The first Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F official Android 5.0 Lollipop update G900FXXU1BNL2 now got a new update. This time dubbed with build number G900FXXU1BNL7, and along with it are some few bug-fixes on some apps like Facebook and other system improvements such as the fingerprint sensor’s accuracy issue. But yet again, it’s still only available and officially released in Poland. While the rest of the world will need to patiently wait more time until to when it could arrive. But for those who can’t wait much longer, why wait? You can download the G900FXXU1BNL7, the exact and an official Android 5.0 firmware and then manually upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F in no time.
Details of G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Firmware:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL7
Kernel version 3.4.0-3548824
Thu Dec 11 14:07:48 KST 2014
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL7
SE for Android status Enforcing
Some Changes of the Android 5.0:
The G900FXXU1BNL7 update brings fixes to the Facebook compatibility and other apps issues. Along with the following Android 5.0 features update will also improve the fingerprint sensor
- Material Design
- ART runtime
- New lockscreen with notifications support
- Tap & Go
- Priority mode
- Smart Lock
- Clipboard tool
- System stability and improvements
- Performance enhancements
Again, the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL2 update can be downloaded through Samsung Kies. Below are the official firmware build G900FXXU1BNL2 Android 5.0 Lollipop for advanced users that wants to to manually update. Just check the list below to see if your country and carrier provider are also included.
Important reminder before you install the G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware
Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
Nup, this is an official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
My Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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.
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.
- Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is fully charge.Stock Firmware packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc. before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe, just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in safe if something went wrong during the flashing process.
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port. Odin will not work on MAC OS.
- Use the supplied USB cable for your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.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 appear.
- Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
Note: The G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Lollipop update comes with a protected bootloader “SE for Android Status – Enforcing” that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you are planning into rooting and installs any custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on Android 5.0 Lollipop , so please be aware with that.
Download the G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Lollipop unbranded firmware:
Install the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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-G900F into Download Mode
To reboot the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F 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 or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log 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 G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware file
The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only. Now, you need to just 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 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.
Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware
Confirm your fresh firmware installed the G900FXXU1BNL2 Android 5.0 Update on your Galaxy S5
Go to Settings>About Device>Firmware info.
Troubleshooting Odin ‘Failed’ error
Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock firmware on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.
Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot 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-G900F in Normal mode.
That’s it! If you found some interesting features, including bugs and other issues to the G900FXXU1BNL7 Android 5.0 update, just drop it on our comment form below.