T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update: 5 Things to Know

After a bit of a wait, the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 Lollipop update is finally available to T-Mobile users across the United States. With a roll out finally here for T-Mobile’s version of the Note 4, we want to take a look at what users need to know about the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update and its release.

In February, Samsung started rolling out its Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update. The timing came as a bit of a surprise given that it was beaten out by the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Lollipop updates. Slowly, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update has started to gain ground both here in the United States and in the international community.

We’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update land for a number of different carriers and today, we can finally strike the final name off the list. T-Mobile, a carrier that was extremely quick to some of its other Galaxy Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades, has finally announced a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop release.

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update is confirmed and it’s going to be heading out to Galaxy Note 4 users all over the United States in the next few days. With that in mind, here’s what T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 users need to know about the Lollipop update and the release.

Prepare for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Update

Right now, ahead of the OTA, is a great time for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 users to prepare for the major changes coming with the carrier’s Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

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We’ve outlined a number of steps to take before installing the Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update and we’ve also prepared some Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 release date tips that will help T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 users with today’s release.

Users don’t need to follow them all but we suggest taking a look at them before making the move from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is a big update, the biggest ever for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4, a device that started on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Galaxy Note 4 Update Available Now

The T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update is set to roll out starting today and most users should receive it before the end of the week. T-Mobile’s roll outs typically don’t last more than a few days.

Galaxy Note 4 users interested in making the move from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 5.0 Lollipop will want to head into the device’s settings to manually check for the software. At some point, a download prompt will appear and the process will begin.

Samsung says that its Android 5.0 upgrades can take upwards of 30 minutes. T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 users will also need a ton of free space to install Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA. The file is over 1GB in size.

Those that don’t wish to wait for the OTA can download Samsung Kies, a PC companion application that allows Galaxy users to install updates manually ahead of the server-side push.

New Features

This is a big update for the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4. Android 5.0 Lollipop brings some massive changes to Samsung’s aging former flagship including Material Design. Those who aren’t familiar with the changes will want to take a look at our Android 4.4 KitKat vs. Android 5.0 Lollipop comparison.

It will go over some of the basics that users should know about before installing this new update. The Galaxy Note 4’s operating system will look a whole lot different with Android 5.0 on board.

Android 5.0 vs Android 4.4 Walkthrough: What’s New in Lollipop

Android 5.0 vs Android 4.4 - Lockscreen

Android 5.0 vs Android 4.4 - Lockscreen

 With Android 5.0 Lollipop Google has slightly improved the lockscreen. There's now a shortcut to the dialer by swiping left to right, and notifications are more useful and interactive. Shown right on the lockscreen they can be swiped away, slide down to expand, or double tap to instantly unlock right into that app or notification. Everything is simple and smooth, and we still have full-screen album artwork on the lockscreen while playing music.

The quick shortcuts and improved notifications will come in handy for all users.

It’s also worth taking a look at our review of the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update. T-Mobile’s update is going to be very similar to the software that rolled out on Big Red.

Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Problems

Before installing the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop update, users need to know that there are a number of Android 5.0 Lollipop problems plaguing Galaxy Note 4 users in the United States and around the world.

We’ve put together a list of Galaxy Note 4 problems that Note 4 users should know about before installing. There’s always some risk involved when installing a major Android update like Android 5.0 Lollipop and those that familiarize with potential issues and gather feedback from fellow Galaxy Note 4 users will come out of the upgrade process in far better shape. For some users, it might be worth it to wait a few days for the smoke to settle before installing this major Android update.

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T-Mobile’s community forums are a good place to start though Verizon Galaxy Note 4 users will want to branch out to social media and other forums as we push away from the release.

Fixes for Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop Problems

Now that the update is rolling out, we recommend getting familiar with fixes for Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop problems. We’ve tracked down some of the more common Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop problems and surfaced some possible fixes for those issues.

Battery life problems are among the most common Galaxy Note 4 Android 5.0 issues impacting device owners. So, in response, we’ve also put together an extensive set of fixes for Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop battery life problems.

Those of you looking to make the move to Android 5.0 Lollipop would be wise to consult those fixes both before and after the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 4 Lollipop upgrade.

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