T-Mobile has launched a new small Android 4.4.2 KitKat update that adds support for VoLTE on Samsung Galaxy S5. The new firmware is rolling out right now and you should keep an eye on your device in order to be one of the first users to install it.
Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is currently available for all the latest smartphones that were launched in the last 12 months and, the T-Mobile Galaxy S5 was fortunate enough to have it pre-installed. However, the first KitKat 4.4.2 firmware build of T-Mobile SGS5 wasn’t complete which is why now we’re getting a new firmware.
In G900TUVU1BNG3 you will get VoLTE for making voice calls enabled, this will allow all T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owner to make and receive calls over T-Mobile’s LTE network at higher quality. There are might be some other major enhancements added, but, if they are, then we couldn’t find them in the changelog.
The update is being rolled out in phases over Wi-Fi and you should get it starting today. If the update isn’t arriving today, then you shouldn’t worry as I’m sure that it will be delivered by the end of next week. Alternatively you can spam the Software Updates menu under Settings> About Phone section, but that might not change anything.
If you still wish to install this new ROM without waiting for T-Mobile to send it to your Galaxy S5 automatically, then you can choose to do it manually using our tutorial here. The download size of the file is somewhere around 1.5GB as it is the complete Android 4.4.2 G900TUVU1BNG3 ROM, while the official update measures only 30MB.
If you own a T-Mobile Galaxy S5 device and you got the official Android 4.4.2 UVU1BNG3 firmware update, then fell free to tell us in comments if there is any major improvement over the previous build. Also, make sure to list info on its battery life.