US Cellular Galaxy S5 4.4.2 OTA Update G900R4VXU1ANK1 Camera, Phone Dialer and more improvements

US Cellular has recently rolled out an update to Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900R4) users that will bump the software build version to G900R4VXU1ANK1. The update is not the Android 5.0 Lollipop yet, but still base in Android 4.4.2 KitKat  just like the previous updates, but it brings several new features and system enhancements that users may enjoy. The update itself contains some features like the phone dialer app that will likely prioritizes you most often used contacts. The camera is also been updated that enables users in a more controllable settings with a "touch to focus" option. The Google keyboard is also being added with "Emoji" a Japanese rich characters and icons. Alongside with the update are the "OK" Google" for launching a voice search and the newly improved "Hangouts" for SMS, MMS and video conversations.

Technical Details of G900R4VXU1ANK1:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900R4
Android version: 4.4.2  (KitKat OS)
Baseband version: G900R4VXU1ANK1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-2185718
Build number: KOT49H.G900R4VXU1ANK1
AP: G900R4VXU1ANK1
CSC: G900R4USC1ANK1
CP: G900R4VXU1ANK1

Here are the key-features G900R4VXU1ANK1 4.4.2 OTA Update, addressed by Samsung:


Phone Dialer: The new phone app automatically prioritizes your contacts based on the people you talk to the most. You can also search for nearby places and businesses, your contacts, or people in your Google Apps domain.

Camera - Enhanced the "touch to focus" option with a new circular, on screen control that can be dragged by your finger around the viewfinder to adjust a photo's focus and exposure.
Hangouts - With the new Hangouts app, all of your SMS and MMS messages are together in the same app, alongside your other conversations and video calls.

Just say "Ok Google" - You don't need to touch the screen to get things done. When in Google Now, just say "Ok Google" to launch voice search, send a text, get directions or even play a song.

Emoji everywhere -  Sometimes words can't express how you feel. For that, there's Emoji, the colorful Japanese characters, now available on Google Keyboard.


The G900R4VXU1ANK1 update can be downloaded via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. Those who prepared Kies 3  it's also been there for a while now.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat version G900R4VXU1ANK1


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.

No “Root” installed – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 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 G900R4 via Over-The-Air (OTA)


Basically, this is how a 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-G900R4 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 G900R4VXU1ANK1 Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 G900R4 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-G900R4 and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 to Android 5.0  OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I Android 5.0 Lollipop G900IZTU1BOA1 Update Begins in Taiwan

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I 4G LTE version has also started receiving its Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The new software builds with version number G900IZTU1BOA1 has just officially rolled out in Taiwan. Noting that the Galaxy S5 SM-G900I is only available in select countries, particularly in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan and India. The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I was also acquired and branded with network providers such as Vodafone, Telstra, Optus. While the rest remained as unbranded or SIM-Free during its market-launched. This device is powered with a Quad-core (Snapdragon) processor like the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, so it's not so surprising that this device also gets the Android 5.0 Lollipop treatment.

So for those Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I users in Taiwan you can start seeing the Android 5.0 update G900IZTU1BOA1 thru Kies. This is a direct update from Android 4.4.2 KitKat dubbed with build numbers such as G900IZTU1ANI3, G900IZTU1ANI2, and G900IZTU1ANI1 which was rolled out way back on September and October last year. While Australia and New Zealand Galaxy S5 SM-G900I users either got the SIM-Free or carrier locked variants may still spend some time in waiting until the update arrives. Just hold-on folks and keep enjoying the 4.4.2 KitKat G900IDVU1ANK1 goodness.  This might as well also reaches to folks in India sooner, that also got the SM-G900I Galaxy S5 variant.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 G900I to Android 5.0  Lollipop G900IZTU1BOA1 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.

You will then see the Software build info through your device Settings>> About Device>> Software info.

Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900IZTU1BOA1
Kernel version 3.4.0-3776516
Build number LRX21T.G900IZTU1BOA1

Just let us know if you have managed to get the G900IZTU1BOA1 Android 5.0 software update on your Galaxy S5 G900I.

G860PVPU1ANK2 Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport Minor User Interface enhancements update

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport also known as Galaxy S5 Active receives new Android 4.4.2 treatment. The software build number is G860PVPU1ANK2 and it brings  a "Minor User Interface enhancements update" according to the addressed changelog. Noting that the latter already runs in Android 4.4.2 so everyone might been expecting some any major over-haul  but it's not yet so far available with this update.  The G860PVPU1ANK2 is an update to the initial released G860PVPU1ANG3 way back on August 2014. There might be some minor glitches to user's interface that had have been found so this update will hell resolves such issues.

Here are the details of the G860PVPU1ANK2 OTA update.

Device: Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport
Model number: SM-G860P
Android version: Android 4.4.2
Baseband version: G860PVPU1ANK2
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2113914
Build number: KOT49H.G860PVPU1ANK2

The update is now live via Over-The-Air OTA only, but nowhere to be found from Kies firmware server.  Just do better take a look it by navigating your device Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P to the latest Software updates


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. Follow the guide here if you don’t yet on how to backup data on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not been rooted – Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport 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 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA Update 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 Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P 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.

Source: Sprint

G900FXXU1BOA3 Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Arrived in UK, First firmware build in 2015

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update has finally reaches in UK Samsung  Galaxy S5 users.  A unique software build number G900FXXU1BOA3, indicating a fresher build this year. The three last digits letters "OA3", the  "O" basically emphasized as a date of a year "2015", while letter "A" holds the first month of the year which is "January"  and the number "3" shows how many revisions has its made.

In addition,  if one might have to ask why Samsung had to released another firmware build version in UK whilst the rest of European countries has the same build version. Well, maybe it just happens that UK's Galaxy S5 just got delayed a bit and there is nothing to argue with that. If we take a closer look to the firmware build G900FXXU1BOA3 itself, it has a similar changes-value to the previous Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL9. It is simply means that nothing more any special added features to it. But noting that the G900FXXU1BOA3 is the newer build and had been into several revisions, then there is a possibility that it might be something a lot better than the previously rolled out.

However, the United States version of Samsung Galaxy S5, including  AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and  Sprint has no signs of any official Android 5.0 Lollipop update yet. And so does in Australia, New Zealand, Africa, Middle East and Latin America at this time being. But let's hope that it will going to arrive very soon!

Here are the firmware build details of G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0:
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900FXXU1BOA3
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-3624618
    dpi@SWDD6114 #1
    Wed Jan 7 20:14:27 KST 2015
  • Build number LRX21T.G900FOXA1BOA3
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
    SEF_SM-G900F_5.0_0002
  • AP: G900FXXU1BOA3
  • CSC: G900FOXA1BOA4
  • CP: G900FXXU1BOA3


Again, the G900FXXU1BOA3 is only available for UK's unbranded Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users. Those who got a carrier branded one might as well see an update like the ones used to officially rolled out to the rest of European countries such as the G900FXXU1BNL9. You might wanna see the updated list of countries and network providers here. Those who have not seen the update yet, might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or using Kies. Below are the guides that shows the basic  method on how to perform a software update on Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BOA3


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" installed – 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 G900F to Android 5.0  Lollipop G900FXXU1ABOA3 Thru Kies


Samsung Galaxy S5 Kies Software update download

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.

Root G900FXXU1BNL9 Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update, SuperSU and TWRP Method

Root G900FXXU1BNL9  official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. 

Achieve root  on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update G900FXXU1BNL9  is quite sophisticated on some part.  After the first Android 5.0 released,  those who have rushed-in into rooting had suffered bootloop issues without knowing it once installed the root file.  Some might still confused and wondering why the SuperSU had failed to worked on G900FXXU1BNL2 5.0 Lollipop update and the recent release.

While  others were successfully rooted using the same rooting approach.

The G900FXXU1BNL9 can be rooted with the use of latest TWRP and the SuperSU v2.37and even the v2.44 but you may experience some turbulence like the unwanted bootloop issue during on reboot. And might as well losing root once on other reboots and or see an error message that says;
" There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU  cannot install it. This is  a Problem". If you just upgrade d to 5.0, you need to manually re-root, consult the relevant forums for your device! "



Don't panic! Chainfire the developer of SuperSU himself has addressed the said issue.


CFAR, SuperSU v2.36, Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL9
If you just updated to the Lollipop firmware, root can indeed somewhat work. You just need to make sure you've updated everything to the very latest.- Flash Lollipop firmware
- Factory reset
- Download latest CF-Auto-Root (don't use an old one), comes with SuperSU v2.36
- Flash CF-Auto-RootOptionally:
- Download latest TRWP (don't use an old one)
- Flash TWRP
- UpdateSuperSU from Play Store (there is no binary update going from v2.36 to v2.37)No, using OTA survival in SuperSU on KitKat will not keep root when updating to Lollipop.

Yes, I know, you don't want to lose your data and you do not want to wipe / factory reset. So backup or whatever before upgrading. Under no circumstance will you report anything related to SuperSU or root unless you have flashed, wiped, and only used the very latest CFAR and/or TWRP.

The reason for all this is compatibility. There is something wrong with the update process inside the ROM, going from KitKat to Lollipop without wiping (at least for me) doesn't update system packages' data files correctly, leading to many crashes, both visible and invisible. Maybe you are luckier with this than I am, but I suspect most of you will not, so if you don't wipe, you'll get no help from me.

Old versions of CFAR are not built with Lollipop compatibility, and will break things. The same goes for an older ZIP-based installation of SuperSU. Using these will lead to a myriad of both visible and invisible crashes as well (after which you need to completely reflash and wipe again). Just booting an older TWRP actually broke my data partition somehow, also requiring a complete reflash and wipe.

If you've gotten this far, you should at least have a booting system without crashes. But SuperSU may still only work intermittedly. This is because there's a race condition between SELinux policy reloads between SuperSU and Samsung's security service. That is why on one reboot you'll have root while you won't on another. This was an expected case during development, but there was no way to test it. There is now. SuperSU will be updated ASAP with a fix.

This is the reason why you can get root in a randomly occasion. On such compatibility problem, you can gain root but after reboot you could also lost it and after next reboot it could be back.

Hopefully,  Chainfire has also updated the SuperSU to version v2.38,  but it still under beta released for further testing.  He tried to put some effort to get rid of the randomly losing root during on reboot.  It will still need some time for further development and might release the final build sooner.
Just posted the SuperSU v2.44 BETA in the BETA thread here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps

Should work a lot better on the SGS5 Lollipop firmware. Interesting story, but too tired to type it up now. Let me know how it works.

There might be some more necessary tweaks just to make it work-well on Galaxy S5 G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop update.

Again, rooting breaks the KNOX and will voids the warranty of your device.
So. here are the step by step procedures.


Root Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL9 Using TWRP Recovery


1. Grab the Odin flashable TWRP recovery v2.8.1.0 (choose openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.0-klte.tar) from here -http://techerrata.com/browse/twrp2/klteTWRP recovery's info can be found here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2727406

2. Run Odin, then click the AP/PDA button and load the openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.0-klte.tar

3. Set the phone into download mode. Press Volume Down, Home and Power button at the same time. Then hit the Volume Up to get into the download mode screen.

4. Hit Odin's "START" button to install the TWRP recovery. Wait until it finishes flashing.

5. Get the BETA-SuperSU-v2.39.zip. Copy it to your phone.

6. Reboot in TWRP recovery. Press Volume Up, Home and power button simultaneously.

7.  Choose install from SD card . The locate the SuperSU v2.38 and then install.

Optionally, you can use root checker to confirm if you have successfully installed root on Galaxy S5 running with Android 5.0 Lollipop.


Again, once rooted you might to experience from losing root once in every reboot as the root isn't 100% compatible yet with the G900FXXU1BNL9 5.0 Lollipop update. For advanced users, you might as well share your expertise if you have successfully rooted without any issue.

Root Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL9 Using CF-Auto Root


This for those who have had rooted using CF-AUTO Root but noticing some SuperSU problem. This is the proper way, to achieve root. All you need is to re-install the new SuperSU v2.44 to make  root thing work accordingly.
1. Grab the CF-Auto root for the Galaxy S5 G900F.
http://download.chainfire.eu/397/CF-Root/CF-Auto-Root/CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip

2. Unzip the CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip file.

3. Run Odin, then click the AP/PDA button and load the CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.tar.md5

4. Reboot your phone into download mode. Press Volume Down, Home and Power button at the same time. Then hit the Volume Up to get into the download mode screen.

5. Fire-up Odin's "START" button to begin installing the CF-AUTO-root. Wait until it finishes flashing.

6. Now grab the BETA-SuperSU-v2.44.zip Locate the APK file version. Copy it to your phone's SD card then manually and directly install it within your phone.

Update on 10, January 2015: SuperSU v2.44 seems now quitely stable and the root is permanent on my  Galaxy S5 G900F running G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 Continues in Europe

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F international variant have had started  receiving the Android 5.0 Lollipop update early in December. The recent firmware released with build number G900FXXU1BNL9 which landed in Poland and Spain few weeks ago  now continues and are also available for Vodafone, A1, and SI.mobil branded Galaxy S5 but might as well going to arrive to several countries in Europe.  It seems that the G900FXXU1BNL9 have had showed and acquired the flexibility and stability firmware build after some few revision attempts from G900FXXU1BNL2 and G900FXXU1BNL7.

Furthermore, there are still some few glitches has been reported which particularly talked about regarding some 3rd-party apps compatibility issues. So I highly recommend to make a full data reset and clean wipe once before and after the installation. You might also need to update any outdated applications and see if it resolves any unwanted problems.

G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Details:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL9
Kernel version 3.4.0-3624618
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL9
SE for Android status Enforcing
SEF_SM-G900F_5.0_0002
AP: G900FXXU1BNL9
CSC: G900FVFG1BNL1
CP: G900FXXU1BNL9

Here are the list of countries receives the G900FXXU1BNL9 5.0 update from December 2014 to date.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BNL9


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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1ABNL9 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.

Do your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has been updated to Android 5.0 lollipop software update G900FXXU1BNL9?  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 had encountered.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900FDXU1BNL3 Rolling Out in SEA region

If you are rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 and happens to be from Southeast Asia, you should keep an eye of the Official Android 5.0 Lollipop update as it is coming on its way.  This is SEA region's first Android lollipop update and dubbed with build number G900FDXU1BNL3,  but only seen rolled out in Malaysia at this time being.  Just hope that it might also arrive to the rest of SEA countries very soon, if there are no any major glitches to its performance.

In addition, the G900FDXU1BNL3 has a different development  path and is basically built for Southeast countries only, but in theory it still similar to the European  firmware build such as the  G900FXXU1BNL9. So it's not a better idea to compare which released build is better from one specific region to another.  This might have some less or more apps

However,  for those who wants to have their Galaxy S5 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop you may get the update via Kies.  This is an update from previous Android 4.4.2 KitKat G900FXXU1ANI4 which is also only released in SEA countries last year.

Technical Details of G900FDXU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Update



Device Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FDXU1BNL3
Kernel version 3.4.0-3635349
Build number LRX21T.G900FDXU1BNL3
SE for Android status
Enforcing
AP: G900FXXU1BNL2
CP: G900FDXU1BNL1
CSC: G900FOLB1BNL3

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FDXU1BNL3


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 G900FDXU1BNL3 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 G900FDXU1ABNL3 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.

Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900FXXU1BNL9, Much Stable Android 5.0

Firmware build G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The G900FXXU1BNL9 is the 3rd firmware build for Europe countries.  Unlikely before the previous released such as the  U1BNL2 and the U1BNL7 which are available in Poland only.  The G900FXXU1BNL9 update was also seen and had been rolled out in Spain.  This is a good indication that the rest of world might also see an update very soon.

Perhaps, many of us has been expecting the Android 5.0 update on our Galaxy S5 last year. Unfortunately, it wasn't made it through as a worldwide release. There are still some issues reportedly found out that causes some adverse effect on some 3rd party apps, like FC's and lag-issues.

In addition, it seems like Samsung developers still on ironed out some bugs, so let's hope that they can give us a much stable Android 5.0 Lollipop update this year. So everyone with Samsung Galaxy S5 at hand might as well keep an eye of it,  if and when available in your areas soon.

So here goes the details of the Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL9 update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F;

Details of G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Firmware:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL9
Kernel version 3.4.0-3624618
dpi@SWDD5623 #1
Thu Dec 18 17:35:48 KST 2014
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL9
SE for Android status Enforcing
SEF_SM-G900F_5.0_0002
AP: G900FXXU1BNL9
CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1
CP: G900FXXU1BNL9

For those who may wants know of which Samsung Galaxy S5 variants all over the world already receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop as of this time being. Here goes the rundown list of Samsung Galaxy S5 got the Android 5.0 update as of January 05, 2015:

SM-G900F Samsung Galaxy S5 (Snapdragon)
  • G900FXXU1BNL9
  • G900FXXU1BNL7
  • G900FDXU1BNL3
  • G900FXXU1BNL2

SM-G900K & SM-G900S (South Korea)
  • G900KKTU1BNL5
  • G900KKTU1BNL2
  • G900LKLU1BNL5
  • G900LKLU1BNL2

SM-G900FD Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos LTE
  • G900FDXXU1BNL9 (available in Russia)

No official Android 5.0 Lollipop update yet, but there is a leaked Android 5.0 last year on other carrier.

United States and Canada Galaxy S5 variants
  • SM-G900A - AT&T
  • SM-G900R4 - US Cellular
  • SM-G900P - Sprint
  • SM-G900T & SM-G900T1 - T-Mobile
  • SM-G900V - Verizon
  • SM-G900W8 - Bell, Rogers, Telus, Wind etc.

And the rest of  the globe.
  • SM-G900H Galaxy S5  international (Exynos chip).
  • SM-G900I Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, India
  • SM-G900FQ - Turkey
  • SM-G900M & SM-G900MD - Latin America
  • SM-G901F Galaxy S5 Plus
  • SM-G906S,SM-G906K and SM-G906L Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A

To those lucky countries already had an official Android 5.0 being held available you can manually update either via OTA or using Kies.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BNL9


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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1ABNL9 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.

Do your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has been updated to Android 5.0 lollipop software update G900FXXU1BNL9?  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 had encountered.