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Update Galaxy S5 G900F to XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F users in the United Kingdom have been treated with the latest XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware update earlier today. This latest firmware update has been released earlier today which brings the all new Material Design along with other Lollipop features to this phone. The latest TouchWiz UI features have been ported through. TouchWiz now has a better look and feel with new Material Design elements. XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 is a major revamp in terms of internal features such as the new lockscreen, buttons, widgets, notification system, almost everything has changed. XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 firmware update is now available through Samsung KIES and will be available to everyone from the United Kingdom. For others who are still waiting, can install this firmware manually on your phone using our guide. You can easily update Galaxy S5 G900F to XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop official firmware– and also root Galaxy S5 G900F phone on this firmware. G900FXXU1BOA3 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop on Galaxy S5 LTE G900F 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. Major revamps like these usually have a wipe script with them, meaning, after you finish the update process, your phone will be completely wiped. Now in order to avoid any problems we recommend backing up your data which might include documents, contacts, or even downloads. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE G900F - XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Lollipop

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 😉

XXU1BOA3 Android 5.0 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-G900F
Model name: GALAXY S5
Country: United Kingdom
Version: Android 5.0
Changelist: 77433514
Build date: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:18:56 +0000
Product Code: BTU
PDA: G900FXXU1BOA3
CSC: G900FOXA1BOA4
MODEM: G900FXXU1BOA3

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S5 LTE G900F, 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 Lollipop.

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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S5 G900F to Android 5.0 XXU1BOA3 official firmware update.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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