The AT&T variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5 receives a firmware update. Android 5.1.1 brings in security improvements and more, according to Wireless Support page of the network carrier.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 users can now install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update on their devices, particularly those units bearing the model number SM-G900A, as the new firmware has been recently released by the telecommunications company. The post noted that it is available for download via Firmware Over The Air or FOTA.

As for the features, aside from bringing in the Android 5.1.1 firmware and security enhancements, this update with build number LMY47X.G900AUCU4COI5 also adds Android for Work. According to official Android website, Android for Work makes the smartphone a perfect business tool as it separates personal apps from the business mobile applications installed in the phone.

Another highlight of the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 is the fix it provides for the Ultra Power Saver Mode. This is available for units that are using the On Device Encryption.

To download and install Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 users need to make sure that they have stable Wi-fi connection. Moreover, turning off the mobile date is recommended to avoid unwanted data charges from the carrier.

Since this is an OTA update, it may take a while for some users to receive the firmware as it is being released in stages. However, users can manually check the Android 5.1.1 firmware availability through the Settings menu of the Samsung Galaxy S5, the AT&T support page noted.

To do so, go to Settings, look for System and select About Device. And then tap Check for Updates, which will direct the AT&T server to initiate search for new software updates available.

Just follow the instructions once a status message appears. Meanwhile, AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 users can also choose to download and install  the latest AT&T software update at a later time by selecting the "remind me later" option.

To verify the update, users can simply go to Settings, then System and tap about Device. It should show users that the Android version is 5.1.1 and the baseband version of the firmware installed is G900AUCU4CO15.

For the kernel version, users should see 3.4.0-586384. The firmware's file size can range from 609MB to 999MB, noted the AT&T support page. 

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