This step-by-step tutorial will guide you how to install the stock Android 5.0 firmware update on the Galaxy S5 SM-G900h model.
Samsung has released official lollipop update for most of its flagship devices. Most of the devices has received the update through OTA (Over the Air) however certainly there are users are still using Android KitKat and are unable to update their devices using the OTA.
If you’re one of those, follow the instructions to manually update your Galaxy S5 to Android Lollipop 5.0 using the Samsung Flashing tool, called Odin3.
Guidelines and Requirements:
- This update is only compatible with the Galaxy S5 model number SM-G900H. Go to Settings > About and check yours.
- Take backup of the important data stored on your device.
- Download Stock Firmware update from Sammobile.
- Download Odin3 v3.10 for Windows and Jodin3 for Mac
- Go to Settings > Developers Options and enable USB debugging.
- Install USB drivers or you can download Galaxy S5 drivers.
Install Stock Android 5.0 Firmware Update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900H
Step 1: Download the required update files and unzip on your desktop.
Step 2: Power off Galaxy S5 and reboot into download mode; Press and hold down the Volume down + Menu + Power keys simultaneously for 5 to 6 seconds. Volume up to confirm.
Step 3: Run Odin v3.10.
Step 4: Connect your Galaxy S5 to PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Hit the AP button and select the tar.md5 firmware update file. During this your PC might hang for a while, just have patience and let Odin3 handle everything.
Step 6: Leave the Odin3 default settings.
Step 7: Finally hit the Start button to flash the Android 5.0 update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900h.
Step 8: Depending on your system, it usually takes 6 minutes to flash stock firmware. When completed your phone will automatically reboots and Odin will show you with PASS! notification confirming that your Galaxy S5 has successfully been updated to latest firmware.
Note: For the first your phone might take more time to boot, just wait. You’ll also notice your phone might be become slow after the update, all you’ve to do is hard reset your phone by booting into Recovery Mode; Wipe data & Factory reset and delete all caches should make your phone smooth and faster than before.