Best Buy Can Update Almost Any Carrier's Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 5 Lollipop [Rumor]

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    We haven't independently corroborated this, so for now consider it a rumor until after investigating it for yourself. Supposedly, if you take your Samsung Galaxy S5 into Best Buy you can get the firmware flashed by their Samsung Experience Shop to bring your Galaxy S5 up to Android 5 Lollipop. The source of this intel also claims that it will work with nearly any US carrier's device. The only exception is T-Mobile apparently. Here's a quote with more of the details,

    We aren't sure what to make of this, so if you can confirm or deny it, please sound off in this thread. If it works, that will make a whole bunch of Samsung Galaxy S5 owners very happy!

    Source: Phandroid
     
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    I'd like to apologize to everyone. I have nothing constructive to say either confirming or denying this claim.

    I am simply here to say...

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    Well it's almost true. Sprint is supposed to get 5.0 today. That's most carriers lol
     
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    I've read that the Best Buy 5.0 flash is bloat free.
     
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    That'd be nice.
     
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    Having read horror stories regarding their service department, I'd be a bit wary. :D
     
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    I'll let you know in 5 minutes. I'm going to call best buy and ask
     
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    My best buy has no clue what I was talking about. He didn't even know what lollipop was......
     
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    The best I've ever gotten out of them was "Can I put that screen protector on for you?"

    Not all of them are clueless, but the clueless ones are so many that when I stumble across someone in the know there it makes me do a double take.
     
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