Monday, January 12, 2015

Install G900FXXU1BNL9 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock ROM/Firmware

Stock ROM G900FXXU1BNL9 – Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop updateThe G900FXXU1BNL9 seems now the most reliable firmware build compared to the initial released in Poland. It now officially rolling out in select countries in Europe.

In addition, there are some minor glitches we have found while updating the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop when it comes to 3rd-party apps compatibility. Some outdated apps mostly affects force-closes "FC issues" as it not compatible with the Android 5.0 Lollipop yet.  This isn't new as we also seen this happening even on Android 4.4.4 updates on Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 3.

Folks from rest of the world who patiently awaited, this update clearly tells us that the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 is still undergone into some kinda stabilization process as the update itself only rolled out in Poland. It did not make it to be available worldwide this year, but there might be a lot more improvements ahead in every release.

So, to those who already installed the G and,  and to whom wants to manually upgrade right now.  You can download the G900FXXU1BNL9 stock ROM below then manually upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to Android 5.0 Lollipop in no time.

G900FXXU1BNL9 Galaxy S5 G900F Android 5.0 kitkat

Details of G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Firmware:

Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BNL9
Kernel version 3.4.0-3624618
dpi@SWDD5623 #1
Thu Dec 18 17:35:48 KST 2014
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BNL9
SE for Android status Enforcing

Some Changes of the Android 5.0:

The G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 update can be downloaded through Samsung Kies. Below are the official firmware build G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop for advanced users that wants to manually update.

Important reminder before you install the G900FXXU1BNL9  Android 5.0 Lollipop stock ROM

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 does no’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.

  • TURN OFF the Reactivation Lock – Go to Settings>>Security>>Reactivation Lock and then uncheck the Turn Reactivation lock on. This is only needed if you already turned-it-ON, from which you cannot modify the system when it’s turned-ON.

  • 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop update comes with a protected bootloader it  is clearly emphasize that the "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 G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 Lollipop unbranded firmware:

Unbranded Stock ROM:
Poland – XEO/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FXEO1BNL1/XEO  (link)
Spain – PHE/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FPHE1BNL2/PHE  (link)
– AUT/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FAUT1BNL2/AUT  (link)
Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, (Nordic countries) – NEE/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FNEE1BNL2  (link)
UK -  BTU/G900FXXU1BOA3/G900FOXA1BOA4  (link)
Germany - DBT/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FDBT1BNL1  (link)
France - XEF/G900FXXU1BNL9/G900FOXX1BNL3  (link)

Carrier branded Stock ROM (Don't flash on-top of a unbranded/unlocked Galaxy S5 G900F) 
Austria (A1) – G900FXXU1BNL9-MOB (link)
Germany (Vodafone) – G900FXXU1BNL9-VD2 (link)
UK (Vodafone) – G900FXXU1BNL9-VOD  (link)
Spain (Vodafone) – G900FXXU1BNL9-ATL download (link)
Netherlands (Vodafone) – G900FXXU1BNL9-VDF download (link)
Switzerland (Swisscom) – G900FXXU1BNL9-SWC download (link)
Slovenia (Si.mobil) – G900FXXU1BNL9-SIM download (link)

The Tools:
Odin3.v3.09 (find here) and the USB Driver (find 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 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 message says “Added” on a logcat 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 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 G900FXXU1BNL9 Android 5.0 update, just drop it on our comment form below.


  1. At end of the flash mine failed and on the phone I saw an error "Volume size is too big 102400 < 307200". Seems the image is a bit large for my partition. I found a different unbranded firmware now from UK which is 0.1GB smaller so I'm hoping that it will flash OK.

  2. It's not actually involved the Re-partition, we have already encountered that on Galaxy Note 4. It will not just let you flash through any other countries firmware build. There are some few things to look at, if either it involves the security settings, reactivation locked and regional locked, carrier locked. Noting that the latest versions of Android has a restricted bootloader. But thank's for pointing that out Danie and so everyone will also be informed about it. You might as well add-up what country, firmware build (carrier-branded/unbranded) it was failed to flashed.