Saturday, November 14, 2015

Install G900TUVS1FOJ4 T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T Official Android 5.1.1 Stock Firmware

Stock Firmware build G900TUVS1FOJ4, an Android 5.1.1 for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T. The G900TUVS1FOJ4 is the 3rd 5.1.1 update next to the previously release build G900TUVU1FOG6 that has landed on TMO SGS5 alone. The G900TUVS1FOJ4 contain a "Security updates" to address the recent Android vulnerability. This particular update ensures to improved the device security features. The latter is officially rolled out via Over-The-Air OTA update and  Smart Switch for PC. But to those who got a rooted and a modified Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T,  you folks cannot get the official update anymore. But if you want to restore back to the official firmware then you can manually install the original G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 stock firmware itself. Just read on for the step by step guide below.

Technical Details of G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 Update

G900TUVS1FOJ4 Tmobile S5

Device name: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5
Model number: SM-G900T
Android version: 5.1.1
Baseband version: G900TUVS1FOJ4
Kernel Version: 3.4.0-5406928
Build Number: LMY47X.G900TUVS1FOJ4

G900TUVS1FOJ4 Changelog:

Features / Improvements

  • Security updates

  • You may head over to T-Mobile support page for the details –

Previous OTA updates before G900TUVS1FOJ4:

  • G900TUVU1FOG6

  • G900TUVU1FOF6

  • G900TUVU1DOB1

  • G900TUVU1CNK2

  • G900TUVU1BNH5

  • G900TUVU1BNG4

  • G900TUVU1BNG3

  • G900TUVU1BNF6

  • G900TUVU1ANE6

  • G900TUVU1ANE5


Again, the G900TUVS1FOJ4 can be downloaded via OTA update or through Samsung Kies pr Smart Switch for PC if your Galaxy S5 has not been rooted nor modified. Below is the official firmware build G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 t for advanced users that cannot update their devices beforehand as it was already modified and now may want to manually install the update using the G900TUVS1FOJ4 stock firmware itself.

How to Manually Install the G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 Stock Firmware


• Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T is recharge for at least 40% remaining battery power.
• 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 stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a backup 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 with a good and perfectly working USB serial port. Odin will not work on MAC.
• Use the supplied USB cable for your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T.
• Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – Settings > About device >  then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appears. Then hit back in Settings > Developer option > Enable USB debugging.
• 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.

Important Note: The Android 5.1.1 firmware has a protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you are into rooting and installs any custom recovery or any unsigned firmware once you are on 5.1.1 Lollipop, so please be aware with that.

Download the G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 firmware:

For SM-G900T T-Mobile Galaxy S5 Only! – G900TUVS1FOJ4 Stock Firmware Download – (link)

Odin3.v3.09 find it here
USB Driver – find it here

Install the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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 file, 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-G900T into Download Mode

To reboot the Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900T 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. The 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 G900TUVS1FOJ4 5.1.1 firmware file

The stock firmware is packed 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.

“G900TUVS1FOJ4_G900TTMB1FOJ4_G900TUVS1FOJ4_HOME.tar .md5″

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 flashing process, such as disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finishes.

Wait until you see a ‘PASS!!’ message

When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing already finishes, 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

Go to Settings > About device > Firmware version info.

Possible errors that you may encounter, 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” ?
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?
Check for a 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 boot loop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at boot animation) and it won’t boot normally?
This eventually happen if your device came from a custom ROM or a modified 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-G900T in Normal mode.


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