Since long before the Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 became available, I was getting the “Software update is temporarily unavailable. Try again later.” message, which should say permanently since it happened when my phone was 4.4.2 and continues after updating to 5.0.1.
If you’re experiencing the same issue and are wondering how I did get 5.0.1 installed, there’s one way to do it. There’s a few sites around that suggest replacing the SIM of the phone, I’ve been hearing that you can borrow someone else’s SIM, but the way I actually did it, made sense.
There was one small problem, I couldn’t get the the phone to reconize as an installation medium to install the required software. So I used my wife’s phone for a few minutes, and got the Verizon Update Software installed within the matter of seconds.
This said, I was off with the installation of Android 5.0.1 for my Galaxy S4 phone, and after 20-30 minutes, all was good. The only problem I have encountered is that temporarily unavailable for updates. So, the thing more than likely will need to be updated through software from either OS X or Windows. I provided the following URL for you to see what’s needed; though I don’t know if you can actually download the software or not from Verizon or Samsung.