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