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  1. fairtomiddlin's Avatar
    There's a new OTA update out for Verizon S5. Downloading it now. It's software version LRX21T.G900VVRU2BOK3.
    12-18-2015 11:07 AM
  2. shadowsjc's Avatar
    any notes on what changed in the update?
    12-18-2015 11:08 AM
  3. fairtomiddlin's Avatar
    any notes on what changed in the update?
    This is all VZW's website says about it:

    Current Software Update Benefits
    Software Version: LRX21T.G900VVRU2BOK3
    The current software update gives you the most up to date Android™ security patch on your device.
    12-18-2015 11:13 AM
  4. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Installing now..I'll report back
    12-18-2015 11:37 AM
  5. fairtomiddlin's Avatar
    Still on Android Version 5.0 after the update. So far, I don't see any new features or settings.
    12-18-2015 11:57 AM
  6. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Took about 19 minutes to install. SD Card has not been initialized yet...Apps installed on SD card are showing as generic SD icons...hope that fixes itself...

    Android Version - 5.0 - DAMNIT!
    Android Security Patch level: 2015-11-01
    12-18-2015 11:58 AM
  7. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Phone is really warm...SD card apps are still not initialized

    I'm going to clear both caches for good measure
    ironass likes this.
    12-18-2015 12:01 PM
  8. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Shut down. Wiped cache - SD Card apps are "not installed"

    At this point - I would not install this update folks. I'd love to share a screen shot..but alas, I can't upload to the cloud!! My google photos app is gone.

    If I go to Applications>SD Card - all I see are "com.app" files

    Way to go VW!!! You suck.
    12-18-2015 12:07 PM
  9. ironass's Avatar
    If anyone has Phone Info Samsung, free from the Play Store, installed on their phone, could they please post the changelist # that is shown under the heading, "Android". Cheers!
    12-18-2015 12:12 PM
  10. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    If anyone has Phone Info Samsung, free from the Play Store, installed on their phone, could they please post the changelist # that is shown under the heading, "Android". Cheers!
    4782027
    12-18-2015 12:27 PM
  11. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    I'm a little relieved now, my SD card apps are back...
    lgossin and ironass like this.
    12-18-2015 12:28 PM
  12. ironass's Avatar
    4782027
    Thanks BlurryEyed!

    Exactly the same changelist # as the old OE1 and OG5 releases from June and July. So, just a security patch then I guess. No new features.
    12-18-2015 12:43 PM
  13. lgossin's Avatar
    Just did the update, seem to go okay, have not wiped the cache (yet) phone got warm, drained the battery, otherwise okay. SD card seems to be working, I only have pictures and music on mine. Also my company has special encryption on the phone (health care) but as I said it seems to be working well

    Verizon SM-G900V
    patch level 2015-11-01
    RU2B0K3
    12-18-2015 01:29 PM
  14. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    24 hours...and all seems to be fine, I just freaked out when none of my SD apps were loading..

    Security Update looks fine, wish they would have at least pushed 5.1.1 though...
    12-19-2015 02:21 PM
  15. Tritonemusic's Avatar
    Working okay over here. At least it shows now that I'm not susceptible to the infamous Stagefright "bug."
    ironass likes this.
    12-20-2015 10:50 AM
  16. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Here I was getting excited thinking it was Marshmallow which my other half has had on his Nexus since October.
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    12-21-2015 09:38 AM
  17. BlurryEyed's Avatar
    Here I was getting excited thinking it was Marshmallow which my other half has had on his Nexus since October.
    At this rate, we'll be lucky if we see Marshmallow by March 2016...who knows what new OS will be out at that time.

    I'm pretty much done with my Verizon S5...I'm moving on to a Moto X Pure 32GB after the holidays.
    12-21-2015 05:00 PM
  18. Nuwan's Avatar
    Just a security patch? For stagefright they pushed out the patch a couple of months ago right? Does anybody know if this breaks root?



    Nevermind it does patch root. Downloading the rooted stock rom now!
    12-22-2015 02:04 AM
  19. ironass's Avatar
    Unlike stock Samsung phones, Verizon do not offer firmware updates usually... just patches to very, very, old firmware.

    Take a look at their releases for Android 5.0, Lollipop this year...

    Firmware OA8 Build date 27 JAN 15 Changelist #3846539 UPDATE

    Firmware OC4 Build date 18 MAR 15 Changelist #3846539 PATCH

    Firmware OD5 Build date 29 APR 15 Changelist #4782027 UPDATE

    Firmware OE1 Build date 18 JUN 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    Firmware OG5 Build date 31 JUL 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    Firmware OK3 Build date 17 NOV 15 Changelist #4782027 PATCH

    So, as you can see, the last actual firmware update from Verizon was back in April and since it takes them around 2 months to add their bloatware and manipulate and alter the stock Samsung firmware that it is based on... then the actual Samsung build will be from late February or early March, 2015 that you are now running on.

    Compare this to, say, my own unbranded stock Samsung phone which has received 7 UPDATES and 1 PATCH and is currently on changelist #6364590
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    12-22-2015 04:09 AM
  20. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    I'm pretty much done with my Verizon S5...I'm moving on to a Moto X Pure 32GB after the holidays.
    Me too. My next phone will likely be a Nexus. I'm sick of having apps on my phone I can't delete and these updates taking 9 forevers.
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    12-23-2015 01:58 PM
  21. MRBLZ's Avatar
    Applied last night. My Fidelity app "stops" after entering login credentials.
    12-23-2015 02:27 PM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    Applied last night. My Fidelity app "stops" after entering login credentials.
    Try wiping your cache partition as per #1.3 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    12-23-2015 11:25 PM
  23. Failure2Comply's Avatar
    Anyone had any issues with signal strength after security patch? Mine seems to have less bars than before. I am getting tired of buying a phone and hoping it will get updates as they are released. I see why people want a Nexus or iPhone, just a shame the new 5x only offered 16 or 32gig models. Come August when upgrade time gets here I have some serious thinking to do.
    BlurryEyed likes this.
    12-24-2015 03:57 PM
  24. GingerSnapsBack's Avatar
    Anyone had any issues with signal strength after security patch? Mine seems to have less bars than before. I am getting tired of buying a phone and hoping it will get updates as they are released. I see why people want a Nexus or iPhone, just a shame the new 5x only offered 16 or 32gig models. Come August when upgrade time gets here I have some serious thinking to do.
    Not a thing with the signal strength. I live in the middle of nowhere so I'd notice.

    If this was supposed to fix the stage fright problem, whenever I still get sent videos, I get the stage fright warning. It didn't do much as far as I can tell.
    12-28-2015 01:59 PM
  25. monalissanne's Avatar
    Would it help to take out my SD card before I do this update? I've been delaying the update every morning since it originally popped up so I could see what people said about it, but I don't know how long I want to keep doing that. Almost all of my apps and info are on my SD card so wiping it out would be upsetting.

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    12-29-2015 08:52 AM
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