Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P has gotten its official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update to which came out as OS build version G900PVPU3CPCA. The G900PVPU3CPCA Marshmallow update was officially rolled out on April 07, 2016 via over-the-air (OTA). But for those who might have had a rooted and modified devices may no longer received and may have failed to get the said OTA update, you folks might need the stock firmware itself. By way of flashing the stock firmware in to the device will automatically remove modification you have made. While it will also upgrades your device in to Marshmallow at the same time upon the installation process
In addition, this method will remove root that you have previously installed, but you can still re-root your device once again anytime you want. So don’t be afraid of losing root as I’ve also included the process of rooting the G900PVPU3CPCA Marshmallow update down below. So if you want your device to join the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow fuzz and eager to know what is all about, just read on for our step by step procedure.
Build details of G900PVPU3CPCA Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow:
- Model number: SM-G900P
- Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
- Baseband version: G900PVPU3CPCA
- Kernel version: 3.4.0-7603580
Wed Mar 23 14:03:10 2016
- Build number: MMB29M.G900PVPU3CPCA
- AP: G900PVPU3CPCA
- CSC: G900PSPT3CPCA
- CP: G900PVPU3CPCA
Changelog of G900PVPU3CPCA:
- OS upgrade to Android 6.0.1 Marsmallow
- UI improvements
Important Note: Flashing G900PVPU3CPCA Android 6.0.1 Marshamallow Firmware
- Make a full backup 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, wipe cache to obtain a fresher and clean installation. Don’t be lazy.
- Perform a Full wipe factory data/reset before and after flashing so your phone’s memory cache will be cleaned-up as those remained data out there will cause trouble. This resolves and help to get rid of lag issues once the installation is finished. Read at the bottom of this post on how to perform a factory reset.
- Re-charge your phone’s battery, fully charge just to make sure.
- Use a PC with perfectly working USB serial port.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Samsung Galaxy S5.
- 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 is rooted, will I lose root once installed the official firmware?
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 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware released by Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not harm KNOX warranty void flag.
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 G900PVPU3CPCA stock Firmware
Important: This stock firmware is for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P (U.S.A.) retail version only. DO NOT ever use it on any other Galaxy S5 variant such as the SM-G900A (AT&T), SM-G900T (T-Mobile), SM-G900V (Verizon), SM-G900F and SM-G900H international, and including those in Canada (SM-G900W8).
[DOWNLOAD] – It is the untouched and remained as official firmware as it was.
The Tools you’ll need:
Install the Samsung Galaxy S5 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 a (zip) so that you’ll get the (tar.md5) file.
Run and Configure Odin.
Run Odin multi-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 the Samsung Galaxy S5 into Download Mode.
To reboot the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900P 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. The downloads mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”
Connect the SGS 5 Phone to PC.
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 log cat 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 G900PVPU3CPCA Android 6.0.1 Marshamallow
The stock firmware is packed 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 on Flashing the G900PVPU3CPCA 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 finishes.
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 already finishes, 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 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy S5.
Some folks might miss this part, then there goes this lag problem here and there. This will also affect 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 also achieve a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just do make sure you all important data has a backup copy and already saved in a safe place before doing this. This process does not cover on any outdated apps that cause incompatibility issues on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS, all you need is find any updates on that particular apps to fixed any issues.
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 G900P in Normal mode.
More workarounds if ever encountered:
Some apps has FC’s and lag issues.
Individual apps requires an update prior to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow compatibility or otherwise it just causes the problem. Once the update has made, you might also check on all apps first if it still runs perfectly.
How to Root G900PVPU3CPCA Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update?
Grab the following files:
1. Set the device in download mode – Press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power button.
2. Flash the “twrp-3.0.2-0-klte.img.tar” in Odin’s AP button, then wait until finished.
3. Disconnect the phone from PC once the TWRP installation completed
4. Copy the BETA-SuperSU-v2.71.zip in to your phone’s SD card memory and remember where you exactly put it.
4. Next, reboot the phone in recovery mode. Turn the phone Off again, then press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button until the phone boots into the TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project).
5. Once the phone set in recovery mode, in the TWRP menu just simply select “Install”.
6. Tap “Select Storage”, choose “Micro SDCard”, and hit “OK”.
7. Locate to BETA-SuperSU-v2.71.zip on your SD-card and install it.
8. Lastly select “Reboot after install” and “Swipe to confirm Flash”.
9. At the upper left corner of the Samsung splash screen you should see “Set Warranty Bit” once the phone reboots.
10. Profit! Your phone should be rooted. However, if it did not worked perfectly you may just repeat the whole rooting process.