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

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.