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Galaxy S5 G900H January 2017 Android Security Patch Updates

Samsung has begun rolling out the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android Security updates to which now brings the January 2017 security patches. The update comes in different build version of which corresponds to each specific region across the globe. All of these updates are still in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based. So those who owned and still rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) version, you folks might better check the update either via Over-The-Air or thru Samsung Kies.

Below are the technical details of each specific build version.

What's New:


  • Android Device Security Updates - January 2017 Security Patches

  • General bug-fixes, improved features and other system enhancements.

Latin America Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAE


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAE

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAE

  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 01/20/2016

This build version specifically released for the Galaxy S5 owners in The Americas, in countries such as Panama, Argentina, Uruguay, Columbia, and etc.

Africa, and Middle East Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQAA



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQAA

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQAA

  • CSC: G900HOJV1CPL1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/13/2016

This update is rolled out on various countries in Middle East such as United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and more. While also the same update goes out in African region such as South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and many more.

Southeast Asia Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA9



  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA9

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA9

  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Build date: 01/12/2016

This update build version G900HXXS1CQA9 were released in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Europe Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update version G900HXXS1CQA1


  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level:  1 January 2017

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CQA1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CQA1

  • CSC: G900HOXY1CPL4

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 01/03/2016

The G900HXXS1CQA1 build were exclusively released in Russian Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan.

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-G900H (G900HXXS1CPJ7) October Android Security PatchUpdates Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (Exynos SM-G900H) has  receive its October Android Security Patches. Those who might have already receive the update and or hasn't yet but might still wonder how's these new updates behave on your Galaxy S5. Well, just like as we said earlier, these updates are still part of  Google's monthly security maintenance for Android devices.

In addition, these updates brings nothing any new features nor will upgrade your precious Galaxy S5 to Android 7.0 Naugat but it will still stay to its current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS.

Here are the run down of each specific build version released in various region:

What's New: October Android Security Patches

Technical details: You can view the details in your Galaxy S5 via Home screen >  Apps > Settings> About device.

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ7

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ7

  • CSC: G900HOXE1CPG2

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ7

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 10/14/2016

  • Released in Russian Federation, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ6

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ6

  • CSC: G900HOJV1CPF1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ6

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPCA

  • Build date: 10/14/2016

  • Release in Middle East

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ5

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ5

  • CSC: G900HOLB1CPG1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ5

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPC6

  • Build date: 10/12/2016

  • Released in Southeast Asia such as Vietnam, Indonesia, and Cambodia

Update version G900HXXS1CPJ3

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CSC: G900HUWA1CPH1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 10/11/2016

  • Released in Latin America for carrier branded Galaxy S5

Update version G900HXXU1CPJ1

  •  Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016

  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-7760371

  • Build number: MMB29M.G900HXXS1CPJ1

  • CSC: G900HUUB1CPJ1

  • AP: G900HXXS1CPJ3

  • CP: G900HXXU1CPD1

  • Build date: 10/11/2016

  • Released in Latin America for both carrier branded and unlocked version of the Galaxy S5.

These update is available viva Over-The-Air and Samsung Kies. It only weighs at around 30 MB in file size.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to 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 nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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-G900H Settings >About Device > 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 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 G900HXXU1CPH5 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s to Pia]

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H September Security Patch Update G900HXXU1CPH5

Samsung has been continually rolled out the monthly Android security maintenance update for the Galaxy S5. This time the "Exynos" version of the Galaxy S5 (the SM-G900H) has gotten its September security patch update.  This update will move up the said device current Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS of to build version  G900HXXU1CPH5.  However, the update is initially released in India at this time being, but might as well also available in other countries very soon.

Here are the technical details of  the said update build version G900HXXU1CPH5 to which can be viewed via Settings > About device.
  •  Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android Security Patch level: Septmeber 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1CPCA
  • Kernel version: 3.10.9-7760371
  • Build number: MMB29K.G900HXXU1CPH5


This update will replace the previously released build version G900HXXU1CPE6 way back in May. Below, is the step-by-step guide on how to get the Marshmallow September security patch update for your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H device.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 to 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 nor modified – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there are some certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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-G900H Settings >About Device > 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS .  Once you installed Kies / Smart Switch, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 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 G900HXXU1CPH5 stock firmware itself, as you may no longer get the Over The air update as long as your device has been modified – Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware.  So the only way to upgrade your phone to Marshmallow is to manually install the official Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow firmware itself. This process will completely unroot and remove any modification in your Galaxy S5 phone and restores it back to its official or factory default firmware.

[Thank’s to Meagan]

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.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update build G900HXXU1BOL2, Adds Battery Life and Device Security Improvements

A new Android 5.0 update has recently released on the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos version) to which came with build number G900HXXU1BOL2. The update is said to bring some additional improvements to the Battery life performance.  This feature is similar to ones that we've seen on the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon) update, as there is this new Battery Apps optimization feature added in it. This app can be use to optimize the phone's battery life performance by either disabling some unused and unstable application in the background process.

In addition, the new Security patch update for the month of December is also seen being displayed in the system info.  The rests were just the usual thing we've seen in every updates like some extra bug fixes, and further improvements to the device performance.

Here are the technical details of the G900HXXU1BOL2 5.0 update. This can be viewed in Settings > About device, once the device received the G900HXXU1BOL2 update.

Model number: SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0
Android Security patch level:  2015-12-01
Baseband version G900HXXU1BOK8
Kernel version:  3.10.9-5852541 dpi@SWDC3308 #1
Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOL2

This update is heading its way on both unlocked and network locked Galaxy S5 SM-G900H owners in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. While other countries like Egypt, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, and neighboring countries in Middle East, South East Asia and select parts of Europe region also received the same update, but it comes with different build number — dubbed as G900HXXU1BOL1.

Here goes the following details:

Model number: SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0
Android Security patch level:  2015-12-01
Baseband version G900HXXU1BOL2
Kernel version:  3.10.9-5852541 dpi@SWDC3308 #1
Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOL1

Features/Improvements of the G900HXXU1BOL2 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.



The update file size is at approximately 214 MB, and are  simultaneously released via Over-The-Air and thru Samsung Kies. 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-G900H 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-G900H 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-G900H 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-G90H 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-G900H 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-G900H) Update to version G900HXXU1BOG5 Now Rolling Out in India

The Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) receives a new update to build version G900HXXU1BOG5. The latter is still in Android 5.0 Lollipop base, to which is apparently rolling out in India as of this moment. While looking at the G900HXXU1BOG5 build details itself,  it seems that contains some huge differences compared to the previously released build version G900HXXU1BOC3.  So we can expect some major enhancement,  bug fixes and further improvements to the device performance. Also, noting that the G900HXXU1BOG5 is now the second Android 5.0 update in a row, to which officially released in India alone.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOG5 Update


Here are the firmware build details of G900HXXU1BOG5 Android 5.0 which cab be seen via Settings>> About device.
Device name: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOG4
Kernel version: 3.4.0-5493089
Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOG5
SE for Android status Enforcing
AP: G900HXXU1BOG5
CSC: G900HODD1BOG1
CP: G900HXXU1BOG4

Since the update is still fresh, we will try to gather more info about the differences behind of that build version G900HXXU1BOG5 compared to the previous updates. You might also try to check it out of your own if it is stable enough, without any single issue, free from bugs, fast, and has a better battery life improvements.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Software Update

Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.

  • Find “Software update”

  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

  • Tap the settings icon.

  • Tap About device.

  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

UpdateThru 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and  5.0 Lollipop OS.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is to simply connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop Update April 2015 Roundup

Samsung has been sending out the official Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H for a quite some time and has been continuously rolling out in several countries until now.  However,  there are still some countries has not yet to see the coming of the Lollipop updates while others gets several Lollipop update version from the past three months period.  Way back in January, we have seen the first official Lollipop update dubbed with build version G900HXXU1BOA7 in Europe .  Then followed by another Lollipop update build version G900HXXU1BOB8 for the Galaxy S5 G900H users in the Americas and the build version G900HXXU1BOC3 in Asia.

Recently, we have spotted several rounds of Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop update which are seeding out in select countries for this month of April 2015. Noting that Samsung has released a variety of different Android 5.0 Lollipop build version to each specific continent across the globe.  So here are the roundup of what software build version and which countries could benefit this new rounds of Lollipop update.

Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H as of April 2015


1) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOC4


This update is seeding out in Argentina and it's the first official Lollipop update for the country's Galaxy S5  SM-G900H users.  It's basically rolled out for the carrier branded Galaxy S5 devices.


Here are the technical details of v5.0 G900HXXU1BOC4 update which can be viewed via Settings>>About device.
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOC4
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4372703
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOC4

2) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOCA


This particular Lollipop update has seen in Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan of which among of these countries got the first official update in January.  Not only that there is also another Lollipop update followed in just a matter of days which was dubbed with build version "G900HXXU1BOAD". So this is technically the third official Lollipop update that has been released on those countries as of April 2015.
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOCA
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4521975
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOCA

3) Lollipop Update build version G900HXXU1BOD1


The G900HXXU1BOD1 is the recent one and now rolling out in Argentina and Brazil.  Noting that the rest of Latin America countries already got a Lollipop update such as Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay and Uruguay to build version G900HXXU1BOB8  way back in February. So this is a continuation of the roll out to the rest of the region.
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOD1
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4619314
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOD1

In addition, seeing that the Lollipop update has kept on coming on several countries there still few countries did not see the update yet. Some of these countries like South Africa, including those in Middle East and South Asian countries are still awaiting their Lollipop update.  So if you were from those mentioned regions, just keep eyeing out of it. It could  arrive very soon.

Below, is the step-by-step guide on how to get the Lollipop update for your Galaxy S5 SM-G900H device.  Just make sure to learn the basic approach as you might need it if and when the Lollipop update arrives in your areas.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the Android 5.0 Lollipop


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to 5.0 Lollipop Through 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Lollipop Update to G900HXXU1BOC3 for Galaxy S5 G900H Now Available in India

There is an official Android Lollipop update for India's Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H users to build version  G900HXXU1BOC3 (LRX21T) that is now being pushed via Kies.  This is the first Lollipop update ever rolled out in India alone as the rolls out is gradually pushed in select countries until this moment. Noting that the first Lollipop update was started last month which took place in Kazakhstan that got two Lollipop updates dubbed with  build version  G900HXXU1BOA7 and G900HXXU1BOAD. Then recently followed in Latin America countries which got their own default build version G900HXXU1BOB8.

The G900HXXU1BOC3 is base in Android 5.0 Lollipop version and an upgrade to the previous 4.4.2 KitKat build version G900HXXU1ANG3.  We have just spotted it and now held available in Kies but it might also release via Over-The-Air (OTA) update. So anyone from India and are rocking the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H you may manually check the said Lollipop update right now.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOC3 Update


Here are the firmware build details of G900HXXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 which cab be seen via Settings>> About device.
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOC3
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4235534
  • Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOC3
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOC3
  • CSC: G900HODD1BOC3
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOC3

Since the update is still fresh, we will try to gather more info about the differences behind of that build version G900HXXU1BOC3 compared to the previous updates. You might also try to check it out of your own if it is stable enough, without any single issue, free from bugs, fast, and has a better battery life improvements.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Software Update


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)


This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

UpdateThru 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and  5.0 Lollipop OS.  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Lollipop Update G900HXXU1BOB8 on Galaxy S5 SM-N900H, Returns Silent Mode

An official Lollipop update with build version G900HXXU1BOB8 on Samsung  Galaxy S5 SM-N900H  has just recently released in Panama. The latter  is the first Lollipop update that has just started arriving in Latin America alone. Noting that Latin America's Galaxy S5 software update has some differences than those released in Europe.  According to reports, the G900HXXU1BOB8 Lollipop update differs from those initial released build version G900HXXU1BOA7 and G900HXXU1BOAD as the update itself technically contains the "Silent Mode" option which can be found in the status bar.

In addition, the G900HXXU1BOB8 Lollipop update is much stable compared to those two previous (BOA7 and BOAD) released . It is also has a much improved battery life performance, according to reports.

Since the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Lollipop update are still rolling out in phases and in a timely manner so the rest of all those Galaxy S5 SM-G900H users around the world may need to wait their turn until the Lollipop update arrives in each respective countries.

Anyway, the technical details of the G900HXXU1BOB8 in Settings>>About device reads as follows;

  • Device name: Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Model number: SM-G900H
  • Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOB8
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-4235534
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOB8
  • SE for Android status:  Enforcing

The 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOB8 is an update to previous 4.4.2 KitKat G900HXXU1ANI1 released in Latin America.  The update is now held available in Kies and or thru Over-The-Air (OTA) update.  Below are the step by step guide on how to perform a software update on Samsung Galaxy S5.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the Android 5.0 Lollipop


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not receive any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to 5.0 Lollipop Through 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-N900H Android 5.0 Lollipop update G900HXXU1BOA7 officially released [Updated]

The first official Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) now begins rolling out.  A newly updated build number G900HXXU1BOA7 is now available in Kazakhstan at this time being, but might as well also available to the rest of Galaxy S5 G900H users across the world soon.  The G900HXXU1BOA7 firmware build might still at soaked test released just like what we have seen on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 update in Poland. The update took three releases (see the first, second, and third updates) with different revisions before it reaches in other countries in Europe.

In addition, looking back on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop software update was riddled with some bugs on its first released but hopefully it's now a bit stable on the recent revisions. Let's hope that the Galaxy S5 G900H can perfectly withstand the Android 5.0 Lollipop without any glitches and whatsoever.

Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOA7 Update


Here are the firmware build details of G900HXXU1BOA7 Android 5.0 which cab be seen via Settings>> About device.

  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOA7
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-3660428
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOA7
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOA7
  • CSC: G900HOXY1BOA7
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOA7

Since the Galaxy S5 had bypassed the Android 4.4.4 update, the G900HXXU1BOA7 is direct upgrade from Android 4.4.2 KitKat G900HXXU1ANG3 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. The update is still fresh and now available via Kies and probably via OTA update.

Update: Second Lollipop update is rolled out with build version G900HXXU1BOAD. The former has the same kernel build version to the latter.
  •  Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
  • Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
  • Baseband version G900HXXU1BOAD
  • Kernel version 3.4.0-3660428
  • Build number LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOAD
  • SE for Android status Enforcing
  • AP: G900HXXU1BOAD
  • CSC: G900HOXY1BOAD
  • CP: G900HXXU1BOAD

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Software Update


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not be modified and rooted, as there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update to  G900HXXU1BOA7 G900HXXU1BOAD 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to G900HXXU1BOA7 5.0 Lollipop Through 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Update to 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANI1, brings Play Music Apps and Improved Performance

There is an update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H in Latin America regions that bumps the baseband version to G900HXXU1ANI1 and complete build number to KOT48H.G900HXXU1ANI1. It's still base on Android 4.4.2  and the update says it adds an improved performance to the phone. The update was first seen hitting the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H users in Panama and Uruguay  and now has also started rolling on some select countries in the Americas.

In addition, according to reports the update will bring new apps that has never been pre-installed before such as the Google Play Music. The update is more likely bringing new updated versions of Google's applications like the Chrome, Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Play Movies, Play Books, Play Games, Google Drive, Hangouts, YouTube  and more.  The Sync Contacts and back up, including weather widgets has also receive a new updated version.

The G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 will replace the previous update with build version number G900HXXU1ANG3.  It is rolled out via over the air OTA update and weighs up to 105 MB in file size. If you haven't receive it via OTA, you may check through your phone's Settings>About>>Software Update. If you can't see the update you may use Kies instead  as we have spotted it earlier and it's still available at Kies firmware server up to this moment.

Technical details of G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 Update


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 (Exynos)
Model number SM-G900H
Android version: 4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version: G900HXXU1ANI1
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2712167
Build number: KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANI1
AP: G900HXXU1ANI1
CSC: G900HUUB1ANI1
CP: G900HXXU1ANI1

So just manually check the update via over-the-air or using Samsung Kies if you want to update your Galaxy S5 G900H. Below are just a simple guide from where you can update your Galaxy S5 to the latest software update.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest 4.4.2 Software Update


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root – Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update to  G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.

  • Find “Software update”

  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.

  • Tap the settings icon.

  • Tap About device.

  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to G900HXXU1ANI1 Through 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

If you already receive this update, just do shed us some info on how the G900HXXU1ANI1 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

G900HXXU1ANG3 Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 Update Southeast Asia Release

Are you rocking the Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H Exynos) type?  And you lived in Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, then you are about to see a new software update to build version number G900HXXU1ANG3. The new software update dubbed as 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANG3 will replaced the previous build 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2, as usual every updates brings an improved system stability,  bug-fixes and security enhancements.

Technical details of G900HXXU1ANG3


Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANG3
Kernel version:3.0.4-2109283
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANG3
PDA:G900HXXU1ANG3
CSC:G900HOLB1ANG1
PHONE:G900HXXU1ANG3

Confirmed countries available so far:
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • and Kazakhstan

So just manually check the update  via over-the-air or using Samsung Kies for software upgrading. Below are just a simple guide from where you can update your Galaxy S5 to the latest software update. The update may only takes several minutes to download as it has around 200 MB in size.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest 4.4.2 Software Update


Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Back 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.

Galaxy S5 has no root - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900H may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update to  G900HXXU1ANG3 4.4.2 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 usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to G900HXXU1ANG3 Through 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-G900H and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

If you already received this update, just do shed us some info on how the G900HXXU1ANG3 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

G900HXXU1ANE2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 Firmware Updates on May, June & July 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos type) has yet received another Android 4.4.2 KitKat update dubbed as firmware build number G900HXXU1ANE2 . The new 44.2 G900HXXU1ANE2 has seen rolled out all over in Russia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asian countries, this has been gradually released by Samsung and giving its way to replaced the previous Android 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCI, and the 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCD.  The 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2 update will add some improvements and security enhancements on the international Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H,  the features may still the same but brings a better UI usability and performance.

Technical details of G900HXXU1ANE2?


This is what we got in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan’s Galaxy S5 SM-G900H

Europe 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2


Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1539356
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANE2
AP:G900HXXU1ANE2
CP:G900HXXU1ANE2
CSC:G900HOXE1ANE2

Middle East & Africa 4.4.2 G900HOJV1AND4


Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1539356
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANE2
CP:G900HXXU1ANE2
CSC:G900HOJV1AND4

Latin America 4.4.2 G900HUUB1ANE2



Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1539356
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANE2
CP:G900HXXU1ANE2
CSC:G900HUUB1ANE2

Asia 4.4.2 G900HODD1AND2


This is the firmware build details found on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H in Asia.


Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANE2
Kernel version:3.0.4-1539356
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANE2
CP:G900HXXU1ANE2
CSC: G900HODD1AND2


These are the list of Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 4.4.2 firmware build G900HXXU1ANE2  4.4.2 Firmware updates on every countries.
Note: It ay not completely covered but might only give you some idea to where it is available for now.

How to Update the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to the latest 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANE2 Software Release


Update to G900HXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 via Over-The-Air (OTA Update)


There are two types you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 the first method is firmware update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you and saying that there is a new update available for download. You can also tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900I  Settings>>General tab, scroll to and tap System Update. It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to G900HXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 via 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 (guide for installation) in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900I and other Samsung devices running with 4.3 ,4.4.2 and up OS . Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Galaxy S5 to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow the Kies on-screen software update instructions.

Important Things you should do first before Performing a Software Update


According to Samsung you should prepare the following things before performing the software update. I will also add some useful insights why you should follow this procedures.

You should make sure your battery is fully charged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.
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 happens and it forces you to perform a factory.

Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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‘ you should try to avoid that from happening.

If anyone happens to be from Australia  and have had managed to received this update, just do share to everyone how’s your first impression on the G900HXXU1ANE2 4.4.2 update on your Galaxy S5 G900H. You may check everything, from new features it might have, network to data connectivity, speed, smoothness and don’t forget about the battery life performance.

Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCI Europe and Asia Stock Firmware List

These are the list of  Galaxy S5 SM-G900H Android 4.4.2 firmware build G900HXXU1ANCI which solely for Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Asia's Exynos Galaxy S5. These are the European and Asian Galaxy S5 G900HXXU1ANCI 4.4.2 stock firmware that comes with a different CSC 's compared to other  G900HXXU1ANCI 4.4.2 firmware for Middle East and Africa. The  G900HXXU1ANCI is the initial firmware during the Galaxy S5 market launch. These firmware are merely useful which are intended for advanced users only who often has this instinct into switching their Galaxy S5 SM-G900H into custom ROM or  into rooting. The stock firmware will actually enables you to unroot or restore back the Galaxy S5 SM-G900H to its original factory firmware again. It will return back the original  appearance or default settings,  including the welcome screen logo, wallpapers, themes, ringtones, apps and among other stuff depends on network providers you happen to be at.

What are the technical details of G900HXXU1ANCI?


This is what we got from Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan's Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCI:

Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANCI
Kernel version:3.0.4-1183700
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANCI
AP:G900HXXU1ANCI
CP:G900HXXU1ANCI
CSC:G900HOXE1ANCD

And this one is what we got from India, Nepal and Bangladesh Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCI, though it may look similar but it has actually a different CSC build version:


Android version:4.4.2
Baseband version:G900HXXU1ANCI
Kernel version:3.0.4-1183700
Build number:KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANCI
AP:G900HXXU1ANCI
CP:G900HXXU1ANCI
CSC:G900HODD1ANCG
Read: Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 4.4.2 G900HXXU1ANCI Middle East and Africa Firmware/Stock ROM List

How to Install and Return Back the Original Firmware on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H

What are these Firmware or Stock ROM?


Stock ROMs contains the binary images or data files of the entire software application,  including such as these types of files:
* Sbl.bin
* cache.img
* factoryfs.img
* hidden.img
* modem.bin
* param.lfs
* zImage

Stock ROM is classified as the original firmware which has been released via Samsung Kies official firmware server. These are generally being taken from Kies and carefully re-bundled to produce a flash-able file through the use of Odin flasher application. Within the stock ROM are enclosed the individual Android system applications. These includes
the Bootloader,  AP, CP, and CSC.

Bootloader - This is actually  the boot image and some encrypted hidden data is located here, patches and tweaks also starts here.
AP – This the software/firmware build number version and consists to a code of numbers and letters
CP – This renders the specific Baseband or device modem data (GSM/3G/4G/LTE).
This where it contains the default settings of each specific geographical region, carrier or network providers network data connections.
CSC – Refers to the specific country or carriers for that said firmware is being build for.
PIT – the PIT file refers as ‘Partition Information Table’. This is ideal for for fixing bricked devices if in some way has something changed with the partition table layout of the phone’s system memory. But in normal flashing, you should not use this file, or you may screw up your phone if handed carelessly.

FAQ about flashing stock ROM


Q: Does it safe to flash stock ROM?
A: There is a possibility throughout flashing a firmware on both the authentic and the customized ROMs.Any kind of undesirable interruption took place can cause your device directly straight into soft-bricks. If this your very first time heard of this process, it’s strongly recommended to search through any additional information so you will truly understand of what this process is all about.

Q: Does Flashing will remove all my data stored on the device.
A: Yes and NO. There are two types of stock ROM, the wiped and non-wiped version. It is highly recommended that you should back-up all your important data stored in the phone’s memory like contacts, messages before flashing.

Q: Do I Need to ROOT or UNROOT my phone before flashing stock ROM?
A: NO need to root or unroot yor device, but you will loose root once flashing is made. So, you need to re-root your device again.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM to my phone will erase the network lock?
A: NO. Your network (or SIM) lock will however remain active.

Q: Does Flashing stock ROM will remove root on my phone?
A: Yes. If you currently have rooted, your phone will return back to original factory settingsafter flashing. You need to re-root again to install any 3rd party applications.

Q: Does flashing an operator specific firmware will restrict my open phone to that operator’s network?
A: NO. Your phone still remain open for any Operator SIM. Operator specific builds usually containing “only specific country or carrier provider” logo, bloatwares, wallpapers and/or browser settings, etc.
Disclaimer: We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by following this guide. You may proceed at your own risk, your phone is not a toy for us, it is your own personal property, it is up to you to decide on what and how to do about it.

Important but yet foe safety guidelines just before using the stock firmware


  • Ensure that your Galaxy S5′s battery power is full or recharge it.
  • Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-Wipe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.
  • Remember or back up the APN settings of your device. ( This only done if you try to install other regions stock ROM.
  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.  Odin will not work on MAC OS. – Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy S5.
  • Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connectingyour device to the computer try to enable the this option. In your Samsung Galaxy Note 3, go to Settings>> About device>> then look for the firmware build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-ups that says something “congratulations you are now a developer”.
  • Remove the external  micro SD card if you have one, to avoid any failures and error during the flashing process.
  • TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – juts tap on Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.
  • Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device. – Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.

Step 1: Download the needed tools for flashing


Odin Flasher Tools:
Odin3_v3.07 download
Odin3_v3.09 download
Galaxy S5 USB Driver  download

Download your Galaxy S5 Original Firmware or Stock ROM according to your phone’s Country/Carrier of origin.


I can’t put it all up here, so you may find the most latest firmware updates. Stock ROM are case sensitive and may result to undesired outcomes if misused. Each stock ROM was built to a specific product code variant. Asian and European version of Galaxy S5 SM-G900H  stock ROM cannot be used on other regions like U.S. Canada Middle East, Africa, New Zealand, Australia for it might result into unwanted bricks or other problems such as data connectivity and signal lost.
Take note! Select as well as install the correct stock ROM according to the specific model number of your Galaxy S5. DO NOT even try to install to other SGS 5 with different model numbers for it will harm your device or might resulted into unbearable bricks.

You can grab the firmware files at samsung-updates. Just enter the build this build number “G900HXXU1ANCI” or the CSC numbers “G900HOXE1ANCD”  for Europe and “G900HODD1ANCG” for Asia in the search form or you also choose the latest firmware available according to your  country or network provider.

Here are the list of G900HXXU1ANCI 4.4.2 firmware which covers Europe's and Asian countries, including network providers Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.

Step 2: Extract the downloaded stock ROM


You need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Run and Configure Odin


Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only  the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

Step 6: Reboot your Galaxy S5 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy S5 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the PowerON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Step 5: Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop


Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin.

Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Step 6: Load the binary .tar.md5 file


Single Packaged Stock ROM
If the stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only the PDA, CSC and Phone modem are already included to it. Now, you need to just simply click on the PDA button, then browse to the folder where the .tar or .tar.md5 you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
It may look like this: Kies_Home_G900HXXU1ANCi_G900HOJV1ANCH.tar.md5.

Build numbers varies on each product code, specific geographical region and network CSC (Consumer Software Customization) codes. Like for example in Galaxy S5 it also comes such this:

Stock ROM with Multiple Files with PDA, CSC and PHONE files
If the files came with  individual .tar like Bootloader, AP, CSC and CP
packages, you’ll need to load each specific file formats on each designated buttons.

Bootloader button – select the .tar file associated with a name CODE after the build number like – Boot_G900HXXU1ANCI_xxxxx_.tar.md5
AP button – select the .tar file associated with a name CODE after the build number like – AP_G900HXXU1ANCI_xxxxx_.tar.md5
CP button – .tar file associated with a name ‘MODEM’ after the build number like – CP_G900HXXU1ANCI_xxxxx_.tar.md5
CSC button – .tar file associated with a name ‘CSC’ after the build number like – CSC_G900HXXU1ANCI_xxxxx_.tar.md5

Step 7: Start Flashing or Installing the stock ROM


Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Step 8: Watch out for the word PASS!!


When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered. This only happens if you installed other regions stock ROM.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.


Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A:  Do the following steps:
1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.

Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, It isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Try to use another PC or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: You can fix it via recovery mode option, do this: Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S5 in Normal mode.

That’s it! you have now learned how to install Samsung Galaxy S5 stock ROM. You can use this procedure again and again, using any future stock ROM that only match with your device. All other questions and suggestions are most welcome, just let me know by leaving a message on the comment form below. Enjoy!.