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  Reply # 1217816 19-Jan-2015 19:36
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NikT:
Here's how it generally works:

 

  •  Vendor (Samsung, HTC, Nokia/Microsoft, et cetera) identifies an issue/is alerted to an issue by network operator partners/is releasing a software version bump with new features
  •  Vendor builds market/model-specific software
  •  Vendor sends network operators the software build for testing
  •  Build is tested, which for us takes a maximum of around one week if no major bugs are found
  •  Build is given network certification approval for deployment - Vendor deploys build at their leisure*

*This is the key point. Some vendors do this immediately, some take 5-12 days, others just don't get around to deploying it at all. We do not have control over this and do not receive notification when this occurs. Unless it's an extremely urgent bugfix, it will generally enter a queue for deployment and become available when it reaches the front of that queue.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that NZ market Lollipop software builds have not been given to the operators by Samsung for testing yet. Lollipop OTAs having been pushed out in other markets means nothing when it comes to Samsung NZ, because they have different builds for essentially every market and network operator they sell into, and many different hardware variants to boot.


 - Nik


what a waste of time! imagine so many handsets to do this to! or is it called - creation of jobs!

well done team, many thanks for the testings!




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  Reply # 1261566 18-Mar-2015 12:12
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FYI, I got bored with no Lollipop update so I went ahead and installed Firmware for SM-G900F from here (Universal Polish update):
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G900F/XEO/
Worked like a charm (don't worry, you can select NZ English! It's a universal Firmware). All the OTA updates worked perfectly as well.

I decided to install the proper Samsung S5 ROM as I use the S-View flip cover, which isn't supported with a generic Android update like CM12. Otherwise I'd probably continue using CM12 which also installed successfully.

Instructions on how to update your phone using Odin are here:
http://www.phonearena.com/news/How-to-update-your-European-Samsung-Galaxy-S5-SM-G900F-to-the-latest-Android-5.0-Lollipop-firmware_id64207

NOTE: I had to flash THREE times. The first time the phone hung in bootup, which apparently isn't uncommon. Second time round the WiFi didn't work. Third time, everything is working perfectly. I was screwing around with trying out other firmware (like CM12) before, however.

FYI my views on Samsung Lollipop so far:
No big changes, phone basically behaves the same. Couple of nice interface enhancements like indicating you're at the bottom of a scroll list, smooth card swapping animations. Debatable if it's nicer looking, essentially looks the same (I am using NOVA Launcher, however).

Is slick and fast though, not sure if it's much faster than before, but certainly not slower.

Recommended if you've got some spare time, it's straightforward to install, but you're not missing out on much if you don't have lollipop.

Don't know if this Firmware will work on NZ branded phones or not, look in Settings -> About device to see your Model Number (mine's SM-G900F so that's the firmware I installed). I'm on Spark network.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1265679 23-Mar-2015 12:45
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  Reply # 1266153 23-Mar-2015 20:01
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Inphinity: Which S5 variant? I don't think there are any official SM-G900I Lollipop ROMs yet, though big chunks of Europe have received it for the SM-G900F.


The Taiwan version of Andriod 5 is compatible with the SM-G900I, have installed it using Odin 3 and did not need to root the
phone either

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  Reply # 1294573 30-Apr-2015 21:19
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Lollipop for the Samsung S5 sold by VodafoneNZ is now released via OTA

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  Reply # 1294757 1-May-2015 08:45

Please note that this is only for the G900F variant as we have not yet received a test build for G900I.




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  Reply # 1294817 1-May-2015 09:29
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NikT: Please note that this is only for the G900F variant as we have not yet received a test build for G900I.


Correct and this is the L700 Samsung S5

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  Reply # 1294879 1-May-2015 10:49
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johnr: Lollipop for the Samsung S5 sold by VodafoneNZ is now released via OTA

John


Thanks John
Will Semble work with this update
Thanks Pete

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  Reply # 1294924 1-May-2015 11:26
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beehappy:
johnr: Lollipop for the Samsung S5 sold by VodafoneNZ is now released via OTA

John


Thanks John
Will Semble work with this update
Thanks Pete


Semble says it is not compatable with this version, bit of a fail there :)

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  Reply # 1294926 1-May-2015 11:28
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sittingduckz:
beehappy:
johnr: Lollipop for the Samsung S5 sold by VodafoneNZ is now released via OTA

John


Thanks John
Will Semble work with this update
Thanks Pete


Semble says it is not compatable with this version, bit of a fail there :)


Not tested yet does not mean it's failed testing

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  Reply # 1316810 3-Jun-2015 13:45
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Australia has had lollipop released yesterday.
Any
 eta for nz? Surely this must mean it's close? 

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  Reply # 1316814 3-Jun-2015 13:51
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Lollipop for SM-G900I is now in testing.

Also in test for the Cat4 S4 i9506 as well.




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  Reply # 1316829 3-Jun-2015 14:22
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To Terminals team, Vodafone NZ,
Will the version you release be the latest Lollipop (i.e. with all security and GUI enhancements that have come out this year)?
Shame you couldn't just distribute the one released in Poland 7 months ago, that's been working fine :-/

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  Reply # 1316838 3-Jun-2015 14:44
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bakertony: To Terminals team, Vodafone NZ,
Will the version you release be the latest Lollipop (i.e. with all security and GUI enhancements that have come out this year)?
Shame you couldn't just distribute the one released in Poland 7 months ago, that's been working fine :-/


It will be the latest version Samsung have sent us for testing.

Working fine is relative on the back end. :)




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  Reply # 1317885 5-Jun-2015 13:12
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Thanks NikT, appreciate your quick and straight answer. :)

(Also as my wife's an owner of the i9506 I appreciate the S4 news too!)

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