Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update, G900FXXU1BNL2 first official release

The official Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has finally rolling out. The first 5.0 Lollipop update is G900FXXU1BNL2 or LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL2, according to the firmware build info and its now available in Poland. The Lollipop update might also arrive in select European countries this week, and the US variants will not take too long too, as there is leak software version spotted few days earlier.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update brings a brand new look and experience on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners as it has new redesigned lockscreen, equipped with notifications support, heads-up notifications, Smart Lock, tap & go, priority mode, mirroring and many more.

Once updated  your Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop to becomes really fast and smooth as the update itself is lag-free and a speedy software update. The new ART runtime benefits the speed and its highly optimizes the Android system. The fingerprint lock screen has also drastically improved due to the updated fingerprint driver itself. There is also a clipboard tool that will keep the history of screenshots and copied text directly to the phone.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1BNL2 Android 5.0 Update

Device Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL2
Kernel version 3.4.0-3416205
dpi@SWDD6202 #1
Tue Dec 2 02:29:50 KST 2014
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL2
SE for Android status

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BNL2

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 should 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.

How to Update Galaxy S5 G900F to  Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL2 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 for 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.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 G900F to Android 5.0  Lollipop G900FXXU1ABNL2 Thru 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.

Have you already updated your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Android 5.0 software update G900FXXU1BNL2. Might as well do shed us your first impression on how it performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.