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.