Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) Update to version G900HXXU1BOG5 Now Rolling Out in India

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) receives a new update to build version G900HXXU1BOG5. The latter is still in Android 5.0 Lollipop base, to which is apparently rolling out in India as of this moment. While looking at the G900HXXU1BOG5 build details itself,  it seems that contains some huge differences compared to the previously released build version G900HXXU1BOC3.  So we can expect some major enhancement,  bug fixes and further improvements to the device performance. Also, noting that the G900HXXU1BOG5 is now the second Android 5.0 update in a row, to which officially released in India alone.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOG5 Update


Here are the firmware build details of G900HXXU1BOG5 Android 5.0 which cab be seen via Settings>> About device.
Device name: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOG4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5493089
Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOG5
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AP: G900HXXU1BOG5
CSC: G900HODD1BOG1
CP: G900HXXU1BOG4

Since the update is still fresh, we will try to gather more info about the differences behind of that build version G900HXXU1BOG5 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 to simply 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.

Samsung Galaxy S5 OTA G900FXXU1BOH4 5.0. Lollipop Update, Rolling Out in England

Samsung has released another Android 5.0 Lollipop update that bump up the build number to G900FXXU1BOH4. The update is sent out via Over-The-Air (OTA) update to which the rolling out is only in England alone at this time being. The G900FXXU1BOH4 update is an address to the recent Android OS vulnerability  in pictures and video messaging (MMS). This is the same update that has also been sent out to many Android smartphones and tablets, including the US version of Galaxy S5 like AT&T Galaxy S5 (SM-G900A), T-Mobile Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T), Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P), Verizon Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V) and the Canadian Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8), that bring nothing more but the Google's security patches to fix the so-called (Stagefright) vulnerability.

In addition, the G900FXXU1BOH4 is also equipped with a new application called Smart Manager, which allows users to manage and monitor the system such as the RAM memory usage, battery life performance, and the security settings. The G900FXXU1BOH4 is now the 6th Android 5.0 Lollipop update that has officially released in England's Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) owners.

What are the Technical details of G900FXXU1BOH4 5.0 Update?

Here's what the technical details of G900FXXU1BOH4 update to which can be viewed in Settings > About device, after performing the software update.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOH4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5508620 dpi@SWHD7404 #1
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOH4

Other info:
AP / PHONE: G900FXXU1BOH4
CSC: G900FOXA1BOH4
CP / MODEM: G900FXXU1BOH4
Build date: Aug 10, 2015

The G900FXXU1BOH4 weighs around 331 MB in file size which available and have been officially pushed Over-The-Air OTA update. It is an update to the before G900FXXU1BOD3 update which only rolled out in Europe.  Other countries might going to get the update as the “CSC” version is indicated with an “OXA” code and it emphasized that it is an open firmware build referred to most unbranded Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe.  So better catch the update right now if your nearby in England.

The update has only held available for the unlocked or SIM-Free Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F users in United Kingdom at this moment but might as well available in select 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 show you the basic  intructions 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 urges 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 procedure 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 failure may cause damaged to your device that might result to what we called “soft-bricks”.  If this happen on your device, it 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 running in the official Lollipop released build version and hasn’t been rooted – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some 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.

How to Perform an 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 send out 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 tell 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 G900FXXU1BOH4 Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 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 to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to a PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen's software update instruction.

Verizon Galaxy S5 Gets an Update version G900VVRU2BOG5, An address to the recent (Stagefright) vulnerabilities

An OTA update build version G900VVRU2BOG5 is rolling out on Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900V). The G900VVRU2BOG5 is not a 5.1.1 update but contains a security patch to fix Stagefright vulnerability, and the latter is still remained in Android 5.0 base.
The update mainly address the recent vulnerabilities in the picture and video messaging (MMS) and there are no any further visual changes to take effect into the device. The security patch is basically a security improvement to the inner part of the Android operating system. The patch was created by Google itself, to protect the users vital information right after they recently found out the aforementioned (Stagefright) bug. This is exactly the same update that have been also rolled out on AT&T, SprintT-Mobile and Canadian Galaxy S5 devices.

Technicals details of the G900VVRU2BOG5 5.0 update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900V
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900VVRU2BOG5
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4782027
Build number: LRX21T.G900VVRU2BOG5
SE for Android status Enforcing
advanced user's info:
AP: G900VVRU2BOG5
CSC: G900VVZW2BOG5
CP: GG900VVRU2BOG5
Build date: 31 July 2015

Features and Enhancements of the G900VVRU2BOG5 5.0 update

  • Device Security improvements to address recent vulnerabilities in picture and video (MMS)


The update is equipped with Android OS Security Fix (Stagefright) and nothing else.  There are no any other noticeable changes to take effect once the update has made, as the update only targets the inner part of the Android operating system. But after taking the update Samsung is ensuring that the Galaxy S5 will then much more secure from the aforementioned security flaws of the Android OS.

The update is now rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA). The released may be in stages and this simply that it may take several days before it completely reaches to all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V.  If ever you did not receive the notification message yet, you may manually check the update withing the phone's settings.

Below is the step by step procedure on how you can update your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V to the officially released build version G900VVRU2BOG5, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900V 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 send out 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-G900V  Settings > System updates > Check for new system update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap System update.
  • Tap Check for new system update.

It will automatically telling you that a new update is available. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later. The G900VVRU2BOG5  Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via Over-The-Air (OTA) update.

source: Verizon S5 support (pdf)

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Update version 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC2, Security Improvements Added

Bell, Rogers, Telus, and the rest of Canadian carrier's Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 gets a new software update that will bump up the build version to G900W8VLU1BOC2.  The update is said to address the recent vulnerabilities in picture and video messaging (MMS). The G900W8VLU1BOC2 is not the Android 5.1.1 update yet but is still based in Android 5.0,  just like the previous update - build version G900W8VLU1BOC1.   The latter only brings the Google's Security Patch to fix the (Stagefright) bug, which is basically a security enhancement to the device OS, so that the users vital information will be protected and safe.

Technicals details of the G900W8VLU1BOC2 5.0 update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900W8
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900W8VLU1BOC2
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4100894
Build number: LRX21T.G900W8VLU1BOC2
SE for Android status Enforcing
advanced user's info:
AP: G900W8VLU1BOC2
CSC: G900W8OYA1BOC2
CP: G900W8VLUIBOC2
Build date: 04 August 2015

Features and Enhancements of the G900W8VLU1BOC2 5.0 update

  • Device Security improvements to address recent vulnerabilities in picture and video (MMS)



The update is equipped with Android OS Security Fix (Stagefright) and nothing else.  There are no any other noticeable changes to take effect once the update has made, as the update only targets the inner part of the Android operating system. But after taking the update Samsung is ensuring that the Galaxy S5 will then much more secure from the aforementioned security flaws of the Android OS.

The update is now rolling out via Over-The-Air (OTA) and Kies to all Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) to which particularly comes from Rogers, Telus, Bell, Wind, Mobilicity, Koodo, Virgin Mobile, Fido, Vidéotron, EastLink and SaskTel. The released may be in stages and this simply means that everyone may not get the update at the same time. If ever you did not received the notification message yet, you may simply tap on your phone's Settings > About device > Software Update > Check for update.

Below is the step by step procedure on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the officially released build version G900W8VLU1BOC2, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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 out 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-G900W8 Settings>>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 tell 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 G900W8VLU1BOC2  Android 5.0 update is around 300+ 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 to simply  connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 into the PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instruction.

source: Bell 

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 5.1.1 Update version G900TUVU1FOG6, brings Advanced messaging & Stagefright fix

T-Mobile is sending out a 5.1.1 update on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) to which brings up the build version to G900TUVU1FOG6. The G900TUVU1FOG6 5.1.1 update contains a new feature such as the Advanced messaging, and a fix to the Swype issues while deleting and typing  letters.

In addition, the update is also a response  to the  circulating Stagefright vulnerabilities. As the update is also equipped with the new Google's security patch,  which is basically an Android OS security enhancement to fix the said Stagefright bug. This is the same thing we have seen on AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A) and Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) recent software updates.

Technical details:


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

Baseband version: G900TUVU1FOG6
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-5406928
Build Number: LMY47X.G900TUVU1FOG6

New Feature:

  • Advanced messaging

Enhancements and Improvements:
  • Letters delete or won't type with Swype
  • Stagefright fix

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 388.75 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 further details on how to update your Galaxy S5 (Sm-G900T) to G900TUVU1FOG6, Lollipop 5.1.1.

Sprint Galaxy S5 update version G900PVPU3BOG1, contains a patch to fix Stagefright bug

If you owned a Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P), you must check for the  new OTA update right now. There is a new OTA update dubbed as build version G900PVPU3BOG1 is heading on its way to all Sprint Galaxy S5 owners. This is not the Android 5.1.1, Lollipop, that everyone might have been waiting and looking for, but it contains a security patch to fix and resolve an issue about the Stagefright bug.  The Stagefright is one of the biggest security flaws on smartphones and tablets. It is a malware that has the capability to control the phone's Android OS once being infected. The said bug is injected on some applications and websites that intentionally designed just to bug any Android smartphones.

So this is a must and very important update for those who might have had already compromised their phones.

Here are the technical details about the G900PVPU3BOG1 update:
Model Number: SM-G900P
Android version: 5.0 (lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900PVPU3BOG1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4781399
Build number: LRX21T.G900PVPU3BOG1


The update is usually rolled out Over The Air (OTA) in stages, you may simply manually check the update if you haven’t received the notification message yet. Just simply tap on Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update your device haven't been rooted or currently running on a modified system images.  To learn more about latter, you may head over at Sprint support page about the latter.

source: Sprint S5 support

AT&T Galaxy S5 OTA Update version G900AUCU4BOF3, Fixes for Stagefright bug

AT&T has just announced the release of  a new update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900A. The update will be sent out via Over-the-Air and dubbed with build version G900AUCU4BOF3.  The latter include a security patch to fix the Stagefright bug that surrounds on some infected apps that one have had downloaded and a website that was  just designed to bug any Android smartphones and tablets when a user visits on it.
AT&T released a software update for the Samsung Galaxy S 5 (SM-G900A) on August 5, 2015. The update is available to customers to download via Firmware Over The Air (FOTA). Wi-Fi is required for the update.

Below is the technical details about the update:
  • Android version: 5.0
  • Baseband version: G900AUCU4BOF3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4432708
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900AUCU4BOF3
  • Upgrade file size: 301MB

The update has just started as we speak. So make sure to check the update manually if you did not receive any notification yet. Just tap on Settings>About device>Software update>Check for update. You may also head over to AT&T's Galaxy S5 support page for further details about the update.
Also, keep in mind that your device should not have been rooted or have modified system images so you'll get the update without any hiccups.

Source: AT&T S5 support, Samsung S5 support