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.