22
May
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T-Mobile has announced a software update for its version of the Galaxy S5 that, while nothing exciting, should address an issue some customers have experienced. The change log contains a single item, an improvement that alleviates occasional incoming SMS/MMS failure. Following the update, the S5 should receive messages more reliably, assuming it hasn't worked fine for you thus far. The version number is G900TUVU1ANE5.

TMobile

The update is 131MB large and is available as an OTA or via Samsung Kies. Galaxy S5 owners won't get any new features from installing it, but at least their phones should be slightly better at being actual phones. It's not enough to make most of us happy, but it's something.

Source: T-Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • yodatom10

    Any news if this update will be coming to the other us gs5 or is this a srtick T-Mobile issue.

    • A2theC

      There is a global update that is just getting pushed to T-Mobile, they just happened to fix an MMS issue on their own network (T-Mobile) to include with the build revision (update)

  • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

    with previous firmware having changelog 964333 and new one 1616466 it is minor, SURE =)
    get the full firmware here http://sammytoday.com/news/galaxy-s5-firmware-download.html

  • Sean Johnson

    With the jumbled SMS I used get, I suppose this update fixes that then?

  • supremekizzle

    The only bug fix Samsung needs to concern themselves with is the OTA that removes the biggest bug plaguing every one of their devices: touchwiz.

    • Mystery Man

      Besides the terrible dialer its not that bad if you use google now launcher

    • A2theC

      The touchwiz interface isn't the worst bug in their devices, it's their lack of clean optimized code. Example, the android OS installed on the GS5 has code in it leftover from the S4 and Note 3, but none of those features are "activated" so it seems like certain features are missing. The code is a mess honestly, thats why Nexus devices and open source ROMs are SO much faster, optimization.

      PS: if you don't like the way it looks get a launcher for free, I use Nova Launcher, and mystery man suggests Google Launcher is a great looking choice as well.

  • A2theC

    There is also a bit of fixes for the camera and security updates for the fingerprint scanner.

  • fzammetti

    Anyone happen to pull the OTA file out of cache yet?

    • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

      full Fw i linked below is not good for you ?

      • fzammetti

        Not unless I want to wipe my phone, right? :)

        • http://SammyToday.com Krzysztof Bryk

          Hmm

  • dick

    Yamaguchi phones suck. Do yourself a favor and get a iphone.

  • http://jobsjournalism.blogspot.in/ Al Ngullie

    There ought to a review of the Samsung Galaxy S5's functionality. Virgin Mobile announced that it was pitching the device as a part of a social responsibility campaign for "at-risk" youth the company is undertaking. Basically that would mean that the S5 with VM as a carrier would have the bug while T-Mobiles' won't? This sounds like an old Samsung story.

  • user44573

    Me and my buddy's S5's refuse to register to roaming partner towers. No fix from Tmo. Any chance this update addresses this problem?

  • Morgan

    Why hasn't my phone received the update? I've been experiencing this issue with SMS failure but when I scan for an update it says I'm already up to date. But when I look at my baseband it says: G900TUVU1ANCH which doesn't match up with the baseband on this page that comes with the update. Anyone know why my phone hasn't received this?
    Oh and I have tmobile.

    • Aooga

      They halted the update.