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 You might also need to update any outdated applications and see if it resolves any unwanted problems.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

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.