Samsung Galaxy S5 Update Installation Aborted Due To Error & Other Related Problems

The #Samsung #Galaxy #S5 is one of the many older generation Android models that has its software updated to Android Marshmallow. Released in 2014, this model was initially running on Android KitKat. The good thing about these software updates is that it makes the device perform better and it even adds some additional features not found on the previous software version. While updating the phone software is quite easy to do there are instances when certain issues can occur. This is what we will be addressing today as we tackle the Galaxy S5 update installation aborted due to error & other related problems.


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S5 Update Installation Aborted Due To Error

Problem: Hey guys,  I am having issues with updating my galaxy s5. After the reboot it says that the installation was aborted due to an error.  I have been to your website and saw that you mention usually issues with space in local memory so i tried to delete stuff as it need 7GB to install. I cant get to more than 4GB of storage availability. there is just nothing else left to delete.  What can i do?

Solution: If you are unable to free up additional internal storage space then the best thing to do right now is a factory reset. Make sure to backup your data before doing the reset. Once the reset is complete you will have to download the update again and install it.

S5 Keep On Getting Software Update Notification

Problem: Good day. I have my galaxy s5 asking me to install its newly downloaded update so i just did it. i updated it. after installation, and my phone opened again, the notification to install the update pops up again and it keeps on staying in my notification panel. No matter how many times i accept and install the update, the notification to install it doesn’t go away. My memory is more than enough to accept the installment. What should be the problem or at least how may i remove it from there. after my installation, some apps i downloaded from google play don’t work as usual. its applocker does not lock the apps at all,. please solve the matter thank you.

Solution: This problem is usually caused by a glitch in the update process. Try rebooting your phone first then see if the problem gets resolved. If the issue still occurs then do the following steps listed below.

  • Start your phone in recovery mode then wipe its cache partition. This will delete the temporary system data in your device. Once completed restart your phone then check if the issue still occurs.
  • Backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 MEID Null After Software Update

Problem: I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 model # SM-G900R6 Android version 6.0.1 I have no data since the update. I can connect to wifi. I noticed that my MEID Dec# says null. I haven’t had any problems with my phone until the update. I can still make calls and send texts. I have tried everything that I can find that comes close to my problem with no luck. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Solution:  It’s most likely that the IMEI number of your phone got erased during the update. Open up the dialer and enter *#06# to check your IMEI number if it is null or you only see zeroes then you won’t be able to connect to your carrier. To fix this try doing the steps listed below.

  • Open the dialerand type- *#197328640# or *#*#197328640#*#*
  • You wil see the Command mode on the screen.  Select  Common.
  • Select (FTM) Option 1. If this option is on, you will have to turn this OFF.
  • When this is off  your NULL or altered IMEI number will be restored
  • Without leaving the Command screen, press the Menu key, the button that’s found left of the Home button.
  • Select Key input and enter option 2 which will turn your FTM OFF
  • Let a minute pass by then remove the battery and SIM card. Leave both out for 2 minutes then place just the battery back and turn on your phone.
  • When the phone is on enter the command mode again dial – *#197328640#
  • Select the Debug Screen, normally option 1
  • Choose phone control, option eight
  • Click on nas control, option 3
  • Click “RRC (HSDPA), option 5
  • Click RRC revision, option 2
  • Choose option 5 (HSDPA only)
  • Turn off your phone and insert your Sim card or else reboot your phone and then insert the SIM card to dial *#06# to see if the IMEI number is restored.

If the problem persists then you should consider flashing your phone with its updated firmware file.

S5 Software Update Not Proceeding

Problem: Hello there! I received an update notice. Once I start the process, it goes through the download phase. I push continue, it then says the phone will restart in 5 seconds. I click restart, phone shuts off, it goes black with the light blue percent at the bottom, but the percentage only gets to about 2% then turns back on. No software update! Then I tried to do it again but I have to wait 22 hours and 55 minutes in order to do it again. I have done this 3 times and no progress is make. I do not want to reset the phone because I know I will lose valuable information. Please HELP!!!

Solution: You should try to check if connecting the phone to a computer with Kies or Smart Switch installed will allow your phone to proceed with the update. If the update still fails then your best option is to backup your phone data then do a factory reset.

S5 Operating System On Your Device Has Been Modified In An Unauthorized Way Error

Problem: When I go to update my software on my Samsung Galaxy S5, I get the following message. The operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. Try downloading software updates using Samsung Kies on your PC, or visit a customer service center. How do I get my S5 to update? I want to get it to the latest software available. The current system is Android 4.4.2 if that helps. Please help me fix said issue. Thanks!

Solution: You will usually get this error message if your phone has been rooted or is running on a custom firmware. If your phone still does not update when you use Kies then you should consider manually flashing the updated firmware file to your device. Instructions on how to flash your phone can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

S5 System Update Failed

Problem: Bought refurbished Verizon unlocked Samsung galaxy s5 SM-G900V. When connected to my computer, Verizon desktop asked me to update S5 android system, I did, but it turned out S5 stuck on “system update failed”. I can’t boot my S5 anymore. I would appreciate it if you could provide any information.

Solution: For this type of issue you should try starting your phone in recovery mode. If you are able to access this mode then you should do a factory reset. Take note that this will erase your data stored in the phone.

If the phone can’t access recovery mode or if the factory reset fails to fix the problem then you should consider manually flashing your phone with its updated firmware file. Refer to the various Android forums online on how to flash your device.

S5 Not Getting Software Update

Problem: Ok i have a Galaxy s5 with the 5.0 version and baseband version G900AUCU4B0F3, in my fam we have 2 more galaxy s5 phones and recently two of them have the latest version of android, but i still have the 5.0 i tried to create space on the phone thinking that i don’t have space but when i tried to update its says that i have the recent update.

Related Problem: Hello,  I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active running Android 5.0 and I want to update it to 6.0 Marshmallow. To my knowledge at&t just announced a month ago that we can finally make hte update but when I try to update the software it fails. I have around 3.5 GB of free space, plenty of battery, and am on WI-Fi but it doesn’t allow me to do anything. It says that the “Current software is up to date” and to “…check again in:…” Any idea what I need to do? I have Kies downloaded and it says it’s the latest firmware available.

Related Problem: Hi, I have an I9505 that was purchased legitimately In UAE from a authorized Samsung retailer.   It was purchased unlocked and not married to any carrier.    It has never received any update.  It’s still on 4.3.  I have contacted Samsung about it, but they have not been able to help.   I’ve since moved to the US and have tried to update through Kies and through the internal update, but it says the device is up to date.  Do you have any ideas? Thanks!

Solution: To be able to get the latest software update your phone should not be rooted and it should not be running on a custom firmware. The device should also be running on its original carrier. If your phone meets these conditions and it won’t update then try connecting it to a computer with Kies or Smart Switch running. Let the software update your device. You should also consider backing up your phone data and doing a factory reset before checking for an update.

If the above steps fail then you should consider manually flashing the updated firmware file to your phone.

S5 Unlocked Software Upgrade

Problem: I have Galaxy S5 Model SM-G900A. It is AT&T UNLOCKED, last month bought from USA. I am using it in my country with local sims. It has Android 4.4.2, Baseband version is: G900AUCU2ANG3 Can I upgrade it to Lollipop 5 or even Android 6 without losing unlocking status (I mean will it remain unlocked after upgrading). If yes, then how can I perform upgrading? Thanks

Solution: Doing the software upgrade won’t affect the unlock status of your phone. Since you are out of the country and don’t have access to an AT&T SIM then try doing the software update using Kies. If this doesn’t work then you should consider flashing the updated firmware file to your phone. Instructions on how to flash your device can be found at several of the popular Android forums online.

S5 Software Update Using Different Carrier

Problem: I want to update my Samsung Galaxy s5 software. But when I check for update, it says that the software is up to date. Same when I use Kies. The phone has an at&t logo on the back but I use t-mobile sim. Does that have anything to do with it? I just want to upgrade my phone’s software

Solution: Since this is originally an AT&T device the best way to proceed with the update is to insert an AT&T SIM so that your phone will have access to the AT&T update servers. Once the AT&T SIM is installed try checking for the update.

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