1. djrobinn's Avatar
    So finally last night Rogers released the Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy S5 (at least that's when I checked and it showed up as available).

    I rooted my phone a couple of weeks ago as the ads inside apps were really starting to get to me. KNOX wasn't tripped and Device Status still shows Official. I had a feeling the OTA won't work for me but tried anyway... things were going well and the phone was doing the upgrade with the Droid showing up with things spinning in his tummy. It then ended up with FAIL message and the phone booted up as normal 4.4.2 KitKat, it then displayed a message saying upgrade wasn't possible and asked me to use Kies3.

    I've used Kies before and hooking up my phone, it did prompt me to upgrade firmware, so I backed my phone up, created around 4 GB of room as it apparently needs 3 GB of free space to install comfortably. But then I still wasn't able to upgrade, it just kept giving me a Kies3 Notice saying multiple things like at least 3 GB should be free, if you have a lot of apps on external storage, move them back to internal, remove external storage during the upgrade process, bla bla. Of course I ignored all that but that was that, it wouldn't proceed.

    What am I missing?
    04-01-2015 10:32 AM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    So finally last night Rogers released the Lollipop upgrade for the Galaxy S5 (at least that's when I checked and it showed up as available).

    I rooted my phone a couple of weeks ago as the ads inside apps were really starting to get to me. KNOX wasn't tripped and Device Status still shows Official. I had a feeling the OTA won't work for me but tried anyway... things were going well and the phone was doing the upgrade with the Droid showing up with things spinning in his tummy. It then ended up with FAIL message and the phone booted up as normal 4.4.2 KitKat, it then displayed a message saying upgrade wasn't possible and asked me to use Kies3.

    I've used Kies before and hooking up my phone, it did prompt me to upgrade firmware, so I backed my phone up, created around 4 GB of room as it apparently needs 3 GB of free space to install comfortably. But then I still wasn't able to upgrade, it just kept giving me a Kies3 Notice saying multiple things like at least 3 GB should be free, if you have a lot of apps on external storage, move them back to internal, remove external storage during the upgrade process, bla bla. Of course I ignored all that but that was that, it wouldn't proceed.

    What am I missing?
    Did you uninstall the SuperSU app from the phone?
    djrobinn likes this.
    04-01-2015 12:19 PM
  3. djrobinn's Avatar
    Thanks for the tip about disabling SuperUserSU.

    I disabled it and am still getting this message on Kies3
    How can I upgrade my Rooted Rogers Galaxy S5 to Lollipop?-kies3-notice-message.jpg
    04-01-2015 04:10 PM
  4. djrobinn's Avatar
    Huh... turns out I had to move every single app from the SD card to Device Storage and now it's going... WTF?!

    That was sooo much work, first of all moving all the apps over to the SD and now basically undoing all that work and moving everything back over to Device Storage.

    Anyway... this didn't go well at all. The update starts but ends up with a FAIL message while it is in "POST" mode... not sure if that's what's it's called but it was in the middle of the upgrade while the phone displays the droid with an upset tummy...

    Luckily though, it just booted as normal since then. Attempted several times after the first try after uninstalling supersu, etc. but still no luck...

    Please advise.
    04-14-2015 11:40 AM

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