G900FXXS1CQBW Install Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware Updates

Here are the latest Android Marshmallow firmware updates on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. This firmware is only for those advanced users who might have a rooted and modified Galaxy S5 that might want to restore back. Also for those who might also just want to manually install the device updated if ever if you already missed the recent released.

The Galaxy S5 SM-G900F latest updates includes the Android Security Patches. These updates were officially rolled out by Google and Samsung in a monthly basis. Some updates may also contains new or enhancement features, bug fixes and several system improvements to optimize the device performance.

February 2017 Firmware Updates

G900FXXS1CQBW Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Android security patch level:  1 February 2017
Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQBW
Build date: 02/13/2017
  • United Kingdom  – (link)

January 2017 Firmware Updates

G900FXXS1CQAV Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQAV
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQAV
Build date: 1/2/2017
  • United Kingdom  – (link)
  • France  – XEF (link)
  • Spain  – PHE (link)
  • Greece  – EUR (link)
  • Poland – XEO (link)
  • Russia – SER (link)
  • Southeast Europe  – SEE (link)
  • Vodafone  – VOD (link)
  • 3/Three – 3IE (link)

G900FXXS1CQA9 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQA9
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQA9
Build date: 1/16/2017
  • Switzerland  – AUT (link)
  • The Netherlands  – PHN (link)
  • Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark  – NEE (link)

G900FXXS1CQAB Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: January 1, 2017
Baseband version: G900FXXS1CQA3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9174057
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CQAB
Build date: 1/16/2017
  • O2 UK  – O2U (link)
  • O2 Ireland – O2I (link)

December 2016 Firmware Updates

G900FXXS1CPLV Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPLV
  • United Kingdom  – BTU (link)
  • Germany  – DBT (link)
  • France  – XEF (link)
  • Spain  – PHE (link)
  • Italy – ITV (link)
  • Austria  – ATO (link)
  • Poland – XEO (link)
  • Romania  – ROM (link)
  • Luxembourg / Belgium  – LUX  (link)
  • Southeast Europe  – SEE (link)
  • Vodafone UK  – VOD (link)

November 2016 Firmware Updates

G900FXXU1CPK8 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPK8
  • France SFR – (link)

G900FXXS1CPK6 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9174057
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK6
  • UK (O2)  – O2U (link)

G900FXXU1CPK3 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPK3
  • UK (Everything Everywhere)  – EVR (link)
  • The Netherlands  – PHN (link)

G900FXXU1CPK2 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPG3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPK2
  • Cosmote Greece  – COS (link)

G900FXXU1CPK1 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPK1
  • United Kingdom  – BTU (link)

October 2016 Firmware Updates

G900FXXS1CPJ7 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPI9
Kernel version: 3.4.0-8538464
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPJ7
  • Switzerland  – AUT (link)

G900FXXU1CPJ6 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPJ1
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9493471
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXU1CPJ6
  • United Kingdom  – BTU (link)
  • Austria  – ATO (link)
  • Germany  – DBT (link)
  • France  – XEF (link)
  • Spain  – PHE (link)
  • Italy – ITV (link)
  • Greece  – EUR (link)
  • Norway – TEN (link)
  • Hungary – XEH (link)
  • Poland – XEO (link)
  • Russian Federation  – SER (link)
  • Romania  – ROM (link)
  • Luxembourg / Belgium  – LUX  (link)
  • Finland / Denmark / Norway   – NEE (link)
  • Southeast Europe  – SEE (link)
  • United Kingdom / Vodafone  – VOD (link)
  • Ireland / Vodafone  – VDI (link)
  • The Netherlands / Vodafone  – VDF (link)

G900FXXS1CPJ4 Firmware Downloads

Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
Baseband version: G900FXXU1CPC5
Kernel version: 3.4.0-9174057
Build number: MMB29M.G900FXXS1CPJ4
  • United Kingdom / O2  – O2U (link)
S5 G900FXXU1CPD2 marshmallow
The 1st Android Marshmallow update on unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

If you haven’t touched your phone you can do the update automatically via Over-The-Air or using Smart Switch for PC. All you need is to do is to simply tap on your phone Settings > About device > Software update > Check for an update. You may also use Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC if you choose to update while connecting the phone in to a PC..

How to Manually Install the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware Update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

  • 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.
  • 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 a 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-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 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.

FAQ’s

Q: My Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is rooted, will I lose root once I have installed the Marshmallow update?

If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash. The Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow can be rooted so you can still root your device again anytime 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 the official firmware will not harm KNOX warranty void flag.

The Tools:

Odin3_v3.10 (grab it here) and the USB Driver (grab it here)

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 so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin.

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.10 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.

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. If you do not see a COM port number in Odin then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware.

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.

“G900FXXU1CPJ6_G900FOXA1CPJ6_HOME.tar.md5″

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 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 is finished, 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 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 also achieved a cleaner and fresher firmware installation. Just do make sure you all important data has a backup 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-G900F into the normal rebooting mode.