Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update has already begun in most countries. It is surprising for both  Samsung and Android users in general, whereas a company that used to launch pretty late updates,  it  brings the latest Android operating system only a month after its debut on the Nexus devices.

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At this point, the update is only available in Poland, Russia, Spain, Malaysia and lately in UK , but it will be turned on gradually in all the countries of the European Union. It brings all the functionality of Android, but changes the Lollipop and many design elements, even if we’re talking about TouchWiz interface. Samsung insisted as far as possible on Material Design, providing a flat and colored look and even in its own applications, which blends better with the official software from Google.

 Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update uk

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update – What is changed?

Android 5.0 has some interesting specs as Material Design that brings a more attractive interface, new fonts, special effects, new translation more natural effects and improved visuals.

It bring improvements on notifications too. You can reply to messages directly from the lock screen, bringing a Priority Mode that is activated from one of the volume buttons, and if you are in an application, such as a game, and someone will call, the call will not end the game or application. You can set an interval for this mod to work, or you can activate and deactivate manually.

It brings improvements on battery autonomy, because the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update is softer with the battery, and you can save up to 90 minutes of battery life. On the security part, it encrypts data, it is less vulnerable to malware, thanks to  SELinux function, nay, you can associate the tablet or phone with another device such as a clock or even your cart through Android Smart Lock function.

I will now briefly enumerate other benefits brought by the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop operating system, and if you want to know more you can go directly to the Google page where you have to read a few good lines. Thus, the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS brings support for 64 bit and applications that  know to run on 64 bit like GMail, Chrome, Youtube or Music.
The really important news are related to the lock screen. It now provides notifications, tap & go, Smart Lock and MirrorLink, as well as enhanced functions to read the fingerprint.  Galaxy S5 now uses the same interface for biometric scanner used on Galaxy Note 4, and the reader was updated for improved performance.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update features

Those who have managed to install the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update say it is by far the most consistent user experience on a Samsung device so far, menus and applications being much more fluid. This might be due to the ART service, which uses hardware acceleration on the GPU to provide faster animations  and increased performance. I have to admit that Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update it’s not all pink, and we have written about some Problems after Android Lollipop update in our previous posts.

We can say that this update is the biggest so far. Besides all the physical functions listed above, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update has many other “small” security improvements. Another important feature that is provided by Lollipop Update is that it can be used on multiple types of devices such as watches or TVs

Those who wait for the official release of the software will be able to install Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update either through Samsung Kies software from your PC, or directly from your phone using FOTA. Alternatively, those who look forward to the new Android Lollipop now can access the website Sammobile, which already has completely software package available for download.


How to install Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update ? [Tutorial]

As I said above, the installation of the new Android Lollipop update can be done by two methods.

Method 1: If you want to install the Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update using Kies, all you have to do is to connect your phone to your PC and use Samsung Kies 3. It will run nice and smoothly.

Method 2: If you want to install Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update using FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) then go to Settings > System > About Device > Software Update > Update . You can use this method if you don’t have a cable or if you simply don’t like wires.


After releasing Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update in Poland, Russia, Spain and Malaysia it was time to launch it in United Kingdom. So yes, starting with the January 13 2015, Samsung Galaxy S5 users from UK can install the new Android OS 5.0 Lollipop on their devices.


For the United States is not set a release date yet. But if we follow the rithm of the releases in other countries we can say that Samsung is moving fast for releasing it in the United States. We envisage that there won’t be a long until it will be released in the US. Some sources say the launch of the new Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S5 devices in the United States will be available in January 2015. Good news for Galaxy S5 mini users, because Samsung plans to launch the new Galaxy S5 Mini Lollipop update. This month it looks like Android 5.0 will be available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 too, a phone used by many users. Surely it’s highly expected.


Samsung Galaxy S5 CyanogenMod Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update Available . How to install it?

Installing the new Android 5.0 Lollipop globally is almost done. But those who want something new, can try out new version Android 5.0.2 Lollipop already available for Samsung Galaxy S5. We inform our readers that before proceeding to the installation please know that this version is not stable and some errors may occur.

How to install Samsung Galaxy S5 CyanogenMod  Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update? [Tutorial]

How to install Samsung Galaxy S5 CyanogenMod Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

Step 1Download CyanogenMod Android Custom Rom Lollipop 5.0.2

Step 2. Download Google Aps

Step 3. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 device to your PC via USB (make sure you have installed the USB Driver software)

Step 4. Copy the downloaded CyanogenMod Android 5.0.2 Lollipop zip file into the phone’sSD card memory

Step 5. Turn of your phone and disconnect the USB cable

Step 6. Enter Recovery Mode by pressing ‘ Volume Up ‘, ‘ Home ‘ and ‘ Power ‘ buttons

Step 7. Once you are in Recovery Mode, select ‘ wipe data/factory reset ‘

Step 8. ‘ Wipe cache partition ‘

Step 9. Go back to ClockWorkMod recovery, select ‘ advanced ‘ option and then choose ‘ wipe dalvik cache ‘

Step 10. Go back to ‘ Recovery ‘ Screen and select ‘ install zip from SD card ‘

Step 11. Go to ‘ choose zip from sdcard ‘ and select the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop file

Step 12. After the installation is complete, go to ‘ + + + + + Go Back + + + + + ‘ and select ‘ reboot system now ‘ from ‘ Recovery ‘ Menu

Step 13. Enjoy!


Jack is a tech blogger and content marketer specializing in online security and privacy. He spends his time split between Western Canada and Asia Pacific.