Install Stock G900IDVU1AND2 4.4.2 Update Australia Galaxy S5 SM-G900I

Here is the stock 4.4.2 G900IDVU1AND2 for Australia's unbranded  Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to those who are running with rooted, any ROMs and custom recovery and cannot get the update officially from Kies or over-the-air OTA.    The G900IDVU1AND2 is an incremental update that may improved system stability and other enhancements. Again, the stock firmware below, are for those who might to return back to official 4.4.2 KitKat update G900IDVU1AND2. Once you install back an official G900IDVU1AND2 you will lose root, but you can still root back and install custom recovery anytime you want.

How to Install and Return Back the Official G900IDVU1AND2 4.4.2 Firmware on Galaxy S5 SM-G900I


Sooner or later if you alter your Galaxy S5 you will end-up and  come through this. Once you root or install in custom ROM and then you want to return back your Galaxy S5 to its original firmware, then this is what you need.

What is a Stock ROM?


Stock ROMs are the firmware that has been released from Samsung Kies official firmware server. These are being pulled from Kies by an Android firmware experts and carefully re-bundled it to make it flashable by using Odin flasher tool, via CWM and some prepared tool like chainfires’ Mobile Odin. This guide here tackles an Odin flashable stock ROM only, you might also see other methods like flashing via CWM and Mobile Odin (whuch is to be added soon).

Stock ROMs contains the binary and image files of the whole software packaged, like these:
* Sbl.bin
* cache.img
* factoryfs.img
* hidden.img
* modem.bin
* param.lfs
* zImage
Inside the stock ROM bundled, those binary and images files are packed in three different formats.
The PDA, CSC and PHONE.
Some full packaged stock ROM comes in multiple package this includes with BOOTLOADER image and PIT files, but in flashing it’s been safe not to use these files.

BL - This is the boot image and some encrypted hidden data is located here, patches and tweaks also starts here.
AP – This is the software/firmware build number version and consists to a code of numbers and letters.
CP – This renders the specific Baseband or device modem data (GSM/3G/4G/LTE).
This where it contains the default settings of each specific geographical region, carrier or network providers network data connections.
CSC – Refers to the specific country or carriers for that said firmware is being build for.

PIT – the PIT file refers as ‘Partition Information Table’. This is only useful for fixing bricked devices if somehow something changed with the partition table layout of the phone’s system memory. But in normal flashing, you should not use this file, or you may screw up your phone if handed carelessly.

FAQ about flashing stock ROM


Q: Does it safe to flash stock ROM?
A: There is a risk danger in flashing firmware either original stock ROM and or custom ROMs on the device. Any unwanted interruption occurred will cause your device into softbricks. If it is your first time heard about this method,  it is highly recommended to search more and learn about flashing stock ROM before you proceed.

Q: Does Flashing will remove all my data stored on the device.
A: Yes and NO. There are two types of stock ROM, the wiped and non-wiped version. It is highly recommended that you should back-up all your important data stored in the phone’s memory like contacts, messages before flashing.

Q: Do I Need to ROOT or UNROOT my phone before flashing stock ROM?
A: NO need to root or unroot yor device, but you will loose root once flashing is made. So, you need to re-root your device again.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM to my phone will erase the network lock?
A: NO. Your network (or SIM) lock will still remain active.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM will remove root on my phone?
A: Yes. If you currently have rooted, your phone will return back to original factory settingsafter flashing. You need to re-root again to install any 3rd party applications.

Q: Does flashing an operator specific firmware will restrict my open phone to that operator’s network?
A: NO. Your phone still remain open for any Operator SIM. Operator specific builds usually containing “only specific country or carrier provider” logo, bloatwares, wallpapers and/or browser settings, etc.
Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. You may proceed at your own risk, your phone is not a toy for us, it is your own personal property, it is up to you to decide on what and how to do about it.

Important Reminders before Flashing Galaxy S5 SM-G900I Stock ROM


- Make sure that your Galaxy S5′s battery is fully charge.
- Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data afterflashing) 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.
- Remember or back up the APN settings of your device. ( This only done if you try to install other regions stock ROM.
- 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 > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
- 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.
- 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.

Step 1: Download the needed tools for flashing


Odin Flasher Tools

Odin3_v3.07 download
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver  download

Download Galaxy S5 SM-N900I Original G900IDVU1AND2 Firmware:


Here are the build info of Australia’s Galaxy S5 G900I 4.4.2 update build version G900IDVU1ANCD2:
Android version:4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version:G900IDVU1AND2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1315312
Build number:KOT49H.G900IDVU1AND2
AP:G900IDVU1AND2
CSC:G900IXSA1AND2
CP: G900IDVU1AND2
Build Date: April 11th 2014

Updated list of Galaxy S5 SM-G900I stock firmware:


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Note! Choose and install only the right stock ROM on each specified Galaxy S5 model number, DO NOT install to other model numbers for it will harm your device or resulting to possible bricks.


Stock ROM are case sensitive and may result to undesired outcomes if used improperly.. Eachstock ROM was built to a specific product code variant. South America version SM-G900I  stock ROM cannot be used on other regions like U.S. Canada, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa for it might result into unwanted bricks or other problems such as data connectivity and signal lost.

Step 2: Extract the downloaded G900IDVU1AND2 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.

Step 3: 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.



Step 4: Reboot your Galaxy S5 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!!”

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: Load the G900IDVU1AND2 tar.md5 file


Single Packaged Stock ROM
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. " Kies_Home_G900IDVU1AND2_G900IXSA1AND2.tar.md5".

Step 7: Start Installing G900IDVU1NA2 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.

Step 8: Watch out for the word PASS!!


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.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered. This only happens if you installed other regions stock ROM.

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!