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

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.