May 2015 Lollipop Update version G900FXXU1BOE3 for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F rolling out

May 2015 Lollipop Update version G900FXXU1BOE3 for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F rolling out

Another Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to build version G900FXXU1BOE3 is rolling out.  But the latter is only released for O2's Galaxy S5 in Czech Republic.  Looking at how G900FXXU1BOE3 update was  built, it is indicated with a higher kernel version changes value, compared to the two recent Lollipop released such build version  G900FXXU1POE2 and the build version G900FXXU1BOD3.  So there might some additional improvements this update may bring, and only O2's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users are going to enjoy it first.

Here goes the technical details of the G900FXXU1BOE3  Lollipop update:

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOE3
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4872298
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOE3
Build date: May 09, 2015

The G900FXXU1BOE3 is an update to the previous released version G900FXXU1BNL9, those under O2 network in Czech Republic alone. This is the second official Lollipop update ever rolled out in the region. While other O2 Galaxy S5 users in Europe got three updates to different build version such G900FXXU1BOA3 and G900FXXU1BOC7.

Noting the update is still base in Android 5.0 Lollipop,  There are no any new features to expect on this update but of-course you might notice 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.

Again, the update is only available for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users which particularly under O2 network 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 G900FXXU1BOE3 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


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