Firmware build number G900HXXU1BOAD a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H official Android 5.0 Lollipop update. The G900HXXU1BOAD is the second 5.0 lollipop update released next to G900HXXU1BOA7 which recently rolling out and only available in Kazakhstan. Those from other countries which technically cannot get this update at this time being via Kies due to regional boundaries of firmware updates. It could arrive in other countries in a moth or two but if you cannot wait much longer anymore and want to try it now, then you can do so by simply get the official Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware G900HXXU1BOAD by means of manual installation.
In addition, we ought not to post the G900HXXU1BOA7 update since it was suddenly pulled and replaced with the G900HXXU1BOAD build. Upon the installation of G900HXXU1BOA7 we have encountered a severe battery draining issues compared to the former which is seemingly more stable and quite impressive. As you may know, this device did not receive any Android 4.4.4 KitKat and just directly jumped-up to Android 5.0 from Android 4.4.2. The Android 5.0 Lollipop update was riddled with some bugs particularly on some of the outdated apps.
Since this is the first Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos) version so expect some minor glitches. But there still much more stable update coming soon. Just like the ones on Galaxy S5 G900F (Snapdragon) Lollipop updates version which Poland is the chosen country to run the initial Lollipop updates 1st) G900FXXU1BNL2, 2nd) G900FXXU1BNL7, 3rd) G900FXXU1BNL9, and the recent one is G900FXXU1BOA3. So this is basically the same thing happening on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H.
Furthermore, comparing the G900HXXU1BOAD to the initial released G900HXXU1BOA7 I saw some significant changes about the battery life performance. It is a lot fine now specifically when you are also worried about lag issues. So read on and follow on how to manually upgrade the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H official Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Technical Details of G900HXXU1BOAD Android 5.0 Firmware:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: Samsung-SM-G900H
Android version: 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: G900HXXU1BOAD
Kernel version: 3.4.0-77433514
Build number: LRX21T.G900HXXU1BOAD
SE for Android status: Enforcing
The G900HXXU1BOAD Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H can be officially downloaded and installed via Samsung Kies if you are from Kazakhstan. Below are the official build G900HXXU1BOAD stock firmware which was pulled from Samsung Kies firmware server for all advanced users all over the world that wants to manually update.
Important Note: Flashing G900HXXU1BOAD Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware
- Make a full back-up of all important data stored from your phone and saved it in your computer. I highly recommend this as we are going to perform a full factory data reset.
- Perform a Full wipe factory data/reset before and after flashing so your phone cache will be cleaned-up and help get rid of lag issues once the installation is finished. Read at the bottom of this post for performing factory reset.
- Re-charge your phone’s battery.
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB data cable.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H. Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – Settings>>About Phone, then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appears. Hit back to Home>>Settings>>Developer option>>Enable USB debugging.
- TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON. Go to Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on.
Q: My Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H is rooted, will I lose root?
If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want.
Q: Will this method triggers KNOX Warranty counter to 0x1?
No, this is an official and signed Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware released by Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not harm KNOX warranty void flag.
Q: Can I flashed this on top on any Android 4.4.2 KitKat?
Yes, as long as your Galaxy S5 is running on the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat such as the following:
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
Download the G900HXXU1BOAD Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware:
Official stock firmware – G900HXXU1BOAD (link)
Install the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H USB driver.
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. You may also need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.
Run and Configure Odin.
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘Phone Bootloader Update’ (only if your device runs on 4.3) , ‘AUTO-REBOOT’ and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes must be checked. Only the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked.
Reboot your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H into Download Mode.
To reboot the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut off, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. he download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop.
Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a message says “Added” on a logcat box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.
Load the stock G900HXXU1BOAD Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.
The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only. Simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
Start Flashing the G900HXXU1BOAD stock firmware.
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.
Wait until you see the PASS!! message.
When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
How to get rid of lag issues and achieved a more stable Android 5.0 on your Galaxy S5
Some folks might miss this part, then there goes this lag problem here and there. This will also affects the battery life performance. So it is much better to perform a full wipe and factory reset once before and after flashing a stock firmware. This will not just avoid getting into any issues, but you can can also achieved a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just do make sure you all important data has a back-up copy and already saved in safe place before doing this.
Performing Full Wipe Data/Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy S5 in Recovery Mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the “Wipe Cache Partition”.
5. Lastly, select “Reboot System Now” to reboot your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H in Normal mode.