After you’ve successfully updated your Galaxy S5 to the new XXU1BNL2 Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware, you can attempt to achieve root on it using Chainfire’s CF-Auto-Root (based on SuperSU v2.36) flashable via Odin. In this article I’ve provided a step-by-step tutorial along with the necessary downloads to make the entire process as smooth as possible.
Download Galaxy S5 XXU1BNL2 Android 5.0 Lollipop Stock Firmware
Samsung has surprised everyone in the neighbourhood by rolling out the luscious Android 5.0 Lollipop OS update – build G900FXXU1BNL2 – to its European Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F). Presently, this update has only been made available through OTA in Poland but we expect other regions to follow very soon. Can’t wait? Just download Odin-flashable package of G900FXXU1BNL2 below and install it right away!
This update packs a slew of new features and UI enhancements, one of the most significant being the integration of Android L’s iconic Material Design with overhauled TouchWiz offering a streamlined interface with extremely fluid transitions. It incorporates ART runtime instead of Dalvik that substantially increases performance of system and apps. Here are the complete technical details of this firmware. [Read more…]
Download G900FXXU1ANG9 Android 4.4.2 Firmware for Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F)
Samsung has rolled out a new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update (build G900FXXU1ANG9) for the Snapdragon 801 variant of its Galaxy S5 G900F smartphone in several European countries via OTA. If you still haven’t received the update yet, then you can download its Odin Tar file via the direct download links given below.