Marshmallow Update to G900FXXU1CPD2 for Europe's Unbranded Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has begun

The long awaited Android Marshmallow update for the unbranded or factory unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F has just started in Europe. Earlier today, an unbranded firmware build G900FXXU1CPD2 which is based in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow has started hitting over the air. The said Android MM released are now initially available and are spotted heading to The Netherlands Galaxy S5 owners.  This is just a good indication that the rest of the European countries will received the said Marshmallow goodies these couple of days ahead.

The Android Marshmallow G900FXXU1CPD2 build is quite similar to the ones released on Vodafone Galaxy S5 update build G900FXXU1CPD3. It carries the same "kernel version" and has been process at the date but only differs in "baseband" version.  We have also found that released build G900FXXU1CPD7  in United Arab Emirates seems the most latest build compared to the latter and the former.  Below are the technical details of the said Marshmallow update buil G900FXXU1CPD2.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900FXXU1CPD2

  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPCH
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD2
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • CSC: G900FPHN1CPC4
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCH

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

This update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2, 2016. It is being held available and might be released in phases for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in The Netherlands but might as well also heading to the rest of European 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  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 an official or factory firmware 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?


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 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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.

For advanced users and for those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you can download the stock firmware instead - Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware. Since your device has been modified it will no longer receive an over-the-air OTA. So the only way to get the marshmallow update is to fully unroot your Galaxy S5 first.

Galaxy S5 Marshmallow Update Gets Root using TWRP recovery, Xposed Framework and SuperSU Apps

Some folks who have just upgraded their Galaxy S5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has achieved root on it.  Many advanced users were forcefully removed their root access on their own devices just to get the Marshmallow update.  The root method involves using a Xposed framework and the Super SU apps. The rooting process is just like installing an apps from Playstore to which where users will just simply download and then install the both apps one at a time.

So if you wanna give it try  to root your Galaxy S5 running in Marshmallow update you can check at these pages to where you can find the said  Xposed Framework and SuperSU App.
  • Twrp-3.0.2-0-klte.img.tarhere
  • SuperSu Apps - here
  • Xposed Framework Apps- here

The TWRP can be flash via Odin3_v3_10.7 (here), and shall be loaded at the AP button. Whilst the Xposed Framework and SuperSU App apps were packed in "APK" file like the ones at Google Playstore. Both files can be manually installed within the  phone.

Furthermore,  just keep in mind that there some risky part involved on rooting the phone.  Rotting will voids the warranty of the device, it may no longer get official support from Samsung anymore.

So if you want to achieved root, just make sure that you knew what you're doing before attempting to modify your precious Galaxy S5. So that's all, just let me know it you have successfully achieved root on your own Galaxy S5 using the mentioned applications above.

Marshmalllow update G900FXXU1CPD3 for network locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe

This week Samsung has started to pushed the Marshmallow update to some select major carrier in Europe while leaving the unbranded or unlocked version of the Galaxy S5 a one step behind. The said Android MM were packed in build version G900FXXU1CPD3, and were released in phases on carrier branded Galaxy S5 devices. It seems like the unlocked version of Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Marshmallow update will still take for some time to arrive or might also follow very shortly.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – First release build version G900FXXU1CPD3

  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD3
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPD3
  • CSC: G900FVFR1CPC2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPC9

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

This update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2, 2016. It has been rolled out on Vodafone, Si.Mobil, Vipnet and among other select carrier's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe alone.
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 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 an official or factory firmware 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?

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 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 1st official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update, release build G900FXXU1CPD7

If you owned the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F might have been awaiting Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update and you've might have heard the news about the Korea's Galaxy S5, Latin America's Galaxy S5 SM-G900M, Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P, and the Galaxy S5 G900I Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update recently.  Then worry not as your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has officially released by Samsung itself. The first Android Marshmallow update release build G900FXXU1CPD7 has now officially begun rolling out  in United Arab Emirates. Yes folks, it's available in UAE at as we speak.

In addition, this is only an initial released to which a good indication that the rest of the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners in Europe, Asia, and Middle East will also soon start to receive the said Android Marshmallow update. Below are the technical details to which also showed you the screenshot of the first official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update dubbed as  build version G900FXXU1CPD7.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – First release build version G900FXXU1CPD7

  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7779004
    dpi@SWHD4412 #1
    Sat Apr 9 13:52:23 KST 2016
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD7
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPD
  • CSC: G900FOJV1CPD2
  • CP:  G900FXXU1CPB8

Main Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

The update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2, 2016.

Its now hitting the unlocked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in United Arab Emirates as of this time being but might also going to roll out in select countries in Europe 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  instructions on how to perform a software update on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow?


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 an official or factory firmware 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?


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 6.0.1 Marshmallow 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.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900I Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update now Available in India, 1st release build G900IDDU1CPD1

A good news to all  Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) owners as your Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has just officially released by Samsung itself.  The initial roll out has arrived in India as of this time being. Other countries like Australia, New Zealand and the rest of southeast Asia might also arrive very soon.  The first Android M released build came as G900IDDU1CPD1 landing on both unbranded (unlocked version) and carrier branded (network locked) Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900I) in India alone. So those who owned the SM-G900I Galaxy S5 models and happens to be from India, you may check the update right now.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900IDDU1CPD1

  • Model number: SM-G900I
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Baseband version: G900IDDU1CPC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7747438
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900IDDU1CPD1
  • AP: G900IDDU1CPD1
  • CSC: G900IODD1CPC3
  • CP: G900IDDU1CPC1

Primary Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

The update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2, 2016.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I 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-G900I 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-G900I 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.

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-G900I and other Samsung devices running with Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Update G900PVPU3CPG1 July Android Security Patch and Several Fixes

Samsung has just started  rolling out the July Android Security Patch for the Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P). The update has bumped up the Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow OS to build version G900PVPU3CPG1 from the current build version G900PVPS3CPE2. Along with July security patch, there are also several fixes included in it to address to some certain issues such as the Short code messaging, and SOS message feature. The Kineto client is also being updated for more stability.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow – update build G900PVPU3CPG1

  • Model number: SM-G900P
  • Android security patch level: July 1, 2016
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPG1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8683474
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPG1

Primary Features and/or Enhancements:

  • July Android Security Patch Level
  • Short code messaging fix
  • Updated Kineto client
  • Fix for SOS message feature


The G900PVPU3CPG1 OTA update weighs at  approximately 90 MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update build G900PVPU3CPCA Released

Sprint has been sending out the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates on latest Samsung devices for the past couple of days. Though we thought that the Galaxy S5 SM-G900P would be delayed for a little while. But we are wrong, as Sprint itself has just unleased the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to all it's Galaxy S5 users. This is the first Marshmallow released for the Galaxy S5 in the United States alone.  It is dubbed as the software update build G900PVPU3CPCA or MMB29M. G900PVPU3CPCA, and its hitting over the air OTA as we speak.

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow - update build G900PVPU3CPCA

  • Model number: SM-G900P
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7603580
    dpi@SWDD6713 #1
    Wed Mar 23 14:03:10 2016
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPCA
  • AP: G900PVPU3CPCA
  • CSC: G900PSPT3CPCA
  • CP: G900PVPU3CPCA

Primary Features and/or Enhancements:

  • OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
  • The new TouchWiz provides enhanced usability and an updated visual design.
  • Quick connect helps you easily find and connect to nearby devices and pre-connection.
  • Fingerprints are securely protected. An alternative unlock method (pattern,PIN, or password.
  • Advanced power saving mode restricts background data and extends battery life.
  • New enhanced users interface and a lot more.

The update were also packed with the latest security patches, to which addressed up to the month of April 2016.

The G900PVPU3BOK4 OTA update weighs at  approximately 891.75MB to download via  Over-The-Air (OTA)  and or by using Kies or Smart Switch for PC. This  update is at its phased released, and  it may take into several days to completely arrive on all Galaxy S5 owners. Yet,  if you haven’t received the notification message, you may manually check the update from time to time until it tells you that the new update is available for grab. Simply just tap on your Galaxy S5  Settings > About device > Software update > Check for update.

Also, keep in mind that you can only get the new update if your device has not been rooted and or currently running on a modified firmware.  You must unroot your device first before taking an OTA update so your device may not get into any issues.

source: Sprint Galaxy S5 support page

OTA update G900FXXS1BPCL on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, not Android Marshmallow but still Lollipop

While we have been keeping on and tracked down the Galaxy S5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update for the last couple months, and yet we have gathered two reported to official updates landed in Latin America  and Korean Galaxy S5 variants.
  1. Galaxy S5 Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update Finally Released
  2. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update build G900MUBU1CPC3 in Latin America

Today,  the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F international version has received another over the air (OTA) update dubbed with software build version G900FXXS1BPCL. This update is not the much Marshmallow update yet, but the monthly security patch update for the month of April 2016. You may have to take a look at the following technical details below:

Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5508620
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXS1BPCL
Android security patch level: 2016-04-02
Build date: March 04, 2016

AP: G900FXXS1BPCL
CP: G900FXXU1BOJ1
CSC: G900FOXA1BOJ1

As you may noticed it is quite similar the previous released build G900FXXS1BPC3. Like as I have said, it only brings the new security patches and there's nothing more any new features. 


Its now hitting the unlocked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in England as of this time being but might also going to roll out in select countries in Europe these coming couple of days.

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 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?


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.