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Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Receiving Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update build G900W8VLU1DPD3

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to which refers as the Canadian version is receiving its first Android Marshmallow update. The first released build is dubbed with software build version G900W8VLU1DPD3. The roll out has just begun but are still in phased released, and it might take into several days before it completely covers all major Canadian carriers Galaxy S5.  This has been already scheduled by Telus last month, as they stated that the aforementioned Marshmallow update will arrive as early as May 2.

Here are the technical details of the said Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build G900W8VLU1DPD3:

Technical details of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update – Release build version G900W8VLU1DPD3

  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 2, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900W8VLU1DPD3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7722359
  • Build number: 
  • AP: G900W8VLU1DPD3
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1DPD3
  • CP: G900W8VLU1DPD3

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.

Just like the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update in United States and Europe this update also comes the latest security patches, to which dated as April 2, 2016 bug fixes.

Again, the released are still in stages and it simply means that each and every Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 owners will get the update at the same time.  Those who haven't received the update yet, you folks might better manually check it via Over-the-air (OTA) update or by using Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. 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-G900W8 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-G900W8 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-G900W8 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-G900W8 into your PC using the USB data cable, then simply run and follow Kies or Smart Switch on-screen’s software update instruction.

For those who have a rooted Galaxy S5, you folks might need to download the G900W8VLU1DPD3 stock firmware itself – Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  Your phone might no longer receive an over-the-air (OTA) update since it has been modified. So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the stock firmware. This process will completely unroot your phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

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
AP: G900W8VLU1COI4
CSC: G900W8OYA1COI4
CP: G900W8VLUICOI4
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 

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 

New Lollipop Update on Bell's Galaxy S5 to version 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC1, Fixes Home button issue

We have posted about the Android 5.0 Lollipop update dubbed with build version G900W8VLU1BOB3 on all Canadian carriers Samsung Galaxy S5, including Bell, Rogers, Telus,  Videotron, Koodo and WIND Mobile.  Bell on the other hand had officially announced the update on their twitter page. Some users got the update but while some users did not seen it.  According  to Bell's support, it turned out that Samsung has recently halted and pulled the update after noticing an issue with the home button.


However, yet today there is another Lollipop update we recently spotted in Kies firmware server. It's dubbed with released build version  number G900W8VLU1BOC1. The latter corresponds to Bell, Telus  and Kodoo's Galaxy S5, and there is nothing yet on Rogers and other Canadian carriers.  The update is going to replace the previously pulled out G900W8VLU1BOB3  and then might also resolves the issue found in the home button.
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4100894
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900W8VLU1BOC1
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1BOC1
  • CP: G900W8VLUIBOC1

To manually check  its availability right now just simply tap your phone’s Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Updates.

Just ensure that your Galaxy S5 G900W8 is still runs in official firmware build such as the recent 5.0 Lollipop update G900W8VLU1BOB3 or the Android 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 and has not been rooted or modified so you’ll get the official Android 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOC1 without any hiccups.




Below are the step by step procedures on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the official Android 5.0 Lollipop released build G900W8VLU1BOC1.

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 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-G900W8Settings>>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 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 G900W8VLU1BOC1  Android 5.0 update is around 900+ 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 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.

source: Bell 

Bell, Rogers, Telus Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update G900W8VLU1BOB3 Released

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 Lollipop update has finally arrive! The official firmware released build version is G900W8VLU1BOB3  and its based in Android 5.0  has just recently rolled out Over-The-Air OTA update.  The Lollipop is now available to all Canadian carriers, including Rogers, Bell, Telus,  Wind, Mobilicity, Sasktel, Fido  and more.

The technical details of the G900W8VLU1BOB3 Android 5.0 Lollipop update can be read as follows:
  • Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900W8
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4100894
    Build date:  February 13, 2015
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900W8VLU1BOB3
  • CSC: G900W8OYA1BOB3
  • CP: G900W8VLUIBOB3

The Lollipop update  G900W8VLU1BOB3  itself weighs around 912 MB in size so just do a  manual check by going to your device settings. To manually check  its availability right now just simply tap your phone's Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Updates.
Just ensure that your Galaxy S5 G900W8 is still runs in official Android 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 and has not been rooted or modified so you'll get the official Android 5.0 G900W8VLU1BOB3 without any hiccups.

Below are the step by step procedures on how you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the official Android 5.0 Lollipop released build G900W8VLU1BOB3.

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 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 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 G900W8VLU1BOB3 Android 5.0 update is around 900+ 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 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.

Update: Samsung has officially puled the update due to an issue in the home button. The Lollipop update update is  being replaced with released build version G900W8VLU1BOC1.

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 G900W8 New Android 4.4.2 Update G900W8VLU1ANF3

Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 users are about to see the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update the brings the software build version G900W8VLU1ANF3. The new G900W8VLU1ANF3 is now held available to all Candian carriers, including Rogers, Bell Mobility, Telus, Wind, Virgin-Mobile and among other carriers. There are no other reports or official announcements has yet to come but the 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 is out there and are ready to be pushed as we already spotted it on Samsung Kies firmware server. It might to roll out in phases on the next 24 hours or on the next couple of days.

As I already mentioned that there is no official release note about this update, so we aren't have no idea of what benefits could it bring on the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8. The firmware packaged is still in Android 4.4.2 but one thing for sure this might add some few improvements to the device. So better try to perform a manual check under your Galaxy S5 Settings >> System update >> Update Now.
You can also do a manual software update check via Samsung Kies if yo have Kies 3 installed on your computer.

Here are the software build info of the
G900W8VLU1ANF3:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900W8
Android version: 4.4.2
Baseband version: G900W8VLU1ANF3
Kernel version: 3.0.4-1947824
Build number: KOT49H.G900W8VLU1ANF3
AP: G900W8VLU1ANF3
CSC: G900W8VLU1ANF3
CP: G900W8OYA1ANF3

The new 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 will replaced the previous 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1AND1. So make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 N900W8 device has not been rooted prior to received the OTA update, or otherwise if your device has root or has been modified you may faced software update failures and you may need to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 N900W8 so you can received the OTA update again.

If anyone out there might perhaps already got the new 4.4.2 G900W8VLU1ANF3 KitKat update, just do share us some info so your fellow Canadian Samsung Galaxy S5 users may know how the update performs or might have any other new features you have found on it.  I'll just update this post if can gather additional info about this update.