Install Official Android 5.0 Update For Canadian Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
Not a while ago Samsung rolled out the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy S5 in Canada. That update brought many new goodies and improvements to stability so you can work quickly. This update brings you a new look and feel which seems a little bit minimal with material design UI. There are many new functions to get you easy such as notifications over lock screen and quick settings.
If you are still waiting for the official OTA notification or if you are not capable for official OTA update and KIES update, simply load the update manually. This guide shows you how you can flash the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update manually on your Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900W8 in Canada.
Read on how to install Galaxy S5 Lollipop update. Use a Windows computer having phone USB drivers. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use file expert app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 5.0.1 OTA update for Galaxy S5 from here.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin zip into a folder too.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3.xx.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode. Reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave these buttons and press the volume up button to enter intodownload mode.
Step #8: Click on PA Button and locate .tar.md5 from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked).
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter inrecovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it’s done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the Lollipop update is now installed on your Galaxy S5.