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Update Galaxy S5 G900H to XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H (3G only) users can now update their super phones to XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 firmware update which was announced a few days back. G900H variant of Galaxy S5 is meant for regions which only have 3G exposure like most of the Asian regions. This would be the second update released for the phone after it’s launch. This firmware exclusively optimizes performance for newer apps and adds latest hardware drivers. For the average person, this means not only is this firmware better but it is faster. This firmware will also give focus to the newly implemented fingerprint and heart rate sensor. We have XXU1ANG3 available for manual download and installation. However, people in Kazakhsatan can update their devices via OTA (over-the-air) update or Samsung KIES. No wonder people have already started experimenting with custom ROMs and root for this phone, if you want to return to factory settings then this guide will help you in doing just that. You can easily update Galaxy S5 G900H to XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy S5 G900H phone on this firmware. No custom recovery (ClockworkMod) or a rooted phone is required for this tutorial.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S5 G900H using ODIN. We have also given some tips on how to backup your phone data and have given some other important tips. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. We value your data and prioritize it’s safety. Ultimate step right now is that you backup each and everything before continuing as their is a chance of your phone getting formatted. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H - XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

XXU1ANG3 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-G900H
Model name: GALAXY S5
Country: Kazakhstan
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2109283
Build date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:07:24 +0000
Product Code: SKZ
PDA: G900HXXU1ANG3
CSC: G900HOXY1ANG3
MODEM: G900HXXU1ANG3

You might find these following Galaxy S5 G900H related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S5 G900H, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S5 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S5 G900H to Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANG3 official firmware update.

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Taimur Akmal

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