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Monday, September 29, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Firmware G800FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F- How to Install

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G800FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 16-July-2014. Owners of Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F (also known as Galaxy S5 Neo) can now update their device with the latest XXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Samsung started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is G800FXXU1ANG2. TheGalaxy S5 Mini is the mini version of the latest Galaxy S5, released with Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and already received official firmware update. If you own the Smartphone and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below step by step guide will help you to download and install the G800FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmwaremanually through Odin.
As the Galaxy S5 Mini G800F already running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware, you can only expect few bug fixes (if any) and performance enhancement with this latest update.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includes- Camera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.

So, want to update your Galaxy S5 Mini G800F to the latest G800FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANG2 firmware on your Galaxy S5 Mini G800F through Odin.

Important Note:
"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".
Download G800FXXU1ANG2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware
Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy S5 Mini SM-G800F model.

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available]

Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
Points to be noted:
If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.4.2 G800FXXU1ANG2 official firmware on Galaxy S5 Mini G800F.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S5 Mini G800F through Odin:

Download Android 4.4.2 XXU1ANG2 Firmware for Galaxy S5 Mini G800F from the above list

Download Odin 3.09
Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S5 Mini G800F into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Extract the downloaded Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
Now connect your Galaxy S5 Mini G800F to your computer via USB cable
In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and“Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension.tar.md5
In Odin screen, click on AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with.tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: G800FXXDLJ5_G800FODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
You can now disconnect your phone from computer
Congratulations! your Galaxy S5 Mini G800F is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy S5 Mini should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version G800FXXU1ANG2. You can confirm the firmware updatedetails from Settings-About Phone. If you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link,  feel free to contact with us using the comment form below..


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