T-Mobile Galaxy S5 OTA Update G900TUVU1BNG3, brings VoLTE support improvements

T-Mobile has also sending out an OTA update on Galaxy S5 SM-N900T bringing the new 4.4.2 with software build version G900TUVU1BNG3 and sounds likely competing  to Verizon that also pushed the 4.4.2 update on Galaxy S5 SM-N900V.  The update offered with a brief changelog details that says that is brings the VoLTE connection improvements for those users who already received the  previous Voice Over LTE - 4.4.2 G900TUVU1BNF6 software update.  While for those users who did not received the VoLTE software, will need to request the said update via Wi-Fi.
Customers already on VoLTE software will be notified of the OTA software update. Customers not on a previously released VoLTE software will have to manually request the update via Wi-Fi due the file size. The update will be available for manual update via Samsung Kies on the same day.

The VoLTE is already available on T-Mobile’s select devices that allows users to make and receive calls LTE network with no drop to 4G/3G. The VoLTE is capable of much faster call connection time and offers a higher voice quality improvements.

Technical details of the software build KOT49H.G900TUVU1BNG3

Model number: SM-G900T
Android Version: 4.4.2 (KitKat)
Baseband Version: G900TUVU1BNG3
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-2271722
Build Number: KOT49H.G900TUVU1BNG3

The G900TUVU1BNG3 software update is available via OTA update and by using Samsung  Kies according  to T-Mobile’s announcement.  So make sure your device has not been modified nor rooted prior to received the update.  A guide below covers on how to manually install the update on a Galaxy Note 3 but you may proceed to T-Mobile’s official support page for the detailed instructions.

Tips on How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T to G900TUVU1BNG3 4.4.2

Samsung as well T-Mobile support team 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 – 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 – Even though it is not as always necessarily but if something might went wrong while taking the software update your  your important data is already in a safe place.  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.

Your Galaxy S5  is not rooted - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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.

How to Update to G900TUVU1BNG3 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-G900T 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.

How to Update to G900TUVU1BNG3 4.4.2 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-G900T 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-G900T  to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.