Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update, G900FXXU1BNL7 brings improved performance

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop update has been rolled out in Poland only at this stage.  But the first Android 5.0 update wasn't as stable as expected and there are some bugs have been found out and needs an immediate fixes.  And then here it comes the second Android 5.0 Lollipop update build G900FXXU1BNL7 or LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL7 with a promising changelog responds –  improved performance.

So, if you might have managed your Samsung Galaxy S5 got the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to G900FXXU1BNL2, then you may now try to perform another firmware update to G900FXXU1BNL7. Earlier reports says that the G900FXXU1BNL7 brings fixes to the Facebook issues and fingerprint sensor's accuracy. But the overall changes when it comes to speed and smoothness as well as the battery life performance is astounding.

Again, the  Android 5.0 Lollipop update can only be seen by Galaxy S5 G900F users  in Poland only, and might as well will be available worldwide very soon.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Update

Device Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL7
Kernel version 3.4.0-3548824
dpi@SWDD3910 #1
Thu Dec 11 14:07:48 KST 2014
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL7
SE for Android status Enforcing

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BNL7

Samsung always urge 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 G900FXXU1BNL7 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 most often  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. The G900FXXU1BNL7 5.0 update is about 371.33 MB in file size, updating via OTA.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 G900F to Android 5.0  Lollipop G900FXXU1ABNL7 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 G900FXXU1BNL7?  Might as well do shed us how's your first impression on how it performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.  Let everyone know if you have found some interesting features, and even some bugs you might have encountered.