Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos
The Android 5.0 update is now available for Galaxy S5 Duos usersSamsung

Samsung has already started the global roll-out of the Android 5.0 Lollipop for its fifth generation Galaxy S series smartphone. The update is already available in a few European countries and South Korea. Now the latest Android software version has arrived for the SM-G900FD, (Galaxy S5 Duos) users in Russia and Malaysia.

The Android 5.0 version with build numbers G900FDXU1BNL3 and G900FDXXU1BNL9 for Malaysia and Russia respectively, include all the Android Lollipop features available for European users, such as improved performance, a new UI and apps, lockscreen, heads-up notifications and much more, reports Sammobile.

Firmware details (Russia)

  • Model: SM-G900FD
  • Model name: Galaxy S5
  • Country: Russia
  • Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 3643223
  • Build date: 19 December
  • Product Code: SER
  • PDA: G900FDXXU1BNL9
  • CSC: G900FDOXE1BNL9
  • MODEM: G900FDXXU1BNL9

Firmware details (Malaysia)

  • Model: SM-G900FD
  • Model name: Galaxy S5
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Version: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Changelist: 3635349
  • Build date: 19 December
  • Product Code: XME
  • PDA: G900FDXU1BNL3
  • CSC: G900FOLB1BNL3
  • MODEM: G900FDXU1BNL1

Several users at the XDA forum have confirmed the update for the Galaxy S5 Duos (Russia). You can also download the OTA update by navigating to Settings >> About phone >> Software updates. The update can be obtained through Samsung Kies server.

Those who failed to update their Galaxy S5 Duos using either of the official methods for being region specific can follow our installation method to flash the latest Android Lollipop update.

Pre-requisites

  • Install USB Drivers for Galaxy S5 to connect the Android device with the computer.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings >> Developer Options >> check the USB Debugging option.]
  • As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup using custom recovery.
  • The Galaxy S5 should have above 80% battery charge.
  • The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.
  • The phone will lose custom ROM with the installation of the official firmware. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
  • The device will no longer belong to a rooted version with the installation of the official firmware.
  • G900FDXXU1BNL9/G900FDXU1BNL3 Android 5.0 stock firmware works only with Galaxy S5 Duos SM-G900FD in Russia and Malaysia respectively. As flashing this on any other variant might brick the device, verify the model number by navigating to Settings >> About phone >> Model number and install firmware according to the model number of the smartphone.
  • IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

Download files

G900FDXXU1BNL9 (Russia) or, G900FDXU1BNL3 (Malaysia)

Odin v3.09

How to install Android 5.0 Lollipop official update on Galaxy S5 Duos G900FD

Step 1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using any extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with few other files, which are optional

Step 2: Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v.3.09.exe with few other files

Step 3: Power off the Galaxy S5

Step 4: Put the phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Down button together

Note: Ensure that you have installed proper USB drivers installed on your PC.

Step 5: Run Odin as Administrator on the computer. For this click on the tool then right-click and select Run as Administrator from the drop down menu

Step 6: Connect Galaxy S5 to the PC using USB cable while it is in Download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn light blue with COM port number. This step might take some time

Step 7: In Odin, click AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension

Step 8: Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. Ensure Re-Partition checkbox is not checked

Step 9: Double check everything and click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and take a few minutes to complete

Step 10: When the process is completed, the phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears on the phone, disconnect the phone from the computer.

You should now be running the latest Android 5.0 firmware on your Galaxy S5 Duos. Navigate to Settings >> About phone to verify the new Android software version.