While lollipop has been rolling out for a while now, some users have been anxiously awaiting the release and arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – it was reported on March 12 that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on Sprint was receiving its update, but what about the rest of the US carriers. Well, AT&T have just announced their update as official on their network and rolling out now. The official announcement says, “On March 24, 2015, AT&T and Samsung released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. This software update brings Android 5.0 (Lollipop), Find My Mobile, and stability improvements. The size of the update file is 1.2GB, and is available for download via Wi-Fi only.”
The download includes the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Stability Improvements, adds Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock. There should be no changes to your settings or data, but they highly recommend that you do a complete backup of your media files to an SD card, PC or other means before you upgrade the software – a good practice or habit to get into for any upgrade, but especially one as large as this one. To receive the update you must first connect to Wi-Fi and then from the Home screen, pull down the Notifications bar. Tap ‘Settings -> About device -> tap Software update -> tap Check for updates -> tap OK -> tap Continue and the device will start downloading the software update. Your Galaxy note 4 will automatically restart once the download and update is complete, and once you see the message that your phone is now ready for use, simply tap ‘Done.’
To verify the update, go to the home screen, press the Menu key > Settings > About device. The following information will be displayed: Android version: 5.0.1 – Baseband Version: N910AUCU1COC2 – Kernel Version: 3.10.40-4160876dpi@SWDD6014#1 – Build Number: LRX22C.N910AUCU1COC2. Please allow yourself some time for this update as it is 1.2GB and even over Wi-Fi will take some time to download, update, reboot and be ready to go. Make sure that you do not leave the Wi-Fi area during the download – no reason to tempt fate. So far there have been no reports of any bricked devices, so hopefully it will be a smooth transition from KitKat to Lollipop. ENJOY!