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Firmware updates for Samung S5/S4

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drey_p
16: Advanced member

@djs1970 wrote:
What new features does Lollipop bring to the S5 and 4. Do they remove any features?

Most of the changes are in the background so it is not stuff you're necessarily going to see. 

 

One of the things I noticed on the S5 was improved battery life, it wasn't dramatic but it was definitely better. You will notice that the icons look different compared to KitKat.  There is also improved RAM management and because of this it does feel a lot slicker. Lollipop also brings Gear support if I am not mistaken.

 

Overall, I like it but I am keen to see what Marshmallow brings 😉

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie

Marshmallow on the S5, will it happen? According to the Internet it will be, but will Vodafone release it, who knows? 

 

 

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drey_p
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I have the S6 so I should be getting Marshmallow soon.

 

When it comes to the S5, there seems to be 2 trains of thought.  The majority of what I have read seems to indicate it will, but until it comes out noone will know.

 

As for if Vodafone will release it, I imagine that they would but they won't give you any timescales as per their Firmware Statement

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie
Well I did it. S5 now running Lollipop. I was expecting different wallpaper instead the old S5 wallpaper appeared. I also thought a lot of the background would be white behind the icons like on my Hudl2. Lost my photos in the upgrade, but thankfully found them in the Samsung Smart Switch program. Anyway running Lollipop 5.0 which I assume is the latest. I also noticed although phone connected to pc, battery appeared to go down!
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drey_p
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Have you done a factory reset of the device?

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djs1970
4: Newbie
Yes. Did factory reset before and after. Things are different than KitKat, for example notifications.
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drey_p
16: Advanced member

It may be an idea to give it a good charge as often the battery stats are reset when you do a factory reset. 

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie
One problem I have noticed since the Lollipop update is the back cover warning appears every now and then. It used to only show when first switching on when of on KitKat.
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drey_p
16: Advanced member

That is a bit odd - I've only got that warning when turning the phone on after it has been off. Not had it any other time.

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie
That's the way it used to do with me. I did a factory reset before and after upgrading. I'll try clearing the cache to see if that helps.
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drey_p
16: Advanced member

Let us know if it does.

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie
Clearing the cache did not work The cover message appears to only happen when the phone comes out of sleep mode. For example open my s view case and message appears. Message doesn't appear everytime though
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drey_p
16: Advanced member

That is so strange. Ive not been able to replicate the issue here. Is it only when you open the S view case?

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djs1970
4: Newbie

Hi 

It seemed to be when I opened the s view case. However it doesn't do it all the time. I also saw it come up with the message with the s view case closed. The message only appears for a few seconds then it goes off.

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drey_p
16: Advanced member

Could you take the S View case off and see how it behaves - I am wondering if it may be causing the issue. 

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djs1970
4: Newbie

I'll try that tomorrow, but I'd be surprised if it's the case as this message has only appeared since the Lollipop update. 

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drey_p
16: Advanced member

Doing a bit of digging, I don't think that it is the Lollipop update as people have been reporting this issue on KitKat to. 

 

Some people report the issue being sorted out by turning the phone off, taking the back cover off and battery out for a few minutes before reassembling it and restarting.  Do make sure that the two pointed bits on the phone are making contact with the metal bit in the back cover.

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie
I did this and thought that was the fix. Unfortunately it isn't! Oh well, back to the drawing board. Thanks for the idea.
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drey_p
16: Advanced member

Are the little metal bits that stick up making contact with metal plate in the back cover?  You may want to see if you can gently pull them out a little if they aren't

PWIAC

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djs1970
4: Newbie

I may try this later today, however unless its a coincedence this message has only appeared since the Lollipop update.

 

I must admit I believe the message appears less since popping the battery out.

 

Unless myself or anyone else comes up with an idea I have two options.

1) Ring Samsung after the festive period.

2) Reset the phone again. No matter how well you back up your phone this is always a pain.

 

The S4 is being updated later, lets hope thats ok!

 

Happy New Year!

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