Verizon Galaxy S5 updated, root users beware

July 31, 2014
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Verizon updates don’t come as often as we would hope, making today a celebratory day for Samsung Galaxy S5 users. Big Red’s Samsung flagship device is being blessed with a relatively small update. The phone stays at Android 4.4.2, making small (and background) improvements a major focus.

Verizon’s Caller Name ID, Message+ and Cloud apps have all been updated. Other fixes and improvements will probably be noticed by very few, but they do make for an overall smoother experience. Here is what software version KOT49H.G900VVRU1ANE9 will bring.

Resolved issues

  • ‘Search’ icon has been removed within Memo when there is no memo
  • Favorite ‘Contact’ information background is now more readable
  • Visual Voicemail works when S-View flip cover is closed
  • Connectivity has been improved when streaming music
  • Stability has been improved for Samsung Gear Manager
  • Text alert improvements for select factory installed car kits
  • “Primary Contacts” label has been changed to “Emergency Contacts” when in Emergency Mode
  • Power On password

Added support

  • User selectable video application when uploading to YouTube
  • Message+ now supports closed captioning
  • Emergency Mode has been updated
  • Contact Menu stability has been enhanced
  • Easy Mode Settings now includes images
  • ‘Downloaded Apps’ field added to searchable file types in My Files
  • Web Search has been added to S Finder

Don’t be fooled by the update’s simple nature, though. Reports all over the internet assure this update is breaking root access! It seems Towelroot is not bringing it back either. This does seems to be a bit of a hit or miss situation, as other people are reporting everything is working just fine. I wouldn’t take a risk if I wanted to keep root access. Steer clear at least for a while, until everything is cleared out.

Those who do want the update can simply wait for that mighty notification or go to the settings and check for updates.

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