Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Install G900FXXU1BOA3 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock ROM (Updated)

G900FXXU1BOA3 Unbranded Stock ROM/Firmware – Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Official Android 5.0 Lollipop first rolled out in UK. The G900FXXU1BOA3 has a similar changelog value to the previous G900FXXU1BNL9 but rather just an indication that it is a fresher build for this year 2015. The best part about the G900FXXU1BOA3 is that it's a bloatware free compared to the former released across the European countries were some are for particular carrier providers and lots of bloatwares loaded.

For those folks who have had tried the G900FXXU1BNL9, you might also try to flash the G900FXXU1BOA3. Then simply compare which one performs better on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F device.

  • Material Design

  • ART runtime

  • New lockscreen with notifications support

  • Tap & Go

  • Priority mode

  • Smart Lock

  • Clipboard tool

  • System stability and improvements

  • Performance enhancements

Details of G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Firmware:


Device: Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
Android version 5.0 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version G900FXXU1BOA3
Kernel version 3.4.0-3624618
dpi@SWDD6114 #1
Wed Jan 7 20:14:27 KST 2015

Build number LRX21T.G900FOXA1BOA3
SE for Android status Enforcing

Changes of the G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0

There's no any new  changes to tell, but for those who have not seen the Android 5.0 Lollipop features, here is brief list of features:

  • 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 update can be downloaded through Samsung Kies. Below are the official firmware build G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop for advanced users that wants to manually update.

Important reminder before you install the G900FXXU1BOA3  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 Firmwarepackages 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.

  • Once you have made a back-up perform Full Wipe Data/Factory Reset. (see guide below)

  • 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop unbranded firmware:

Unbranded Stock ROM: 
United Kingdom – G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FOXA1BOA4 BTU (link)
Poland – G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FXEO1BOA1 XEO (link)
Italy – G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FITV1BOA1 ITV (link)
Romania – G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FROM1BOA1 ROM (link)

Carrier Branded Stock ROM:
Telenor in Norway G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FTEN1BNL1 TEN  (link)
Telenor in Hungary G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FPAN1BOA1 PAN  (link)
Vivacom in Bulgaria G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FVVT1BNL2 VVT  (link)
T-Mobile in Macedonia F.Y.R.O.M. G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FVIM1BNL1 VIM (link)
Plus in Poland G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FPLS1BOA1 PLS (link)
TIM in Italy G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FNTIMBNL4 TIM  (link)
O2 in Germany G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FNVIABOA1 VIA (link)
O2 in UK G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FNTIMBOA1 O2U (link)
Orange in France G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FNRJ1BOA1 NRJ (link)
1&1 in Germany G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FXEG1BOA1 XEG (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 thedownloaded 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 downloadmode. 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 G900FXXU1BOA3 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.

How to get rid of lag issues and achieved a more stable Android 5.0 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 can also achieved a cleaner and fresher firmware installation.  Just do make sure you all important data has a back-up copy and already saved in safe place before doing this.

Performing Full Wipe Data/Factory Reset on Samsung Galaxy S5 

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!

1 comment:

  1. Ould not get any firmware of android L series on my G900F. BUT, this one works! Thank You very much! Is great