Lollipop Update to G900HXXU1BOC3 for Galaxy S5 G900H Now Available in India

There is an official Android Lollipop update for India's Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H users to build version  G900HXXU1BOC3 (LRX21T) that is now being pushed via Kies.  This is the first Lollipop update ever rolled out in India alone as the rolls out is gradually pushed in select countries until this moment. Noting that the first Lollipop update was started last month which took place in Kazakhstan that got two Lollipop updates dubbed with  build version  G900HXXU1BOA7 and G900HXXU1BOAD. Then recently followed in Latin America countries which got their own default build version G900HXXU1BOB8.

The G900HXXU1BOC3 is base in Android 5.0 Lollipop version and an upgrade to the previous 4.4.2 KitKat build version G900HXXU1ANG3.  We have just spotted it and now held available in Kies but it might also release via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. So anyone from India and are rocking the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H you may manually check the said Lollipop update right now.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOC3 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: G900HXXU1BOC3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4235534
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOC3
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOC3
  • CSC: G900HODD1BOC3
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOC3

Since the update is still fresh, we will try to gather more info about the differences behind of that build version G900HXXU1BOC3 compared to the previous updates. You might also try to check it out of your own if it is stable enough, without any single issue, free from bugs, fast, and has a better battery life improvements.

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 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 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.

UpdateThru 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 KitKat and  5.0 Lollipop 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.

Samsung's Official Lollipop Update G900FXXU1BOC7 Released in UK's Galaxy S5 G900F

It's still raining Lollipop updates on Samsung Galaxy S5, in today's  update is the released build version G900FXXU1BOC7 5.0 which  is now available in United Kingdom.  I'm sure there might some severe issue and the latter might sort it out.  But Samsung did not mention any important changes about the update and never was but there is a message that says "it brings an improved performance" when you do perform an update via Over-The-Air (OTA).

According to initial report the 'BOC7' update has nothing more to bring any adverse effect. Some reports we gathered that it minimize battery draining problem and other issue like the contact's constant FC's that has been found by some users on previous 5.0 update G900FXXU1BOB7.  So just catch it out as it goes live now via OTA update and in  Kies.

Here are the technical details where you find it in the device settings – Settings>>About Device.

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOC7
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4469118
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOC7
Build date: March 16, 2015
Release date: March 20, 2015


The update is only for the unbranded Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in United Kingdom alone but might as well available in some countries soon.
Those who have not received the update yet, you folks 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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still runs on the official Lollipop released build version and hasn't been rooted – 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.

Update 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 G900FXXU1BOC7 Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

Update 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.

New Lollipop Update on Bell's Galaxy S5 to version 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC1, Fixes Home button issue

We have posted about the Android 5.0 Lollipop update dubbed with build version G900W8VLU1BOB3 on all Canadian carriers Samsung Galaxy S5, including Bell, Rogers, Telus,  Videotron, Koodo and WIND Mobile.  Bell on the other hand had officially announced the update on their twitter page. Some users got the update but while some users did not seen it.  According  to Bell's support, it turned out that Samsung has recently halted and pulled the update after noticing an issue with the home button.


However, yet today there is another Lollipop update we recently spotted in Kies firmware server. It's dubbed with released build version  number G900W8VLU1BOC1. The latter corresponds to Bell, Telus  and Kodoo's Galaxy S5, and there is nothing yet on Rogers and other Canadian carriers.  The update is going to replace the previously pulled out G900W8VLU1BOB3  and then might also resolves the issue found in the home button.
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4100894
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1BOC1
  • CP: G900W8VLUIBOC1

To manually check  its availability right now just simply tap your phone’s Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Updates.

Just ensure that your Galaxy S5 G900W8 is still runs in official firmware build such as the recent 5.0 Lollipop update G900W8VLU1BOB3 or the Android 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 and has not been rooted or modified so you’ll get the official Android 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC1 without any hiccups.




Below are the step by step procedures on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the official Android 5.0 Lollipop released build G900W8VLU1BOC1.

How to Update Galaxy S5 G900W8 to 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 most often  a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider 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 so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8Settings>>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. The G900W8VLU1BOC1  Android 5.0 update is around 900+ MB in file size while updating via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

How to Get the Lollipop Update using 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-G900W8 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.

source: Bell 

New Lollipop Update G900FXXU1POBK Hitting EE Galaxy S5 G900F in UK

UK's Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F under Everything Everywhere (EE) network is presented with another Android 5.0 Lollipop update which has a released build version of G900FXXU1POBK. The released build details G900FXXU1POBK is quite somehow so unique since we all knew that the build number of Lollipop updates came out was under the letter "B" series lineup, just like the newer released Europe with dubbed with build version G900FXXU1BOB7. The latter now starts with letter "P" and its seems Samsung has started to change the most used and frequent firmware build pattern among on both unbranded and carrier branded devices. This might be a new moved on Samsung and Android developer's side just to differentiate and specifies a carrier branded firmware build. Noting that carrier branded devices got its own loads of apps. Who knows? Of course we will only know if we can see another carrier branded Galaxy S5 Lollipop update soon that will also starts in letter "P" series.

Since the EE's Galaxy S5 already got the Lollipop update earlier this month to build version G900FXXU1BNL9, so the G900FXXU1POBK is the second Lollipop update on EE alone.

Here's what it reads on G900FXXU1POBK technical details itself and this can be viewed in the device settings - Settings>>About Device.

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1POBE
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4273884
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1POBK

Again, the G900FXXU1POBK is only available for EE's Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in United Kingdom alone. Those who got a carrier branded one might as well see an update similarly on this update or might be another build version.
Those who have not received the update yet, you folks 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 build G900FXXU1POBK


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.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still runs on the official Lollipop released build version G900FXXU1BNL9 and hasn't been rooted – 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 G900FXXU1POBK 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 G900FXXU1POBK 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 G900FXXU1APOBK 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.

Lollipop Update G900HXXU1BOB8 on Galaxy S5 SM-N900H, Returns Silent Mode

An official Lollipop update with build version G900HXXU1BOB8 on Samsung  Galaxy S5 SM-N900H  has just recently released in Panama. The latter  is the first Lollipop update that has just started arriving in Latin America alone. Noting that Latin America's Galaxy S5 software update has some differences than those released in Europe.  According to reports, the G900HXXU1BOB8 Lollipop update differs from those initial released build version G900HXXU1BOA7 and G900HXXU1BOAD as the update itself technically contains the "Silent Mode" option which can be found in the status bar.

In addition, the G900HXXU1BOB8 Lollipop update is much stable compared to those two previous (BOA7 and BOAD) released . It is also has a much improved battery life performance, according to reports.

Since the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop update are still rolling out in phases and in a timely manner so the rest of all those Galaxy S5 SM-G900H users around the world may need to wait their turn until the Lollipop update arrives in each respective countries.

Anyway, the technical details of the G900HXXU1BOB8 in Settings>>About device reads as follows;

  • Device name: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900H
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOB8
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4235534
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOB8
  • SE for Android status:  Enforcing

The 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOB8 is an update to previous 4.4.2 KitKat G900HXXU1ANI1 released in Latin America.  The update is now held available in Kies and or thru Over-The-Air (OTA) update.  Below are the step by step guide on how to perform a software update on Samsung Galaxy S5.

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


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 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 receive 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 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.

Lollipop Update G900FDXU1BOC2 on Galaxy S5 G900F Singapore

The Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F got a new 5.0 Lollipop update to build version G900FDXU1BOC2 in Singapore alone. The latter will replace the first build version G900FDXU1BOB5 which just recently rolled out last few days ago.  There might be a severe  issues have had found  on the first update 'BOB5' which of course Samsung ironed it out in juts a matter days.  This is seems looks the same thing  happened to the official Lollipop update 5.0 G900FXXU1BOB7 which released  in Europe  which took around some few builds before a more tangible Lollipop update came out.

Here are technical details of the 5.0 Lollipop G900FDXU1BOC2; 

Device name: Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FDXU1BOC2
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4331963
Build Number: LRX21T.G900FDXU1BOC2

While taking  a closer look at it,  you can see that it has the same kernel build version as "3.4.0-4331963" compared  to the first Lollipop  update G900FDXU1BOB5.  So once anyone took the G900FDXU1BOC2 Lollipop update it might have just  some minor tweaks added on it but cannot expect any major effect on its looks and design.

Android Version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FDXU1BOB5
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4331963
Build Number: LRX21T.G900FDXU1BOB5

Again, this update is only available for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in  Singapore. Those who might get confused about the build number that starts with "G900FD" which mistakenly identified as for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Dous. No it is not, this for SEA region default build version.

Furthermore the G900FDXU1BOB5 5.0 Lollipop update can be seen in Kies as of this moment and might also available thru Over-The-Air (OTA) update. So just do manual software update check if you did not yet receive any notification message.

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.

How to Root G900W8VLU1BOB3 Galaxy S5 Canadian Lollipop Update

Achieve root on G900W8VLU1BOB3 5.0 Lollipop update on Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900W8. To root the G900W8VLU1BOB3 Lollipop update, you can still use the CF-Auto-Root "hltecan-hlteevl-smn900w8" version. This root method have had been used on older 4.4.2 KitKat updates but the main consequences  on this root method is that it will trip the KNOX counter to '0x1' from the untouched warranty counter '0x0'. The rooting process is yet simple for those who already done some rooting before, but if you are new in rooting you might have to keep in mind that there is a risk involves and some downside on a rooted phone. One of these is that you might not be able to get the official OTA update anymore and you have to learn how to unroot and restore back your phone to its official state.
In addition, some fellas at XDA-developers had tested the CF-Auto-root method and confirmed that it worked finely on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop update G900W8VLU1BOB3.


Anyways, if anyone finds a root method that works, can you please share it here ?

Edit: Ok I got it rooted using CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.tar and Odin 3.09
Taken from Chainfire's thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2696537
Note that it did trip knox 0x1 and now I can't software update OTA anymore since it's custom.
Root works though! even after restarting many times.

And here's another confirmation that the CF-Auto-Root do worked.


For those who are new about rooting the Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 we have already covered the step-by-step guide on how to root using CF-Auto-Root here. Along with the guide are some pros and cons for those who did not do any rooting procedures ever before.

Update: This root method has found issues by many and it did not worked perfectly. Thanks to those who informed us with their comments.
Anyway, the G900W8VLU1BOB3 update has been pulled out by Samsung and replaced by a new 5.0 Lollipop update G900W8VLU1BOC1, due to an issue  that has been found with the home button.

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Bell, Rogers, Telus Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900W8VLU1BOB3 Released

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Lollipop update has finally arrive! The official firmware released build version is G900W8VLU1BOB3  and its based in Android 5.0  has just recently rolled out Over-The-Air OTA update.  The Lollipop is now available to all Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus,  Wind, Mobilicity, Sasktel, Fido  and more.

The technical details of the G900W8VLU1BOB3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update can be read as follows:
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4100894
    Build date:  February 13, 2015
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1BOB3
  • CP: G900W8VLUIBOB3

The Lollipop update  G900W8VLU1BOB3  itself weighs around 912 MB in size so just do a  manual check by going to your device settings. To manually check  its availability right now just simply tap your phone's Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Updates.
Just ensure that your Galaxy S5 G900W8 is still runs in official Android 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 and has not been rooted or modified so you'll get the official Android 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOB3 without any hiccups.

Below are the step by step procedures on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the official Android 5.0 Lollipop released build G900W8VLU1BOB3.

How to Update Galaxy S5 G900W8 to 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 most often  a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider 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 so you may only navigate on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 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. The G900W8VLU1BOB3 Android 5.0 update is around 900+ MB in file size while updating via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

How to Get the Lollipop Update using 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-G900W8 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.

Update: Samsung has officially puled the update due to an issue in the home button. The Lollipop update update is  being replaced with released build version G900W8VLU1BOC1.