Galaxy S5 G900FXXU1BOB7 5.0 Lollipop Update, Silent mode is back

A new Lollipop software update version G900FXXU1BOB7 is hitting on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F once again.  The G900FXXU1BOB7 is still in Android 5.0 Lollipop base  next to the previous G900FXXU1BOA3 . The latter has just rolled out in United Kingdom at this moment  but the firmware build itself also indicates  a 'multi CSC' that also points to other countries in Europe.  So chances are that the rest of Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users might also get this update soon.

Since we already seen the Android 5.0 in action so there is nothing to expect any major changes about this update. But some significant adverse effect I noticed about the G900FXXU1BOB7 is that the "Silent mode" feature has returned back.  On previous updates we knew that  the "Silent mode" was removed but now you can see it again in status bar.  I also noticed that the screen brightness seem also reduced at around 10% level  which is a bit dimmer than before even I set it up to 100%.  I can't see any improvements  in battery life performance as it's still fresh but I'm still monitoring it on a different usage.

Furthermore, the G900FXXU1BOB7 Lollipop update weights  323.39MB in file size. It is held both available via Over-The-Air and Kies but then again can only be seen in UK at this moment. I'll just keep you updated if and when it also arrives in some countries.

The technical details of the G900FXXU1BOB7 Android 5.0 Lollipop update reads as follows:
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900FXXU1BOA3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4209230
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOB7
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900FXXU1BOB7
  • CSC: G900FOXA1BOB7
  • CP: G900FXXU1BOB7


Again, the G900FXXU1BOA7 is only available for UK’s unbranded Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users.  The rest of European countries might also start seeing the same update these following days. I still seeing the G900FXXU1BOA3 released for those who got a carrier branded Galaxy S5  G900F. Those who have not seen the Android 5.0 Lollipop 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


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 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 G900FXXU1BOB7 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 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 from Android KitKat, and up to Lollipop 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.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update G900TUVU1DOB1 Released

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T official Android 5.0 Lollipop update firmware build version G900TUVU1DOB1 has just started rolling out in the USA alone.   The Android 5.0 Lollipop update 'G900TUVU1DOB1' itself will bring an additional improvements to Wi-Fi calling experience, fixes the Wi-Fi calling one way audio and IPv6 email setup issues.  T-Mobile is the 3rd US carrier had to released the Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 right after  Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S5 models got their own updates few days earlier. While AT&T's Galaxy S5 is another story as they still in the pushed of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update but might also respond very soon.

Technical Details of G900TUVU1DOB1 5.0 Lollipop:


Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900TUVU1DOB1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4033351
Build number: LRX21T.G900TUVU1DOB1
SE for Android status: Enforcing
other info:
AP: G900TUVU1DOB1
CSC: G900TTMB1DOB1
CP: G900TUVU1DOB1
Build date: February 07, 2015
Date released: February 18, 2015


Features and Enhancements:
  • Android 5.0
  • Activates Wi-Fi calling 2.0
  • Wi-Fi calling experience
  • Resolved Wi-Fi calling one way audio
  • Resolved IPv6 email setup

In addition, the Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available via  Over-The-Air (OTA) software update and or via manual upgrade using 'KIES 3' which can be downloaded at Samsung USA's support page.  The update itself 'G900TUVU1DOB1' weighs at hefty 939.59 MB in file size.  This is an update from previous Android 4.4.4 KitKat version G900TUVU1CNK2. Below are the quick guides on how to perform a software updates on Samsung Galaxy S 5.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T to G900TUVU1DOB1 5.0 Lollipop


Samsung as well T-Mobile support told users 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 – 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 – Even though it is not as always necessarily but if something might went wrong during the updating process your important data is kept in a safe place.  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.

Your Galaxy S5  is not rooted – Your device should not be modified and rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 to G900TUVU1DOB1 5.0 Lollipop 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 and from  Samsung. It simply notifies you that there is a new software update available to download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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.

Update to G900TUVU1DOB1 5.0 Lollipop using Kies 3

The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to Samsung support page http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/  and get it there,  then install it into your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900T and other Samsung devices runs with latest version of Android OS.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T  to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Source: https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-10398

G900PVPU1AOA6 Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P Android 5.0 Lollipop update officially released

New official firmware update build G900PVPU1AOA6 this is Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P official Android 5.0 Lollipop update (LRX21T.G900PVPU1BOA6). Sprint is the second among major US carriers had to unleashed the much awaited Lollipop update just right after Verizon Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop update to G900VVRU1BOA8 just within 48 hours ahead. While AT&T also dropped an update to G900AUCU2AOA1 but still  remains in Android 4.4.4 KitKat. T-Mobile Galaxy S5 no signs of any update yet, but we're hoping that they might also follow very soon.

In addition, Samsung US support has also addressed some of the latter's changelog details such as the Enhanced Voice over WiFi UI and Lumen tool bar being removed.  But apparently, there are lots of improvements and enhancements added in it from which the changelog given did not says it all. The roll out of G900PVPU1AOA6 Lollipop update is available via Over-The-Air weighing at 898.44MB file size, beginning February 5 and might last in a week until all users receive the update. Android software update rollouts usually conducted in phases which is typically they start at  select percentage of devices within around 24 to 48 hours.

Upon updating to Android 5.0 OS, users were advised to free enough memory spaces at around 3 Gbytes remained in the phone. The requirement is a must, failing to comply the phone will just restores back to KitKat OS. Once until a user generates the required free memory space he or she can retry to update again.



Below is the technical details of G900PVPU1AOA6 5.0 once the lollipop update has finished. Updating to Android 5.0 OS took me around 40 minutes upon downloading and installation process, as it matters also to my data connection speed. It booted quite much longer compared to those KitKat OS update days due to several optimization process in Android Lollipop.

Technical Details of G900PVPU1AOA6 Lollipop Software Update



Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 by Sprint
Model Number: SM-G900P
Android version: 5.0 (lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900PVPU1BOA6
Kernel version: 3.4.0-3859396
Build number: LRX21T.G900PVPU1BOA6

Once the update has made, you might also check for any apps you have previously installed if it still runs correctly.  All apps is requires an update prior to Android 5.0 compatibility or otherwise it just causes lags.

Again, the Lollipop OS update is now only available via OTA and we have not seen it in Kies firmware server yet, but might as well also available these following of days.

So, if you did not receive the OTA notification yet, just keep on checking. As I mentioned that the roll-outs is in phases, some can get an update while other will need to wait.  Make sure your device is not rooted and modified or else you will be in trouble while getting the G900PVPU1AOA6 Android 5.0 Lollipop.

How to Update to G900PVPU1AOA6 5.0 Lollipop via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is the easiest method to get the Firmware Update via Over-The Air or so-called as OTA update.  which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider. It simply notifies you that there is a new software update available to download.  If you did not receive any notification messages yet, you can manually check the update instead.  You may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900P Settings>>About Device, then 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. Please escalate to Sprint or Samsung support pages for further instructions.

Those who have a rooted Galaxy S5 G900P might not be able to receive the update, but you may unroot your phone first and manually restore to stock 4.4.4 G900PVPU1ANK4 to be safe before taking the OTA update. For more info just head-over at  Samsung and Sprint support pages.

AT&T Galaxy S5 G900AUCU2AOA1 No Lollipop Update, still at KitKat

AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-N900A users has started receiving an OTA software update to G900AUCU2AOA1.  But only for those Samsung  Galaxy S5 that still runs with the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat G900AUCU2ANG3, I mean not rooted and modified.  While looking at the software build G900AUCU2AOA1, just looks so deceiving and much likely an Android 5.0 Lollipop update just like the ones what Verizon released the Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900VVRU1BOA8 on its Galaxy S5 SM-N900V users.  But if you're a AT&T Galaxy S5 user's don't get too much over-excited yet, that's because the update still  in Android 4.4.4 KitKat based firmware.

In addition, the update itself brings the promising HD Voice capabilities on your Galaxy S5. The HD Voice feature is the main key-feature to this update  but  it is also currently available in select markets only.  Along with it are the new features that offers services such as "Uber" which you can request and get a ride thru your Galaxy S5 phone, while the rest are AT&T's mail, AT&T Live and remote support.

However, if you  are a AT&T Galaxy S5 users and might somehow being skeptical about the update, and or you might reluctant to perform a software update.   Who knows that this might be just another preparation and might be the last KitKat update you will ever seen before your Galaxy S5 gets the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. So you should update your Galaxy S5 right now or otherwise your phone might get outdated.

Here are the technical details of G900AUCU2AOA1: 
  • Android version: 4.4.4
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU2AOA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-3116194
  • Build number: KTU84P.G900AUCU2AOA1

Here is the actual screenshot of the G900AUCU2AOA1 Android 4.4.4 once updated to it.  This can be simply seen by navigating through the phone's Setting>>About Device.

For the complete changelog details about G900AUCU2AOA1 just head-over at AT&T Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900A support page.  If you did not see the update yet, just keep on checking. AT&T usually rolls out a software update in gradual manner via over-the-air.  The actual file size of G900AUCU2AOA1  update is 487MB, according to AT&T and Samsung.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Update to G900VVRU1BOA8 Begins

Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V gets the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update to G900VVRU1BOA8! Samsung and Verizon has just started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update containing the build number LRX21T.G900VVRU1BOA8 to all Galaxy S5 SM-G900V users. Verizon Galaxy S5 users will receive two OTA updates from Android 4.4.4 G900VVRU1ANK2. The first one is an updated version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat that comes in build number G900VVRU1ANK7 which technically prepares the device in compatibility mode to receive the Android 5.0 Lollipop. Then followed by the Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware build LRX21T.G900VVRU1BOA8.

Verizon is the first US carrier that had to unleashed the first Android Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 in United States alone. While other carriers like Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T might as well and being expected to roll out the awaited Lollipop update to their own versions of Samsung Galaxy S5. As the Android 5.0 update has been gradually rolled out but might would not be taking too long enough before the Android 5.0 Lollipop update also reaches on all countries and carriers worlwide. Noting that the international Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F, which the latter received the Lollipop update earlier in December and the Galaxy S5 G900H also got its first Lollipop update a while ago. Sprint also have its own Android 5.0 update being leaked, so this is a good indication that all US Galaxy S5 users will completely received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update very soon.

Anyway, if you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and happens to be from Verizon then you are lucky enough to get the Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The update itself is technically ends-up into software build number LRX21T.G900VVRU1BOA8, see the attached screenshots so you will not get confused about what was posted in Verizon's Knowledge Base such as LRX21T.G900VVRU1BNLC and also posted in other tech-websites. Looking at G900VVRU1BNLC it's a December 2014 build, so basically it was already there earlier last December 2014 under a test-run but was then revised and finalized in January 27 and also being changed the build number to LRX21T.G900VVRU1BOA8 to cope up as 2015 update.



The Lollipop update specifically bringing-in six categorized key-features and enhancements such as Material Design, Lock screen, Touchwiz, Floating action button, and Interruption. Just head-over on Verizon's support page — to learn about the specific definition of those addressed technical changelog by Verizon Wireless. Again the update usually released in stages, but better check the update if you have not seen the update yet. Just follow this step-by step-by-step instructions at Verizon (.pdf).

Just make sure your Galaxy S5 G900V should not have been rooted or else you will just get into troubles to get the Android Lollipop. You must unroot your Galaxy S5 G900V first so you can perform an update without any hiccups.

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900H Android 5.0 Lollipop update G900HXXU1BOA7 officially released [Updated]

The first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) now begins rolling out.  A newly updated build number G900HXXU1BOA7 is now available in Kazakhstan at this time being, but might as well also available to the rest of Galaxy S5 G900H users across the world soon.  The G900HXXU1BOA7 firmware build might still at soaked test released just like what we have seen on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 update in Poland. The update took three releases (see the first, second, and third updates) with different revisions before it reaches in other countries in Europe.

In addition, looking back on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop software update was riddled with some bugs on its first released but hopefully it's now a bit stable on the recent revisions. Let's hope that the Galaxy S5 G900H can perfectly withstand the Android 5.0 Lollipop without any glitches and whatsoever.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOA7 Update


Here are the firmware build details of G900HXXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 which cab be seen via Settings>> About device.

  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOA7
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-3660428
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOA7
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOA7
  • CSC: G900HOXY1BOA7
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOA7

Since the Galaxy S5 had bypassed the Android 4.4.4 update, the G900HXXU1BOA7 is direct upgrade from Android 4.4.2 KitKat G900HXXU1ANG3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update is still fresh and now available via Kies and probably via OTA update.

Update: Second Lollipop update is rolled out with build version G900HXXU1BOAD. The former has the same kernel build version to the latter.
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOAD
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-3660428
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOAD
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOAD
  • CSC: G900HOXY1BOAD
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOAD

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Software Update


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.

Back 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 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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 to  G900HXXU1BOA7 G900HXXU1BOAD 5.0 Lollipop 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 received any notification messages you can manually check fro 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.

Update to G900HXXU1BOA7 5.0 Lollipop Through 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-G900H 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-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.