Download Galaxy S5 Firmware (G900AUCS4DPH3 and G900VVRU2DPG2 OTA added)

Note:Β We’re mentioning the latest firmwares added to this page in the list below. Please find the download links for these firmwares in the relevant section below.

  • G900AUCS4DPH4
  • G900VVRU2DPG2

Update [October 18, 2016]: Verizon released a new update yesterday for the Galaxy S5, identified asΒ G900VVRU2DPG2 build. The update is also available as an OTA for download, so you can install it right away without having to wait for the firmware to show up for the PG2 build. Look at the Verizon section below (SM-G900V) for OTA download.

Update (June 27, 2016): write Samsung has released the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for Canadian users of Galaxy S5 Neo. Build isΒ G903WVLU1BPF1. Download links have been added below.

Update (June 3, 2016): Verizon Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update added as firmware, build no.Β G900VVRU2DPD1. So if you didn’t get te OTA yet of Android 6.0 update, then you can still update on your own by simply downloading the firmware from below and install it using our guide given below.

More Marshmallow firmwares have been added of different variants of the Galaxy S5. Look below for your model!

Galaxy S5 Stock Firmware

Model no. SM-G900A (AT&T)

Model no. SM-G900P (Sprint)

Model no. SM-G900T (T-Mobile)

Model no. SM-G900T1

Model no. SM-G900T3

Model no. SM-G900V (Verizon)

OTA Update:Β Here’s the OTA file of Verizon S5’sΒ G900VVRU2DPG2 update.

β†’ Download: G900VVRU2DPG2 (PG2) OTA

Required: Remember, you need to be on PF4 update already for this, otherwise it won’t work.

To install this, download the update file, rename it as, and transfer to your Verizon S5’s internal storage. Now reboot into recovery mode, and select β€˜install update’ option, and the device should install it.

Model no. SM-G900AZ (Cricket Wireless)

Model no. SM-G900R4 (US Cellular)

Model no. SM-G900R6

Model no. SM-G900R7

Model no. SM-G900W8 (Canadian)

Model no. SM-G900F

Model no. SM-G900FD

Model no. SM-G900FQ

Model no. SM-G900FZ

Model no.Β SM-G900I

Model no. SM-G900H

Model no. SM-G900M

Model no. SM-G900K/L/S (Korean)

Model no. SM-G9006/8/9 (Chinese)

Galaxy S5 Sport Stock Firmware

Model no. SM-G860P (Sprint)

Galaxy S5 PlusΒ Stock Firmware

Model no. SM-G901F

Galaxy S5 NeoΒ Stock Firmware

Model no. SM-G903W

Model no. SM-G903M

Model no. SM-G903F

Galaxy S5 LTE-A Stock Firmware

Model no. SM-G906K/L/S

How to download correct firmware file

This is the important part!

Be sure to checkΒ and find the correct the model no. of your Galaxy S5. Then based on your device’s model no.,Β look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app calledΒ Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy S5 by following the guide linked right below.

How to Install Firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer:Β Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup!Β Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy S5. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correctΒ firmwareΒ file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy S5 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driverΒ (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3.Β Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select β€˜Extract here’.Β You should get a fileΒ in .tar.md5 formatΒ now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CPΒ orΒ CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on deviceΒ (in step 10Β below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy S5 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device.Β Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the OdinΒ window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!!Β message appearing in the Log box in bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show aΒ no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin hasΒ recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You canΒ try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmwareΒ fileΒ into Odin.Β Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as following. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file:Β Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t works out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checksΒ the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin getsΒ unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition check box is NOTΒ selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installationΒ is finished, after which your device will rebootΒ automatically. You’ll getΒ PASSΒ message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the fileΒ and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the fileΒ again as statedΒ just above.

That’s it. Let device restart automatically.

First start of the deviceΒ may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation.Β Check the Settings > About device,Β to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Sure let us knowΒ via comments below.

FirmwareΒ Benefits

You can use the firmware for variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy S5 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy S5 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to StockΒ on your Galaxy S5 β€” helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy S5 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy S5 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy S5 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy S5.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy S5.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy S5 firmware in Settings > About device.