Samsung rolls Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANGF Firmware for Galaxy S5 Mini (SM-G800H): Steps for Manual Update

In my previous article I informed you how you can update your Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 Wi-Fi (SM-T230) with Android 4.4.2 XXU0ANG1 Firmware. Obviously it must have been a superb news for the Galaxy Tab 4.7.0 WiFi users and today I am back with another superb news. Guess what?? Now you can update your Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini with the latest Kitkat 4.4.2 XXU1ANGF Firmware and the better part in the update is that it’s the official release. This latest update comes with numerous bug fixes for your device and includes a number of eloquent options that are found in the Android 4.4.4. KitKat OS. Besides, the update brings improvisations in RAM Usage and has removed the Stock Apps.

The firmware update has been simultaneously released in five estates including Soudi Arbia, South Africa, Afganisthan, Egypt & United Arab Emirates. The firmware bears the codename G800HXXU1ANGF  and can be flashed in your Galaxy SM-G800H device in two methods. The users living in these regions can update their device after getting the update notification on the software update panel of their device. To manually check the software update go to Settiings>About Device>Software Update. But those who are living outside the said regions, or even living within the regions, yet can’t wait for the OTA update, then they can follow the below given manual method to update their Smartphone with the latest firmware. But before that you have to take a look on the below given guidelines to update the Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANGF firmware manually in your Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini device. These are called the pre-requirements for the update and are essential.

Caution

Make sure to double check the Name and model number of your device before starting the installation since it’s only meant for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini. Using the process with other device might hard brick your device or create bugs in it. Be sure that BlogZamana will not remain responsible for any sort of issues like Bugs, Brick of device or Dead SD Card, if your device experiences any during the installation process. What you do is on your own risk.  

Pre-Requisites

  • One Samsung Galaxy S5 Smartphone.
  • Original Data Cable
  • One PC preloaded with Samsung Galaxy S5 drivers. Else at first download and install the drivers on your PC from Samsung’s official website.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode. You will find the option in the Developer Section of your device.
  • Back Up all important data in Android your device since the update process will erase all data.
  • Keep at least 60% to 70% battery back up in your Galaxy S5 Mini to avoid accidental shut down during installation.

Downloads

Steps to Update

  • First of all download the above mentioned two files and extract the Galaxy S5.zip file to the desktop of your PC.
  • Now switch off your  Smartphone and boot it into download mode by long press and hold of the Volume Down Key+Home Button. Holding these two buttons, switch on your device. If your device starts with normal mode then repeat the steps again to put it into download mode.
  • Now launch Odin and connect your device to your PC via USB.
  • You will see the ID: COM box of ODIN screen turning blue along with the COM PORT Number and Added Massage in the below left corner of the screen, if your device gets connected properly.
  • Now select the PDA button from the ODIN screen and select the file with .tar.md5 extension from the extracted folder. Ensure that the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are ticked in ODIN and the Re-Partition button is unchecked.
  • Double check the settings and hit the START button to initiate the update process.
  • Wait for sometime and you will see the PASS massage on the ODIN screen with green backdrop once the flashing is complete. Disconnect your Smartphone from your PC when your device restarts.

The update process will take around 4-5 minutes and your device will reboot automatically. So wait still the update finishes. Congrats!! Now your Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800H Smartphone device has been successfully updated with the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat  XXU1ANGF firmware. The procedure is easy and completes within a few minutes. You shouldn’t face any issues for the same. In case you find any issues in the update process, don’t forget to massage me in the comment section and I shall find out a solution for you instantly.

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