1. Nickolas724's Avatar
    My galaxy s5 is from at&t g900a and is unlocked with metro. I am on 4.4.2 and want to update to 5.0. I have found the ota file to update via external sd for 5.0 but i need to be on 4.4.4, does anyone have the rom file for 4.4.4 or anyway for me to update to 4.4.4, or any advice to get it updated? I do not want to root either. Thanks! Please help i really want the update

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    05-30-2015 10:53 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    You could always flash the correct firmware using Odin: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...interface.html. This does not require root. Find the correct firmware here: Firmwares - SamMobile. It shouldn't matter what Android version you're on right now.

    The other option is to buy a cheap prepaid AT&T SIM and plug that in. Then check for system updates--since the phone would be back on the AT&T network, it should find the system update OTA and install it.
    05-31-2015 12:33 AM
  3. troshs's Avatar
    Exactly on the above. I gave my mom my AT&T S4 for straight talk. The update looks for the model number and an active SIM.

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    06-01-2015 10:35 AM
  4. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Do you know how much a cheap prepaid sim card would cost just to update it

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    06-01-2015 02:40 PM
  5. steve Sharra's Avatar
    I don't think u need a Sim card just looks for model and if your on WiFi

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    06-01-2015 06:54 PM
  6. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    And don't forget you can take a Best Buy to Best Buy Samsung Experience Counter and get it updated for free.
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    06-01-2015 09:30 PM
  7. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Do you guys recommend lollipop?

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    06-02-2015 01:15 AM
  8. seymour butts's Avatar
    I'm on AT&T and lollipop works great for me. I believe my battery life has increased since the switch from kit kat. No regrets here.
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    06-02-2015 04:02 AM
  9. steve Sharra's Avatar
    I'm on Att lollipop and no issues

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    06-02-2015 08:02 AM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    5.0, 5.0.1 and 5.0.2 have a memory leak. If you're the kind who doesn't restart the phone for weeks at a time, they'll give you a problem. (It was fixed in 5.1.) If you restart regularly, the AT&T S5 Lollipop seems to be fairly stable.
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    06-02-2015 09:43 AM
  11. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Does anyone know how much a prepaid sim from at&t would cost simply to update the phone?

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    06-02-2015 03:07 PM
  12. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Does anyone know how much a prepaid sim from at&t would cost simply to update the phone?

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    Not sure, but do you not have a Best Buy close to you?
    06-02-2015 03:59 PM
  13. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Very close actually, do they all have a samsung experience counter? Cause I dont recall seeing one

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    06-02-2015 04:48 PM
  14. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's probably mentioned on the website--go to bestbuy.com and look up your nearest location.
    06-02-2015 05:22 PM
  15. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Hi guys i just called my local best buy and they have a samsung experience counter, im going to try to go later today and i will let you know what happens!

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    06-02-2015 05:22 PM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Hi guys i just called my local best buy and they have a samsung experience counter, im going to try to go later today and i will let you know what happens!

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    I think all Best Buy stores have this now. I always update there instead of at home, much quicker.
    06-02-2015 06:19 PM
  17. Nickolas724's Avatar
    Just came from best buy! I got the update no problem wooo! Thanks guys

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    06-02-2015 07:47 PM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I find Best Buy the easiest way to upgrade. I give them my phone and shop while they are upgrading it.
    06-02-2015 08:23 PM
  19. seymour butts's Avatar
    Am curious about your results & opinion.
    06-02-2015 08:31 PM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Am curious about your results & opinion.
    I had lollipop on my AT&T S5 and it ran much better, battery was better. I put it off for a couple of weeks because I was rooted, but it worked out great for me. Can't speak for others.
    06-02-2015 10:27 PM
  21. Nickolas724's Avatar
    My opinion? Well i got it updated from bestbuy super easy! And so far so good it runs really smooth and nice!!!

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    06-03-2015 12:11 AM
  22. Enverdaz's Avatar
    No issues here either.
    Would like to get a hint on if Samsung and AT&T will be updating to 5.1, or if they might just skip right by it and grind away at Android M... Just for pure morbid curiosity...
    Aside from that, I like the design of Lollipop 🍭 🍭 and look forward to seeing it continue to grow..

    Posted via the Android Central App using my Samsung Galaxy S5 now rocking Lollipop on AT&T
    06-03-2015 12:22 AM

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