1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have an AT&T branded Samsung S5 phone which is unlocked and I'm using with T-Mobile. How should I be receiving OS updates in general and in particular the update to the Stagefright vulnerability?

    My understanding is, T-Mobile doesn't want to touch it because it's not a T-Mobile branded phone and AT&T can't get it to me because I'm not on their network. How will I get the update?
    08-11-2015 02:09 PM
  2. bobweis's Avatar
    Hello. You need to download Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. You then can download an Android update directly from Samsung. Note that you have to reset and backup your phone. I was told by Samsung technical support (I just got off the phone with them) that you could also go the the "Samsung Experience" at BestBuy if you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself. NB: if the carrier has added things or fixed carrier-specific bugs you won't be getting those. You will not get any notifications of updates because you are not on the ATT network and you don't have a
    T-Mobile branded phone on their network.

    If I wasn't going out of the country in two days, I'd probably return my newly purchased Galaxy S5 and buy an
    iPhone. I don't think the carriers are allowed to mess with Apple's software so an unlocked phone will be getting updates directly from Apple not the carrier. But this is just a guess on my part.

    Hope this helps a little.
    Bob
    09-14-2015 07:44 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How to modify my actionbar and her icons
    By Omar Laraqui in forum Software Development and Hacking
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-05-2015, 10:02 PM
  2. Can I get some help with an LG G3 T-Mobile root?
    By kmaster12345 in forum LG G3
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-13-2015, 01:46 PM
  3. New System Update, what is that?
    By losl in forum Google Nexus 5
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-12-2015, 09:43 PM
  4. How do I mute a notification on the lock screen once started?
    By AC Question in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 01:37 PM
  5. Where can I get a Google Chrome APK for MIPS CPU?
    By Davide Baldini in forum Software Development and Hacking
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 01:33 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD