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

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.