Galaxy S5 update brings faster camera and improved fingerprint scanning

Samsung is currently rolling out the first software update for the month to the international variant of the Galaxy S5, starting in the UK. We took our Galaxy S5 for a spin after installing the update and found two very useful improvements. First, the camera is now noticeably faster to open, and so is the gallery app, which we found to be quite laggy in our review. Second, the update seems to have improved the accuracy of the fingerprint scanner – we already found it to be quite accurate even with one-hand usage, but this will hopefully improve the experience for those that the fingerprint sensor wasn’t working well for.

There also seem to be general performance improvements and better RAM management post update, though these are usually noticeable immediately after an update before going back to how they were. The update is currently available over Kies and is also rolling out over the air, though as usual, it could take a while before it shows up on your device. If you’re unwilling to wait, you can always download the firmware from our firmware section and update manually.

Firmware Details:

  • • Model: SM-G900F
  • • Model name: GALAXY S5
  • • Country: United Kingdom
  • • Version: Android 4.4.2
  • • Changelist: 1539356
  • • Product Code: BTU
  • • PDA: G900FXXU1ANE2
  • • CSC: G900FOXA1ANE2
  • • MODEM: G900FXXU1ANE2

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AndyMcD1892
2 years 2 months ago
AndyMcD1892

I have tried repeatedly to install this Firmware. Have read countless tutorials on installation of Firmware, and followed meticulously, still no joy, ODIN fails instantly. Any help would great.

seer49
3 years 1 month ago
seer49
HI, My phone was imported from the UK so living in the Netherlands I’m using an O2 device running this firmware. I have dutch simcard and everything works fine. However, when I go abroad (currently only been to Belgium) my phone can not register on any roaming network… I keep getting “not registered to network” when I try to make phone calls. Funny thing is, when I turn roaming on for internet I DO get 3g / 4g internet, but still no phonecalls. Is anyone else having this trouble? I’ve been googling for weeks now, checked my IMEI number, turned… Read more »
pablodelvallebanda
3 years 3 months ago
pablodelvallebanda

Hola a todos , ami me parece que va bastante genial en camara como en huellas , se aprecian las diferencias , lo que ha canbiado que no me gusta es en el icono de los cuadraditos ,antes ponia MENÚ y aora pone APLICACIONES , es lo que no me gusta , mi galaxy s5 es vodafone de españa , espero respuestas aver si esto solo me ha pasado a mí …

Matty9101
3 years 3 months ago
Matty9101

Can someone help me can i install this on my s5 its the SM-G900I (australia model)

erolsipar
3 years 4 months ago
erolsipar

This is the reason I’m waiting to get the Premium version of the Samsung S5.

Winchester019
3 years 4 months ago
Winchester019

What about SM G900H ?

Juppreet
3 years 4 months ago
Juppreet

Just received the update in India…Exynos version
S5 is now more responsive…:D
I think the fingerprint scanner also works better now.

elazraoui
3 years 4 months ago
elazraoui

it there’s a bug in scrolling settings !!

diegocapalbo
3 years 4 months ago
diegocapalbo

Can someome tell me if the camara and galery are faster and if fingerprint scanner works better than now?
Nobody really talks about the significant firmware fix issues.
Thanks

mrzemblanity
3 years 4 months ago
mrzemblanity

The most noticeable improvement is that now the camera doesn’t take too long to capture HDR images even in lowlight, unlike before. I think the fingerprint scanner also works better now.

diegocapalbo
3 years 4 months ago
diegocapalbo

thanks!! waiting for 900h exinos firm update!!

astuermer
3 years 4 months ago
astuermer

Hi. Can someone please check if Picasa online albums are now shown correctly or still one big album with all pictures in it? Thx.

Asmith035
3 years 4 months ago
Asmith035

Will this work on sm-g900p

badrakh20
3 years 4 months ago
badrakh20

can’t use for the galaxy s5 SM-G900H/M. Only SM-G900F

fmontoya81
3 years 4 months ago
fmontoya81

This also apply for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900M? Thanks 🙂

sp0r0s
3 years 4 months ago
sp0r0s

what about knox counter? if i flash via odin do i lose warranty? also will it erase anything?

erolsipar
3 years 4 months ago
erolsipar

No flashing validated hashes won’t affect odin and won’t affect your warranty.

joel81
3 years 4 months ago
joel81

Can I use this firmware for the galaxy s5 SM-G900F in the galaxy s5 SM-900m the latín america version or that will damage my phone ?

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky

If it’s Snapdragon – yes. If Exynos – no.

Juppreet
3 years 4 months ago
Juppreet

What about the update for Exynos version in India??

prodigy73
3 years 4 months ago
prodigy73

I had to disable fingerprint due to use of VPN… mandatory PIN or PASSCODE… is this fixed now?

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky

Weather info on lockscreen still sucks. It’s not refreshing. You have to turn it off and on again to see updated info.

mandingo
3 years 4 months ago
mandingo

What about lag on Settings, dialer, mesages, contacts with new UK firmware?

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky

Lol, what lag? Why do people call an app opening a lag? Dialer is an aplication which gets killed after some time of being unused. Lag on settings? You mean this 0,0002 secs waiting for icons? There was no lag on messages since the beginning.

chris.nsele
3 years 4 months ago
chris.nsele

Can I use this firmware for the galaxy s5 SM-G900F in the galaxy s5 SM-900H the Indian version or that will damage my phone ?

gyxter
3 years 4 months ago
gyxter

Seriously dude?! Installing a snapdragon firmware to an exynos variant = death to your phone.

ohmeged
3 years 4 months ago
ohmeged

How about this firmware (SM-G900F) on the SM-G900I?
Its still snapdragon to snapdragon
thx

3 years 4 months ago
shamrock505

Try smart app lock-works for me

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky

Works with fingerprint scanner?

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky
Just upgraded. There are some news in private mode, it says that it can be applied to various apps such as gallery, files etc. \ BUT Still can’t lock the app. Is it really so difficult to make this option available? I don’t want to use lastPass which really sucks (it works…sometimes) and I just want to lock the app, I don’t want to log out from the app everytime And still: Of course we can lock our files to private but if we did some picture with our camera and we have auto back up to cloud enabled we’re… Read more »
gtone339
3 years 4 months ago
gtone339

Is the’My Magazine’ widget/app more snappier?

vanillasky
3 years 4 months ago
vanillasky

I don’t know m8, not using it

gtone339
3 years 4 months ago
gtone339

That’s great news for the smartphone reviewers then!!

Samsung just optimized the finger scanner & the ram usage.

What about the ‘My Magazine’ window/widget? Is it slightly quicker than the previous update as well? Other apps too?

Just let me know here, thank you.

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