Android OTA: Device Updates & Firmware Weekly Report – April 3rd Edition



T-Mobile Roll Out Pre-Release OTA for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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While the two latest and greatest devices from Samsung don't go on sale until a little later this month, T-Mobile is bringing them up to speed with an OTA update. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are both getting an update that's roughly 180MB in size that brings them to software version UVU1AOCG. This is more than likely dotting the is and crossing the ts before they hit store shelves in earnest come April 10th.

HTC One M7 Gets Lollipop in India

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The original HTC One is getting updated to Android 5.0 this week in India, the OTA file comes in at a whopping 775MB, and the software version you'll want to be looking for is 7.21.707.105. This won't update your device to Sense 7 that debuted on the HTC One M9, but will update everything under the hood and change the look of some apps as well as the notification drawer.

T-Mobile's Lollipop Update for the LG G3 Available Through PC Update Tool




T-Mobile have taken their time updating the G3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop, but it's not available using LG's own update tool on PC, which means that there's no need to wait for it to magically target your device, you can go ahead and download it yourself. This depends on whether or not you're rooted and such, as it will only work on 100% stock devices, as well as only on Windows PCs. For those interested, there are instructions found here and it should leave your device on Android 5.0.2 with a software version of D85120b.

Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Update Hitting Xperia Z3 Series in Canada

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Not too long ago, Sony started to roll out Android 5.0.2 for the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series. However, the update was only hitting devices in certain parts of Europe. Now though, the update is rolling out for the Xperia Z3 series in Canada. This currently applies to unlocked devices, as in those not bought from a carrier like Rogers and it's hitting the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. All three devices are getting the same software version of 23.1.A.0.690.

Amazon Brings Fresh Update to Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks




Those with a Fire TV box or Fire TV HDMI Stick are getting big updates this week. The Fire TV is getting software version while the Fire TV Stick is getting Both updates feature the same new features, aside from the omission of Bluetooth accessory support and the ability to use USB storage as the Fire TV Stick has neither. The below changelog is relevant for both devices.

USB Storage – If you are running out of space on your Amazon Fire TV, attach a USB flash drive for more space to install games and apps. For more information, go to About USB Storage for Amazon Fire TV.
New Bluetooth Accessory Compatibility – You can connect some Bluetooth accessories, like a keyboard, third-party Bluetooth remote, mouse, or headphones, to your Amazon Fire TV. For more information, go to Connect a Bluetooth Accessory to Your Amazon Fire TV.
Public Wi-Fi Compatibility – If you are traveling or using a Wi-Fi connection that requires a web browser to sign in, you can still connect your Amazon Fire TV device. For more information go to Connect Your Amazon Fire TV Device to a Public Wi-Fi Network.
Secure PIN Entry – We updated the parental PIN entry to make it more secure. You no longer scroll through numbers. Instead, you use the directional navigation and Select button to discreetly enter your PIN.
Quick Access Menu – You can quickly access Settings, Sleep, a clock, and Display Mirroring without navigating through several menus. To open the Quick Access Menu, press and hold the Home button on your Amazon remote until the menu comes up (about five seconds).
Prime Music Search – You no longer need to add Prime Music to your library from another device in order to listen to it on your Amazon Fire TV device. Search for and listen to any music that is in the Prime Music catalog.
Third-Party App Videos – We made it easier to watch movies and TV shows on other apps. Depending on which compatible apps you have installed, when you purchase or rent a video the buy option will be set to that third-party app. You can always select other options with More Ways to Watch.
Easy Restart – For troubleshooting purposes, you can restart your Amazon Fire TV device without unplugging the device. Go to Settings > System > Restart.


LG G2 Gets Updated to Lollipop on Verizon, Generic KDZ Files Available for Download

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The LG G2 is getting Lollipop this week, and while Verizon is quick off the mark in the US – information available here. Those in Europe have a number of options. Right now, Vodafone Italy is said to be rolling out the update, but only to the 16GB version of the device. Meanwhile, there are generic KDZ files available on XDA, there's a useful thread for those that know what they're doing here.


Samsung Begins Lollipop Update for the Galaxy Note 4 Throughout the Globe

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The Galaxy Note 4 was, for whatever reason, not launched with Lollipop so those with the device have had to watch other devices get the update before them. Now though, Samsung is getting round to their latest Galaxy Note device, and the update is rolling out to the SM-N910C in more countries. It's hitting the UAE, Brazil and the Baltic this week with a version of N910CXXU1BOC3 that comes in at nearly 1GB in size. A similar update to the SM-N910G version of the device in India is rolling out as well, with a similar download size.

HTC One M7 Finally Gets Lollipop on AT&T

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The HTC One M7 might be getting on a little these days, but it's finally getting Android 5.0.2 in the US on AT&T,  in the form of two updates no less. I'm not joking either, the first is a 200MB update to – and I quote – "optimize memory" and then another which is Lollipop. The first update is 5.13.502.3 and the second that brings Lollipop with it forgets the number 6 exists entirely and goes straight to 7.23.502.1. All the details can be found here.

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Gets Lollipop Update in Europe

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In Europe, the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 LTE is getting updated to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The update is hitting the SM-T805 model of the device in parts of Western Europe including the UK, Germany and Portugal. The update is a massive 1.7GB and has a software version of T805XXU1BOCC.

LG G Pad 8.3 Gets Minor Update on Verizon

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The G Pad 8.3 on Verizon is getting a teeny, tiny update which…well, look above for full details.