The new Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL9 firmware is now available for Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F device. The new update has release in Europe and Asia via Over the Air. The new release comes with features such as lock-screen notifications support, Material Design User Interface, ART full support and more.
If your device didn’t receive this new update but still want to install it then you should use a manually step by step instructions for that.
Below we will teach you how to install the new Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL9 update on the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F device:
Use this step by step guide only for the Samsung Galaxy S5 device model number G900F. So, do not use the same for any other similar devices.
Verify the version of your device by going to the About Phone area, and there make sure that the SM – G900F model appear in list under the Model Number section.
Now, install the Samsung USB Drivers on your PC, you can download this file from here.
Enable the USB Debugging option by going to the Developer Options. (If the Developer Options is not listed then you will have to unhide this menu first: just navigate to the About Phone section and there press 7 times on the Build Number text in order to obtain the developer rights).
Now, navigate to Setting and scroll down to Developer Options and enable it.
Find the USB Debugging Mode and press its check box to enable the same.
Now, disable the antivirus and all applications such as Samsung KIES software which can interfere with the updating process. These kind of application usually block the ODIN app that will be used to flash the new firmware on the S5 device.
Keep in mind that if your device is a rooted device, once the device will be updated with a stock firmware the root access will be revoked.
On the other hand, if the device has a custom ROM flashed on it, then you can install the stock update, but you’ll need to apply an extra instruction after the flashing is done.
A factory reset has to be applied after the new Android 5.0 update is flashed over a custom ROM.
Factory reset is required for devices running official Android 4.4 KitKat, but cannot boot into the new Lollipop OS.
If the Samsung Galaxy S5 device has an official update installed on it then you shouldn’t lose any file or data during the installation process and the stock Android 5.0 should be applied without any risk. But our team always advices our reader to make a full backup to prevent loosing data such as SMS or text message, contacts, personal images, applications and more. For saving your data you can use Helium tool for Android devices.
For saving your contacts you can sync them with your Gmail account.
This post is provided only for teaching you the full installation process, so use this guide only if you are an advanced Android user and we cannot be held liable or responsible for any data lose or in case you damage your device.
Ensure that the device’s battery charge level is more than 65% before you’ll start the flashing process.
Read with attention whole guide and do not skip any information or step from here.
How to flash the new Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL9 Update on Galaxy S5 G900F device:
Download the Android 5.0 firmware (G900FXXU1BNL9) from here. (use or create an account with SamMobile in order to have access to the download file).
Save the file on your computer and extract its content to get the G900FXXU1BNL9 tar.md5 file.
Do not extract any other file than that.
Next download the ODIN v3.09 from here save it on your computer and extract its content to obtain the ODIN v3.09 exe file.
Now, power off your Samsung Galaxy S5 device and then boot it into Download Mode.
Open The Odin 3.09. exe on your computer.
Now, connect the device to PC by using the USB cord.
Now wait for ODIN to detect the Galaxy S5 device and then continue the tutorial with the next step. In case the S5 device isn’t recognized then reinstall the USB drivers once again.
Now, click the ‘AP’ option in ODIN application to load the firmware file.
Browse your PC for G900FXXU1BNL9 tar.md5 file and load it into ODIN application.
Ensure that the ‘Re-Partition’ option is not enabled into ODIN application and do not make other changes into ODIN.
Press the START button when you want to start the installation process of new stock ROM.
After the new Android 5.0 Lollipop is successfully installed, the device will get a restart into normal mode.
Keep in mind that the first process to load this new ROM will take a while before all its files will be loaded completely. Do not press any other buttons until the new welcome logo screen will be displayed.
Disconnect your Android device from the PC and then insert your login details in order to get the full control over it.
Great, you’ve successfully complete the installation guide to install Android 5.0 on your Galaxy S5 device.
If the ODIN application fails to flash new stock ROM, then you need to repeat whole guide once again. Ensure that you have the suitable USB drivers installed on your PC. Read and follow all above instructions and make sure that you won’t skip any of them.
If the Odin app says that the flashing process is successfully, but the device doesn’t display the welcome logo after more than 25 minutes, then you will have to do some extra steps such as “factory reset”. To apply a “factory reset” step you need to power down your device into Recovery mode, from there select wipe data / factory reset and then confirm the process. Now restart your device into normal mode and that’s it.