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The european version of Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900F has received a major software update. The new update fixes the bugs in the original version of the OS which was shipped with the mobile. So users, are you ready to update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat official firmware ? Do you still doubt? You should remember that it is an official update by Samsung and one need not worry of losing warranty.

Moreover, the new update fixes many bugs that are shipped with the device. So, surely the update would be an user satisfying one. If you are ready with your device, go through the list of prerequisites provided below to safeguard your personal data and phone’s OS.

Prerequisites

Samsung USB Drivers

The phone is to be connected with a PC. For the PC to detect your phone, you should install Samsung USB drivers. If you have already installed them, ignore this message. Else, go through the below link to download Samsung USB Drivers.

Get Samsung USB Drivers

Backup Important Data

It is great thing that you are done with installation of USB drivers. We know, it is mandatory to make a backup of important data on phone before we root/install ROMs. It may be an official or unofficial update, if anything goes wrong during installation, it wipes the entire data. So, backup is recommended while updating an Android phone. If you are not sure about what to backup and how to backup? take a look below:

  • Backup Apps, Wanna know how? Check this >> How To Backup Android Apps ?
  • Backup SMS Messages, Wanna know how? Make use of SMS Backup & Restore App
  • Backup Contacts, Mail data, Google Data, Wanna know how?, Just sync them with Google Sync.
  • Backup Call Logs, Wanna know how? Make use of Call Logs Backup & Restore Android App   
  • Backup phone settings like Access Points, GPRS Settings, Connectivity Settings. Wanna know how? Note them on a paper or something.

Few More Prerequisites

  • You have already installed USB drivers on your computer. Even though if your phone fails to detect the PC, make sure that whether you have enabled USB debugging on your Android phone. The path to enable it varies for different versions of Android operating systems like Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread.
  • Double check your device model before you get started with the installation. If you install non compatible ROM on your phone, it may brick the operating system. So, make sure that your phone model matches with the model we mention in the article.
  • Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 75% full to ensure that it should not run out of battery while installing the ROM.
  • Download all the required files listed in the downloads section and keep them in a folder to be handy for you.

If you have completed all the above steps, you can now continue with installation process which is a bit typical. Make sure that complete every step in an orderly manner.

Downloads Section

Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Package

ODIN V3.09

How To Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F With Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Official Firmware ?

Things To Remember:

Disclaimer: The Custom ROM’s, Firmware, Software, Applications, Mods and any other tools shared/mentioned in this article belongs to their respective developers. Neither our team nor the developers are responsible to any losses that occur to your device while installation. So, you are suggested to continue with the tutorial at your own risk. Think before you act.

Warning: Make sure that you double check the model name/number we mention in the article. Attempting to install the firmware on any other model may brick the OS. 

Step-By-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Download Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Package to your PC.

Step 2: Download ODIN V3.09 to your PC.

Step 3: Turn off your device and enter the OS download mode by pressing and holding Home+Power+Volume Down Buttons. Press the power button again to confirm entering into download mode.

Update Samsung Galaxy S5 G900F With Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Official Firmware

Step 4: Once the phone enters the download mode, launch ODIN on computer and connect the phone to PC using a USB cable. If the connection is successful, you can see one of the ID:COM section turns Yellow/Green.

Step 5: You have to choose the firmware files to be flashed on the phone. Follow the below steps to choose them:

Click on AP and choose the file with word CODE in its name

Click on CP and choose the file with word MODEM in its name

Click on CSC and choose the file with word CSC in its name

Click on PIT and choose .pit file. Ignore this step if you don’t any such file

Click on BL and choose the file with word BL in its name

Note: If you find any of the buttons missing from the ODIN, download older version of odin i.e., ODIN V3.07 from the same source mentioned in the downloads section.

Step 6: In the ODIN interface, make sure you check Auto Reboot and F:Reset options. Also check Re-Partition option if you choose PIT file from the package.

Step 7: Once you are done, click Start button in the ODIN. The ODIN starts flashing the firmware on the phone which takes some time.

Step 8: After few minutes, the installation completes rebooting the phone. Once the home screen appears, you can unplug the device from the USB. That’s all. Your phone is now running on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.

To check whether the Android firmware is updated, go to Settings>>About Phone, there you can find the firmware version as Android Kitkat 4.4.2.

If you face any problems during installation, feel free to drop your words in the comments section. We will be glad to help you.