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.