How To Install Official Galaxy S5 Firmware & Kernel (ODIN)

Learn how to install official Samsung firmwares on the Samsung Galaxy S5 using Odin3. Odin3 is one of the most used tools for Samsung devices because it is the best and fastest way to install firmwares and kernels. It is the safest tool and chances to brick the phone are small.

Something like that can happen only if you don’t carefully follow the instructions. The Samsung Galaxy S5 is still considered as a new device to the market yet the support for the device is getting bigger and bigger everyday. There are custom ROMs and root methods available already.

Also Read: How To Calibrate Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery

Installing an official firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S5 will remove all signs of root and will restore it to the factory settings. It will basically make the phone like new software-wise.

Requirements

– Odin3 Samsung tool (link)

– Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Firmware. Download for SM-G900H & SM-G900F

– At least 70% battery left

How to install Samsung Galaxy S5 Official Firmware and Kernel

1. Turn your phone off and boot into Download Mode (Volume Down + Home + Power) and press the Volume Up button only one time.

2. Open ODIN3 tool and connect your phone to your PC.

3. Click PDA on ODIN and select the downloaded firmware and click Start.

4. Leave the phone alone as the process will last for around 5 minutes.

5. Boot your phone into Recovery and wipe data and factory reset.

Also Read: How To Improve Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner (Tips and Tricks)

That is it. Now you Samsung Galaxy S5 has stock official firmware and it is like a new device. This also fixes any possible problem your phone might have.

39 COMMENTS

  1. Is the firmware compatible with the Samsung Galaxy S5 (model SM-G900P)? I am afraid i have bricked my phone and im an unsure if installing this firmware will help. I have tried the factory reset and it still freezes at the logo screen.

  2. Hi Ronaldo, I have a Samsung S5 G900H KOT49H.G900HXXU1ANI1(for Argentina – without carrier), and I am thinking to root my device, but I have some doubts

    1) If after to do root appear androido 5.0 lolipop, I will be able to update it (rom + kernel)?
    2) On the other hand, do you know what files I need to use to root my device, as well as, wich rom is OK for my G900H S5 model?

    Thanks in advance !!!!

    Franco.

  3. Hi ive started the dowload following your instructions but im not sure if download has actually started i have some text reading All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0) in the message box but nothing else seems to be happening just wondering if this is normal also my device is a samsung galaxy s5 mini sm-g800f and im trying to fix it from being stuck at the boot logo

  4. Hey there. I got an s5 off kijiji. The guy got it off Wind which means it was the SM-G900W8 model but he said he flashed the SM-G900F kernel because there is more dev for it.
    I want to return it to stock and get OTA updates. How do I flash it back to SM-G900W8?

  5. Dont suppose you know whats wrong with my phone i have a samsung galaxy s5 and its stuck on the boot logo after i tried resetting it back to factory settings iv done the volume up + home + power and the press factory reset but its still stuck and i have also tried reapplying the custom rom any ideas

  6. so i screwed up trying to get my s5 back to stock and soft bricked it i tried flashing the rom i rooted it with first and no good i cant find anywhere that allows me to download the official firmware sm g900i easily. when i flashed the cfw back after soft brick it has worked as i lost philztouch recovery system it is now the normal one. what can i do i am going to try omega when i finish the download do you think that will fix it or am i stuffed completely

  7. Hi’
    If I’ve remove the Samsung Retailmode on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4,
    Is there a possibilities that i can use it with Sim Card or like a regular phone?
    Big Thanks’

  8. Hey guys can some one please give me some technical advice I’m trying to get an original rom/kernel for my Samsung galaxy smg900i

  9. HI. SO I HAVE THE SM-G900P. I HAD CHANGED THE ANIMATION, THEN I CHANGED THE FONT, OUT OF NO WHERE IT REBOOTED ITSELF WITHOUT ME PRESSING THE BUTTON. NOW ALL I GET IS THE ANIMATION OVER AND OVER. I TRIED REBOOT, RECOVERY. NOTHING WORKS… ANY HELP. PLEASE

  10. ODIN just keeps telling me it’s “failed” a few seconds after I press start, how can I get it to work?????

  11. Hoping I can get some help here. I’ve tried at XDA and other forums but there seems to be an elitist attitude at them (especially XDA) and anyone asking for helps always gets the cookie cutter reply of ‘no spoon feeding here’… Well… Myself and most others I saw weren’t looking for spoon feeding, just looking for help learning, but apparently the folks at these sites seem to believe you need to be born with the knowledge…. Anyhow…..
    I bought a Galaxy S5 from a Canadian shop on Ebay. It’s a G900P, from Sprint. I’m on Petro Canada Mobile (Rogers) and the stock G900P firmware won’t allow me to make calls, text, or use data. It also has all the Sprint bloatware, which I want to get rid of. I’ve rooted the phone and flashed several custom ROMs and they do work, albeit in a limited way. With the custom ROMs I can make calls, text, and use data, but I can not get Rogers 4G because the phone seems to be stuck on the CDMA settings, (most likely through CSC files and build.prop) and can not change to APN protocols to enable IPv4/IPv6 (the option is on IPv4 and greyed out so I can’t change it.
    I just need to know if I can flash GP900W8 firmware to the G900P to get the proper setup to use all my carrier’s functionality (HSPA+/GSM (850/1900 Mhz, LTE) or not. If not then how I would go about modifying a custom ROM to be able to use the functions mentioned.
    Thanks in advance.

  12. Hello…
    Can i fix this low storage prob kn my S5 neo without a pc.
    If possible, please help & direct me.
    Thanks

  13. hey i followed the exact instructions on my Samsung S5 G900F and odin said reset, passed but now when i turn it on it freezes on the 3 network logo ive followed the instruction on boot freezing but still nothing changes have i royally screwed mt phone or can i still fix it???? any help would be great cheers

  14. Hi
    I have Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) with are code VD2(Germany) bought it on november 2014.
    when it starts uo I got the message: could not do normal boot with Android green figure.
    Can you provide me with a link for the firmware and the steps to install it using Odin mode.
    Also when I connect the Samsung USB to install firmware I get the message _your USB is malfuntion, please let me know How I can resolve this issue.
    Regards,

  15. Please provide me by afirmware link to resolve the issue could not do normal boot,
    ddi: mmc_read failed
    odin mode
    Also I get a message :your USB is malfuction, please advise how I can resolve this issue.
    My Devise Info as follows:
    DOWNLOAD SAMSUNG GALAXY S5 SM-G900F VD2 GERMANY (VODAFONE) G900FXXU1POJ2 FIRMWARE
    ANDROID 5.0
    ———————————————————–
    Download the Samsung firmware for the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F with product code VD2 from Germany (Vodafone). This firmware has version number PDA G900FXXU1POJ2 and CSC G900FVD21POJ1. The operating system of this firmware is Android 5.0 , with build date Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:40:55 +0000. Security patch date is N/A, with changelist 5954332.
    Model SM-G900F

    Model name Galaxy S5

    Country

    Version Android 5.0
    Changelist 5954332
    Build date Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:40:55 +0000
    Security Patch Level N/A
    Product code VD2

    PDA G900FXXU1POJ2
    CSC G900FVD21POJ1

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