice-capable device and SIM with an area code based in an HD Voice coverage area, and have HD Voice set up on their AT&T account. HD Voice-capable device selection is limited at this time.

    Incompatible Services/Features: The following services/features are currently incompatible with HD Voice: prepaid service, Smart Limits, Ringback Tones, OfficeDirect, and OfficeReach (for business customers). HD Voice is available at no additional cost; standard voice rates apply and are charged according to your wireless rate plan. For additional product information and service restrictions, visit www.att.com/hdvoice.


    G900AUCU2ANG3 8/28/2014

    Update summary 

    AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 (G900A) on August 28, 2014. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for update and the file size is 142.8MB.

    What's changing?

    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


    G900AUCU2AND3 5/9/2014

    Changes include:

    AT&T Apps - Adding Lookout and YP Mobile

    Samsung Apps - Adding Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock


    G900AUCU1ANCE 4/9/2014 Android version 4.4.2, KitKat

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