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Galaxy S5 G900F Android Security Maintenance Updates for April 2017

If you owned the international variants of the Galaxy S5, the SM-G900F models, then you should see an update landing on your device this week.  If you might have thought that this is some kind of Android 7.0 Nougat update; No, it is not! This update is still part of the monthly Android Security Maintenance Released or (SMR). This time around it'll bring the April 1, 2017 Security patches.

As we have lurked around at Samsung's site, we spotted  several  build versions. Each of these version varies on region, and either for unlocked or a carriers branded Galaxy S5 G900F variants.

So here goes the new updates you should watch out.

Update version G900FXXS1CQDA


This version will be hitting the carrier branded Galaxy S5 in Europe.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQDA

Update version G900FXXS1CQD2


This version will land in Nordic Countries unlocked Galaxy S5 G900F owners.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD2

Update version G900FXXS1CQD4


This is also a unbranded version and it will be hitting the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 throughout the Europe regions.
  • Device name: Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CQA3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQD4

Again, these updates will be deployed in stages, and it will take several days before the deployments finishes. However, 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.


That's it for now! See you soon until the next updates.

Galaxy S5 G900F March 2017 Android Security Patch Updates Rolling out in UK

The international variant of the Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) are receiving an update to build version   G900FXXS1CQC1. This update is carrying the March 1, 2017 Android security patch level. In the meantime it is officially pushed in UK's Galaxy S5 owners, but it might be also heading towards the rest of the nearby countries in the Europe region these coming couple of days.

Here goes the details:

What’s New:

  • March 2017 Android Security Patches

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 March 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQC1
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQC1
  • CP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • Build date: Thu 2 Mar 2017
  • Region: Europe

While judging to the firmware build details, it quite very similar to last month's updates. So the only thing this version probably brings is non other than the said Android security patch updates and there's nothing more.

Anyways, the Android security patch updates addresses several Android’s Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE). So you must keep your Galaxy S5 updated from time to time to keep it safe from any of these vulnerabilities.

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 Stock 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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

Galaxy S5 February 2017 Android Security Patch Updates versionG900FXXS1CQBW

Yet another month and another Android security patch updates is hitting on Galaxy S5. This time around we have seen Samsung started releasing the February 2017 Android security updates on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon) and the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) variants.

First came around is the Galaxy S5 G900F update to version G900FXXS1CQBW of which is recently hitting in Europe particularly in the UK. Then follows by the Galaxy S5 G900H updates in various region such as Latin America, Europe and Southeast Asia. These updates also comes in different version, such as G900HXXU1CQB2, G900HXXS1CQB4, and G900HXXS1CQB5.

Anyways, if somehow someone seeking for the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy S5, I may say that  it won't and it will never happen. All of these recent updates were still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow base that brings nothing more but rather than the Android security patches. Besides, this device will stay rocking in 2017 with a monthly updates.

Here are the technical details:

What’s New:

  •  February 2017 Security Patches - Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR)

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQBW
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQBW
  • CP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • Build date: 02/13/2017
  • Region: Europe


Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update


Update version G900HXXS1CQB5
  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQB5
  • AP: G900HXXS1CQB5
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6
  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1
  • Build date: 02/13/2017
  • Region: Southeast Asia

Update version G900HXXS1CQB4
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQB4
  • AP: G900HXXS1CQB4
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1
  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1
  • Build date: 02/14/2017
  • Region: Latin America

Update version G900HXXU1CQB2
  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXU1CQB2
  • AP: G900HXXU1CQB2
  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPL4
  • Build date: 02/08/2017
  • Region: Europe

The February 2017 Android security update addresses 50 Android's Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 7 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).

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 Stock 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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

January 2017 Android Security Updates G900FXXS1CQAV Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

A new firmware update dubbed as build version G900FXXS1CQAV for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) has started rolling out in the European shores. Yet, this is another similar update we have seen from the past few months, to which only brings the monthly Android security updates. This time, the said update version G900FXXS1CQAV contains the January 2017 Android security patches as per details from the initial changelog, addressed by Samsung itself.

What’s New:

  • Android Security Maintenance Release – January 2017 Security Patches.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CQAV

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017
  • Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQAV
  • AP: G900FXXS1CQAV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1
  • Build date: 01/02/2017

Previous Update: 
  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level:  1 December 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPLV
  • AP: G900FXXS1CPLV
  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1
  • Build date: 12/5/2016

In addition, the January Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 61 patches for Android Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 28 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

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 Stock 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 removed the root image from your Galaxy S5 first.

December Android Security Updates G900FXXS1CPLV Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

Another round of Google's Android Security updates is  rolling out on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F international variants.  The update comes out as build version G900FXXS1CPLV and replaced the previous build version G900FXXS1CPK1. The G900FXXS1CPLV is bearing  the December Android security patches, including general bug-fixes, optimize the device performance, and resolve known issues.

In addition, the December Android Security Maintenance Release (SMR) packaged contains 81 patches for Google Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), and 15 patches for Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

What’s New:


  • New Android Security Patches Updates – December Security Maintenance Release.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CPLV


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 December 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPLV

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPLV

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 12/5/2016

Previous Update: 

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPK1

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 11/2/2016



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 Stock 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.

November Android Security Patch Update G900FXXS1CPK1 on Galaxy S5

Samsung has pushed the November Android Security patch updates for  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. The release firmware  build came out as   version  G900FXXS1CPK1 to which update the previous version G900FXXU1CPJ6. It's currently rolling out in the UK at this time being but as well available throughout the rest of European countries soon.  The update is only weighs at around 25.88 MB, so it is quite too small to expect some adverse effect or noticeable changes but rather then the said Android security patch updates.

In addition, the November Android security packaged contains 66 Google and 14 Samsung patches for Android vulnerabilities and exposures, according to Samsung Mobile Security bulletin.

What’s New:


  • New Android Security Patches Updates – November package.

Technical details: Update version G900FXXS1CPK1


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1

  • AP: G900FXXS1CPK1

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 11/2/2016


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 Stock 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 G900F Marshmallow Update G900FXXU1CPJ6, October AndroidDevice Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F Snapdragon) has gotten another security patch updates.   This time around it has bump up its Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to build version G900FXXU1CPJ6.  The update brings the month of October Android Security Patches to which strengthen the device security platform.

Moreover, there were also several new improvements in numerous Apps, and some changes to the looks of the Apps drawer, including the System UI.  The TouchWiz also got an update to the newest version.  While the rest targets the system enhancements to which make this G900FXXU1CPJ6 update version far more stable Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow so far.  Nonetheless, the network signal and Wi-Fi connectivity is a lot more improved, while the device stability when running an apps, browsing contacts, reading emails, watching videos is much lot better than before.

What's New:


  • New Android Security Patches - October package.

  • The device stability is much improved.

  • Improvements User's Interface (UI).

  • Icon's changes in Apps drawer.

  • Touchwiz updated  to version 1.1.23.

  • General bug-fixes and other system enhancements.


Technical details: Update version G900FXXU1CPJ6


  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900FOXA1CPJ6

  • AP: G900FXXU1CPJ6

  • CP: G900FXXU1CPJ1

  • Build date: 10/13/2016

This update version G900FXXU1CPJ6 is available for all Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F owners in Europe. It is seeding via Over-The-Air (OTA) and thru Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC. The OTA version weighs at approximately 155 MB in file size to download.


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 Stock 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 SM-G900F Update G900FXXS1CPHW Brings September Security Patch

The Samsung Galaxy S5 had been receiving the security patch updates in a monthly basis. This time around will cover the Galaxy S5  (SM-G900F) intentional version updates because some folks have had been asking "why are the're too many updates that brings nothing any changes at all". While some were also expecting that the new updates brings the Android 7.0 Nougat since it has been there around the corner.

Well, the message is clear the Samsung Galaxy S5 will never get the Android Nougat in the first place, and it will stay in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  So we have to move on and accept the reality that this monthly updates we've received is just part of the monthly security maintenance provided by Google and Samsung.

The following are the new update for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that contains the September Security Patch packaged.  These updates have been released within September 2016 and covered different countries across the globe.

Europe's Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Updates:


The unbranded or unlocked version of Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F receives the build version G900FXXS1CPHW in England. While the rest has gotten the build version G900FXXS1CPI6 and G900FXXU1CPI9. The carrier branded or locked  Galaxy S5 SM-G900F had also been receiving several updates but is came out with various  build version according to its country and carrier allocation, these build version are thes  G900FXXS1CPI1, G900FXXS1CPI2, G900FXXS1CPI4, and G900FXXU1CPIH.




Here the technical details of each specific builds:

Update in United Kingdom
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPHW

Update in The Netherlands
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8538464
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI9

Update release to the rest of Europe's unlocked Galaxy S5
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI6

Update received from several carrier locked Galaxy S5

Vodafone:
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPIA
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPIH

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI2

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPD2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-8193525
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI1

3/Three
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPI4

Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update


This update goes in Middle East countries alone such as United Arab Emirates, Israel, and many more.  It is the same build version and covered both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in the said region.
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPI8

So there you have it! Just make sure to check the update if your Galaxy S5 haven't received one of this builds that contains the said September Security patches.  The September security patch packages addresses 65 Google and 9 Samsung vulnerabilities and exposures.



But so far, there are no reported incidents of exploitation and abuse from the said vulnerabilities, according to Android Security Bulletin. If you update the device from time to time, it will keep your personal data and files stored in the device more secure.

Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F Android Marshmallow Update build G900FXXU1CPE9 and All May 2016 Released

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F has receives another round of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPE9 in  France.  The said update is sent out to the factory unlocked Galaxy S5 SM-G9000F. Whilst some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 version also receives the Marshmallow update but dubbed with another build such as G900FXXU1CPD3. In addition, Africa, and Middles East Galaxy S5 owners also gotten its first official Marshmallow update dubbed as build G900FXXU1CPE2. While some select countries in Southeast Asia also got the first Marshmallow update build G900FXXU1CPDG.

Here are the technical build details on each Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update builds:

Update build G900FXXU1CPE9


Held available in France at this time being.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC9
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE9
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE9
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCH

Update build G900FXXU1CPE2


Rolled out in South Africa and Middle East countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPB8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPE2
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPE2
  • CSC: G900FOXX1CPE2
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPB8

Update build G900FXXU1CPDG


First Marshmallow update released to Southeast Asia countries.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPCB
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7987207
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPDG
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900FOLB1CPD5
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPCB

Update build G900FXXU1CPD3

Solely released on some select carrier locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in Europe.
  • Model number: SM-G900F
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
  • Android security patch level: May 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7182592
  • Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPD3
  • AP: G900FXXU1CPDG
  • CSC: G900F3IE1CPC1
  • CP: G900FXXU1CPC5

The firmware build details can be viewed in the device settings. From Home Screen tap Apps > Settings > About device.

So those who might have been waiting for this Android Marshmallow update, you folks might better check the update right now. It's now available via Over the Air and thru Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

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.

All of these Marshmallow update were already packed with the latest security patches, to which now addresses as to the month of May 1, 2016.

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.

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.

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
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  • 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.

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.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F & SM-G900H Receives Security Patch Update build to G900FXXS1BPC3 and G900HXXS1BPC4

Both of the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon)  and  the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) variants has received another monthly  security patch OTA update to which has bumped up its security level to March 01, 2016.  Unfortunately, this update is not the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow yet, but still in Android 5.0 Lollipop base. The update came out as build G900FXXS1BPC3 for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. While the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H also gets another build dubbed as G900HXXS1BPC4.

In addition, as you may noticed seeing at the build numbers it self, it changes to letter "S" instead of the usual "U" series.  This might be simply means that  the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is getting closer within these couple of days. So let ourselves just hold on for while and wait until the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow's release. In fact, it has been out there and confirmed that Samsung has been working about it.

Here goes the technical details of the Android security patch update for the month of March 2016.
This can be viewed in Settings > About device, right after the installation of  the update.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Update:


Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5508620
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXS1BPC3
Android security patch level: 2016-03-01
Build date: March 04, 2016

AP: G900FXXS1BPC3
CP: G900FXXU1BOJ1
CSC: G900FOXA1BOJ1

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOL2
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5852541
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXS1BPC4
Android security patch level: 2016-03-01
Build date: March 07, 2016

AP: G900FXXS1BPC4
CP: G900FXXU1BOL2
CSC: G900HOJV1BOL1

Both of this update were released on both unlocked and carrier locked Galaxy S5 in Europe and Middle East region.

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.

Update Build G900FXXU1BOJ1 on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, brings Memory management, Security and Improved Performance

There is another update that bumps to build G900FXXU1BOJ1 have just arrived in England's Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) owners. For the record, the latter is now the 9th official Android 5.0 Lollipop update that had to roll out in the UK alone, but still not too close enough on getting any 5.1.1 update. The update is said to bring stability, updated  user interface, several bug fixes, and further improvements to performance.

In addition, the G900FXXU1BOJ1 update also includes the new security enhancements to address the recent Android vulnerability. Noticeably, this new device security enhancement has already been added and found on previously released builds such as the G900FXXU1BOI3 and G900FXXU1BOH4 but it might be another patch added in it.

Below is  the technical details G900FXXU1BOJ1 5.0 update.
This can be viewed in Settings > About device, right after installing the G900FXXU1BOJ1 update.
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1BOJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5508620
Build number: LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOJ1
Build date: October 05, 2015

AP: G900FXXU1BOJ1
CP: G900FXXU1BOJ1
CSC: G900FOXA1BOJ1

Changes and features of the G900FXXU1BOJ1 update:
  • Battery usage, RAM and memory management.
  • Apps Optimization.
  • Automatic deletion of unnecessary files is added.
  • Improved user interface.
  • Notification of unstable applications.
  • Security enhancements.
  • Stability, various bug fixes, and further improvements to performance.

As you may notice at the build details, the kernel version hasn't changed and it's obviously similar to the two previous 5.0 updates. But looking at the baseband version it is bumping up once again. So better grab your Galaxy S5 right now if you haven't received the notification message yet.

Again, this update is only released in the UK at this time being but might also to roll out and heading its way to select countries in Europe region.

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.
  • 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.