Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update to 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANI1, brings Play Music Apps and Improved Performance

There is an update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H in Latin America regions that bumps the baseband version to G900HXXU1ANI1 and complete build number to KOT48H.G900HXXU1ANI1. It's still base on Android 4.4.2  and the update says it adds an improved performance to the phone. The update was first seen hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H users in Panama and Uruguay  and now has also started rolling on some select countries in the Americas.

In addition, according to reports the update will bring new apps that has never been pre-installed before such as the Google Play Music. The update is more likely bringing new updated versions of Google's applications like the Chrome, Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Play Movies, Play Books, Play Games, Google Drive, Hangouts, YouTube  and more.  The Sync Contacts and back up, including weather widgets has also receive a new updated version.

The G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 will replace the previous update with build version number G900HXXU1ANG3.  It is rolled out via over the air OTA update and weighs up to 105 MB in file size. If you haven't receive it via OTA, you may check through your phone's Settings>About>>Software Update. If you can't see the update you may use Kies instead  as we have spotted it earlier and it's still available at Kies firmware server up to this moment.

Technical details of G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 (Exynos)
Model number SM-G900H
Android version: 4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version: G900HXXU1ANI1
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2712167
Build number: KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANI1
AP: G900HXXU1ANI1
CSC: G900HUUB1ANI1
CP: G900HXXU1ANI1

So just manually check the update via over-the-air or using Samsung Kies if you want to update your Galaxy S5 G900H. Below are just a simple guide from where you can update your Galaxy S5 to the latest software update.

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  G900HXXU1ANI1 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 G900HXXU1ANI1 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 receive this update, just do shed us some info on how the G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

Galaxy S5 G900F 4.4.2 Update G900FDXU1ANI3 is out now in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia region

New firmware update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F comes with  firmware build number G900FDXU1ANI3. The update still base on Android 4.4.2 but and it is now seen rolling out in Singapore for the unbranded Galaxy S5 G900F, while the rest of southeast Asian countries have also receive the G900FXXU1ANI4 4.4.2 update in Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines. The new 4.4.2 G900FDXU1ANI3 build has the same kernel version changed value of  '2089850' to the recent 4.4.2 maintenance software update that we have seen released in Europe — dubbed with build number G900FXXU1ANI3 and the G900FXXU1ANH6.

Some of the Galaxy S5 users says that the recent 4.4.2 update came out from September up to this month has resolved several issues such as the IMS framework bug that keeps on appearing every 10 seconds informing that "IMS Framework Process Has Been Stopped" and the only way to stop the notification window to obstruct the screen again was by going  to the SMS menu and disable the chat options. So if you also experience such problem you may update your Galaxy S5 phone right now.

In addition,  some reports also says that the fingerprint sensor have also  been improved and once every software update it usually adds up a system stability enhancements and security patches.

What are the Technical Details of G900FDXU1ANI3 Update?


Phone name: Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 4.4.2 (Kitkat OS)
Baseband version: GG900FDXU1ANE2
Build number: KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANI3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-2089850
dpi @ SWDD3917 # 1
Tue Sep 30 02:12:31 KST 2014
AP: G900FDXU1ANI3
CSC: G900FOLC1ANI1
CP: G900FDXU1ANE2



The G900FDXU1ANI3 is rolling out for the unbranded Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F and can only be seen in Singapore at this time being while other countries might follow as well or already receive with another firmware build.

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 be 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  G900FDXU1ANI3 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 receive 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 G900FDXU1ANI3 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 G900FDXU1ANI3 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.

Root G900VVRU1ANI2 4.4.4 Update on Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V using Towelroot

If it happens that you've already lose root after the Android 4.4.4 update dubbed with firmware build  G900VVRU1ANI2 on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V Verizon version. You can still gain root on G900VVRU1ANI2 4.4.4 update using the same method that we have been proven worked on previous 4.4.2 update build G900VVRU1ANE9. The root process only requires some workaround by tweaking the stock kernel and then by installing Towelroot and the latest SuperSU into your phone.

In addition, this root method  requires you to revert back to G900VVRU1ANCG kernel version as *Geohot’s Towelroot* only covered and only worked on an older firmware build that did not exceed the June 3rd 2014 time limit. Once the G900VVRU1ANCG kernel installation has made you can then run Towelroot then simply flash back the new G900VVRU1ANI2 4.4.4 kernel build.

If you have nay doubt if this root method truly worked, our fellas at XDA-developers can confirm about that and it did actually worked on the latest G900VVRU1ANI2 4.4.4 KitKat update.

Good Work
Just finished everything went smooth still have root
4.4.4 build an12 thanks

Super easy guide to follow. Thanks OP

Worked like a charm on my Verizon SM-G900V that had taken the N12 OTA update.

The Root Process


1.) Take the OTA to G900VVRU1ANI2 4.4.4 .

2.) Once your phones starts put it back into download mode, and select G900V_NCG_Stock_Kernel.tar.md5 under PA and Click start and wait a few minutes.

3.) Once your phone restarts you may notice some apps will start to fail and force close, this is why I had you install Towel Root prior so we can get in and get out, Press Ok or Force Close continuously if necessary until you get Towel Root open and "Make it rain". Then turn off the phone and go back into Download Mode.

4.) Now flash NI2_stock_kernel.tar.md5 and let the phone restart

5.) Update the SuperSu binary from Play Store if necessary.

Just head-over at XDA-developers original thread for the step-by-step instructions.

Make sure to give thank’s to [JTidler] and to all of our XDA-Developers fellas for providing the necessary files and those who have risk their devices into some possible undesired outcomes.   Just drop some few words below if this root method has just worked out on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V, so others may also knows about it.

Branded Galaxy S5 G900F gets new maintenance update to 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANI3

For those who got branded Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and happens to be from Vodafone network then you have a maintenance software update dubbed with firmware build number G900FXXU1ANI3. The update still based on Android 4.4.2 and the baseband version also stays at G00FXXU1ANG8 which is exactly the same from previous released of 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANH4. It is only a minor update and there is no clear info of what's new on the update is all about as the changelog only says that it adds up another enhancements to improved performance.

This update is available via either Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) or using Samsung Kies desktop companion software.  The update weighs 121.19 MB in size via OTA update and roughly around 1.4 GB on Samsung Kies.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1ANI3 4.4.2 Update

  • Model: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 4.4.2 (Kitkat OS)
  • Baseband version: G00FXXU1ANG8
  • Build number: KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANI3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-2089850
    dpi @ SWDD3917 # 1
    Fri September 12 13:16:08 KST 2014
  • AP: G900FXXU1ANI3
  • CSC: G900FVFG1ANI2
  • CP: G900FXXU1ANG8


The G900FXXU1ANI3 is rolling out on Samsung Galaxy S5 with Vodafone branding in United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain, while other countries might follow as well or already receive with another firmware build.

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 be 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  G900FXXU1ANI3 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 receive 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 G900FXXU1ANI3 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 G900FXXU1ANI3 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.

Carrier branded Galaxy S5 G900F receives minor OTA update in Europe to 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANH6

New firmware update with build number G900FXXU1ANH6 and as been continuously  rolling out on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The  software build G900FXXU1ANH6  is still based on Android 4.4.2 and continually hitting the carrier branded Galaxy S5 in Europe. Several users of Galaxy S5 with T-Mobile and O2 branding receives the 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANH6 and has said  that it brings additional system stability improvements and performance enhancements.

In addition, the G900FXXU1ANH6 has similarity on previously rolled out 4.4.2 updates with build numbers G900FXXU1ANH4, G900FXXU1ANG9 and G900FXXU1ANG2 that we have seen some improvements and it much smoother and snappier user experience. Some noticeable changes is the fingerprint sensor which as lot better now and show fewer errors than before.Thus, errors are mapped to the finger scanner app. You can also see the new unlock pattern which the color one has changed while it also has new lock screen previews that tells you what effect you choose when you select lock screen effect. This update is somewhat resemble the upcoming Android L that have been mentioned that makes all applications work well in ART (Android Runtime), enabling the system much faster.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1ANH6 4.4.2 Update


Here goes the firmware build info of the 4.4.2 update build version G900FXXU1ANH6 for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.
  • Version: Android 4.4.2
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1ANH4
  • Kernel version: 3.0.4–2089850
  • Build number: KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANH4
  • AP: G900FXXU1ANH6
  • CSC: G900FTMZ1ANH2
  • CP: G900FXXU1ANG8

The update is now available via Over the Air  (OTA) update and weighs around 90 to 100 MB file size.


The update will bump up the baseband version to G900FXXU1ANG8 from previous G900FXXU1ANG2 and G900FXXU1ANE2 depending on carrier network operators. Again, the G900FXXU1ANH6  update is only available for carrier variants Samsung Galaxy S5 in Europe.  Just see the updated list below to learn more which carrier and countries have already received the 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANH6 update.
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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 be 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  G900FXXU1ANH6 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 receive 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 G900FXXU1ANH6 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 to Android 4.4.4 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 G900FXXU1ANH6 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.