Install Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 Official Firmware on Galaxy S5 Exynos (SM-G900H)

The Exynos-powered Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H) has finally received the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA from Samsung, with build number G900HXXU1BOA7. This update was previously released for one of the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 SM-G900F (Snapdragon). Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 build is currently available for the users in Kazakhstan and you can now update via OTA or (Over The Air) by navigating to Settings > System > About device > Software update or you can also download the update manually via a PC using Samsung Kies. But if you from any other region where you have not yet received the OTA update notification then don’t worry because we’ve a detailed guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S5 Exynos SM-G900H manually to taste the sweetness of Google’s latest Android OS.

Install Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 Official Firmware on Galaxy S5 Exynos
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Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 Stock Firmware Features:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Material-Design Inspired Stock/Native Apps (Dialer, Messaging, Clock, Settings)
  • Improved Performance
  • Improved Stability,
  • Enhanced Fingerprint Recognition,
  • Heads-Up Notifications

Android 5.0 Lollipop G900HXXU1BOA7 Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-G900H
  • Model name: GALAXY S5
  • Country: Kazakhstan
  • Version: Android 5.0
  • Changelist: 77433514
  • Build date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:47:20 +0000
  • Product Code: SKZ
  • PDA: G900HXXU1BOA7
  • CSC: G900HOXY1BOA7
  • MODEM: G900HXXU1BOA7

Note:

This tutorial having Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware with build number G900HXXU1BOA7 is working only with Galaxy S5 (SM-G900H). Don’t try to install this firmware on any other or incorrect variant, or the device might gets bricked. You can check the model number of your Galaxy S5 by going to Settings > About Phone.

Warning:

AndroidBlog.gs will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or lose occurred to your device during or after the installation of Android 5.0 Lollipop official firmware on Galaxy S5 Exynos (SM-G900H). Proceed at your own risk.

Pre-Requirements:

  • Make a back up of all your data and settings on your Galaxy S5 before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Make sure that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy S5 (Exynos) SM-G900H USB Drivers for on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device from Settings > Developer Options.
  • Your Galaxy S5 must be factory unlocked.
  • Check the battery level of your device, it has at least about 80% of charge before going ahead to the given instructions to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Build XXU1BOA7 on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H:

Follow the given steps to install Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock Firmware Build G900HXXU1BOA7 on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Exynos):

1:- First, extract the downloaded Android 5.0 G900HXXU1BOA7 Firmware and ODIN v3.09 zipped files in a folder on the desktop of your PC.

2:- Boot the Galaxy S5 into Download Mode. To do so, first turn OFF the device and then turn it ON while pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys altogether, then tap on Power button until the construction Android robot icon with a triangle displays. Press Power button once again to enter into Download Mode.

3:- Run Odin flashing tool on your PC (As an Administrator).

4:- While the device is in Download Mode, connect it to the PC.

5:- One of the ID: COM boxes will turns yellow once the phone connects successfully to the PC.

6:- In Odin, click on the AP button and choose the Android 5.0 G900HXXU1BOA7 Firmware file that you’ve already downloaded and extracted on your PC earlier.

7:- Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.

8:- Next, click on the Start button to begin the firmware installation. This process may take a while, so be patient.

9:- The Galaxy S5 will be rebooted once the installation is completed.

10:- Disconnect your phone from the PC after the home-screen boots up.

That’s All! You’ve installed Android 5.0 build G900HXXU1BOA7 official firmware on your Galaxy S5 successfully.

Let us know in the comments section below if you need further help or having trouble while updating your Galaxy S5 to this latest G900HXXU1BOA7 build.

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18 Comments
  1. Franco says

    Great, everything working. You guys are awesome. Thanks

    1. Treah Revol says

      Would you mind sending me the firmware Franco

  2. Treah Revol says

    The link for the firmware is busted????

  3. Sotos says

    Ehm, plz get this second sentence corrected:
    “This update was previously released for one of the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5 SM-G900H (Snapdragon)”.
    SM-G900H is the Exynos release, not the Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. Maybe you meant: SM-G900F (Snapdragon).
    Thank you.

    1. Aamir Jamal says

      Thanks alot @Sotos. I have corrected the sentence.

  4. moistcake42 says

    Will it trip KNOX?

    1. kkod22 says

      No it will NOT trip KNOX, since it is official Samsung firmware

  5. Angel says

    Do I need to have the Product Code: SKZ ? Do I need to have the phone rooted? Please advise. With kind regards,

  6. G900H-Xtrestolite says

    will it affect the root when upgrading to official lollipop from a custom rom (Xtrestolite)?

    1. H... says

      Yes it will affect root I tried need to do a factory reset to download 🙁

  7. luckydem says

    Fantastic! thank you very much! worked a charm

  8. faiz khan says

    Good working everything can I uodate when come 5.1. From. My phone ?

  9. aqeel says

    after installing it, my device unable to detec SD card

  10. KAAN says

    CAN WE DONT ROOT IT????

  11. KAAN says

    work perfect but i cant find a Root data for G900HXXU1BOA7

  12. Locrian says

    Everything went smooth for G900H octa.

  13. Bruno says

    Awesome, after a couple of days trying a working copy of this I’ve been finally able to update my G900H to Lollipop, thanks a lot, highly appreciated! 🙂

  14. maeen says

    My one is rooted. Will this process work? Plz reply soon.

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