Install Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BNL9 Firmware on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F

Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update with build G900FXXU1BNL9 is rolled out for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. Samsung released this third Lollipop firmware update for the European international version of Galaxy S5. This release is available for the Poland users currently like the two previous updates (G900FXXU1BNL2 and G900FXXU1BNL7), and they can now officially update their Galaxy S5 SM-G900F devices to the latest build G900FXXU1BNL9.

This update brings much performance improvements according to its changelog. If luckily you are from Poland then navigate to OTA, and you should find update notification there, or you can also get this stock firmware upgrade via Samsung Kies server. But if you failed to upgrade the Galaxy S5 to the latest G900FXXU1BNL9 using OTA (Over-The-Air) / Samsung Kies Server or if you are from any other region where you have not received this update notification yet on your device then don’t worry, here is a guide for to install this stock firmware upgrade using the Odin flashing tool manually on Galaxy S5.

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Image credit: grabi.org

Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-G900F
  • Model Name: Galaxy S5
  • Country: Poland
  • Version: Android 5.0
  • Changelist: 77433514
  • Build date: 18 December
  • Product Code: XEO
  • PDA: G900FXXU1BNL9
  • CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1
  • MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL9

So if you have decided to install the latest firmware update on the Galaxy S5, go ahead and follow the given step by step guide to the proceeding. Do note that G900FXXU1BNL9 is an unbranded firmware version and you can install it on any unlocked SM-G900F device.

Note: – This guide is having installation instructions for G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 stock firmware is only applicable to the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. Do not try to flash wrong firmware file on any other variant, as a result; it might brick the device. You can check the model number of your Galaxy S5 by going to SettingsAbout PhoneModel Number.

Warning:

AndroidBlog.GS will not be responsible for any damage or loss occurred in the device. Proceed at your risk.

Before Getting Started:

  • Create a proper backup of all your important data on the phone using a custom recovery, by following this guide all the data will be wiped out.
  • Your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F should be unlocked to install this update.
  • The Galaxy will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware.
  • If a custom recovery is installed on your device, then it will be replaced by the stock firmware.
  • Download and install USB Drivers
     for Galaxy S5 on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on Galaxy S5 from Settings > Developer Options
  • Make sure that your device has at least about 80% of charge before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • After the official firmware, your device will no longer belong to a rooted version.

Required Files:

Download Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL9 Firmware

Download Odin v3.09

Steps to Flash Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL9 Official Update on Galaxy S5 G900F:

Step No 1: – First unzip the Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL9 firmware .zip file to a folder on the desktop of your PC to get a .tar.md5 file.

Step No 2: – Now unzip the downloaded Odin flashing tool .zip file to get Odin3 v.3.09.exe.

Step No 3: – Switch Off the Galaxy S5 completely and wait for a while.

Step No 4: – Switch On the device to put it into Download Mode. Press and hold Home + Power and Volume Down keys at the same time.

Step No 5: – Run Odin3 v.3.0.9.exe file as administrator on your PC.

Select the Odin tool, then right-click and select Run as Administrator from the drop down menu

Step No 6: – While the Galaxy S5 is in Download Mode, plug it to the PC via its USB data cable. Wait for some time until Odin detects the phone. If the USB drivers are properly installed then the ID: COM box will turn light blue with COM port number in Odin after connecting the device.

Step No 7: – In Odin tool, click on AP button and navigate to the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension which you have extracted in Step No 1. Just select it.

Step No 8: – Make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options are checked, and Re-Partition is unchecked in Odin.

Step No 9: – Click on the Start button to proceed the installation process in Odin. It will take some time about 4 to 5 minutes to be fully completed.

Step No 10: – The Galaxy S5 will be rebooted automatically, once the process is completed.

Step No 11: – Disconnect your phone from the PC once the home screen appears after reboot.

Done! The latest Android 5.0 G900FXXU1BNL9 firmware is successfully installed on your Galaxy S5. Share your experience with others and let us know if you are facing any problem to flash this latest update on your Galaxy S5 G900F.

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