Update build G900FDXU1BOJ1 on Galaxy S5 Landed in Asia region

Another wave of update arriving on Galaxy S5 owners in Southeast Asia.  An update dubbed with build number G900FDXU1BOJ1 to which it's still an Android 5.0 base. The said G900FDXU1BOJ1 update mainly brings the security patch updates to address the recently found Android vulnerability.  There is also a new app added in it, it is called Smart Manager to which will allow  the Galaxy S5 users to optimized the battery performance, and to managed RAM and memory usage.

This update will then replaced the previously released build such as the G900FDXU1BOI1 and G900FDXU1BOH4. The update usually takes place in stages but it’s continuously heading its way to all Galaxy S5 owners in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines.

Here's  the technical details of the G900FDXU1BOJ1 update.
This can be viewed in Settings > About device.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FDXU1BOE1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5983040
Build number: LRX21T.G900FDXU1BOJ1
Build date: October 05, 2015

AP: G900FDXU1BOJ1
CP: G900FDXU1BOE1
CSC: G900FOLB1BOJ1

Changes and features of the G900FDXU1BOJ1 update:
  • Battery usage, RAM and memory management.
  • Apps Optimization.
  • Improved user interface.
  • Security enhancements.
  • Stability, various bug fixes, and further improvements to performance.

The update will replaced the previously released build such as the G900FDXU1BOI1 and G900FDXU1BOH4. The update usually takes place in stages but it's continuously heading its way to all Galaxy S5 owners in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines.

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.
  • From the Home screen, touch the Settings icon.
  • Touch About device.
  • Touch 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 Update the Galaxy S5 Thru Kies / Smart Switch for PC?


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies / Smart Switch for PC. 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 or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

Update build G900IDVU1BOJ1 for Galaxy S5 SM-G900I in Australia

There is a new update to which might going to roll out anytime soon to all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I owners in Australia. This update comes in build number G900IDVU1BOJ1 and it's still an Android 5.0 (Lollipop) base firmware. We only spotted  this firmware build floating around at Samsung's public server to will be heading it's way for both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy S5 SM-G900I in Australia and likewise to New Zealand.

While taking a quicker look at the build details G900IDVU1BOJ1 itself, it has the same kernel version to the previously released build G900IDVU1BOH4,  but however the baseband version has bumped up to G900IDVU1BOJ2. It may seems like just a minor software update, but it might include some global bug fixes, stability and security improvements.

Here are the details of G900IDVU1BOJ1:
  • Android version: 5.0
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-5543425
  • Baseband version: G900IDVU1BOJ2
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900IDVU1BOJ1
  • AP: G900IDVU1BOJ1
  • CP: G900IDVU1BOJ1
  • CSC: G900IXSA1BOJ2

Previous released build G900IDVU1BOH4:
  • Android version: 5.0
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-5543425
  • Baseband version: G900IDVU1BOG1
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900IDVU1BOH4
  • AP: G900IDVU1BOH4
  • CP: G900IDVU1BOG1
  • CSC: G900IXSA1BOI1

Again, this firmware update is not officially released yet, but if ever it will soon start to roll out, this will replace and update the Android 5.0 build G900IDVU1BOH4.

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 / Smart Switch for PC


The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC. 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.

T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Security Patch Update to build G900TUVS1FOJ4

T-Mobile is once again sending out an update Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T)to which will now bump it's current Android 5.1.1 OS to build  G900TUVS1FOJ4. Accroding to T-Mobile, the G900TUVS1FOJ4 update will not going to bring any new feature but just another security updates.  This is another episode of a maintenance update to address the recently found Android OS vulnerabilities in MMS services.  The G900TUVS1FOJ4 will now replace the previous released build G900TUVU1FOG6 way back in August.

Technical details:


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

Baseband version: G900TUVS1FOJ4
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-5406928
Build Number: LMY47X.G900TUVS1FOJ4

Features: none
Improvements: Security updates


For the record, the said G900TUVS1FOJ4 update is now the 3rd Android 5.1.1 Lollipop released and the 12th software update landed on T-Mobile Galaxy S5 (SM-G900T) alone.

But anyway, the G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 update only comes in a handy file size of 322 MB to which is now available via Over-The-Air (OTA) and by using Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC.  You may head over to T-Mobile official support page for further details the G900TUVS1FOJ4, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update.

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