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  1. snratwork's Avatar
    I'm getting a software update install message for my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon) this morning for Software Version: LRX21T.G900VVRU2BPB1.
    Has anyone installed it and any feedback/problems? Don't want to install in case it's still buggy.
    Thanks
    03-03-2016 06:52 AM
  2. rastaman01's Avatar
    I got mine too this morning and I'm only hesitant to update because I want to keep root (if ROM is not rooted I understand you lose root and have to go through the motions of downgrading, etc, which is a royal pain). Anyone have any suggestions or point me to the rooted version of the rom to flash on FlashFire?

    With the current version (OK3) I've had so many issues with the SD card being removed for no reason, not able to remount, etc. I just hope this actually fixes things.
    03-03-2016 07:49 AM
  3. ironass's Avatar
    03-03-2016 11:18 AM
  4. scipper77's Avatar
    What is specifically being addressed in this update? Or is it one of those things like updating virus definitions where there are no real specifics to talk about?
    03-03-2016 12:28 PM
  5. ironass's Avatar
    What is specifically being addressed in this update? Or is it one of those things like updating virus definitions where there are no real specifics to talk about?
    Correct. There is no increase to the firmwares changelist. Just a combination of the Google security update for Android for February and Samsung's security update for your model. Verizon has not offered an actual firmware update, (increased changelist), since April 2015!!!
    03-03-2016 01:17 PM
  6. dgcamero's Avatar
    No bugs here for mine. Faster app switching is the only actual benefit I've noticed, aside from the security update. I'm assuming you would lose root if you're rooted.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-04-2016 04:43 AM
  7. Recederguy's Avatar
    I'm still confirming but I think it fixed my GPS accuracy. For over a year now my Map My Run app was tracking about .25 mile off from my wife's iPhone when we ran side by side. Today for the first time our phones are now in sync after this upgrade. I'll know for sure after a few more runs.
    03-04-2016 07:36 AM
  8. ironass's Avatar
    I'm still confirming but I think it fixed my GPS accuracy. For over a year now my Map My Run app was tracking about .25 mile off from my wife's iPhone when we ran side by side. Today for the first time our phones are now in sync after this upgrade. I'll know for sure after a few more runs.
    Hello and welcome to Android central Recederguy

    Glad that your GPS has improved but it will not be because of this security update, (it may have cleared your cache partition during the update), as described in post #6, above, Verizon has not offered a firmware update for almost a year now. This release, PB1, is on exactly the same, very old, changelist as OD5, released in April 2015. Changelist #4782027.

    See, also, GPS fix S5 - Dummies Guide
    03-04-2016 07:57 AM
  9. serenityzone's Avatar
    I received the updated yesterday morning at 8:30am. Since then my phone has rebooted at least 30 times on its own, it will not wake up from hibernation, requiring battery pulls, the phone is burning hot and will freeze/lock up and then automatically reboot itself. A call to Verizon put me in touch with a Samsung representative who suggested a factory reset - but this is a work phone.

    Any suggestions???
    03-04-2016 09:44 AM
  10. ironass's Avatar
    I received the updated yesterday morning at 8:30am. Since then my phone has rebooted at least 30 times on its own, it will not wake up from hibernation, requiring battery pulls, the phone is burning hot and will freeze/lock up and then automatically reboot itself. A call to Verizon put me in touch with a Samsung representative who suggested a factory reset - but this is a work phone.

    Any suggestions???
    Hello and welcome to Android Central serenityzone!

    Before doing a Factory Data Reset, try clearing your phone's cache partition instead, as per #1.3 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    03-04-2016 09:53 AM
  11. serenityzone's Avatar
    I just cleared the cache - crossing fingers that this helps - thanks for the suggestion!
    03-04-2016 10:37 AM
  12. serenityzone's Avatar
    Nope didn't work. Rebooted during a conference call that I was hosting. This is ridiculous!
    03-04-2016 12:14 PM
  13. ironass's Avatar
    Nope didn't work. Rebooted during a conference call that I was hosting. This is ridiculous!
    FDR it is then, as per post #2 of the guide I linked you to previously, in post #10, above.
    03-04-2016 12:31 PM
  14. mcp6530's Avatar
    mine installed and now it charges very very slowly. almost 3 times as long to charge it up.
    03-04-2016 01:50 PM
  15. serenityzone's Avatar

    FDR it is then, as per post #2 of the guide I linked you to previously, in post #10, above.
    Noooooooooo
    03-04-2016 03:55 PM
  16. TRANSMITTERGUY's Avatar
    It installed on my Samsung S5 (Verizon) this morning 03-04-16 and everything seams ok so far.
    03-04-2016 10:19 PM
  17. serenityzone's Avatar
    So after taking it in to Samsung and having them flash the OS onto the phone, after 2 tries it still did not work. Phone says version 5.0, software update said 5.1. So we decided to do the FDR, and my phone is next to me on it's 3rd self-reboot (correction now on the 4th) after a battery pull to wake the phone up. This update has rendered my phone completely useless.
    03-05-2016 08:57 AM
  18. ironass's Avatar
    So after taking it in to Samsung and having them flash the OS onto the phone, after 2 tries it still did not work. Phone says version 5.0, software update said 5.1. So we decided to do the FDR, and my phone is next to me on it's 3rd self-reboot (correction now on the 4th) after a battery pull to wake the phone up. This update has rendered my phone completely useless.
    Strange! The latest update for the Verizon, G900V, model, PB1, is still only Android 5.0.

    Model SM-G900V
    Model name GALAXY S5
    Country USA (Verizon)
    Version Android 5.0
    Changelist 4782027
    Build date Thu, 18 Feb 2016 11:52:32 +0000
    Product code VZW
    PDA G900VVRU2BPB1
    CSC G900VVZW2BPB1
    03-05-2016 09:10 AM
  19. serenityzone's Avatar
    What's also interesting is that Samsung does not have the OTA update that was pushed out to my phone? They have an older version? How would Samsung not have their update?
    03-05-2016 09:35 AM
  20. ironass's Avatar
    What's also interesting is that Samsung does not have the OTA update that was pushed out to my phone? They have an older version? How would Samsung not have their update?
    Ha! Ha! Ha!

    The download link for the latest Verizon firmware is in my previous post.

    Samsung does not issue Verizon firmware. See #1.6 of 42 Galaxy S5 models - Dummies Guide
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    03-05-2016 09:48 AM
  21. maryhm1's Avatar
    After the update, my gmail accounts and more importantly my AirBNB app, are not pushing notifications to my phone. It's a NIGHTMARE because I'm constantly having to refresh them manually. Any idea on how to remedy this? I already wiped the cache, but it didn't help.
    03-05-2016 09:49 AM
  22. ironass's Avatar
    After the update, my gmail accounts and more importantly my AirBNB app, are not pushing notifications to my phone. It's a NIGHTMARE because I'm constantly having to refresh them manually. Any idea on how to remedy this? I already wiped the cache, but it didn't help.
    Hello and welcome to Android Central maryhm1!

    When you say you have already, "wiped the cache", do you mean the apps cache, as per #1.5 of S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide, or the phone's cache partition as per #1.3 of the guide. All else fails, there is always a Factory Data Reset, as per post #2 of the guide.
    03-05-2016 09:57 AM
  23. maryhm1's Avatar
    I followed the instructions on 1.3. Should I do 1.5 as well? (I am NOT a phone techy person!)

    I did uninstall and reinstall Airbnb yesterday- didn't help.
    03-05-2016 09:59 AM
  24. ironass's Avatar
    I followed the instructions on 1.3. Should I do 1.5 as well? (I am NOT a phone techy person!)

    I did uninstall and reinstall Airbnb yesterday- didn't help.
    Can't hurt.
    03-05-2016 10:01 AM
  25. maryhm1's Avatar
    That didn't fix it. Is there anyway to uninstall this stupid update? It's seriously affecting my business.
    03-05-2016 10:46 AM
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