Spark enabled and regular Galaxy S4 now receiving Android 5.0 Lollipop on Sprint


Samsung Galaxy S4 Camera

In a world where Android updates are almost never guaranteed, it’s crazy to see a device as old as the Samsung Galaxy S4 still being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Where we already saw Lollipop roll out to the Galaxy S4 on Verizon and AT&T, Sprint models were nowhere to be found. That changes today with both Sprint Spark equipped and regular Samsung Galaxy S4 models receiving an update to Lollipop (L720VPUGOD2).

Some of you may remember that the Spark model started receiving the update a few weeks ago, but for whatever reason it seems the update was pulled last minute. With today’s update, both models are now on the same page. If your phone hasn’t prompted you for the update yet, you can manually check by jumping into your Settings app > “More” tab > System update > Update Samsung software > Check now.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. No one seems to care, so I came in to give this post a token comment. Frankly, I don’t care either.

    1. I don’t know. Personally, I don’t have one so I don’t care.

      But otoh, people do and I applaud the commitment to maintain two years of full support.

      After all, that’s how long a Sprint contract is.

  2. As one of those people who updates at 2+ years, I’m getting happier with getting an S5 more and more. Samsung seems to update their old phones (if they were popular in the first place). I also have an M8. I’ll keep at least one of our S5s and use it to replace my M8 when the contract is up, and sell the M8*. At least if Samsung keeps updating their phones.

    *My problems with the M8: small screen, when I put on my prescription polarized sunglasses, the screen disappears when the phone is held vertically, not as readable in sunlight, I like the Samsung “Home” button for waking the phone and screen real estate just goes to waste on the M8, battery doesn’t last as long under hard use, USB 2 charging speeds vs USB 3 on the S5…it’s a long list of little things. But it is a beautiful, sexy phone to take out when in a business environment.

  3. [OTA CAPTURE] If you get the privilege to update please, BEFORE YOU HIT DOWNLOAD take the time to capture the OTA before you install and upload it for the rest of us! L720VPUGOD2

    Capture the URL:

    If you already hit download, please search for the file in the cache folder using a root level browser before the phone reboots or installs the update. And try to upload it to Dropbox or OneDrive for us! Thanks.

    If you are successful post to:

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