23
Apr
s5

Better late than never, right? Though the first update for Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 isn't a hugely important one, at least according to its own changelog, some users over at XDA were eagerly awaiting it. It appears that at least some users are now getting the update. In the nature of these things, it may take a bit of time to get around to all the S5 owners on Sprint.

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Screenshot credit: XDA user Crazyjamster.

According to the changelog on Samsung's support site, the update fixes errors in the camera, alarm, and email apps. Specifically, the initial ROM had a bug that would not allow users to open the camera app while on an active voice call. Another issue arose from deleting alarms, or when moving emails from one folder to another. Whether or not these problems have been satisfactorily addressed, we can't say (since we don't have a Sprint S5 handy).

The update is a modest 41MB, and rooted users need not apply. If you've got a Galaxy S5 from Sprint, you know what to do: check your Settings menu for an over-the-air update. Or don't - it will come to you eventually.

Source: XDA-Developers

Update: Sprint posted its own changelog just after this story was published, and Samsung followed suit with an updated changelog of their own. It looks like the extra time has been put to use: in addition to the changes laid out above, a few fixes for the new S-View cover have been implemented, and Google Search results have been removed from the S-Finder search app.

Michael Crider
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  • yodatom10

    Is this the same camera bug effecting the verizon units ?

    • Abhijeet Mishra

      On the Verizon unit the camera simply fails to load at all times after a few days, so nope. This I think is just a case of the camera being disabled when a call is active.

      • Roh_Mish

        The camera failing is an issue I find in all Samsung phone I have used ( or my friends use). Never got issue on my nexus or Sony phone.