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    See more of what Android Lollipop has to offer

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    Less than two weeks ago we saw the release of the first stock Samsung firmware for the International, worldwide, Galaxy S5 model, SM-G900F, on CSC code XEO for Poland on release NL2. Today we have the enhancement, sometimes called, "bugfix", update for that same release in the shape of NL7...

    Model: SM-G900F

    Model name: GALAXY S5

    Country: Poland

    Version: Android 5.0

    Changelist: 3548824

    Build date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:12:37 +0000

    Product Code: XEO

    PDA: G900FXXU1BNL7

    CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1

    MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL7


    Here is a video of the latest release, courtesy of SamMobile...

    Exclusive Final Preview - Android 5.0 Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy S5

    (To find your version details, including your CSC code, on the International, worldwide, models, just enter *#1234# into your dial pad.)

    Hopefully, if this release proves successful, we should start to see the roll out of Lollipop to the worldwide model over the next few weeks and months.

    No news as yet of the minority carrier branded versions as this down to those particular operators to add their, "enhancements/features/modifications/bloatware", and, in some cases, release themselves and not via Samsung.

    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
     

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    #1.0 A week after the release of the NL7, Lollipop, update for Poland, there is now a new Android 5.0 update. This takes it to NL9...

    #2.0
    Model: SM-G900F

    Model name: GALAXY S5

    Country: Poland

    Version: Android 5.0

    Changelist: 77433514

    Build date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:40:19 +0000

    Product Code: XEO

    PDA: G900FXXU1BNL9

    CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1

    MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL9


    #3.0 Since Samsung do not release changelogs, it is difficult to say exactly what bugfixes are contained in this release. Hopefully, one will be to address the Wi-Fi issues I experienced on earlier releases whereby the passcode was not retained after re-booting. Already, Google are releasing Android 5.0.1 and even Android 5.0.2 which are core enhancements to battery life amongst other things, as I am currently finding. These later releases are a significant improvement on Android 5.0 and Samsung would do well to push these out as soon as they can, in preference to 5.0, IMHO.

    You can install Lollipop now! :D

    #4.0 You do not have to wait for Lollipop to be released for your phone. Anyone with the worldwide, international model, SM-G900F, (#4.1 do not come crying to me if you try and flash this to one of the S5 minority variants), can download and flash the unbranded Lollipop firmware, above, to their phone, using the Odin3 PC suite. This is just one of the bonuses of the international model as there are around 300 firmwares to choose from, both carrier branded and un-branded. The firmware comes with an English language pack, amongst other, (European), ones. Be warned, that this will void your warranty unless you flash back to your original firmware, (#4.2 make a note of it by entering *#1234# into your dialpad before flashing), should you need a repair and you will no longer receive updates OTA or via Kies until you revert back.

    Here is a video on how to do it...

    How to Flash Stock Firmware for Galaxy S5 by Odin3

    #5.0
    The stock Samsung firmware, linked above, is a, "no wipe", release. However, I would strongly recommend doing a Factory Data Reset before flashing such a major platform update which, among other things, replaces Dalvik with ART. A change for the better in terms of speed and battery saving, IMHO. Whilst a huge number of apps in the Play Store have been updated for Lollipop... some have not! This is down to the app developers and not Google or Samsung.

    #6.0 (This is for competent users only and you do so at your own risk :eek:)

    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
    Galaxy S5, Fake Clone or Genuine - Dummies Guide


    ironass motto... "Flash in haste... repent at leisure". ;)
     
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    Here are some screenshots for Samsung's TouchWiz version of Android 5.0, Lollipop, on the worldwide, international, SM-G900F (see previous post for installation instructions) ...

    #1 Initial language choice screen

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    #2 Version details

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    #3 Settings > About device

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    #4 Home screen

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    #5 Settings

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    #6 Dial pad

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    #7 Contacts

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    #8 Multi Window

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    #9 Calculator

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    #10 Drop down Notification

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    #11 App Drawer

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    #12 Recent apps

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    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
    Galaxy S5, Fake Clone or Genuine - Dummies Guide
     
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    Spain, unbranded, is the next area to receive Android 5.0, Lollipop, with a release today for the International, worldwide, model, SM-G900F, of the NL9 firmware that was released for Poland a few days ago. Hopefully this is the beginning of a roll-out across the board for the worldwide model.

    Here are the firmware details...

    Model: SM-G900F

    Model name: GALAXY S5

    Country: Spain

    Version: Android 5.0

    Changelist: 77433514

    Build date: Thu, 18 Dec 2014 08:40:19 +0000

    Product Code: PHE

    PDA: G900FXXU1BNL9

    CSC: G900FPHE1BNL2

    MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL9


    If you do not have the Spanish phone you can still flash this to your G900F by following the instructions in post #2.

    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
    Galaxy S5, Fake Clone or Genuine - Dummies Guide
     
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    Malaysia is the next area to receive some Lollipop loving, with the release of Android 5.0 to the SM-G900F International model on CSC code XME, unbranded...

    Model: SM-G900F

    Model name: GALAXY S5

    Country: Malaysia

    Version: Android 5.0

    Changelist: 3635349

    Build date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:05:56 +0000

    Product Code: XME

    PDA: G900FDXU1BNL3

    CSC: G900FOLB1BNL3

    MODEM: G900FDXU1BNL1


    Interesting that this is build NL3 and Poland, Spain and Russia are now on NL9!

    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    33 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
     
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    Next to roll out is the unbranded firmware for Russia on model SM-G900FD...

    Model: SM-G900FD

    Model name: GALAXY S5

    Country: Russia

    Version: Android 5.0

    Changelist: 3643223

    Build date: Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:45:21 +0000

    Product Code: SER

    PDA: G900FDXXU1BNL9

    CSC: G900FDOXE1BNL9

    MODEM: G900FDXXU1BNL9


    Some U.S. carrier branded, minority variants, could see Lollipop being released later this month... (providing they can get all their bloatware and modifications added in time ;))!

    See, also...
    Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
    33 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
     
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    Any word on a date for U.S. Cellular upgrading the S5 to Lollipop?
     
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    All that I can tell you at this time is in my previous post...

    See, also, #1.5 and #1.6 of 33 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?
     
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    Can i still flash this with no problems even when rooted and have the Xposed Framework installed?
     
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    Flashing a stock Samsung firmware will unroot your phone and you will lose any Mods that rely on root.
     
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    By lose do you mean they will uninstall, just stop working or what? Will my phone be damaged/broken in anyway? Do i just re-root after flashing the new firmware?
     
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    You can just re-root after flashing the stock Samsung Android 5.0 firmware. Just make absolutely sure that whatever Xposed framework you intend flashing is compatible with Android 5.0 odexed firmware first.

    For more details on rooting and any related questions, see the root section of the S5 forum...
    S5 - All Things Root
     
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    All 3 of the Korean models of the Samsung Galaxy S5, SM-G900K/L/S, have received a further, "bugfix", update to their original Lollipop release, taking them to NL5.
     
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    when available for local country, will this update come through automatically to phone or do you have to get it manually?
    thanks.

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    Your phone will pick it up automatically. Same as any other ota update. Only If you're rooted with custom recovery you'll have trouble.
     
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    thanks, no phone is standard so shouldn't have any problems then.
     
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    It would appear that Vodafone are keen to release Android 5.0, Lollipop, on the International, SM-G900F, model. Vodafone do not indulge in heavy carrier branding and modifications, if at all, and have been known to issue unbranded handsets, thus making it very easy and cost effective to release new firmware quickly. These are releases for the following CSC codes...

    VFR = Germany (Vodafone)

    VFG = Slovenia (Si.mobil)

    VFG = Austria (A1)

    VFR = Italy (Vodafone)

    VFG = Albania (Vodafone)

    All of the above are on the latest, currently, NL9 release for Lollipop.

    For more information about CSC codes, see 34 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?

    See, also, S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
     
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    Even more releases for Android 5.0, Lollipop, on the International, SM-G900F, model for the following CSC codes... :)


    NEE = Nordic Countries

    VFR = United Kingdom (Vodafone)

    VFR = Netherlands (Vodafone)

    VFG = Hungary (VDH)

    VFG = Switzerland (Swisscom)

    VFG = Romania (Vodafone)

    VFR = Spain (Vodafone)

    AUT = Switzerland


    All of the above are on the latest, currently, NL9 release for Lollipop.

    Check both OTA, (Over The Air), and via Samsung's PC suite, Kies, for updates.

    For more information about CSC codes, see #1.8 of 34 Galaxy S5 models - know yours?

    See, also, S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide

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    I have the unbranded version of the S5,it seems to take forever for the new firmware updates to become available. You would think that as the release doesn't have to undergo the changes that a branded update requires it would be released sooner. Phil
     
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    I'm not making the switch as there is fare to much white going on, this would push the Display battery usage up.
     
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    At least it proves that less branding, (hardly any on the Vodafone releases, if any at all), means a quicker release, so long as your carrier is on the ball. As for the unbranded UK firmware, CSC code OXA/BTU, Samsung may decide to release it on a later firmware build than NL9. ;)

    EDIT: See post #23

    Don't worry about the white background. The savings made by using ART instead of Dalvik, more than compensates for that. I am getting a much better battery life, about 15% - 20% more, than on KitKat.
     
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    I can't handle the bright glare of a white background... I choose dark themes for as many of my apps as will provide that to me.
    I am really hoping that Verizon will give me the option to say "NO" once and not push it out regardless of what I want.

    The last 4.4.4 "fix" release by Verizon, there were two of them, has made 4.4.4 very solid. I don't need any more than what I have now. The S5 simply works well, why mess it up?
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    Seems like the Samsung roll-out is gaining momentum, with more releases for Android 5.0, Lollipop, on the International, SM-G900F, model for the following CSC codes... :)


    OXA = United Kingdom
    (first release on the 7th Jan. 2015, OA3 firmware build. Show's how quick unbranded firmwares can get releases from Samsung! ;))

    O2U = United Kingdom (O2)

    VFG = Cyprus (Vodafone)

    VFG = Ireland (Vodafone)

    VFG = Greece (Vodafone)

    HUI = Italy (H3G)

    DRE = Austria (Hutchinson)

    VFG = Bulgaria (MTL)



    All of the above are on the NL9, (18th Dec:2014), release for Lollipop, (except unbranded UK).

    Check both OTA, (Over The Air), and via Samsung's PC suite, Kies, for updates.

    For more information about CSC codes, see #1.8 of 35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours???

    See, also, S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide

    Top Tip: Use CTRL + F on your PC keyboard to bring up a Search bar and enter your country or CSC code or carrier.
     
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    Samsung are definitely on a roll now! More releases for Android 5.0, Lollipop, on the International, SM-G900F, model for the following CSC codes... :)


    VFG = Croatia (VIPNET)

    PTL = Poland (T-Mobile)

    TMH = Hungary (T-Mobile)

    MBM = Macedonia (T-Mobile)

    CRO = Croatia (T-Mobile)

    COA = Romania (Cosmote)

    COS = Greece (Cosmote)

    DTM = Germany (T-Mobile)

    HTS = Sweden (Tre)


    All of the above are on the NL9, (18th Dec:2014), release for Lollipop..

    Check both OTA, (Over The Air), and via Samsung's PC suite, Kies, for updates.

    For more information about CSC codes, see #1.8 of 35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours???

    See, also, S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide

    Top Tip: Use CTRL + F on your PC keyboard to bring up a Search bar and enter your country or CSC code or carrier.
     
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    This time, it is the turn of the regional model of the Galaxy S5 to receive Lollipop. The Android 5.0 firmware has just been released for the SM-G900i model on the following CSC code..


    ZZT = Taiwan


    Check both OTA, (Over The Air), and via Samsung's PC suite, Kies, for updates.

    For more information about CSC codes, see #1.8 of 35 Galaxy S5 models - know yours???

    See, also, S5 Lollipop Update Problems - Dummies Guide
     
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