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

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.