Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop Update April 2015 Roundup

Samsung has been sending out the official Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H for a quite some time and has been continuously rolling out in several countries until now.  However,  there are still some countries has not yet to see the coming of the Lollipop updates while others gets several Lollipop update version from the past three months period.  Way back in January, we have seen the first official Lollipop update dubbed with build version G900HXXU1BOA7 in Europe .  Then followed by another Lollipop update build version G900HXXU1BOB8 for the Galaxy S5 G900H users in the Americas and the build version G900HXXU1BOC3 in Asia.

Recently, we have spotted several rounds of Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop update which are seeding out in select countries for this month of April 2015. Noting that Samsung has released a variety of different Android 5.0 Lollipop build version to each specific continent across the globe.  So here are the roundup of what software build version and which countries could benefit this new rounds of Lollipop update.

Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H as of April 2015


1) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOC4


This update is seeding out in Argentina and it's the first official Lollipop update for the country's Galaxy S5  SM-G900H users.  It's basically rolled out for the carrier branded Galaxy S5 devices.


Here are the technical details of v5.0 G900HXXU1BOC4 update which can be viewed via Settings>>About device.
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOC4
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4372703
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOC4

2) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOCA


This particular Lollipop update has seen in Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan of which among of these countries got the first official update in January.  Not only that there is also another Lollipop update followed in just a matter of days which was dubbed with build version "G900HXXU1BOAD". So this is technically the third official Lollipop update that has been released on those countries as of April 2015.
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOCA
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4521975
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOCA

3) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOD1


The G900HXXU1BOD1 is the recent one and now rolling out in Argentina and Brazil.  Noting that the rest of Latin America countries already got a Lollipop update such as Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay and Uruguay to build version G900HXXU1BOB8  way back in February. So this is a continuation of the roll out to the rest of the region.
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOD1
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4619314
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOD1

In addition, seeing that the Lollipop update has kept on coming on several countries there still few countries did not see the update yet. Some of these countries like South Africa, including those in Middle East and South Asian countries are still awaiting their Lollipop update.  So if you were from those mentioned regions, just keep eyeing out of it. It could  arrive very soon.

Below, is the step-by-step guide on how to get the Lollipop update for your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H device.  Just make sure to learn the basic approach as you might need it if and when the Lollipop update arrives in your areas.

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.

Galaxy S5 gets Lollipop update version G900FXXU1BOD3 in England

There is another Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F  with build version G900FXXU1BOD3 that have seen in England alone. The latter might bring some minor system enhancements  and further improvements since this is the fourth Android 5.0 Lollipop update we have seen in the region. Noting that are still some glitches have been reported in previous Lollipop updates.  Some had claimed about the battery draining problem and has been experiencing heating  issue, while others has no any other issues whatsoever and were satisfied on the Lollipop update.

Here are the technical details about the G900FXXU1BOD3 Lollipop update which can be viewed in Settings>>About device:

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOD3
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4664691
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOD3
Build date: April 09, 2015
Release date: April 18, 2015


Here is a recap of what are the key-features on Lollipop update:
The Lollipop features a new User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions. Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car.  Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices. Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators. Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through.

The G900FXXU1BOD3 is an update to the previous released version G900FXXU1BOC7 which still continuously rolling out in Europe.  There are no any new features to expect on this update but of-course you might notice the some differences when it comes to speed and performance. So one have to make sure to get the update and then just observe whether it could bring some significant changes to the device.

The update is only available for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in United Kingdom at this time being 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 G900FXXU1BOD3 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 5.0 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.

AT&T Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900AUCU3BOC4 Finally Rolling!

The Lollipop update on AT&T's Galaxy S5 (SM-N900A) has finally rolling out! The latter is dubbed with build number G900AUCU3BOC4 and its based in-line with Android 5.0 Lollipop "LRX21T". AT&T may be may be one of the last US carrier that have had released the awaited Lollipop OS but its seem it still keep on the right track and scheduled time before the market-launch of the new AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) and Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925A).   Noting that there was some minor bug issues surrounding the Android 5.0 Lollipop update but its the latest Android craze that everyone has been awaiting for.

Here are the technical details of the G900AUCU3BOC4 5.0 Lollipop update in Settings>>About device:
Device name: Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900A
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900AUCU3BOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708
Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU3BOC4


Changelog details Android 5.0/ Baseband G900AUCU3BOC4: 

Aside from the Android 5.0 Lollipop goodies there are also a bunch of detailed changelog addressed by AT&T.

Software update includes
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Highlights
    • Songs, photos, apps, and even recent searches from one Android device can be immediately enjoyed across all of your Android devices.
    • New User Interface look and feel, more fluid motions
    • Priority mode to only allow certain notifications to get through
    • Battery saving features and remaining time left to charge or deplete indicators
    • Smart Lock to secure phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like a wearable or car
    • Most frequently used settings available with just two swipes down from the top screen
    • Details at: http://www.android.com/versions/lollipop-5-0/

In addition, the G900AUCU3BOC4 is an update from previous G900AUCU2AOA1 which is the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update released way back in February.  It is available via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) Update with a hefty 1.4GB in file size to download.

All Samsung Galaxy S5  in the US alone is now almost completely covered with Android 5.0 Lollipop update.  So from now on we might look forward and keep'ing an eye for an Android 5.0.1, Android 5.0.2 or maybe an Android 6.0 updates. Who knows?

source: AT&T

Lollipop update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport to G860PVPU1BOC5, brings Reactivation Lock

Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport SM-G860P gets its official Lollipop update that will bump up the software build version to G860PVPU1BOC5. The latter is base in Android 5.0 Lollipop which in-line with "LRX21T" series of firmware  builds just like the ones found on the regular Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900P which also got its Lollipop update to build version G900PVPU1BOA6.  Aside from Lollipop goodies, the update also brings the Reactivation lock feature that prevent others from activating the device if it's ever lost or stolen.  This can be access in Apps>>Settings>>Security once the Lollipop update has made.

However,  Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport had skipped the Android 4.4.4 KitKat update as we expected to happen but it wasn't. So the G860PVPU1BOC5 is a direct upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop from previous Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version G860PVPU1ANK2.

The update is now live via Over-The-Air (OTA) update .  Just do better take a look it by navigating through your device Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Update. To check for more info make sure to hit the source below or follow are simple guide.

How to Update Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P to the latest 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.

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. Follow the guide here if you don’t yet on how to back up data on your Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport.

Your Galaxy S5 Sport should not have'n  rooted – Your device should not be modified and rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport 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)


Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA Update 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 Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport G860P 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.

Source: Sprint

Verizon Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900VVRU1BOC4, 2nd Rollout

Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V  gets new Lollipop update to G900VVRU1BOC4. The update is still base in Android 5.0 "LRX21T"   and this the second time around the latter receives a Lollipop update next to the previous version G900VVRU1BOA8 way back in February.  Noting that Verizon is the first US carrier who unleashed the Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 in USA alone. Whilst some carriers did not released any Lollipop update yet and has stayed in Android 4.4.4 KitKat until now.

Here's what the software update reads in the system settings, Settings>>About Device:

Device Name: Samsung GALAXY S5
Model Number: SM-G900V
Android: 5.0 Lollipop
Baseband Version: G900VVRU1BOC4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-3846539
Build number: LRX21T.G900VVRU1BOC4
Hardware Version: G900V.05
KNOX Version: 2.3
Build date:  March 18,   2015
AP: G900VVRU1BOC4
CP: G900VVZW1BOC4
CSC:  G900VVRU1BOC4

In addition, while taking a closer look to the G900VVRU1BOC4 firmware build itself, it has the same kernel build version to G900VVRU1BOA8.


So the update might only brings some several improvements, bug-fixes and system enhancements. Whilst keeping the main key-features we have seen on the first update (G900VVRU1BOA8).

The Lollipop update technically brings some new features and enhancements such as Material Design, Lock screen, Touchwiz, Floating action button,  Interruption and Recent.  Just do read at Verizon support page to learn more of these new features are all about.
  • MATERIAL DESIGN
  • BASIC INTERACTION
  • LOCK SCREEN
  • TOUCHWIZ
  • FLOATING ACTION BUTTON
  • INTERRUPTIONS
  • RECENTS

So for those who already received the Lollipop update on the first week of February, might already get the update earlier as it was started in March 28 and still gradually rolled out in stages until now. The update weighs at 117 MB file size for the first update and 904 MB  for the actual Lollipop update. It depends on what Android version the device running and it might take around for 10 to 20 minutes to download and install. 

Just head-over to Verizon’s support page — to learn about the specific definition of those addressed technical changelog by Verizon Wireless. Again the update usually released in stages, but better check the update if you have not seen the update yet. Just follow this step-by step-by-step instructions at Verizon (.pdf).

Just make sure your Galaxy S5 SM-G900V should not have been rooted.  If you have root, you must unroot your device first so you can perform an update without any hiccups or else you will just get into troubles on how to get the Lollipop update.

US Cellular Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update v5.0 G900R4VXU1BOC1 Rolling

Samsung is now releasing  the Lollipop update on US Cellular Galaxy S5.  The Lollipop update is dubbed with build number G900R4VXU1BOC1, which is base in Android 5.0  (LRX21T) can be seen via Samsung Kies firmware server. Though, there are no any official announcement from Samsung nor US Cellular  at this time being,  it might start to roll out  via Over-The-Air (OTA) update anytime soon.  It seems that the device technically skipped  the Android 4.4.4  KitKat as the G900R4VXU1BOC1  is already an Android version 5.0 that will  directly upgrade from previous Android version 4.4.2 G900R4VXU1ANK1  that has been released in January.

Since the Galaxy S5 Lollipop update has already rolled out and almost completely covered in USA alone. The update was held available  February on Sprint (Galaxy S5 SM-N900P), Verizon (Galaxy S5 SM-G900V) and T-Mobile (Galaxy S5 SM-N900T). US Cellular is now the 4th US carrier provider that had to released the awaited Lollipop update.    On the other hand,  AT&T (Galaxy S5 SM-N900A) is still in the Android 4.4.4 KitKat but might also available very soon.

Technical Details of Android v5.0 Lollipop / Baseband G900R4VXU1BOC1:


Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900R4VXU1BOC1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4385544
Build number: LRX21T.G900R4VXU1BOC1
SE for Android status: Enforcing
other info:
AP: G900R4VXU1BOC1
CP: G900R4VXU1BOC1
CSC: G900R4USC 1BOC1
Build date: March 09, 2015
Date released: April 06, 2015

We have just spotted the firmware build version in Samsung Kies firmware repository.  Once available in there you can update right now using Samsung's Kies 3 software update tool.  You may also try to check the update manually via OTA update in your device settings.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4  to G900R4VXU1BOC1 5.0 Lollipop


Samsung support told users 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 – 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 – Even though it is not as always necessarily but if something might went wrong during the updating process your important data is kept in a safe place.  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.

Your Galaxy S5  is not rooted – Your device should not be modified and rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4  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 G900R4VXU1BOC1 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 and from  Samsung. It simply notifies you that there is a new software update available to 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-G900T 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 G900R4VXU1BOC1 5.0 Lollipop using Kies 3


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to Samsung support page http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/  and get it there,  then install it into your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4 and other Samsung devices runs with latest version of Android OS.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900R4   to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

For more details about the Lollipop update you may head-over at Samsung support page for US Cellular Galaxy S5 users. -  http://www.samsung.com/us/support/SupportOwnersFAQ