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Samsung rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 in the UK

After rolling out Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the Galaxy S5 in Poland, Russia, Malaysia, and Spain, the upgrade finally lands in the United Kingdom. Oddly, the Korean company’s latest Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy S5 is still based on Android version 5.0 (LRX21T), while all of its other flagship devices are internally being tested with a newer Android base — Android 5.0.2 (LRX22G). It is possible that merging the new Android 5.0.2 code with existing 5.0 code could have delayed the release even more, so Samsung decided to push the 5.0 upgrade, as it was already widely tested in other countries, and update the device to the latest version of Android in a month or two.

Nevertheless, Android 5.0 is still Lollipop and it brings in a plethora of new features and enhancements. With Lollipop, Google introduced new design guidelines, which forced Samsung to completely redesign its proprietary applications (dialler, messaging, calculator, clock, S Health, etc) from scratch – they are also a bit inspired by Google’s new Material design as well – and improve its core user interface. The update also brings features like lockscreen and heads-up notifications, MirrorLink support, Tap & go (automatic setup assistant), ART runtime, and more. The Korean firm has also improved  fingerprint sensor by using a new driver, and has also ported Note 4’s fingerprint lockscreen to the Galaxy S5.

All-in-all, it’s a major upgrade and we would recommend every Galaxy S5 owner in the UK to update the device to the latest version of Android for an enhanced user experience.

You can update your Galaxy S5 using two methods: Kies or Samsung’s FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air) service. To update your device via Kies, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung Kies 3. If you don’t like wires and stuff, you can use the FOTA method. To download and install the firmware via FOTA, go to settings > system > about device > software update > update. For advance users, all latest Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware files are available for download on our firmware section.

Firmware Details:

Model: SM-G900F
Model name: GALAXY S5
Country: United Kingdom
Version: Android 5.0 – LRX21T
Changelist: 3624618
Build date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:18:56 +0000
Product Code: BTU
PDA: G900FXXU1BOA3
CSC: G900FOXA1BOA4
MODEM: G900FXXU1BOA3
Download: G900FXXU1BOA3_G900FOXA1BOA4_BTU.zip

ANDROID 5.0 UK UPDATE SCREENSHOTS

ANDROID 5.0 UK UPDATE VIA SAMSUNG KIES

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robsussex
robsussex

Hi, I have the S5 SM-G900F and its running Lollipop 5.0

My provider is EE in the UK. Does anyone know when there might be an upgrade to 5.0.1 or 5.0.2 or even 5.1?

Thanks for any help.
Rob

henio75
henio75

When will the new android 5.0.2 or higher for SM-G900F?

Asjadm78
Asjadm78

Ye corrupt file to nhi ??

suhailpolat123
suhailpolat123

I HAVE NOTE 3 SM-N9005 FIRMWARE 4.4.2 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

CAN I TRY TO UPDATE 5.0 UK VODAFONE?
IS POSSIBLE?
PLS REPLY

fareslab
fareslab

SM-G900T1 ???

sayeed8977733305
sayeed8977733305

Android 5.0 removes gesture control functionality in your browser. Writing about the changes should not be underestimated.

moein rsm
moein rsm

when for G900H??????????

moein rsm
moein rsm

when for SM-G900F ILO (israel)????????? :((((((

laving1977
laving1977

The update is out now for Estonia (SEB).
Downloading it now.
Size 919,68MB

sharmake23
sharmake23

I think Samsung will updated s5 usa after s6 released it because Samsung said we will update this early January and i don’t see any updates. to late Samsung update please Samsung update s5 g900t as soon as possible

dong001
dong001

g900f is international/unlocked variant, it means u can flash any g900f firmware using odin it doesnt matter w/c country or carrier u are .

nikhilnaray
nikhilnaray

I have a factory unlocked GS5 (SM-G900F), still operating on 4.4.2. I am in the US and bought it factory unlocked online. The phone is a UAE version G900F. When/How can I update to 5.0 or even 4.4.4? Thanks. N

dong001
dong001

your csc code might be base in uae. u can flash any g900f manually using odin,just dont forget to backup ur phone..

lewis3333
lewis3333

Its 20th January and I still don’t have lollipop. I’m using s5 in UK g900f.

Benrap22
Benrap22

What about sm g900f ilo virsion? When will it come out to israel????!!!!!

avallach
avallach

Где ваше обещание обновить G900F Russia, в начале января, уже конец января, нет ничего. Я в ярости…

chand1122
chand1122

hello guyz im a samsung lover im using b4 lollipop update from poland BLN9 that was good but not so stabel last night i install 5.0 lollipop uk firmware and i bet to say that this firmware is the best untill i use very fast very stabel and no any issue i face yet install this if u wanna enjoy thay lollipop 5.0 but make sure its only for G00F version and make sure ur mobile will be factory unlock im here in dubai im install it and using its realy fast and stable

kevinblake
kevinblake

Word of warning to anyone thinking about upgrading. It crashes. A lot. I’d keep clear until it’s at least 5.0.1, or 5.0.2 – my phone’s pretty much unusable now.

JablanTelS5
JablanTelS5

Best regards.
Currently on my S5 phone is 4.4.2 with the following information:

AP: G900FXXU1ANG9
CP: G900FXXU1ANG8
CSC: G900FFOXX1ANG5

When to expect ota update to 5.0 lolipop?

Thank you in advance!

daxelcalva81
daxelcalva81

Disculpen va estar disponible la ultima actualización para el galaxy note 3 de modelo SM-N900 me podrían informar gracias

taia2015
taia2015

Those who are so eager to get Android 5, made a big mistake at the first place by buying a phone other than Nexus! Google optimizes its android for its own phones (named Nexus), and other manufacturers have to customize that OS to be usable in their phones. You have to give sometimes to Samsung and other manufacturers to port that OS for their different chipsets. Even if it takes 6 months, eventually you will receive lollipop for your S5. But next time if you want to get Android updates just on the release date even after 4 years! (Nexus… Read more »

janarthg
janarthg

sorry i have the problem my doesn’t have silent mood ….how can i solve the problem

roberto rocha
roberto rocha

And SM-G900M, never up 5.0 ???????????????????

marlon1994uran
marlon1994uran

lollipop for galaxy s5 g900M plzzzzzzzz
anyone knows the release date>??????

Andrey125
Andrey125

Why in others countries android 5.0 for sm-900f, but in Russia for sm-900fd? When I may update my sm-900f in Russia?????

101uk
101uk

Updated to 5.0 on Vodafone Uk, battery drain is a big issue since the update. Its also not as smooth as 4.4.2. Hoping the 5.0.2 update will be out soon.

magrospic
magrospic

Yeah it’s slow, buggy, battery draining, HOT and a pointless upgrade. If you haven’t already, don’t!