G900FXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 Firmware Update

Here are the  G900IDVU1AND2 firmware for  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to those who are running with rooted, any ROMs and custom recovery and cannot get the update officially from Kies or over-the-air OTA.    The G900FXXU1ANE2 is an incremental update that may improved system stability and other enhancements. Again, the stock firmware below, are for those who might to return back to official 4.4.2 KitKat update G900FXXU1ANE2. Once you install back an official G900FXXU1ANE2 you will lose root, but you can still root back and install custom recovery anytime you want.

How to Install Back the Official G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 Firmware on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F


Sooner or later if you alter your Galaxy S5 you will end-up and  come through this. Once you root or install in custom ROM and then you want to return back your Galaxy S5 to its original firmware, then this is what you need.
Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. You may proceed at your own risk, your phone is not a toy for us, it is your own personal property, it is up to you to decide on what and how to do about it.

Important Note before Installing Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANE2 Firmware


- Make sure that your Galaxy S5′s battery is fully charge.
- Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data afterflashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.
- Remember or back up the APN settings of your device. ( This only done if you try to install other regions stock ROM.
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy S5.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > About device > Look for the build number, and tick that  build number for 7-times until a pop-up message says ‘Congratulations you are now a developer’ .
- Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.
- Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.

Download the necessary tools to install the G900FXXU1ANE2 Firmware


Odin Flasher Tools

Odin3_v3.07 download
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver  download

G900FXXU1ANE2 Firmware Info:


Here are the build info of  the 4.4.2 update build version G900FXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 G900F:

Android version:4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version:G900FXXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1315312
Build number:KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANE2
AP/PDA:G900FXXU1ANE2
CSC:G900FOXA1ANE2
Phone:G900FXXU1ANE2
Build Date: April 11th 2014



Download G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 Firmware

Note!


Choose and install only the right stock ROM on each specified Galaxy S5 model number, DO NOT install to other model numbers for it will harm your device or resulting to possible bricks.
Stock ROM are case sensitive and may result to undesired outcomes if used improperly.. Eachstock ROM was built to a specific product code variant. South America version SM-G900I  stock ROM cannot be used on other regions like U.S. Canada, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa for it might result into unwanted bricks or other problems such as data connectivity and signal lost.
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Unbranded NE2 4.4.2 Stock


Austria  - ATO-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Germany - DBT-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Switzerland - AUT-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
United Kingdom - BTU-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Italy - ITV-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Nordic Countries - NEE-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Spain - PHE-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Poland - XEO-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
South East Europe - SEE-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)

Carrier Branded NE2 4.4.2 Stock


Austria (T-Mobile)  - MAX-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Austria (Telering)  - TRG-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Austria (A1) - MOB-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Germany  (T-Mobile) - DTM-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Germany (1&1) - XEG-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Germany (Vodafone) - VD2-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Germany (O2) - VIA-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
Switzerland (Swisscom) - SWC-G900FXXU1ANE2  (link)
More Countries & Carrier Providers - See here

Extract the downloaded G900FXXU1ANE2 stock firmware


You need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin


Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only  the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.


Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode


To reboot the Galaxy S5 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the PowerON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop


Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin.

Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the G900FXXU1ANE2 tar.md5 file


If the stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only the PDA, CSC and Phone modem are already included to it. Now, you need to just simply click on the PDA button, then browse to the folder where the .tar or .tar.md5 you have previously extracted and then select and load it. ” G900FXXU1ANE2_G900FOXA1ANE2_Home.tar.md5″.

Start Installing G900FXXU1ANE2 stock


Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait until a word PASS!! appears


When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered. This only happens if you installed other regions stock ROM.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.


Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A:  Do the following steps:

1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.

Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, It isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs.
Try to use another PC or laptop,

Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: You can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S5 in Normal mode.

That’s it! you have now learned how to install Samsung Galaxy S5 stock ROM. You can use this procedure again and again, using any future stock ROM that only match with your device.
All other questions and suggestions are most welcome, just let me know by leaving a message on the comment form below. Enjoy!

G900FXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 KitKat Update, UK Release

G900FXXU1ANE2 a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 KitKat  firmware now seen rolling out via Kies software update.  However,  the G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 has only recently seen in the UK and Ireland at this time being, but might also arriving in all countries across Europe. The G900F U1ANE2 4.4.2  this is an incremental software update to the previous 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANCE. As usual there is no changelog available for the G900F U1ANE2 4.4.2 update, but again once on every updates it brings an improved system stability, minor tweaks for bug-fixes, security enhancements and among other system improvements. G900FXXU1ANE2 is now live and can be downloaded thru Kies software update. You may use Kies 3 to get the the NE2 4.4.2 update, as Kies 3 supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to perform an update.



G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 KitKat Update  Firmware build details:

Here are the build info the Galaxy S5 G900F firmware build version of G900FXXU1ANCE seen in UK and Ireland.

Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900FXXU1ANCE
Kernel version:3.0.4-1539356
Build number:KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANE2
AP:G900FXXU1ANE2
CSCG900FOXA1ANE2
PHONE:G900FXXU1ANE2

Your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F should run the 4.4.2 KitKat firmware G900FXXU1ANCE and your device is not rooted so you can get the G900FXXU1ANE2 without any hiccups. You may check your device now if its runs on the G900FXXU1ANCE by hitting Settings>More>About Device.

Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900FXXU1ANCE
Kernel version:3.0.4-1182732
Build number:KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANCE
PDA:G900FXXU1ANCE
CSC:G900FOXA1ANCE
Phone:G900FXXU1ANCE

If you are at from the mentioned countries  you may now check for the G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 update through over-the-air  or OTA update or by using Kies 3 while connecting your Galaxy S5 G900F into your computer.  Below are just a simple guide for those, doesn’t any ides how to perform a firmware update.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to the latest Software Release G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2


To update your Galaxy S5 you can select the two known methods such updating thru Kies and via OTA over-the-air.  On unlocked Galaxy S5 devices mostly updates has sent out and only available via Kies while the carrier branded version can be seen on both Kies and OTA updates.

Important Note Before Performing Software Update on your Galaxy S5.


According to Samsung you should prepare the following things before performing the software update. I will also add some useful insights why you should follow this procedures.
  • You should make sure your battery is fully charged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called   “soft-bricks”.  There is an error message saying "Firmware upgrade encountered an issues please recovery and try again".  If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.
  • You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happens and it forces you to perform a factory.
  • Your Galaxy S5 should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made.  Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 via Over-The-Air (OTA)


You can also tap on your Galaxy S5 Settings>>General tab, scroll down and tap Software Update. It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANE2 Using Kies 3


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it (guide for installation) in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 and other Samsung devices running with 4.4.2 and up Android operating system.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Galaxy S5 to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow the Kies on-screen software update instructions. If you already  received the  G900FXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 update on your Galaxy S5 G900F. You may then check everything on how this update performs. Does it increases speed, battery life performance and among other stuff.

AT&T Galaxy S5 KitKat Update G900AUCU2AND3 brings Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

First software update build number G900AUCU2AND3 for AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A officially rolled out by Samsung and AT&T. The update has no any major changes but brings an extra features such as Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock which Samsung's default apps, adding the Lookout and YP Mobile as AT&T's new bloatwares. The update The update file size is 46MB and is made available via over the air or OTA update.

Here are the changelog of G900AUCU2AND3
  • AT&T Apps - Adding Lookout and YP Mobile
  • Samsung Apps - Adding Find My Mobile and Reactivation Lock

The Find My Mobile feature allows owners to locate the device when lose it.  While the reactivation lock is some kind of security suite found on Samsung Galaxy Note 3, that allows users to lock the device into further customization. Once the user put a reactivation locked to the device it cannot be reset by anyone else without of course the users permission.  Both needs a Samsung account to use such features.


Again, the roll out might be in stages make sure to hit your Galaxy S5 Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 to the latest Software Update


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.


Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory. Follow the guide here if you don't yet on how to backup data on your Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 has no root - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5  may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


 This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

source: Samsung, AT&T

How to Recover Samsung Galaxy S5 from Bootloop and Nearly Softbrick Fix

If it happens that your Samsung Galaxy S5 ended into bootloops, here is how to fix recover it and bring it back to life.  Bootloop mainly only occurs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 if somehow you have messed-up from customizing the system files. Some modified system files are not compiled correctly or if it is it might does not matched with your Samsung Galaxy S5 versions. The Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in different  model variants, each model version uses a different approach onto the system files.

When we have done far enough into customizing our Samsung Galaxy S5 such as rooting, installing custom recovery, custom ROM, other mods and even themes. So bootloops problem basically started here,  if someone had missed figuring it out that each and every custom images has a different build versions that fits on each Samsung Galaxy S5 model variants.

What is Bootloop?


The phone is experiencing constant reboot, auto restart and cannot boot normally.  It couldn't passed the Samsung logo and welcome screen and just stuck in there.  That means your phone is in trouble and you cannot use it anymore.

To easily fix a bootloop  you may only need to find out when and how the bootloop occurred. Is it during the last time you installed a custom recovery, ROM, root kernels and any other mods?  Below are the following reasons causing your Samsung Galaxy S5 turned into unwanted bootloop, just try to figure out on each and then recover your phone to the given solution.

Fix and Recover Samsung Galaxy S5 from Bootloop After Installing Root


If you just installed root image into the system file and then it turned out bootloop once you reboot your Galaxy S5, then there must be something wrong during the flashing process. It's either you have flashed the wrong root image which it doesn't matched with your Samsung Galaxy S5 model number or the root images has not recently updated yet to worked with the current Android version of your Galaxy S5.

You have flashed the wrong root file that doesn't matched with your Galaxy S5 Model number.  

If you messed-up and turned your Galaxy S5  into soft-brick then simply flashed the correct firmware file according to the phone's model number.
  • SM-G900F (International)
  • SM-G900H (International)
  • SM-G900I (Australia and New Zealand)
  • SM-G900L  (The Americas)
  • SM-G900M (The Americas)
  • SM-G900A (AT&T )
  • SM-G900T (T-Mobile US)
  • SM-G900P (Sprint)
  • SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS)
  • SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)
  • SM-G900V (Verizon)
  • SM-G900W8 (Canada)

Read one of our root guide here for the international Galaxy S5 variants - Root international Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. Once you flashed the wrong root file that let say it was only built for the international Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and you flashed it with your US version of Galaxy S5 then it will also caused into sudden bootloops.

Root image doesn't seem to worked with the newest Android software update version

I have not seen this occurring  on Galaxy S5 for now, but it might also caused once and every future software update to come out.  Samsung might also try to released some patches to the Android ecosystem that might prevent from customizing.  So it will also take sometime  for the root developer to find some exploit to the patches so it will worked with the latest version. Like for example, if you have successfully rooted before with the same Android version like 4.4.2 (KitKat) and then Samsung has recently rolled out another build version like Android 4.4.3 (KitKat), so there is an adjustment going around here.

Fix Bootloop from rooting: Wipe Data Factory Reset


Reboot your Samsung Galaxy S5 into recovery mode then perform  a full wipe or data reset. This will  not absolutely clear the root image you have previously installed but just clean  and reset your phones data settings.  From here your stored will be lost, since you cannot perform back-ups if your phone is already in bootloop state and you don't have any custom recovery installed to do that.

1. Set the phone into recovery mode. First turn the Power OFF, then by holding down the Volume Up+Home and Power button at the same time.
2. Once in recovery mode screen, choose "Wipe Data /Factory Reset".
3. Lastly choose "Reboot System".
4. Then it may boot normally without bootloop.

If the bootloop problem still exists, then you need to try to restore the phone's original system files. See below recover bootloop by flashing the full stock firmware.

Fix and Recover Samsung Galaxy S5 from Bootloop After Flashing a new ROM


Flashing a new ROM into your Samsung Galaxy S5 will also caused bootloop problem. This is basically happens when you flashed a new base ROM on top of the previous ROM you've used and you forgot to perform the  a full Wipe dalvik-cache clean-up. To fix this problem try this solution.

1. Reboot your Galaxy S5 phone in Custom Recovery you installed such as CWM, TWRP and or Philz Touch recovery. First turn the Power OFF, then by holding down the Volume Up+Home and Power button at the same time.
2. Perform a select “Backup & Restore”.
3. Choose “backup” first to keep your data files in safe place.
4. Head-over  to the Advanced options.
5. Choose “Wipe dalvik-cache”.
6. Then go to “Mounts & Storage”.
7. Choose “Wipe /cache”.
8. Select Reboot the phone now.

If it doesn't fix the bootloop problem, then proceed to my last solution below on how to restore the phone's original system files. (See below recover bootloop by flashing the full stock firmware).

My Galaxy S5 cannot Enter in Recovery Mode.


If you cannot set your Samsung Galaxy S5 into recovery mode, then the above bootloop solutions will not worked for you anymore.  At this state you phone is has ended into soft-brick.  Now, let's try a different approach from here and try this solution.

1. Turn Off the phone, then pres and hold the Volume Down, Home and Power button.
2. See if you can access the download mode screen and we still have hope to fix that bootloop problem.
The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!”



If you cannot access that download mode screen then, the below solution will no worked for you and I only suggest that you may need to send your phone to your nearest support centers.

Fixing bootloop by Restoring back your Samsung Galaxy S5 original firmware


Using the stock firmware is an advantage for fixing soft-bricked phone once the its system files has been compromised and resulted into bootloop and any among other issues. This is a bit complicated since you need to download a large firmware file for your Samsung Galaxy S5, but I can a assure you that this is your last resort to bring back your Samsung Galaxy S5 from nearly softbrick to usable again.

Here are what you need:
  • Odin3_v3.09 - download
  • Galaxy S5 USB Driver  - download
  • Download and select the correct stock firmware file according to your Galaxy S5 model number.  Samsung Galaxy S5 Original Firmware
  • The supplied USB data cable of your Galaxy S5
  • A Windows based computer or laptop
  • A fully recharge battery

Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 in your computer.  Configure these check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ has no check marked. Just leave alone the the ‘AUTO-REBOOT,  ‘F.RESET TIME’ check-box remained checked.
Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode
To reboot the Galaxy S5 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!”
Connect your Galaxy S5  to your computer or Laptop
Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. USB port numbers in Odin download mode starts from zero to  seven. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or went wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where you put the stock firmware file that you have previously downloaded and then select and load it.

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock firmware.

Just wait until it completely finishes, it may takes a while to flash a huge stock firmware file. So just wait and relax until it finishes flashing.  Avoid interrupting your computer and your Galaxy S5 while the flashing has started, such as disconnecting the USB data cable or turning off the device.