Update Build G900FXXU1POI1 on Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F), Equipped with Security Patch

There is another Android 5.0 update dubbed with build number G900FXXU1POI1 to which officially rolling out on Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F). The said update is equipped with the security patch just like the recently rolled out build G900FXXU1BOI3 in the United Kingdom alone.

Fortunately,  the update is only rolled out in Switzerland and in the Nordic countries at this moment and isn't eventually made available throughout the Europe region. So we do not have that much luck to get a sneak peek to what's inside on this build.  But some of recently added features on recent Galaxy S5 updates is the Smart manager apps to which a handy tool that allows the Galaxy S5 users to  monitor the battery life performance, RAM management and memory usage. You may also notice some significant changes when it comes to speed and the fluidity of the device performance.

What are the Technical details of G900FXXU1POI1 5.0 Update?

Here’s what the technical details of G900FXXU1POI1 update to which can be viewed inSettings > About device, after performing the software update.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1POH1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5640614
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXU1POI1
Other info:
Build date: September 01, 2015

Again this update is only held available in Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland and the rest of Nordic territories at this time being. Other countries might also get the said update soon, it might arrive in  different build version but has the same aspects of the overall changes detailed above.

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  instructions on how to perform a software update on your 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 happened 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.