Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Official Android 5.1.1 Update to build G900W8VLU1COI4 Now Available

Rogers, Bell, Telus and among other Canadian Galaxy S5 (SM-G900W8) has started receiving the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.  The 5.1.1 update arrived with build number G900W8VLU1COI4 has just officially released by Samsung itself.  This will update the Galaxy S5 from Android 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC2 to Android 5.1.1 G900W8VLU1COI4. The update will not only bump the OS to 5.1.1 but it also equipped with security improvements to address the recent vulnerabilities in MMS services.

Details of the G900W8VLU1COI4 5.1.1 update

Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900W8
Android version: 5.1.1 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900W8VLU1COI4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5793883
Build number: LMY47X.G900W8VLU1COI4
SE for Android status: Enforcing
Build date:  September 11,2015
Release date:  October 15,2015

Features / Enhancements:

  • 5.1.1 OS
  • Device Security improvements to address recent vulnerabilities in MMS services

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 release 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 G900W8VLU1COI4, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

How to Update Galaxy S5 G900W8 to 5.1.1 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.

How to Get the Lollipop Update using Kies or Smart Switch for PC

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