Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD Smartphone to Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANH1 Firmware

Before I had informed you how to update your Verizon Galaxy S5 Smartphone with Android KitKat 4.4.2 VRU1ANE9 Firmware. Also I let you know the step-by-step guide to root your Samsung Galxy S5 Smartphone. Today I have brought you the guide to manually update your Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD device with the latest released Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANH1 Firmware. The firmware which was lately released in Uzbekistan by Samsung, bears the XXU1ANH1 build and is supposed to hit the globe soon. Anyways, it doesn’t matter wen the OTA update hits the Galaxy S5 Smartphones around the globe because you can now start updating your Smartphones following the manual update method. For updating your device manually, you can follow the below given article. But before that make sure that you have read and understand the steps well and most importantly you meet the pre-requirements dubbed essential for update. Just have a look.


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 SM-G900FD Smartphone. Using this process in other Smartphone devices might 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.  


  • One Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD Smartphone.
  • Original Data Cable
  • One PC preloaded with Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900FD 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 to avoid accidental shut down during installation.


Steps to Update

  • First of all download the above mentioned two files and extract the Android KitKat 4.4.2 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 Buttom+Power Button. Press the Power button to continue as soon as you see a warning triangle sign on your display.
  • 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 AP/PDA button from the ODIN screen and select the file with .tar.md5 extension. 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 flashing will take almost 4-5 minutes and your device will get rebooted automatically after the flashing. Wait still the process finishes. Congrats!! You have successfully updated the new firmware to your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900V Smartphone . Enjoy!! In case of any issues, don’t forget to get back to me via the comment section. I am always there to find out a solution for you.

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