T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Update to G900TUVU1BNH5 Brings Free Inflight Texting

T-Mobile has rolled out a small  OTA update on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) that adds up the free inflight texting feature.  The update is still on Android 4.4.2 and will bump up the firmware build number to G900TUVU1BNH5 from previous 4.4.2 release G900TUVU1BNG4.   The G900TUVU1BNH5 only brings the free inflight texting feature for users and nothing more adverse changes on the devices.

Technical details of the software build G900TUVU1BNH5

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Carrier: T-Mobile
Model number: SM-G900T
Android Version: 4.4.2
Baseband Version: G900TUVU1BNH5
Kernel Version: 3.4.0 - 2621998
Build Number: KOT49H.G900TUVU1BNH5

G900TUVU1BNH5 build info  screenshots:

For those who already got the previous VoLTE sofware update, the G900TUVU1BNG4 4.4.2  is around 86 MB in size to download via OTA, while those who did not  get any VoLTE can also manually update using Samsung Kies.

Guide: How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T to G900TUVU1BNH5 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 G900TUVU1BNH5 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 and from  Samsung. It simply notifies you that there is a new software update available to 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 G900TUVU1BNH5 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.

Those who have rooted devices might unable to receive the BNH5update, but you can still manually restore back your Galaxy S5 to stock firmware G900TUVU1BNH5.