The European model of the Samsung Galaxy S5 with the model number SM-G900F recently received a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware build, which adds fixes and tweaks to the original version of the operating system, which was shipped with the handset.
The new firmware, with the build number XXU1ANE2, includes camera enhancements and fixes for issues with the Galaxy S5’s fingerprint scanner, according to Team Android. The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANE2 stock firmware for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F is currently available via Samsung Kies and as an over-the-air update. But users can also update their devices to the new firmware manually using Odin.
Here are a few aspects that users should note before they manually flash the new firmware:
- All data stored in the handset should be backed up
- The device must have at least 80 percent battery power
- The USB drivers for the device must be installed on the computer
- USB Debugging must be enabled
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Step 1: Download the firmware package and extract the zip file. There will be a .tar.md5 file along with some other files.
Step 2: Download Odin v3.09, and extract the zip file. There will be an Odin3 v3.09.exe file along with some other files.
Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.09 as an Administrator.
Step 4: Switch off the phone and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons. Once you get a warning message, press Volume Up key to enter Download Mode to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy S5 to the computer via the USB cable and wait until an "Added!!" message appears in bottom left box in Odin.
Step 6: Click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted in Step 1.
Step 7: In Odin, ensure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing.
Step 9: After the flashing process is complete, you will see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port with green background. Now the device will restart automatically.
Step 10: After the Samsung logo appears on the home screen, you can unplug the device from the computer. The phone will now be running Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXU1ANE2.
[Source: True Android]