All of Samsung’s S5 devices are ready to get the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop upgrade OTA. The latter upgrade is meant to deliver various security fixes and a plethora of other enhancements that will satisfy consumers worldwide.
There are still a bunch of S5 devices in the US that have failed to receive the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop upgrade, but according to new reports that have surfaced online, this upgrade will be arriving to the S5 model in October. Even if there is no proof to backup these reports and Samsung has been keeping a tight lipped about this, the Lollipop upgrade is a sure thing. If T-Mobile managed to upgrade its S5 units in August, then it’s only fair that the rest of the carriers do the same.
But up until now, carriers such as Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, US Cellular, Bell as well as Vodafone have not made it clear on whether or not the upgrade will happen. But, voices in the tech industry strongly believe and claim that the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will reach the Galaxy S5 devices in the upcoming future.
As long as your have an internet connection, the OTA upgrade should work flawlessly. Just tap the Install Now prompt and then simply let yourself be guided by the instructions you see listed on the screen.
If you are not the type of person to sit around and wait for the upgrade to show-up, there is also the alternative of verifying it from time to time. This means you need to go to Settings, next About Phone and look for Software Updates and then finally click on Check for updates. However, before you decide to install the upgrade by hand, you should have a fully charged smartphone or at least 50% charged, or else the installation process will fail. Another thing that is imperative when installing the upgrade is to make sure you have plenty of space (check the file size for this).