Software versions & updates: Samsung Galaxy S 5

    Learn how to check the software version and update the Samsung Galaxy S 5.


    Beginning September 10, the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will have a software update to Android version 4.4.2/ Baseband G900TUVU1BNH5 via manual pull down or Samsung Kies over Wi-Fi only. This update provides new features.

    New features

    T-Mobile Free Inflight Texting




    Software version

    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Software update:.



    Software version

    Check the software version

    To check the current software version, follow these steps:


    1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
    2. Tap About device.
    3. Read the Baseband version on the phone, and check it below:


    Software versionStatus


    Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.


    This document will be updated if and when new software is available.








    Your phone can update to software version G900TUVU1BNH5:

    If the update fails, contact Customer care.

    Other versions

    Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.



    Requirements to update

    To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

    • G900TUVU1BNG4 or G900TUVU1ANE6
    • 50% or higher battery life
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Available space (File size is 90 MB)


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    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Update automatically Over-The-Air (OTA)

    There is currently no Over-The-Air (OTA) update available. See Software version above for information.


    This document will be updated if and when new software is available.




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    Software update: Download

    Download and install software update

    You can download and install the software update:

    From the phone

    From a computer




    Update software from the phone

    To check for updates and download the update from the Samsung servers, follow these steps:


    1. From the home screen, tap Settings
    2. Tap About device.
    3. Tap Software update.
    4. Tap OK.
    5. Tap Start.
    6. A restart message will appear, tap OK.



    Update software from a computer

    To download updates for your phone and install them using a computer, follow these steps:


    Installing Kies

    1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC)
    2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
    3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
    4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
    5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
    6. When the process is complete, click Finish.


    Prepare the Samsung Galaxy S 5

    1. From the home screen, tap Settings
    2. Tap Developer options, if available. If not available, skip to step 8.
    3. Tap Ok
    4. Tap USB Debugging
    5. Tap the Home key to exit the settings menu.
    6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
    7. Select Media device(MTP) at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.


    Update the Samsung Galaxy S 5

    1. Open the Samsung Kies application.
    2. Allow the application to detect the device and display an available update notification.
    3. Follow the on screen prompts to complete the update.
            Note: Using Samsung Kies to update the device software is support by Samsung. If there are any questions about the update process via Kies, escalate to Samsung for further assistance.



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