Galaxy S5 G900H can now be updated with the latest XXU1ANJ2 Android 4.4.2 firmware. Even though it is based on the same Android version, 4.4.2 KitKat, as the ones before this, it still improves on performance and security. No User Interface changes or tweaks are present just under the hood performance improvements, new drivers and better optimization. This variant of the Galaxy S5, G900H, is also expected to be updated straight to Android 5.0 Lollipop, skipping Android 4.4.4. Certainly Android 5.0 Lollipop proves to be a bigger change than Android 4.4.4. Also, G900H is meant for areas without LTE coverage. Some users are already seeing this update pop up on Samsung KIES and OTA (Over-the-air) update, the separating factor of you getting this update and not getting it is mainly your region. Rather than let you hang on to wait for the update to arrive, we have this tutorial which is applicable on all Galaxy S5 G900H phones. You can easily update Galaxy S5 G900H to XXU1ANJ2 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 XXU1ANJ2 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. Recommended is, you back up all of your personal data such as photos, downloads, documents, anything which wasn’t there when you bought the phone as once this data gets formatted there is little to no chance of recovering it. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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 😉
XXU1ANJ2 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY S5
Country: Dominican Republic (Orange)
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:55:14 +0000
Product Code: DOR
You might find these following Galaxy S5 G900H related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy S5 G900H on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware.
- Install ClockworkMod Recovery: How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery 6 on Galaxy S5 – Complete Guide.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S5 custom ROMs, click here!
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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 XXU1ANJ2 official firmware update.