Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Firmware

Almost all the other Variant of Galaxy S5 has been receiving the update of Android 5.0 Lollipop, although there are some who are still left behind, if not in terms for Model Number, then it must be left behind in terms of Country, although,when it comes to manual installation, then there is no need to worry about Country anymore. Android Lollipop brings the Material Design Elements, the new Multi-Tasking menu, easy and new notification control. Performance has been relatively increased if compared to previous Android versions and Tap and Go for faster device set-up has also been brought in it.

The Android 5.0 Lollipop is here to improve the performance on your device as we have seen that difference in most of the devices and most probably the Battery life has been increased as well. The Material design will be something new you’ll see for your device. The device has arrived in LTE variant in India and the update is rolling, the update will take time to reach everyone and also the Firmware file will be provided shortly, Stay tuned.

Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Firmware

We are going to Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900I to Android 5.0 Lollipop Official Firmware using Odin3 in the following post. While this is an official firmware, you don’t really need to worry about anything. All you have to do is, you need to follow the instructions carefully and get it done flawlessly. Let’s go through the early preparations and then flash this firmware.

Early Preparations:


The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility

How to Update Galaxy S5 SM-G900I:

Downloads Required:

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
  2. Download and Install Samsung USB drivers .
  3. Download and extract firmware file: Link


  1. Wipe your device completely in order to attain a neat installation.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy S5 in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  6. For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  7. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin-3.09-explained.-2
  9. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  10. Wait for your device to reboot, as soon as it reboots check out the new firmware!
  11. That’s all!
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