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Samsung launches Android 5.0 Lollipop XXU1BNL2 OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S5

In my previous articles I had told you that the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update was being rolled out for Nexus, LG & Motorola devices. But this update had not been rolled for the Samsung devices. But there is a good news for the International Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F model users who reside in Europe. As per latest reports, the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware is being rolled in Europe for the International Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F Smartphone. Being this an OTA update, it’s rolled out in phases and might reach your handset at any point of time. So keep checking the notification panel of your handset.

Being this update available for OTA, so users living in Europe would get the opportunity to flash the firmware via OTA. But users who are not fortunate enough to get the OTA update or living in other estates, can now flash this firmware to their handset by following the below given  manual  update method. The firmware is dubbed as Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL2 update and is available for the Galaxy S5 device with only the model number SM-G900F.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update comes with a dozen new features which gives you the experience of a brand new handset post update. Since the firmware is being rolled in phases, so it will take some time to reach your handset. Expected that Samsung will also start rolling this new firmware for other Samsung devices soon. So now let’s have a look on the requirements essential for the update to flash the new Android custom ROM in the Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F European model.

NB: Remember, the update mentioned in this article is only purposed for the International variant of Galaxy S5. So you must use this firmware for the said device only. The US model of Galaxy S5 is yet to receive the OTA.

Caution: Though it’s an official update, the silly mistake done by you can affect your device. It’s great to take the responsibility of any damage by yourself. There is no such guarantee that the information will work 100 percent. In case of any problem, we will definitely help you to overcome. But remember, the flashing is your own responsibility. BlogZamana will not remain responsible at any way for any concerns caused due to the update.

  1. Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
  2. Computer (Windows XP or Windows 7)
  3. Original USB Cable
  4. Install Samsung KIES in PC and update through internet from official site. This is very important that upgraded version of KIES must be used to officially make the device updated.
  5. Disable the antivirus program and uninstall the same in Smartphone to avoid interruption during the update.
  6. Make the device data backup in case of loss or corruption, backup all the SMS, Contacts, call logs, MMS, videos, songs, apps, APN passwords and other files present in direct phone
  7. Make sure that the Smartphone has 70% battery charge or more to avoid automatic shut down during the update.
Procedure to update Galaxy S5 SM-G900F with official KitKat 5.0 XXU1BNL2  Firmware
  1. First make sure you followed the entire above requirement, battery charged, installed both the software (WinRar+ Samsung kies) in computer and installed the zip file.
  2. Then extract the zip file and download the Odin file and the firmware to your PC. Place the files on desktop to find those easily.
  3. Turn off the Smartphone device and land it into download mode by press-holding the VOL DOWN KEY+ HOME+POWER Button. Then again press the Volume up key to continue when a warning massage appears.
  4. Now double click on Odin to launch it and then connect the device via USB. When the device gets detected by Odin the pass message will appear. If this doesn’t happen then enable the kies option. You must not have upgraded the Samsung KIES from the official Samsung site. If properly connected, then Odin ID:COM box turns yellow and now you can move to the next step.
  5. Click on PDA option in Odin and then select the tar.md5 file that was extracted by you earlier in the second step. Make sure that the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time check boxes are ticked in ODIN and the Re-Partition button is unchecked.
  6. Then click on start to flash the firmware. Wait for few minutes and a PASS message will appear confirming the flashed update.

Congratulations, you have now successfully learned the process to flash the KitKat 4.4.2 official XXU1BNL2 update on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F easily. If you want to get in more updates on custom ROMs or firmware updates then do not forget to visit our site BlogZmana. Leave a comment if you have any doubt.

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