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AT&T to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, S5, S4 Active, S4, & Note 3 with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

September 9
10:12 PM 2015

AT&T is set to release the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update to Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, S5, S4 Active, S4, and Note 3. The update will come with additional features and security enhancements via an official over-the-air download.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, S5, S4 Active, S4, and Note 3 under AT&T are set to receive the final version of Lollipop through a good Wi-Fi connection. When prompted for the download, make sure the battery is charged up to at least 50 percent before proceeding to the download. Storage should have an extra memory space depending on the download's file size.

Qualified software version of Samsung Galaxy smartphones are as follows:


Software Version

Last Updated

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active

Android 5.0 Lollipop (SM-G870A)

August 13, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5

Android 5.0 Lollipop (G900A)

August 12, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop (i537)

August 11, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S4

Android 5.0 Lollipop (i337)

August 11, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Android 5.0 Lollipop (N900A)

August 12, 2015

To check the software version of the phone, just go to Home > Settings > About device. The update shall come in stages through a notification from Google.

Here's a quick rundown to Lollipop features and improvements in Material Design, notification controls, device sharing, and device syncing.

  • Material Design. Enjoy a more colorful and fresh new look and feel. Lollipop brings in more fluid animations along with improved apps and personalization options like colors, widgets and themes.
  • Notification controls. Worry less because with the new notification controls, users can now adjust settings to sift people and notifications go get through. Users can also directly respond from lock screen when it is important.
  • Device sharing. Sharing device can now be done more securely through guest user mode. Create multiple user accounts to allow friends to access device to prevent them from accessing owner's private files. With Android Smart Lock, secure device by pairing it with trusted device like any wearable or even car.
  • Device syncing. Apps, song, photos and even recent searches from one Android device can be accessed fully across all other Android devices.

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