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Samsung Galaxy S4 Active on AT&T now getting its Lollipop update

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active owners on AT&T will be happy to see the Lollipop update hitting their devices. The update is around 1GB in size, and bumps the device up to Android 5.0. In this update are a number of changes, including Google's Material Design and more.

AT&T outlines some of the changes:

  • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
  • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
  • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
  • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
  • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
  • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen

The update is slowly rolling out to Galaxy S4 Active users on AT&T. If you don't want to wait for the update to appear on your device you can check for it manually. From the home screen press the menu key, and tap Settings, then head to the 'more tab', then 'About device'. From here you press 'software update' and finally 'check for updates'. If you have already received the update be sure to let us know how it is working for you.

Source: AT&T (opens in new tab)

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23 Comments
  • I'd really like to know how close to the s5/6 this update will be Posted via the Android Central App
  • Probably much like the S5 but I thought the S6 TouchWiz was a bit different from the S5 lollipop. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It is.
    S5 5.0 is still Lagwiz Posted via My G2
  • Oh brother... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Dammit VZW. You let AT&T update the S4 Active before you could get your Lollipop update out of the door. I have a feeling that they're messing it up big time
  • As long as they get it right, and it doesn't slow down my s4.... I'm good
  • thought that was standard ops~
  • Tmobile should be ashamed Posted via the Android Central App
  • Very glad that gs4a was not left out. Really looking forward to getting my update. Hope it will not bring me to many problems.
  • I downloaded and it looks and works well so far. Took a loooong time and actually read some magazines while waiting. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have tried to download the new update on my Galaxy S4 Active. I get all the way to where the update downloads and restarts. When my phone restarts and boots back up, it tells me that the "installation was interrupted." Has anyone else encountered this problem? and/or do you know how to stop this from happening? This has happened twice. I have even changed the date on my phone so I don't have to wait 24hrs. to download the update again. lol :( Thanks!
  • Same thing happening here. Hopefully, they are working on a solution.
  • You have to make sure you have enough space on your phone to actually install it, not just download it. You probably have to delete some pictures/apps, or move them to the SD card.... It's a 1GB update that needs to install... Hope that works!
  • Wish I could get my Galaxy Note 4 to update in the UK! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wish the new lollipop update still had the large play and skip buttons on the lockscreen while listening to music.I also now have to unlock my phone to skip songs on pandora. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have tried to download the new update on my Galaxy S4 Active. I get all the way to where the update downloads and restarts. When my phone restarts and boots back up, it tells me that the "installation was interrupted." Has anyone else encountered this problem? and/or does anyone know how to stop this from happening? This has happened twice. I have even changed the date on my phone so I don't have to wait 24hrs. to download the update again. lol :( Thanks!
  • Same issue here. Took hours to download, then after "installing" and rebooting it says "Installation was interrupted". Then I set my phone back to factory defaults and did the same manual process of checking for updates and waiting hours for the download only to have the same thing happen again. What a waste of time. Any hints to fix this, please reply. Casey
  • For me to find the Smart Lock options, I had to go to Settings > More> Security > Trust Agents and turn on the Smart Lock (Google) service. The option then appeared under the same Advanced section in Security as where the Trust Agents button is located.
  • Hey guys. I want to know how to opt out of the update. I don't like lollipop at all. If I wanted it I would have bought the S5 but I didn't because Lollipop is so counter intuitive to the way I do things. I like Kit Kat just fine and would like to stay with it. By the way I received the Lollipop update for my Nexus 7 and it bricked my device. I had to root it in order to get it back to operating condition. I don't have the time right now to do that with my phone.
  • Google has yet again made an update that makes the interface easier and the phone more efficient, but yet again I am still disappointed by the changes they made, now I was fine with the last update, but the changes that have been made are too much for me and I can't stand the way the userface looks. With the bright color scheme changes all the way to the new looks of the icons for messaging and camera, it all sucks and I can't stand the way it is. I liked the darker scheme of kitkat it was so much better, I just wish that Google would make it to where you can have the bright crap this update has made the interface or the darker sleeker version kitkat hasome. I regret updating my phone and I'm yet again disappointed with the looks of the update, yet it works better but with the cost of the looks, slowly but surely Google and apple are becoming the same in looks. No one notices it yet but it is happening and it sucks.
  • I really dislike how sluggish my system seems since the update. The freaking cell phone shuts off whenever it wants to; I no longer am alerted of a text; I'm experiencing a delay in opening the text app, but worst of all...S voice is back and the settings no longer deactivate it! Ahhhh, S Voice is the devil, it delays my activity and it's almost impossible for me to avoid triggering it. I recall similar issues occurring with most of my android devices after an update. I really didn't want to buy into all that Apple hype but I'm so over spending big just to be a test subject. It's like either get it together or drop out of the race already.
  • I have had an issue where the software update downloads and restarts and says its installing and then says install interrupted. i have 6.3gb available. so i know its not that. it automatically downloads everynight with the same outcome and help would be appreciated. my wifes s4 active downloaded and installed no problem. i have also tried the kies software to try and update. still with no luck thanks in advance.
  • I just got the Lollipop 5.0.1 update. Now my Exchange sync works the first time but remains open and unable to sync later. ( I have it set to manual sync). After the first sync the app appears to hang. I have to manual close the Exchange App to make it work again. Please help