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Thursday we reported that T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 was getting a minor bug fix in the form of a 131 megabyte update. It looks like the cure was worse than the malady, because T-Mobile has abruptly halted the G900TUVU1ANE5 update, putting up a short message on the support page by way of an explanation. 

Updated May 23 @ 8:30 PM EST

The Samsung Galaxy S 5 Software update to G900TUVU1ANE5 via OTA or Kies has been paused. This post will be updated when further details are available.

Details are scarce, but a little investigation from users at the XDA-Developers forum have found a probable reason: some users were seeing vastly decreased data speeds immediately after applying the update.

It appears that many users are having major download issues after updating to yesterday's ANE5 update.  Once the update is applied, download speeds are reduced to 1MB.  T-Mobile may even have pulled the update. - Michael Aybinder, XDA

Informal polling on the XDA thread indicates that some users aren't seeing any issues after the update, while others are seeing dramatic drops in speed and coverage on LTE. Others only see the issue when switching to a non-T-Mobile SIM, so updated modem software may be to blame. In any case, while I'm sure the problem is frustrating for those experiencing it, it's good to see T-Mobile reacting relatively quickly.

Source: T-Mobile Support

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • carlz28

    Minor bug fix weighing in at 131MB ?? Thats 1/10 of the ROM size.

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  • A2theC

    I personally haven't the update, only trying the update for the international ROM with no problems apart from not having carrier specific Wi-Fi calling.

    Don't know why people get a T-Mobile phone and use another network, to the point that readers on xda are asking devs to port the AT&T data symbols, AT&T sell phones for their network for a reason.

    • Ichi

      Because tmo version has support for additional frequencies that at&t version doesn't

      • Brad B

        It's true. Tmobiles phones are more open and they actually sell slightly different versions with notable better specs in some cases.

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  • Jeffrey Fazal

    T-Mobile is not like Verizon; they valued their customers and address the issue timely. Well,
    Even I updated my Galaxy S5 and facing the same issue of lower data speed. Moreover,
    apart from this I even experiencing quick battery drainage and as a result I have
    to put my phone thrice in a day on a wireless charging pad to keep it fully charged.

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