T-Mobile stops update for Samsung Galaxy S5 after data speeds drop


T-Mobile halted an update to the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone after data speeds dropped precipitously, according to posts at the XDA Developers Forum.

T-Mobile issued the update May 22 to fix a problem with the messaging on the Galaxy S5, but then halted the update without giving a reason.  

"It appears that many users are having major download issues after updating to yesterday's ANE5 update. Once the update is applied, download speeds are reduced to 1MB. T-Mobile may even have pulled the update," Michael Aybinder with the XDA Developers Forum was quoted by Android Police as observing.

The Bitbag explains that the update was "huge," 131 MB, and was rolled out using the over-the-air process and Samsung Kies PC Suite.

"Normally, any issues delivered by a firmware update are fixable using the upcoming new software containing the patch or using a firmware rollback. However, Galaxy S5 is one of the known smartphones difficult to set for a rollback and resetting the device to solve a problem such as the case on T-Mobile is not possible," the Bitbag article notes.

"You may visit the nearest T-Mobile service centre to have the device reformatted and reinstalled with the previous firmware in order to resolve the issue. Unless, you are capable of accessing the boot loader and using ODIN flash tool, you can download and reinstall the initial or factory firmware of T-Mobile Galaxy S5 which can be found on various sources online," the article adds.

For more:
- see the T-Mobile support page
- read the XDA Developers Forum comments
- check out the Bitbag article

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