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Samsung rolls out new Lollipop update that brings back Silent Mode on the Galaxy S5

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Feb 24, 2015 )    |    Mobile


With Google Android 5.0 Lollipop, some terminologies has been change to make it more updated and inline with the trend both in usability and functionality. But in some cases, these changes doesn’t do well with users. Take for example the new “No Interruption” system that Google has implemented, basically it’s the Silent Mode that we have  been using for all these years. But with the “No Interruptions” system, the power of Silent mode has been pushed one level up that even a simple clock alarm is also silenced when the feature is activated.

After numerous complaints, Samsung thankfully listened to its users and is now rolling out an update that brings back the good old Silent Mode to the company’s Galaxy S5 handset with Android 5.0 Lollipop. This is evident as shown in the screenshot above that indeed the Mobile maker is replacing the new but hated “No Interruptions” options from Google Android 5.0 and above with the more beloved Silent Mode.

The screenshot was taken from an International version of the Galaxy S5 model G900F and has a firmware build number that reads G900FXXU1BOB7 which is now rolling out to unlocked versions of the handset in the UK. It is also expected that Samsung will gradually roll out the said update across Europe in the coming days and hopefully to other regions in world soon after. Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 users should be getting notified for the said update anytime now, but users who haven’t been notified about the update may check the software update manually by checking the update in Settings or perhaps, users can have them through Samsung Kies which works officially with Samsung smartphones and can download appropriate available updates for any compatible Samsung smartphone device.