G900HXXU1ANG3 Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 Update Southeast Asia Release

Are you rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H Exynos) type?  And you lived in Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, then you are about to see a new software update to build version number G900HXXU1ANG3. The new software update dubbed as 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANG3 will replaced the previous build 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2, as usual every updates brings an improved system stability,  bug-fixes and security enhancements.

Technical details of G900HXXU1ANG3

Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANG3
Kernel version:3.0.4-2109283
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANG3

Confirmed countries available so far:
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • and Kazakhstan

So just manually check the update  via over-the-air or using Samsung Kies for software upgrading. Below are just a simple guide from where you can update your Galaxy S5 to the latest software update. The update may only takes several minutes to download as it has around 200 MB in size.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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-G900H 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  G900HXXU1ANG3 4.4.2 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 G900HXXU1ANG3 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 in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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 G900HXXU1ANG3 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.