G900FDXU1ANG1 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2 KitKat Update Release in Singapore

New Android 4.4.2 KitKat hitting Singaporeans Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE SM-G900F. The new software update dubbed with firmware build G900FDXU1ANG1 and provides a much higher changelist as we compare to the previous 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANE2 update.  The G900FDXU1ANG1 is now made available in Samsung Kies firmware server for both Singapore's unbranded and branded Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F phones.  As usual, there are no official changelog  has yet announced about the new 4.4.2 G900FDXU1ANG1  update,  so make sure to find it and observe how the update performs.

In addition some folks already received the G900FDXU1ANG1 says that it adds an improved system stability, security enhancements and bug-fixes, while the features stays the same and no other major changes. Advanced users also acknowledge  that they are struggling to root the new 4.4.2 G900FDXU1ANG1 using towelroot, this scenario is not new since once in a while a new update arrived it includes user's security enhancements.

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G900FDXU1ANG1 Firmware Info:

Here are the build info of  the 4.4.2 update build version G900FDXU1ANG1 Galaxy S5 G900F:

Android version:4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version:G900FDXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-2091818
Build number:KOT49H.G900FDXU1ANG1
Build Date: July 1st 2014

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 4.4.2  to the latest 4.4.2 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.

Back 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.

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 SM-G900F 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 to 4.4.2 G900FDXU1ANG1 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 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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.

Update to 4.4.2 G900FDXU1ANG1 Through Kies

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 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with 4.3, 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

If you already received this update, just do shed us some info on how the G900FDXU1ANG1 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.