T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 Update version G900TUVU1FOF6, bringing Anti-theft Factory Reset Protection

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) now gets the Android 5.1.1 update to build version G900TUVU1FOF6. The 5.1.1 update now brings the Anti-theft feature which is called Factory Reset Protection (FRP); this feature is basically an improved device security against smartphone thieves.  Along with the Android 5.1.1 update are  various bug fixes and device improvements. It might refer to improvements on some apps, camera, battery life, memory usage, network connectivity, and more.

All other major U.S. carriers and international Samsung Galaxy S5 might get the 5.1.1 update very soon.  T-Mobile is just a bit ahead when it comes to Android 5.1.1 update. Noting that before this Android 5.1.1 update arrived on Galaxy S5, the latter had also rolled out the first Android 5.1.1 update on Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G920T) and the Galaxy S6 Edge (SM-G925T)  few days ago. Both 5.1.1 update has also offered the same features such as the Anti-Theft or Factory Reset Protection (FRP).

Some features found on Android 5.1.1 update:

The Quick Connect and the S Finder is now allows the Galaxy S5 users to remove an apps that they do not want to show in the notification shade.  The Camera App has now this exposure slider which also allows the owners to  adjust the photo exposure.  You can now also organize the apps alphabetically. Guest Mode which switches the device mode between the owner and other user.

Technical details:


Device name:  Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900T
Android version: 5.1.1

Baseband version: G900TUVU1FOF6
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-5117004
Build Number: LMY47X.G900TUVU1FOF6




According to T-Mobile support, the G900TUVU1FOF6 5.1.1 update is available through Over-The-Air (OTA) update over Wi-Fi or using Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC.  The update file size is 694.99 MB to download  via OTA and around 1.5 GB while updating via Kies or Smart Switch. You may head-over to T-Mobile official support page for the full details on how to get the Android 5.1.1 update.

Lollipop Update version G900FXXU1POF4 on Galaxy S5 G900F Features Wi-FI Calling support

There is a new Lollipop update version comes with build number G900FXXU1POF4 on Galaxy S5 G900F. The latter is released in Switzerland alone for the unbranded Galaxy S5.  While there is also  another build version dubbed as G900FXXU1POFA for the ones branded and under "Swisscom" network. Noting that Switzerland hasn't receive any new updates recently, so the update might be the special build for the said region.  The update brings the Wi-Fi calling support which allows users to activate the voice calling over WLAN.

Along with the update are security enhancements, including bug fixes and further improvements to performance.

Here's what the technical details says on both updates;

Unbranded Galaxy S5 G900F:
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1PODT
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4854135
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1POF4
Other info:
AP: G900FXXU1POF4
CSC: G900FAUT1POF1
CP: G900FXXU1PODT

Branded Galaxy S5 G900F:
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1POFA
Kernel version:  3.4.0-5045143
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1POFA
Other info:
AP: G900FXXU1POFA
CSC: G900FSWC1POFA
CP: G900FXXU1POFA


Looking at the build version G900FXXU1POF4 itself, it seems it's quite got a lower changes value compared to the recently rolled out G900FXXU1BOE5 5.0 in Europe region. While on the other hand the G900FXXU1POFA has a higher changes value to the former.

Again, this  update is only rolled out for Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in Switzerland and there is  no any other countries receive the same update as of this moment.  The update can be downloaded via Over-The-Air and using Kies.


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 G900FXXU1BOE5 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.

Galaxy S5 Lollipop update version G900FXXU1POEH Rolling Out in Northern Europe

Another Lollipop update build version G900FXXU1POEH is recently send out on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) which is now held available in Nordic countries.   This isn't the first time we have seen an odd build firmware build version that  has now starts with letter "P" as compared to the usual releases that starts with "B" and  "A".  Just like the ones  on Vodafone's Galaxy S5 update which was dubbed with build version G900FXXU1POE2 and many other related build numbers.

Samsung might have added some few changes to the update which now comes  with odd  build numbers.  For advanced users, there is one thing in common on newer Lollipop update with odd build numbers is that it poised with a much higher "kernel" changes value. The kernel version is far more technical matter when it comes to a typical Galaxy S5 owners, but it simply means that it has been added with several tweaks on it and a much more robust than the previous updates.

According to some folks who have been updated their Galaxy S5  to the latest version with odd firmware builds has confirmed that there is a lot of issues has been resolved. This includes, the battery life performance, heating issue, lag-issues, memory issues, connectivity issues and more.  But considering those problems only exists on a case to case basis regardless of which country and network providers the Galaxy S5 came from.

Here goes the technical details of the update:
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1PODT
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4854135
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1POEHmore info:
Date of build: May 27, 2015
AP: G900FXXU1POEH
CP: G900FXXU1PODT
CSC: G900FNEE1POE3




This update once again is only available for those Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) owners in Northern Europe such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as of this moment. We will just keep you updated if and when the time comes that this update reaches in other countries. So much better to check it out of yourself if you own a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) and happens that you are from those mentioned countries.  Below is the step-by-step guide on how to get the G900FXXU1POEH, Android  5.0 Lollipop update.

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>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 G900FXXU1POEH Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

Update to Lollipop Using Kies 3


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.

Galaxy S5 Update version G900FDXU1BOE1 in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has received a Lollipop Update on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) to build version G900FDXU1BOE1. Samsung  has officially rolled out the update amidst of the 28th SEA Games which is now held in Singapore.  The G900FDXU1BOE1 is an update to previous build version G900FDXU1BOC2 way back  in March. The latter is the third official Lollipop update ever rolled out for Southeast Asia's Galaxy S5 owners.

According to report the update brings some bug fixes, improved stability and further enhancements to the device. Some significant changes is the heating issue which is now resolved. Some folks who have had experienced past battery draining problem also added that there is a battery life improvements right after the update was made.

Here are the technical details of the G900FDXU1BOE1, Android 5.0 update which cab be viewed in Settings>About device.

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop) 
Baseband version: G900FDXU1BOE1
Kernel version:  3.4.0-5021457
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FDXU1BOE1
Other info:
Build date: May 29, 2015
Release date: Jun 13, 2015
AP: G900FDXU1BOE1
CSC: G900FOLB1BOE1
CP:   G900FDXU1BOE1

The G900FDXU1BOE1, Android 5.0  update is now officially rolling out in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines for both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.  As like before and the usual thing on every software update is held available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and through Kies 3 by simply hooking up your Galaxy S5 in a computer.

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 to Lollipop Using Kies 3

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.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Update version G900VVRU1BOD5 now comes with Fingerprint Scanner and Galaxy Apps installed

Verizon is now sending out  a new Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) that will then bumped up the software build version to G900VVRU1BOD5.  Apparently, it is just a small OTA update that comes with a handy Galaxy Apps installed and the  Fingerprint Scanner for unlocking Microsoft Exchange accounts add-ons.

The Galaxy Apps can be installed directly into the device by users choice. It can be downloaded via Samsung's website and it's already been there for a quite sometime now. There might have something special on this particular Galaxy Apps or rather than just some kind of an introduction to those who haven't tried and used it before.  But the valuable part of the update is the Fingerprint Scanner which can be use to unlock the phone by those who already have a Microsoft Exchange accounts.



The G900VVRU1BOD5 is now the 3rd Lollipop update landed on Verizon Galaxy S5 devices.  Stayed still in Android 5.0 base, which is apparently not the Android 5.0.2,  just like the ones found to the its successor — the Samsung Galaxy S6. According to Verizon Wireless support the update will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA) update but there are no indications to when the roll out will actually starts.  So just keep an eye of it through your Galaxy S5 settings, from Home Screen tap Apps>Settings>About phone>Software update.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPU2BOD3 version, Factory Reset Protection added

Sprint Galaxy S5  (SM-G900P) gets a new Lollipop update build version G900PVPU2BOD3. The latter is recently pushed via Over-the-Air OTA update and it said to bring  a  "Factory Reset Protection" feature. This feature allows Galaxy S5 owners to enable it within the device settings. Once the 'FRP' is enabled, no one can easily tries to factory reset the device without the owners credentials.

The G900PVPU2BOD3 is the second Lollipop update rolled out on Sprint Galaxy S5. The "BOD3" is still  in Android 5.0 base, but a much higher changes value compared to the previous build - G900PVPU1AOA6 way back in February.

 Here's what the technical details says about the G900PVPU2BOD3 update:

Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model Number: SM-G900P
Android version: 5.0 (lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900PVPU1BOD3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4631307
Build number: LRX21T.G900PVPU1BOD3



The kernel version which is now on "3.4.0-4631307" is much higher compared to the former G900PVPU1BOA6 update that gets at "3.4.0-3859396" value. This simply means that there are some significant changes happening here. You may not see any changes or differences between the latter and the former as it targets the entire Lollipop OS.  You might actually noticed some changes on speed and performance of the device which is also now added with  more protection.

So again, the update is now live via Over-The-Air, which apparently packed in around 373MB - file size.  The files size itself can tell that there are something on it.

Source: Sprint Support

Australia's Galaxy S5 Finally Receives Lollipop Update, version G900IDVU1BOE1

Finally! Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) users in Australia has now started receiving the long-awaited Lollipop update.  It might a long wait but the most important thing is that it has  finally arrived.  Several owners of the Samsung Galaxy S5 has confirmed that the Lollipop update have had started and delivered via Over-The-Air (OTA), earlier today. The latter is dubbed with build  G900IDVU1BOE1, which now fully replaced all of the previous Android 4.4.4 KitKat updates.

The update went out live OTA earlier today for the unlocked Galaxy S5 version, including Vodafone and Telstra. On the other hand Optus also sends out the update and had announced that the update was started already.  You can read this confirmation from Optus community support here.

Reading at the announcements itself, it seems it  could be by some kind of mistake or misspelled, since the Lollipop update is based in Lollipop 5.0 and not the  Lollipop 5.0.2 yet.   But the Lollipop 5.0.2 might be already on their hands and have had just undergone into some kind of test process. Noting that the Android 5.0.2 is already sent out on all latest Samsung Galaxy flagship, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge — which is the successor of the Galaxy S5.

Here are the technical details of G900IDVU1BOE1 Lollipop 5.0 update:

Model number: SM-G900I
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900IDVU1BOD2
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4826466 dpi@SWDD3916
Build number:  LRX21T.G900IDVU1BOE1
Build date: May 04, 2015
Release date:  started 1st of June 2015 and the rolls out usually ends after 14 days.
Other info:
AP / PHONE: G900IDVU1BOE1
CP / MODEM: G900IDVU1BOD2
CSC: G900IXSA1BOD2 (Unlocked version)
CSC: G900ITEL1BOD2 (Telstra)
CSC: G900IVAU1BOD2 (Vodafone)
CSC: G900IOPS1BOD2 (Optus)


The update is now held available in Australia but New Zealand might follow at very least 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. Updating via FOTA weighs around 916MB and via Samsung Kies is roughly 2.4GB in files size. 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 G900IDVU1BOE1 Android 5.0 update is around 916 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.