Sprint finally approves a new official software update that brings major OS upgrade to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 with L720VPUGOD2 software version. Released almost two years ago with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, this phone has got a lot of software updates, some of which are major OS updates as received currently. Most users would be delighted since Samsung and Sprint doesn’t neglect the phones, though it’s getting older, but there are still some users who are worried about acquiring root on Lollipop (OD2) for Sprint Galaxy S4.
The Android 5.0.1 Lollipop is not the latest version, since the 5.1 update has been unveiled by Google and it brings a lot of improvements. But today, there’s not much official software released in 5.1 except for several Nexus devices. For those who like a custom ROM, you can try the latest CyanogenMod ROM (CM12.1), even though it’s still on a nightly build, it’s almost perfect.
But we believe, there are still some users who still prefer to run an official stock ROM from Samsung, although it is still running an older version of Android. Maybe they are already comfortable with TouchWiz and its features, or they have another reasons like privacy and security.
Luckily, there’s a new method to upgrade Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 to official Lollipop (OD2) and keep root. The superuser access can be acquired by utilizing a stock rooted ROM 5.0.1 by muniz_ri. To flash the ROM to the phone, we need a tool called FlashFire, it’s a new app by Chainfire, and could be Mobile Odin replacement.
However, if you are not familiar with FlashFire, you’ve another option to flash stock rooted Lollipop firmware with Odin flash tool and a Windows computer.