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Galaxy S5 Lollipop update version G900FXXU1POEH Rolling Out in Northern Europe

Another Lollipop update build version G900FXXU1POEH is recently send out on Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) which is now held available in Nordic countries.   This isn't the first time we have seen an odd build firmware build version that  has now starts with letter "P" as compared to the usual releases that starts with "B" and  "A".  Just like the ones  on Vodafone's Galaxy S5 update which was dubbed with build version G900FXXU1POE2 and many other related build numbers.

Samsung might have added some few changes to the update which now comes  with odd  build numbers.  For advanced users, there is one thing in common on newer Lollipop update with odd build numbers is that it poised with a much higher "kernel" changes value. The kernel version is far more technical matter when it comes to a typical Galaxy S5 owners, but it simply means that it has been added with several tweaks on it and a much more robust than the previous updates.

According to some folks who have been updated their Galaxy S5  to the latest version with odd firmware builds has confirmed that there is a lot of issues has been resolved. This includes, the battery life performance, heating issue, lag-issues, memory issues, connectivity issues and more.  But considering those problems only exists on a case to case basis regardless of which country and network providers the Galaxy S5 came from.

Here goes the technical details of the update:
Model number: SM-G900F
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: G900FXXU1PODT
Kernel version:  3.4.0-4854135
Build number:  LRX21T.G900FXXU1POEHmore info:
Date of build: May 27, 2015

This update once again is only available for those Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) owners in Northern Europe such as Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as of this moment. We will just keep you updated if and when the time comes that this update reaches in other countries. So much better to check it out of yourself if you own a Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) and happens that you are from those mentioned countries.  Below is the step-by-step guide on how to get the G900FXXU1POEH, Android  5.0 Lollipop update.

How to Update the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Official Android 5.0 Lollipop

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

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

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Ensure that your Galaxy S5 should still runs on the official Lollipop released build version and hasn’t been rooted – Your device should not be modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in Kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update via Over-The-Air (OTA)

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

It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later. The G900FXXU1POEH Android 5.0 update is around 300+ MB in file size while updating via OTA.

Update to Lollipop Using Kies 3

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-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.