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

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.