Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) is a high-end Samsung’s flagship smart phone, powered with quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. Android Lollipop rolled out for S5 variants and SM-G900F is one of those lucky devices that also got this latest Android OS update. But if you have updated your G900F to Android 5.0 then you might noticed that Mute or Silent Mode was missing in Android Lollipop update. Recently this mode was added in its TouchWiz user interface with the Android 5.0.1 update for Galaxy Note Edge.
Now a stock Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S5 model number SM-G900F (international European) has been released by Samsung that comes with Mute Mode. This Android 5.0 Lollipop update is based on LRX21T (base firmware) and build G900FXXU1BOB7 which is available for the Galaxy S5 users in the UK.
This update is live for Galaxy S5 users in the UK currently, so if you have G900F then it can be updated manually by going to Settings > About phone > Software update. But if you are having trouble while updating your Galaxy S5 G900F via OTA or have not received the OTA notification yet then we’ve a detailed guide on how to update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop build G900FXXU1BOB7 manually.
- Model: SM-G900F
- Model name: Galaxy S5
- Country: United Kingdom
- Version; Android 5.0
- Changelist: 77433514
- Build date: 13 February
- Product code: BTU
- PDA: G900FXXU1BOB7
- CSC: G900FOXA1BOB7
- MODEM: G900FXXU1BOB7
This guide contains the Android 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware can be used with Galaxy S5 SM-G900F only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other or incorrect variant, as a result your device might be damaged. Make sure to check the model number of your device before proceeding.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all your important data and settings on your Galaxy S5 using a recommended custom recovery.
- Download and install correct USB drivers for Galaxy S5 SM-G900F on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your S5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options. Here you can check the USB Debugging option.
- The Galaxy S5 should be unlocked.
- After installing this stock Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware, your Galaxy S5 will no longer belong to a rooted version.
- Verify the battery level of your Galaxy S5, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the installation guide.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- The Galaxy S5 will lose custom ROM after the installation of stock update.
Step to Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Android 5.0 Lollipop G900FXXU1BOB7 Stock Firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download the stock firmware and Odin3 zipped files from the above given links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Unzip the firmware and Odin .zip files.
Step No 3:- Turn OFF your Galaxy S5 in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Turn the device ON by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down keys at the same time.
Step No 5:- Run Odin flashing tool on your PC (as Administrator).
Step No 6:- While it is in Download mode, plug the Galaxy S5 to the PC using its USB data cable. If the drivers are installed properly, it will be successfully connected to the PC. The ID: COM box will turn light blue with COM port number in ODIN.
Step No 7:- In Odin, click on the AP button and choose the stock Lollipop firmware file (.tar.md5) that you have previously extracted in Step No 2.
Step No 8:- Make sure that you have checked Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options and Re-Partition option should be unchecked in Odin.
Step No 9:- Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.
Step No 10:- After the firmware installation is completed, your device will be restarted automatically. Now you can disconnect the phone from your PC.
That’s All! You’ve successfully installed Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock Firmware build G900FXXU1BOB7 with Mute Mode on Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.
Don’t hesitate to ask in the comments box below if you have any trouble or query while flashing G900FXXU1BOB7 stock Lollipop firmware on your Galaxy S5.