How to Update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop Manually [How To]

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Here is How To Update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Currently, users having Samsung Galaxy S5 Sprint can update their devices with this most recent update, and it will be internationally available soon for the other Samsung variants as Samsung has already mentioned that Android 5.0 will be pushing Internationally soon in December. If you have Samsung Galaxy S5 SM900P then here we’ve a step-by-step guide on how to Update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop [Sprint SM900P] quickly with the Android 5.0 Lollipop.

How to Update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop


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  • Always remember to take a proper backup of your Android device before starting the updating/installing or rooting etc. process. Such as backup of necessary of your SMS, MMS, Call Logs, Contacts and Media Files to the internal/external SD Card.
  • Download & Install Samsung Galaxy S5 G900P USB Drivers from here
  • Download the firmware .zip file G900P_NKD_FullRestore for Samsung Galaxy S5 (Sprint) (SM-G900P)
  • Download Odin 3.09 Flashing Tool from this link
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode option on your Samsung Galaxy S5.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S5 is above 70% before starting updating.

How To Update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop:

1: – First of all extract both the files which you’ve already downloaded from the above links on the desktop of your PC.

2: – Run Odin Flashing Tool on PC as an Administrator.

3: – Boot your Galaxy S5 into the Download Mode, to do so first Turn Off the device and then press & hold the Volume Down + Home button at the same time. Switch ON your Galaxy S5 while holding these both buttons to enter into the Download Mode.

4: – Now connect your device to the PC via its original USB data cable.

5: – On the Odin Tool click on “PDA” and select the firmware file from your desktop.

6: – Just click on the Start button on Odin to begin the firmware updating process.

7: – Wait for the Firmware update process to be completed successfully as it may take around 3 to 4 minutes. Your device will be automatically rebooted once the firmware updating/installing process is finished.

8: – Navigate to Settings > About Phone” to check the the firmware version after rebooting the device.

Tip: – Repeat all the above steps if your Galaxy S5 gets in the boot loop mode.

Done! Your Samsung Galaxy S5 (Sprint) (SM-G900P) is successfully updated with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop  OS. These were some easy steps on how to update Galaxy S5 to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Do let us know in the comments area below if you are facing any issue or have a question.

Specifications Of Samsung Galaxy S5 SM900P

OS Android 4.4.2 Processor Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450
Touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen Display Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Display 5.1″ Super AMOLED Primary Camera 16 MP
Dimensions 142 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.1 mm Weight 145 g


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1 Comment

  1. it updated well but after the update,
    i cant access mobile data in the notification panel, i cant access my simcard contacts anymore though can use it. and it keeps showing “checking device staus….” for 3 days now
    what do i do?

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