Android 5.0 OTA update for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 has arrived, at last!

Note 4 stylus

Over the space of 3 minutes – no exaggeration – I received the same email notification from 3 different TmoNews readers. All of them excited because T-Mobile’s promised roll out of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy Note 4 users has begun. Technically, it’s Android 5.0.1 and weighs in at a hefty 1086MB in size.

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This news lines up with Des Smith’s Tweet last week which stated that technical approval was complete, and that rollout should begin this week.

If you don’t receive a notification today, be sure to check your settings manually for software updates. If it still doesn’t show, try the Samsung Kies PC software and update through your Mac or PC. If it still doesn’t show, the only solution is to wait. It could well be a staggered roll out, as so many are these days.

As I noted last week, Lollipop – in my opinion – makes TouchWiz that little bit more refined. There are some slight changes to the user interface – like the drop-down notifications drawer – which don’t seem as ill thought out as previous versions of Samsung’s software.

T-Mobile is yet to update its Galaxy Note 4 support pages, or the software updates progress page with the new information, but we suspect that will be amended at some point over the next couple of days.

Be sure to reach out if you find anything unsuspected, improvements or negative impacts of the Lollipop update for T-Mobile’s Note 4.

Thanks Rob, Marcus, Rod for letting us know.

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  • Jerrod Nicholson

    Downloading it now!

  • j.mont06

    Hope it doesnt turn our phones into a brick, lol.
    Downloading.

    • Verizonthunder

      It will not. I can verify that as I am one of the original people who informed cam this morning.

      • j.mont06

        Good, thanks. Just finished downloading

  • Rod

    Hope its worth the wait. Installing now.

    • Verizonthunder

      It is way better

  • Verizonthunder

    Cam don’t forget to post news about new entry level smartphone I sent you on fb

    • j.mont06

      My phone is running a little bit hotter. Did you hard reset your phone?

      • Verizonthunder

        Mine is not but when finished with install the touch screen was unusable but fixed that by turning off and on the screen.

    • j.mont06

      turn off and on my phone and everything is perfect, can say that battery life is same or better than before.

  • Verizonthunder

    Performance is amazing, battery life is non issue it’s better, apps are behaving extremely well. I’ll test call later.

  • Steve Cramer

    Pleasant surprise at 6:30 am on the east coast near DC. Will post again after a trial run.

  • Jon

    Only real complaint is that messaging has that bright orange header and such. Ugh.

    • Verizonthunder

      It’s a minor issue just the color scheme. Though I wish more options to change that but non issue for me.

      • Jon

        I totally agree, it’s a very minor issue. Just aesthetically it’s a huge contrast from the, in my opinion, more pleasing blue-green color scheme prior.

    • acnote4

      agree… it supposed to be better, nicer, etc… why make it uglier and weird colors?! Copy all Apple mistakes?!

  • Malin Mills

    Just started getting the update about 10 minutes ago here in Florida. Can’t wait to see thy improvements.

    • Verizonthunder

      You will enjoy them a lot.

  • Jon

    I am quite glad the flashlight widget remained. It’s missing on my S6 Edge again while it is quite a minor thing I am glad my Note 4 still has it.

    • JD

      Flashlight widget is there.go to edit on tip and move it.

    • Cam Bunton

      My biggest joy was seeing the Smart Remote widget get much smaller.

      • Rod

        Watch On > Smart Remote. They’re both pretty bad (why does a remote app need an internet connection to be a remote?) But watch on has a better UI and more features, esp if you’re using a cable STB. It has the colored buttons!

        • superg05

          internet connection is for TV guide service duh

  • Vlad

    Guys,
    What version of lollipop is this exactly?

    • Verizonthunder

      5.0.1

      • Rod

        Closer to 5.1 though. TouchWiz already has most of the features and bug fixes baked in. Screen pinning is the biggest thing missing.

    • Cam Bunton

      Man.. You didn’t even make it to the third sentence… ;-)

    • Izzy

      5.0.1

  • Rod

    So far so good. Liked the 4.4 color scheme and lock screen better but it is a definate improvement overall. Seems faster and more responsive. Didn’t even have to factory reset. Like the new keyboard and emojis. S Health is a disaster now though. Looks like someone threw up in it.
    Glad they kept blocking mode(albiet with a name and menu location change) intact over stock priority mode/do not disturb.
    Not a huge fan of Material Design (Too flat and colorful) but I can get used too it. Its complicated and ugly but i prefer the TouchWiz design philosphy.
    Wifi calling still broken though. Cell network still stays on when wifi calling is active. Guess it’s not a bug. *sigh* :-/
    Biggest complaint so far is the “Fast Charging” notification. Can’t swipe it away, and it dosen’t go away like it used too. very annoying.

    • Vlad

      Very strange,
      WiFi calling working perfectly for me, even used it oversees with great sound.

      • Rod

        It works fine, no issue with the service. My beef is that the note 4 keeps the cell raido on when connected via wifi. Every other phone from Tmo Ive had, the cell turns off/goes into standby. The main place i use wifi calling at, i get crappy service and even though im on wifi its constantly seraching for network. Its an unnecessary battery drain.

        • NotThatStig

          Try with VoLTE turned off. I think the Cell Radio is enabled to have a seamless transfer when out of Wi-fi coverage.

    • Fifth313ment

      As NotThatStig said below WiFi calling has been improved so that if you leave your home or lose WiFi it will switch to VoLTE! It actually works quite well! I don’t have any of the older WiFi calling issues on my Note 3 like I had on 4.4. If you want to disable it simply goto Settings > Call Settings > Voice Over LTE Settings > Do not use VoLTE. I’m not sure if it disables the radio though but I know once I did that once Wifi was lost the call disconnected and I got the old “You stepped out of the range of Wifi” message from old. I haven’t seen that message since 4.4 since 5.0 switches to LTE automatically. I wouldn’t turn it off if I were you.

  • lsuisme69 .

    Awesome. This has smoothed out the note 4 big time….from the keyboard to everything else. I’m most happy about no more laggy keyboard and switching from different screen it doesn’t freeze anymore like it used to . Awesome great job tmo and Samsung

    • Vlad

      Different screens, you mean task switcher got faster or lag free?

      • lsuisme69 .

        Lag free …it’s non existing anymore. I’m so freaking pumped up right now. Feels like a brand new note4

        • Vlad

          Thanks
          I need to wait till I’m back home on wifi to download.

        • steve1026

          Yes!! I use the task switcher was one of my biggest conplaints. I use it alot so this is great news!!

  • T Redd

    I hope this update goes smooth compared to other Carriers

  • Stefan

    Do you guys know if Private mode is working after the update? I’ve read that it didn’t work, and files were inaccessible. Happened on the other carriers.

  • sammyjeff

    For the first 2 hrs after update my phone kept resetting itself and hot / laggy. After that it’s been fine although the phone is hot but that might be due to a 30 minute update.

    • Izzy

      Clean your cache partition . After that everything should work like a charm

  • Twest

    Hit my phone @5:34am I had to manually update it tho in software updates, and Im Lovin it!!everything is super smooth and flush great feel & look keyboard and im noticing the phone seems to be a little faster noy a whole lot tho maybe this is why it took so long to send the update out.GREAT JOB TMOBILE AND SAMSUNG! CAN STILL BE A LITTLE FASTER AT GETING UPDATES OUT BUT STILL FOR WHAT IT IS PRETTY GOOD!

  • Jose

    I’m downloading the update right now

  • Kevin

    How in the above picture did they get the App button in the center? Is that a launcher?

    • Saqif H. Choudhury

      This is the Google Now launcher. You can get it on the Play store

      • Kevin

        Thank you!

        • Android_God

          Checkout Nova Launcher as well. It has a lot more functionality.

  • Dan Lodi

    Lollipop downloading now

  • Scott Bradshaw

    Hi, kind of new to Adroid/Note 4. How do I manually download the update if necessary?

    • T-Mobile Cares

      Go to Settings / About Phone / Software Update. This must be done on a Wi-Fi network due to the size of the file.

      • SEBA

        Mine started to download on Tmobile network.

        • T-Mobile Cares

          I should have said “we recommend” doing this from a Wi-Fi network.

      • Scott Bradshaw

        Thanks! I just started downloading it!! :-)

  • SEBA

    I have few apps already crashing expecially my Capital One app. Not able to login after the update. Battery it’s draining pretty quick too. I wish I didn’t upgrade today.

    • T-Mobile Cares

      Hold down the volume up / home and power buttons at the same time. When the menu appears, release all of the buttons. Use the volume down key and highlight “Wipe Cache Partition”. Press the power key. Once it’s done it will highlight “Reboot System Now”. Press the power key. It should run allot smoother now.

      • T-Mobile Cares

        Do this with the phone off, of course.

        • Rif

          my phone still seems to be heating up??

        • T-Mobile Cares

          Do you have any apps running in the background? The update in no way should be overheating your phone.

        • rif

          Apps always seem to running in the back ground is there a way to permanently disable them? Or how do can i solve this overhead problem that was an issue before as well.

        • Android_God

          settings – applications – application manager – scroll over to, “ALL” and from there you can disable applications. Do so at your own risk though! I WOULDN’T disable any apps that are system apps!

        • skittle

          Your phone is happy that it finally gotten some lollipop love that all :)

        • Rif

          I wish that was the case lol

  • alwaysBfrank

    I Can’t wait to get home and download the update on wifi, but it’s hard to believe my note 4 can get any better Ive never noticed any lag issues with mine, but I will download load the update anway

  • Tommy

    I have to wait a lille longer unfortunately because I have the edge :( However I am happy that yall got your update! Love reading all the good things that everyone is finding out. Hopefully I won’t have to wait much longer

    • Android_God

      Your positive attitude may break this forum, be careful!

      • Tommy

        Lol!!!! What do you think of it so far?

        • Android_God

          I like it! The last 2 times I charged it, it seemed to charge faster. I need to watch it closer the next time to confirm that though. The Ok Google command is much faster to respond and Google docs have stopped crashing.

  • paolo polizzy

    5.1 baby ..it works fine so far

    • Erik

      5.1 or 5.0.1? If 5.1, then where did u get that version from?

      • paolo polizzy

        5.01 you are right about that

  • Tailor00

    Gonna have to wait till xposed become available on lollipop.

    • Troy

      It works on CM12. Just not Samsung roms.

  • Anthony Dwight Williams

    Downloading now…:)

  • Jonathan Boswell

    Just finished the download.

  • jordany argueta

    Update failed…Maybe because my phone is encrypted! Will decrypt and try again.

    • wazmo

      Could be the same case that I had.

      • jordany argueta

        After decrypting it updated fine.

        • wazmo

          Doing that right now.

        • wazmo

          The update took, reencrypted my phone, but now it says Google Play Services are failing. It downloaded an update, rebooted the phone, still says Google Play Services failing. Oh joy.

        • superg05

          playservices updates automatically it will heal itself most likely

  • Saqif H. Choudhury

    Hello! I wanted to ask, can someone please tell me about the battery? I’m at work and will want to download it when i go home. But other than the great features of Lollipop, can someone please confirm one thing about this update? When you go to the battery in the settings, does it show you long will the battery last, just like on stock Lollipop on the Nexus devices? I’d greatly appreciate your input. Thank you!

    • j.mont06

      Yes it shows you, i havent notice any single problem, battery life is great

      • Saqif H. Choudhury

        Oh really? So it tells you how long your battery will last? I know i may be asking for too much but maybe a screenshot to better understand it? Thank you!

        • j.mont06

          How do i do that? I have a screenshot But dont know how to post it. But you know what trust me in this you are able to see how much TIME you have left on your battery%.

        • Saqif H. Choudhury

          I apologize and I do believe you! It’s just one of those things that I really wanted to have a look. I know its a weird request out of all of the great things of Lollipop. But I believe you :D Thanks for looking out

        • j.mont06

          Lol np, i understand you, i was like that this morning but i decided to take the chance with my fingers cross.

  • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

    I’m good on the update for now. Let everyone else run to it and experience the kinks and problems first.

    Haha!

    • j.mont06

      Download it this morning at 7am, at the begining my phone was getting a little bit hot, i reset it and i havent had any single problem after that, no crashes no nothing, and battery life i can say is better than before

      • Patience

        How would you know if battery life is better yet? Its been 2.5 hours…

        • j.mont06

          I installed it at 7am, I use my phone a lot screen at 100% brightness all time, by this time my phone should be around 20% to 30%, and right now im at 46%.

      • image29

        did you do factory reset or just restart it? My phone is running hot after the update too

        • Vlad

          Restart won’t help much
          Try to wipe cache partition
          There’s how to, from T-Mobile down below.

        • j.mont06

          No factory reset, i just restart it, i didnt even wipe the cache.

      • tirtawn

        “and battery life i can say is better than before”

        How can you say battery live is better if its not even 1 day yet :). I would think its better to wait for 1 day before we can confirm the battery live is better.

    • Android_God

      Ok princess.

      • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

        U mad?

  • Bobby Mendoza

    Just updated Note 4. No issues so far. Lovin’ it!!!

    • Bobby Mendoza

      Just as long as you let the phone update itself uninterrupted, you are fine. Patience is a virtue.

      • Anthony Braswell

        exxxactly!

  • wazmo

    Downloading now as well.

    • wazmo

      And my update failed and rolled back. Ugh.

  • Anthony Braswell

    so far so good!!!

    • Blake Bowden

      Nice S&C

  • Jon

    My Samsung account got deleted and I can’t add it to my accounts so annoying. Now I’ll have to backup and restore and possibly reset everything. I can’t access my S health data now.

  • Carlos Rivera

    what about the note edge

  • geoff martinez

    I finished my download. Had to restart twice, but now everything is running great. Everything seems to be running faster. I am very happy.

  • Scooty B

    I backed everything up and did a factory reset after installing. It is smoother with the lighter interface. There are more camera and S Note functions available that are much appreciated. That’s just what I’ve discovered in the 20 minutes I’ve been using it. I ran AnTuTu Benchmark and my score increased from 50,024 to 52,992, about a 6% increase. However, I removed my cell phone cover and held the phone while running the benchmark, and it got very, very warm, uncomfortably warm.

    • Erik

      What new functions are you talking about?

      • scooty809

        There are two new camera presets and a couple of nice S Note apps for taking pictures of documents and having S Note perform a text conversion.

        • JJCommonSense

          weren’t those there when the Note4 debuted?

      • Scooty B

        A couple new camera presets, and some new S Note functions.

  • Dan Lodi

    Lollipop I have no issue with…it runs great :)

  • May December

    Just finishing my download… excited

    • Android_God

      Oh ya!!!!

  • SirMakoto

    after the update, i still have the two old problems: the recent button loads after like 3 seconds, opening the view photo button from within the camera is another 3 seconds. does anybody else have this problem? i care less about the recent apps button, but trying to view a photo after taking a picture is embarrassingly slow.

    • 1ceTr0n

      Do a factory reset

      • Android_God

        I did a FR about a week ago and it still takes longer than it should to look at the last photo via the Samsung photo app.

        • 1ceTr0n

          Your karma must suck then. I wonder why….

        • Android_God

          Let’s put aside that you just asked me about an imaginary thing, and point out how you posted this above:

          “Oh christ, go back to Verizon and stay there”

    • Android_God

      Disregard my below comment. I just tried it right now and the picture opened up in a snap! Way better than previously!

    • Ozgur Sen

      From the developer setting set window animation scale and transition scale options to 0.5. Set animator duration scale off
      this made mine really fast
      and my fathers lg g3 which was laggy even after the update

      • SirMakoto

        Thanks. That seem to help a bit.

  • Chris Meyers

    What if you DONT WANT THE UPDATE FOR NOW? I literally hate how tmobile pushes these things out. If you click the wrong option in settings for software update, it just starts downloading and then forces you to install! Atleast make a popup saying do you want to update yes or no? FIX THIS.

    • Rod

      First they complain about the update taking forever, now they complain about having it pushed to device automatically. SMH.
      If you don’t want to install, press postpone and it won’t install. It’s kinda hard to press the wrong button though, you have to press yes at least twice for it to download.

      • Android_God

        LOL!! I hope this person doesn’t drive!

    • 1ceTr0n

      Oh christ, go back to Verizon and stay there

  • 1ceTr0n

    About mother f’en time….

  • Pam Espinoza

    Does the update take long?

    • Android_God

      about 20 – 30 minutes.

  • guest22

    hi does anyone know if tmobile buys back phones i want to get rid of my note 4 for somthing else thanks.

    • Android_God

      Anything else we can do for you?

    • Neoprimal

      You should probably call a TMobile store and ask them.

  • bigyang4life

    after update and a factory reset my note 4 still lags

    • iMotoXperiaGalaxy

      Every Samsung device lags.

      • Android_God

        They make medications for an unhealthy obsession with inanimate objects. Do you sometimes feel that Samsung phones are saying mean things to you? Do you hear voices?

  • Android_God

    Apparently Samsung thought that dulling the colors was a good idea. Very happy with the update overall though. I think the dialer, contacts, settings have a cleaner look. I love the round contacts when I save them to homescreen!!

  • Android_God

    SO LOVE the new in call notification!! It looks awesome!

  • GoodUpdateorNot

    I just want to know if there is a battery drain. Is it worth it.

    • SirMakoto

      Yes there seems to be a battery drain, at least mine is. The battery seems quite hotter too, and I’m not even doing much on the phone.

      • Jose

        I also got the latest update and I am noticing a bit more battery drain . . . My phone got hot during the downloading and installing process.

        • mikejones1876

          It’s supposed to get hot during that process. …wipe the cash…my battery seems fine…no issues other than the ones that were there before…..wifi calling and GPS is iffy

      • Pedro

        Have you wiped the cache partition? Mine was also really warm before. If you havent: power off your phone/ then to power back on you press down and hold the power, home, and volume up button until a menu appears/ scroll down with the volume buttons and highlight “wipe cache partition” and select with power button/ once finished it’ll highlight “reboot system now”, press power button. My phone hasn’t heated up at all since then.

    • Pedro

      While I am using my phone I have noticed the battery will drain noticeably quicker than before the update to lollipop. But when the phone is left on standby it seems to be doing a much better job than before the update. Battery % was at 5% before I went to bed last night and this morning when I woke up It was at 3%. As opposed to before update my phone would always die if left at 5% or less by the next morning.

    • deedubcee

      I haven’t noticed any drastic battery drain. FWIW, I am quite happy with the new update. The OS is quick and snappy.

  • 1ceTr0n

    Wow…. these colors over everything suck. Was this meant for a clown?

  • themishmosh

    I just updated and did a factory reset. What a pain! What is the best way to restore to previous settings? I used Samsung switch and appreciate having back my text messages and other settings but most apps and configurations need to be redone.

  • Troy

    Finally official. I was using a Canada rom to get 5.0.1. Official installed, rooted, and back to normal!

  • Troy

    Man, t-mobile has removed some stuff. Floating messages did not come with this rom like it does all the other note 4 roms.

  • g2a5b0e

    Currently downloading the entire thing through LTE. Unlimited data makes me very happy.

  • Troy

    No issue here.

  • vinnyjr

    After the update I cleared the cache and rebooted device and just let it sit for 1/2 hour. Picked it up and updated my apps that needed it. My Note 4 has never been better, faster, no lag at all and I’ve been using it all night. I’m very happy T-Mobile waited and got all the bugs out. Thank You T-Mobile, Thank You John Legere.

    • Vlad

      Quick question
      Which launcher are you using?

      • Android_God

        I use Nova

  • Vincent

    After the install… noticed 2 things:
    – Exchange Services is at v5.0.0.0200 (Gmail app doesn’t provide Exchange option for new accounts)
    – Stock Email application refresh icon goes blank instead of the animation when checking for new emails

  • CalicoKJ

    And we’re back to having to switch to Airplane mode and back when coming back to the house. It won’t pickup the WiFi signal without a reboot or mode change.

  • paolo polizzy

    Since 5.01 update Whatsapp voice call and voice messages are muted …no voice …help plz proud Note 4 owner

  • Omegajb

    I know this is nitpicking but I hate the new color schemes. The stock messaging app is powder orange. I know I can download something like Handcent but the Samsung app does well for group messages.

    Other than the colors I don’t notice much of a difference.

  • Vlad

    Guys,
    Camera has no sound
    Can’t turn it on
    Anyone noticed this?

  • Dubb_Lane

    ‘s health app, heart rate monitor no longer works had tmobile send me brand new note 4 on a warranty exchange. Dowloaded update and still same issue. Anyone else having this problem other than that update is great.

    • Neoprimal

      My SHealth stopped working a while back due to a Samsung update and they haven’t updated since.

  • Verizonthunder

    Nice easter egg for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners if you go to about device. Multi tap Android 5.0.1 when the lollipop appears hold onto the center of the lollipop to activate Android version of flappy birds

  • Low IQ

    Battery Life is worst, I hope it gets better…

    • Vlad

      Android system
      Android OS

      Eating a lot of battery
      Not sure how other people can deny this

  • Robert

    Looks nice but battery is worse. Doesn’t look like Project Volta helped any :/

  • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

    Hooked phone up to computer n pulled up Samsung Kies to do a Backup n was very surprised n excited to receive the notification that the Lollipop Software Update was available. Did the Update n then performed a Factory Reset. Have not been able to enable WiFi Calling since. Anyone else have issues with WiFi Calling after the Lollipop Update?

    Also, I’m in the Cleveland, OH area n noticed nearly 50 Mbps Download on my Note 4 n iPhone 6 Plus!

    • Vlad

      Wifi calling is working perfectly, but I didn’t perform factory reset. Still undecided whether it would help…
      But battery is draining heavily,
      In my case by android system and kernel (android OS)
      What’s draining in your case?

      Any solutions?

      • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

        Battery just doesn’t appear to b lasting as long as b4 in general, no specific Apps.

    • themishmosh

      Wifi calling working better than before where it had trouble getting it to work at work. I did do the factory reset. Battery usage is now back to normal.

      • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

        Just performed my 2nd Factory Reset after first clearing System Cache. WiFi Calling still not working. It’s either stuck saying “Connectiong” or has “Reg99 – Unable to connect” Error. I have the TMo Cellspot and another Router and get the same thing while connected to either of them. Guess I will have to get with TMo Tech Support.

        • themishmosh

          yup, i spoke too soon. still having issues with getting wifi calling to work and sometimes stay working.

        • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

          Ended up getting with Tech Support. B4 they could open a Trouble Ticket a msg popped up saying that it was a Known Issue being experienced with WiFi Calling since the Lollipop Update and that TMO was working on having it resolved within 2 to 48hrs. It’s been way past that and like u, I’m still having issues with getting it to work or stay working. The majority of the time I’m still getting REG99 – Unable to connect Error, but have noticed other ones as well, such as REG81 I believe. Will continue to monitor the situation and report back.

        • themishmosh

          I think “forget wifi network” and logging into the wifi network again sometimes works to get it to connect. Sometimes rebooting the phone works. It may not be connected for long though. And what a pain! At home with the Tmo router, I do not have any problem. it is only at work and elsewhere. Maybe they have router settings that messes with the wifi calling.

        • TJ0301_gmail KLJackson

          Got ahold of Tech Support again last night after still receiving REG99 Error attempting to enable WiFi Calling. Was informed that it is a TMo Issue, not the SGN4, and that they are still working on it and hope to have it resolved by Mon. Will keep you posted.

        • themishmosh

          thanks for the update!

    • Masud Rana

      My phone running another way unfortunately I don’t understand what’s wrong with this owner software update systems setting up

  • Melanie

    Just downloaded lollipop and noticed right away that this version DOES NOT allow you to designate which apps as sensitive for the lock screen. Rather it seems to be choosing it on it’s own. It only gives the options to block or prioritize.

    • Vlad

      Application notification
      3 options
      Sensitive data, is 1 of them

      However, battery, so far is pretty bad
      Didn’t try factory reset yet, since I have so many apps, setup would take days…

      And smart remote in notification doesn’t minimize like before, huge, looks pretty bad as well.

  • josetheonly1

    Used to come home from work with 60% of battery juice after a 10 hour shift. Now I come home with 25%. Time to try and Odin this back to kitkat.

    • Vlad

      Nice idea
      Unfortunately that voides guarantee for the phone

      • josetheonly1

        You’re right. Time to get a spare battery.

  • Neoprimal

    So far the main issue is that the Lollipop security settings are nowhere to be found. The biggest reason I wanted the update so badly in the first place was to have these settings, with which I could have my phone automatically unlock when I’m at home or wearing my Moto 360. I’m happy to get the update but I’m disappointed that these settings didn’t make it into Samsung/T-Mobile’s 5.0.1 build.

    If they are there for you, please let me know. I didn’t bother factory resetting so I could be missing them due to some other issue.

  • Terrel

    Iam not liking this ANDROID 5.0 UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! Ive noticed my BATTERY LIFE ALMOST GOES DOWN BY 1% A MINUTE!!!! THE ONLY THING COOL ABOUT IT IS THE UPDATED MATERIAL DESIGN AND NOW MY BLUETOOTH IS FIXED….NOW THERES BUGS WHERE IM TEXTING AND IT FORCLOSES SAYING UNFORTUNATELY THE SAMSUNG KEYBOARD HAS STOPED WORKING AND WHEN IM USING CHROME BROWSING INSTEAD OF PRESSING THE BACK KEY TO GO TO PREVIOUS PAGE IT CLOSES OUT THE WHOLE BROWSER!!! IF ANDROID CANT GET IT TOGETHER I DONT GIVE A RATS ASS I WILL BE GOING BACK TO IPHONE IM STARTING NOT TO CARE ABOUT THE FEAUTURES PACKED INTO PHONES ITS THE QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE! AND SO FAR ANDROID HAS HAD COUNTLESS PROBLEMS FOR ME WITH BUGS IM STARTING TO GROW A HATE FOR IT! AND AFTER WAITING HALF A YEAR JUST TO BE DEAD LAST FOR THE LATEST UPDATE ON A FLAGSHIP SHOWN (GALAXY NOTE 4) THIS DEFINITELY ISNT WORTH IT! IM STARTING TO RECONSIDER FOR IPHONE SOON

    • Monster J.A.M.

      HEY! JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, lowercase IS AN OPTION AS WELL. ALSO, the ios8 update for the iPhone had some pretty bad bugs. People were regretting updating from ios7 because of issues like:
      -Safari was incredibly slow
      -It would freeze on Apple logo
      -It would freeze during the actual update
      -It would hang in middle of app updates indefinitely
      -Sometimes it wouldn’t even download apps
      -There were Bluetooth connectivity issues in certain situations that had streaming music and incoming calls working fine but the Bluetooth wouldn’t work properly during outgoing calls.
      -FaceTime and iMessage not working
      -The Wifi was slow and it would drop signal
      -There’s more here:
      http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ios-8-problems/12/
      The thing is, I have a Note 4. It’s my first Samsung and I love it. Before that I had the LG G2. Loved it. Before that iPhone 5, 4, and 3. Loved them. I think Google’s Android and Apple’s ios are both great operating systems, I just happen to prefer the Android because of options. SOOOO many options.
      In closing, I’d have to say that since you lack the ability to do a little research, you should probably just go ahead and purchase an iPhone. That way when you have issues with it you can go have a rant in ALL CAPS in the comments section of an ios update article.

  • guest

    can i root after this update?

  • Jessica

    Samsung keyboard keeps saying it has stopped and then my whole phone freezes…. and when I call people it takes a while, almost 10 seconds to dial out and ring. I can’t be positively sure that my battery life is worse but it seems like I am charging it more often. Not my biggest worry, my biggest issue is my phone is slower! The risks u take when updating software. My phone used to work flawlessly. Just gonna have to wait on a fix

  • Jose

    So, got the update when it came out, factory restored the device and the battery life is still horrible!!!

    Plus some weird bugs here and there . . .

    Can I downgrade to Kit Kat without rooting?

  • Winnt

    WOW, glad I Jump’ed to the Nexus 6.

  • DrewR

    after the update my screen rotation doesnt work anymore!!! seriously frustrating, i use that a lot. plus when i go into my camera its settings and mode options and stuff are upside down? and the camera shortcut on my lockscreen is upside down as well? what the freaking heck? my battery life is actually still good, but that screen rotation and upside down camera error pisses me off.

  • mark

    DO NOT UPDATE! After this update I’m seriously thinking of dropping tmobile as a carrier. Obviously they did no r&d. Samsung keyboard freezes, apps/games freeze and stutter constantly, service drops randomly, Bluetooth skips and drops randomly, you have to restart your phone several times for the mic to work on hands free Bluetooth, most apps have new issues even ones that are optimized for 5.0+. Screen randomly freezes even when doing nothing. Camera skips and freezes. It pretty much makes your phone useless, unless you want to be pissed off instantly. Thanks tmobile, and Verizon will be thanking you soon. My wife and I have the same note 4 and both have the same issues after the update, along with my friend at work so I know is not just me either. If a carrier can’t get something simple but vital like this right they don’t deserve our business.

    • Jimmy Dean

      THE SAME THING HAPPENING TO ME RIGHT NOW

  • Rose

    Does anyone’s adapted fast charger work for anyone after the update? Charging seems to take a toll after the update and since Googling this problem with my phone plugged in it has went down 3% which is so not like this phone. Work 14 hr shifts and my phone now has to be plugged in most of the day. Which before I would hardly have to have it charging but for an hr 2 at the most. And the keyboard also crashes at least 4 times a day. And last night was the 1st time I had an issue with the camera. But I usually don’t use the standard camera. I hope that having to have it plugged in all day doesn’t mess up the battery but no other choice unless I want to go without a phone. Really don’t want to wait until july for the update. Also the Google closing out sucks much rather have the old way. Ahh change not fun…