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.
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
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.
AndroidXDA.net 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.
Before Getting Started:
- 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.
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):
Step No 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.
Step No 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.
Step No 3:- Run Odin flashing tool on your PC (As an Administrator).
Step No 4:- While the device is in Download Mode, connect it to the PC.
Step No 5:- One of the ID: COM boxes will turns yellow once the phone connects successfully to the PC.
Step No 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.
Step No 7:- Make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin and the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.
Step No 8:- Next, click on the Start button to begin the firmware installation. This process may take a while, so be patient.
Step No 9:- The Galaxy S5 will be rebooted once the installation is completed.
Step No 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.