How to upgrade the android on Galaxy s5

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I purchased a new Samsung Galaxy S5 that comes with Android OS. Few weeks later, my friend bought a new Galaxy S5 too. But I notice that his device has the latest updates and it comes with several new features. I want to know if there's a way that I can update mine. If so, please tell me the step-by-step instructions that I can follow. Thanks.

 

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How to upgrade the android on Galaxy s5

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New updates are normally sent to you your phone – this method is called over-the-air.  If you have received a notification that there is an update available for your phone, follow the steps below to install it.

  1. Open the Notification bar and click on the New Android OS update notification
  2. Make sure you are on wi-fi connection before starting the download. Data charges apply when updating
  3. Confirm the download and installation
  4. Your mobile will reboot and install the new firmware when the installation completes

If you didn’t received an over-the-air notification, you can manually check if there are updates available.  Follow the steps below:

  1. Tap on Settings>More>About Device
  2. Tap on Software Update
  3. Tap on the Check Now button to see if there are any updates available
  4. If there is an update available, click Download and wait for the download to complete
  5. Phone will reboot after update has completed

You can also check for and update your phone via Kies Software

  • Download Samsung Kies app for your computer here
  • Install the program
  • Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.  Wait  until all the drivers have been installed and the phone is recognized by your computer
  • If any new updates are available for download, a pop-up window will open up via Samsung Kies
  • Click on Update and wait until all the new files are copied onto your phone
  • Do not use your phone while the new OS is being installed
  • After the download has completed, confirm the update by pressing the Start Upgrade button
  • Once the phone has finished updating, reboot your phone

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