Update Galaxy S5 G900F to G900FXXU1ANJ1, still 4.4.2 base and no Android 4.4.4 yet

New firmware update build G900FXXU1ANJ1 has gradually rolling out on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F  in select countries and network operators over the past few days.  Yet, if there might be someone out there that is too excited on Android 4.4.4  update, rush-in not as the G900FXXU1ANJ1 is still base on Android 4.4.2.  In fact the G900FXXU1ANJ1 has the same change-list value to the previous 4.4.2 update previous G900FXXU1ANG2 from where the update has been rolled out.  But it do have a bit improvements and minor changes to the phone.

Some adverse effect you'll notice once took the G900FXXU1ANJ1 4.4.2 update is that it will disable the Camera shutter sounds OFF completely.  This is the best update for those who always wondering on how to disable the camera shutter sounds off.  On the hand, there are also some minor improvements, including battery life, functionality performance and speed has been more snappier.

Technical details of  the G900FXXU1ANJ1 4.4.2 update

Device Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number SM-G900F
Android version 4.4.2
Baseband version G900FXXU1ANJ1
Kernel version 3.4.0-2089850 dpi@SWDD5812 #1
Build number KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANJ1

The G900FXXU1ANJ1 4.4.2 update is now available in France, Poland, Spain, Portugal, and Baltic States  and can be seen live via Samsung Kies for the unbranded Galaxy S5 and or over-the-air OTA update for those who got the carrier branded ones.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANJ1

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  G900FXXU1ANJ1 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 G900FXXU1ANJ1 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 G900FXXU1ANJ1 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.