AT&T Galaxy S5 Active G870A Stock 4.4.2 G870AUCU1ANE4 Firmware

Here is the first Android 4.4.2 KitKat Stock Firmware for AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 Active  (SM-G870). The stock firmware will be useful just in-case when the time comes that you might want to return back your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active  SM-G870 to it's official firmware. The stock firmware can wipe root or any customization that you may wish to be completely remove from your phone.

Once your phone has been modified, it also proven essential to use the stock firmware if you cannot receive any OTA update anymore  Some advanced user have had used the stock firmware if they have messed-up from customization and resulted into bricks, so the stock firmware is also best for fixing unwanted soft-bricks, bootloops or just stuck on a welcome screen logo.

So like I said, use of the stock firmware is for AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active G870A advanced users only.  This cannot be used and is not recommended  by any of those who did not know how the stock firmware works.

G870AATT1ANE4 Firmware Info:

Here are the build info of  the 4.4.2 Kitkat firmware version G870AATT1ANE4 Galaxy S5 G870A:

Phone name:Galaxy S5 Active
Android version:4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version:G870AUCU1ANE4
Kernel version:3.0.4-1542323
Build number:KOT49H.G870AUCU1ANE4
Build Date: 9th of May 2014
Stock: DOWNLOAD (1.53 GB)

Important Note before Installing Galaxy S5 SM-G870A 4.4.2 G870AUCU1ANE4 Firmware

- The stock firmware will also get outdated once there is a new updates arrives and you may not be able to use this firmware build version. so make sure to check everything

- Make sure that your Galaxy S5 Active is fully recharge or at-least have 60% remaining battery power.
- Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) 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.
- 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 as this step will wipe your data.
- 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 G870AUCU1ANE4 Firmware

Odin Flasher Tools that will work on Galaxy S5 Active G870A
Odin3_v3.07 download
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver - install  Kies 3 or  download

Extract the downloaded G870AUCU1ANE4 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  Active 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 G870AUCU1ANE4 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. ” G870AUCU1ANE4_G870AATT1ANE4_Home.tar.md5″.

Start Installing G870AUCU1ANE4 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.

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!