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.