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Not all updates are created equal. Some are the kind that keep us up at night, leaving us banging on the virtual update button in hopes that it will appear. Others, well, if they had slipped in under the radar, we wouldn't have noticed a difference. AT&T's latest Galaxy S5 update is one of those. This over-the-air software (version G900AUCU2ANG3) bump provides a number of minor enhancements and security patches that, while dandy, aren't the equivalent of putting new rims on that ride.

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A number of specific, yet still vague, fixes are listed in the changelog. There's an S View cover issue that's apparently been taken care of, and Samsung has placed a band aid over a problem with accidental emergency dials on the lockscreen.  Some lower layer modem crashes have been addressed, and things should run more smoothly overall.

As for user-facing changes, Samsung's email app has been enhanced in some way. Hit up the support link below for more details.

Source: AT&T support

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.

  • http://www.plus.google.com/+TommyNunno yodatom10

    Any word if this is also hitting the Verizon s5. Seeing that the T-Mobile s5 got a similar update yesterday ?

    • Ixil

      I speculate that Verizon will get this next month.

  • Aooga

    "Samsung has placed a BAND AID over a problem with"

    lol...band aid...samsung.

  • HotInEER

    Hope it fixes all the issues my wife's S5 has.

    • Ixil

      I would be happy with a fix for the Blank screen on unlock. We will see. Sucks that we have to use our crap home interweb to download it.

      • Ixil

        FYI. It did not fix the screen black when wakeup issue for me. Also: immediately upon reboot after install, the touch screen did not acknowledge input and I had to pull the battery. So far it hasn't happened again.

        • John Overstreet

          I woke up to my normal phone alarm, then saw the pop up about the update. Clicked UPDATE then rolled over and snoozed 15 more minutes. When i woke up...same thing had happened to me so i pulled the battery.
          I found nothing further about the update when it rebooted, and I thought maybe i dreamed it all! HA!
          Now 8 hrs later I have only begun to notice some subtle differences.
          Main one being UPSave Mode had a new agreement & my 4 icons were now blank again. Emergency gall on lock is now a swipe (im always fearful i am going to be arrested cause i talk to 911 at leaset once a week after pocket dialing)
          Is it just me...or is the color & lines a bit crisper? I first noticed this on the dialer, then later on email?

      • HotInEER

        My wife has only had hers for about 4-5 days. Huge battery drains and tons of lag issues. Was actually boxing it up to take back to AT&T and let her go back to my HTC One M8 when the update appeared. So I told her to we will wait till Sunday, if it's still going crazy we will return it. She would unplug the phone at 100% and then an hr or 2 later with no use the battery would be at 80%, that is just horrible. If she actually uses it the phone is worse. She has to charge it at work once or twice or the battery will die.

        • kettir

          It would absolutely be worth your while to root the phone and freeze the AT&T bloatware, stop everything from updating every few minutes (i.e., check mail when you want to, stop Facebook notifications, etc.) You will see a real improvement. The folks on XDA can advise on this much better than I can. If nothing else, just stop the constant updates.

        • Ixil

          My phone out of the box wasn't that bad, you probably should return it, there may be something wrong hardware related.

  • lcasale

    I know one of the fixes in this patch fixes the problem when MDM's like AirWatch are configured to block installation of apps outside the Play store. Before the patch the MDM would also prevent installation of apps from the Play store.

  • Jerry Rich

    I think the carriers and or manufacturers have a duty to give an exact detail of any updates and modifications that are sent to our phones.These vague overviews aren't making it.

  • Karla B

    I had the same problem as a previous comment - got the upgrade and then the touch screen wouldn't respond. Battery out and it fixed the problem.

  • shaddy

    Do you gotta have a specific amount of space for this update?