Install XXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H

Galaxy S5 G900H can now be updated to the latest G900HXXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 firmware. If you have not yet updated your device OTA then we will be going through the guide to install XXU1BOAD firmware manually on your device, the firmware can also be installed via Kies Software. G900HXXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat is an official firmware update for Galaxy S5 G900H and not a Custom ROM, your device will lose root.

To flash the firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H Odin is used.

Firmware details:

Model: SM-G900H
Version: Android 4.4.2

The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S5 G900H and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

Galaxy S5 G900H

Install official XXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.

Download Kies Software to install drivers.

Download XXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H and Odin (

Extract the Firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.

Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.09.exe” file.

Switch off device.

Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.

Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.

Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.

In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.

Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.4.2 firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.

Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.

XXU1BOAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware on Galaxy S5 G900H is now installed. You can check firmware version by going to Settings >> About Phone.

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