Good new for the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F UK users, now they can update their phone with the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The new update comes with lots of new features and improvement. An OTA update is already available through Samsung KIES, or you should have received a notification directly on your phone. If you’re in the UK, head to your S5’s settings > about phone > software update page and get in on the Lollipop action! If the update is not available for you then you can use this guide to update your device manually. The process is easy and takes a few minutes to install the official update.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S5 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO UPDATE GALAXY S5
Step 1. Download the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop KTU1BNL2 for S5 here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Download ODIN v3.09 which will help you to install Android 5.0 on Samsung Galaxy S5 G900S.
Step 3. Now boot your device in Download Mode. TO do this Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4. Now connect your phone to the pc with USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop.
Step 5. Now select the files that you have to install on your phone. You can get all these files on the Firmware package that your downloaded on Step 1.
Select these files from the extracted firmware package(Step 1);
a) Click the PDA / AP button and select file with .tar.md5 extension
b) Click the Phone / CP button and select file with MODEM in its name
c) Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
d) Click the PIT button and select the .pit file
[Note: Ignore the last three steps (b, c and d) if such files are not found.]
And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.
Step 6. [IMPORTANT] Recheck all the setting once again, once you are sure that all setting are correct then hit the Start button from the ODIN application screen to start the update process.
Step 7. The flashing process will take some time, once the installation is done you will see the “PASS” message with green background on the ODIN application.
That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy S5 has now been updated to Android 5.0 firmware update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.