Friday, May 15, 2015

Install G900FXXU1BOD3 Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Official Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock ROM

Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F firmware build version G900FXXU1BOD3, an official Lollipop update. The latter is still base in Android 5.0 and is available for both unbranded and carrier branded Galaxy S5 SM-G900F. It was first seen in UK and now continuously rolling out in Europe. But for those who have had a modified devices and might want to manually update, you can download the G900FXXU1BOD3 5.0 stock firmware right now.

Technical Details of G900FXXU1BOD3 Android 5.0 Firmware:

Device name Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F
Android version 5.0
Baseband version G900FXXU1BOD3
Kernel version 3.4.0-4664691
Build number LRX21T.G900FXXU1BOD3
other info:
Build date: April 9, 2015
Release date: Between April 17, 2015 to TBD

The G900FXXU1BOD3 update includes device stability improvements, bug fixes, feature enhancements and further improvements to performance. It has the same features as it was compared to all previous Android 5.0 Lollipop releases. So therefore, changes aren't that much noticeable but you have to observe it by your own, including the battery life performance, data connectivity, camera, display, audio and among other things.

Features of the Android 5.0 Lollipop found on Galaxy S5:

  • Material Design

  • ART runtime

  • New lockscreen with notifications support

  • Tap & Go

  • Priority mode

  • Smart Lock

  • Clipboard tool

  • System stability and improvements

  • Performance enhancements

Again, this G900FXXU1BOD3 firmware is Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Android 5.0 Lollipop update and can be downloaded through Samsung Kies. Below are the official G900FXXU1BOD3 stock ROM for advanced users that  wants to to manually update. Just check the list below to see if your country and carrier provider are also included.

Important reminder before you install the G900FXXU1BOD3 Android 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware

Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
Nup, this is an official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing officialfirmware 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 doesn’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. Then hit back to Settings>Developer Option>USB.

  • 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.

Download the G900FXXU1BOD3 Android 5.0 Lollipop unbranded firmware:

Austria (3 Hutchison) - DRE G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FDRE1BOD1 (link)
Bosnia and Herzegovina  - TEB G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FTEB1BOD1 (link)
Bulgaria  - BGL G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FBGL1BOD1 (link)
Bulgaria  - VVT G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FVVT1BOD1 (link)
Croatia (VIPNET) - VIP G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FVFG1BOD3 (link)
Croatia (TELE2) - TWO G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FOXX1BOD1 (link)
Italy (H3G) - HUI G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FHUI1BOD2 (link)
Italy (Vodafone) - OMN G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FVFR1BOD3 (link)
Germany - DBT G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FDBT1BOD1 (link)
Nordic countries - NEE G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FNEE1BOD1 (link)
Netherlands - PHN G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FPHN1BOD1 (link)
Slovenia (Mobitel) - MOT G900FXXU1BOD3 G900FMOT1BOD1 (link)
Slovenia  - SIO G900FXXU1BOD3 G900FSIO1BOD1 (link)
South East Europe - SEE G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FSEE1BOD1 (link)
Sweden (Tre) - HTS G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FHTS1BOD1 (link)
United Kingdom - BTU G900FXXU1BOD3_G900FOXA1BOD3  (link)

The Tools:
Odin3.v3.09 find here
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 word “Added” on a log 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 G900FXXU1BOD3 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 G900FXXU1BNL2 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 G900FXXU1BOD3 Android 5.0 update, just drop it on our comment form below.


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