Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe Receives a Lollipop, OTA Captured
Just over a week ago, we talked about two Google Play Edition devices getting their Lollipop updates. HTC released updates for the One and One (M8), as well as the kernel source required by GPL licensing. Another OEM started to roll out the Android 5.0.1. Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G should expect the OTA notification soon.
Android Lollipop was announced back in June at the Google I/O Keynote. This revision of Google’s OS brings tons of new features and completely overhauled application design. Google Play Edition devices are available to buy in Google Play Store, have the AOSP variant of Android, and are supported directly by Google.
The incremental update itself is 492 MB, and should be installed from KTU84P Android 4.4.4 version. To install it, the system partition of your device must not be modified and phone must have stock recovery installed. XDA Recognized Contributor and Archivist-in-Chief oldblue910 managed to capture the update and provided it for your sideloading pleasure. As of now, the kernel source has not been yet published by Samsung.
Samsung Galaxy S4 users who didn’t get an OTA notification and don’t want to wait any longer can visit the Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition Stock OTA URLs forum thread. All updates available for the GPE S4 are avaialable there.