Galaxy S5 G900F Update G900FXXU1ANG9, fingerprint sensor fixes

There is a new update for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F dubbed with firmware build number G900FXXU1ANG9. The update is still based in Android 4.4.2 and now seen rolling out in The Netherlands and Southeast Europe region. The new 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANG9 has the same changelog value to the 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANG2 which have been also rolled out in Europe and Asian countries earlier. The said G900FXXU1ANG9 update brings some improvements to the fingerprint sensor which has been reportedly has a serious problem when swiping down the screen.

There are also some improvements to speed and battery life performance but rather check it out by yourself once you took the update. The update can now be seen via over-the-air OTA update which is only available for those who owns the unbranded Galaxy S5 SM-N900F in The Netherlands and South east Europe at this time being.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1ANG9:

Here are the build info of the 4.4.2 update build version G900FXXU1ANG9 for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F:
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: G900FXXU1ANG2
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2089850
Build number: KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANG9
Build Date: July 2014
Release Date: August 2014

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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.

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.

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  G900FXXU1ANG9 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 G900FXXU1ANG9 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-G900F 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-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 G900FXXU1ANG9 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.