Samsung has officially released the latest Android 5.1.1 G900W8VLU1COI4 latest firmware build for the Canadian variants of the Galaxy S5 including the carriers, Bell, Telus, Virgin, SaskTel and WindMobile users.
In this step-by-step update tutorial for Galaxy S5, I will be showing you the exact method how to update your Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to the latest version of Android using the Samsung Flash tool called Odin3. Let’s move on and how update your phone safely.
Requirements and Guidelines:
- This update is only compatible with the Galaxy S5 model number SM-G900H. Go to Settings > About and check yours.
- Backup all the important data you’ve stored on your device.
- Download Stock Firmware update for Galaxy S5 G900W8 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.
Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8 to Stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
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 5.1.1 update on Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8.
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.