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Update Galaxy S5 Duos SM-G900FD to Android 5.0 Lollipop Manually

The official Android 5.0 Lollipop update rolls out for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos. Galaxy S5 Duos was released in June 2014 which is powered by a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 16MP camera, a 2800mAh battery running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. Want to get the latest mobile OS? Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Galaxy S5 Duos users is already available in some European countries, but this latest Android OS has arrived for its users in Russia and Malaysia too.

Android 5.0 version released with build numbers G900FDXXU1BNL9 and G900FDXU1BNL3 for Russia and Malaysia respectively having all the Android Lollipop features such as a new UI and apps, heads-up notifications, improved performance, lock screen and much more. Many users at the XDA forum have confirmed the update for the Galaxy S5 Duos (Russia). Go to the OTA update notification, and then you can download the OTA update from Settings > About Phone > Software updates. But if you are from any other region and has not received the OTA update notification yet then don’t worry, because we have a detailed guide on how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos manually.

Update Galaxy S5 Duos SM-G900FD to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Before Getting Started:

  • The First thing is to make a backup of all your required data like SMS, MMS, APN Settings, Call Logs, Contacts and Media contents, etc. before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy S5 Duos. Go to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Download and install Samsung USB Drivers for your Galaxy S5 Duos on the computer.
  • Ensure that your device has at least 80% of battery charge to prevent any unexpected shutdowns while installing this update.
  • Your device should be factory unlocked (Not locked to a particular carrier)
  • Te custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version with the installation of the official firmware.

Note:

The firmware has given in the tutorial (G900FDXXU1BNL9/G900FDXU1BNL3 Android 5.0 Stock Firmware) is working with Galaxy S5 Duos (SM-G900FD) only. Do not try to install it on any other variant, or it might brick your device. You must check the device’s model number first. Settings About Phone Model Number.

Firmware Details (Malaysia)

  • Model: SM-G900FD
  • Model name: Galaxy S5
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 3635349
  • Build date: 19 December
  • Product Code: XME
  • PDA: G900FDXU1BNL3
  • CSC: G900FOLB1BNL3
  • MODEM: G900FDXU1BNL1

Firmware Details (Russia)

  • Model: SM-G900FD
  • Model name: Galaxy S5
  • Country: Russia
  • Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 3643223
  • Build date: 19 December
  • Product Code: SER
  • PDA: G900FDXXU1BNL9
  • CSC: G900FDOXE1BNL9
  • MODEM: G900FDXXU1BNL9

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Stock Firmware on Galaxy S5 Duos G900FD:

Follow the given instructions to start updating the Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos:

Step No 1: – Download and extract firmware .zip file from the above link on your PC.

Step No 2: – Unzip the downloaded Android 5.0 Lollipop .zip file to get a .tar.md5 file on the desktop.

Step No 3: – Also extract the Odin flashing tool and you’ll Odin3 v.3.09.exe.

Step No 4: – Power off the Galaxy S5 to put it into Download Mode.

Step No 5: – Power it On now by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time.

Step No 6: – Launch Odin tool on the PC as Administrator.

Step No 7: – Now plug your Galaxy S5 to the PC via its USB data cable. If the USB drivers are properly installed on the PC, then Odin will detect the device in a while and the ID: COM will turn light blue with COM port number in Odin.

Step No 8: – In Odin, click on AP button, find the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension and select it.

Step No 9: – Make sure that you’ve checked Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options in Odin and the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.

Step No 10: – Finally, click the Start button to begin the installation process in Odin. This process will take some time. Wait for the firmware flashing to finished.

Step No 11: – Your phone will be rebooted automatically once the process is completed.

Step No 12: – Unplug the phone from the PC after the home-screen appears after rebooting.

Done! You have updated Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos to the latest Android 5.0 firmware using ODIN successfully.

Do let us know in the comments area if you have issues or queries while installing Android 5.0 on your Galaxy S5.

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Aamir Jamal

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18 Comments

  1. i have the same set. modem G900FDXXU1ANH2 PDA G900FDXXU1ANJ2
    Please confirm which one working 100% OK Malaysian or russian?

  2. I have galaxy s5 sm900fd from uae nd i wana to update to lollipop …plz suggest me which version i go for russian or Malaysian

  3. I have the UAE Duos version of SM-G900FD with OTA Android 5.0 build LRX21T.G900FDXXU1B0E2…is it possible for me to try rooting my device with malaysia version XU1BNL3?

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