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Update Galaxy S5 Neo SM-G903F to G903FXXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is now live for all the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F (International Variants). This latest Android OS update came with build number G903FXXU1BPE1 that brings bug fixes and important security patches etc. It is recommended to update your Galaxy S5 Neo G903F for reliability and better performance of the device. XXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is also available through OTA (Over-the-air)  and Samsung KIES currently but if for any reason, you are unable to download the OTA notification or the update is not yet available in your region then manual procedure that we’ve given in this step-by-step guide doesn’t have any regional restriction and will work with unlocked Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F.

Please keep in mind that XXU1BPE1 is a complete unbranded firmware that should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this. The firmware update has no particular and noticeable changes but Samsung continuously making changes. G903FXXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow will also fix some of the notification glitches.

Ready to get G903FXXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on Galaxy S5 Neo G903F. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

G903FXXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-G903F
Model name Galaxy S5 neo
Country South East Europe
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 8117265
Build date Tue, 17 May 2016 13:53:59 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-05-01
Product code SEE
PDA G903FXXU1BPE1
CSC G903FOXX1BPE1

Note:

You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.

Things To Remember:

Warning: AndroidRO will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy S5 Neo G903F during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.

Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.

Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F on your PC.

Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.

Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.

If your Galaxy S5 Neo is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.

Any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.

Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy S5 Neo should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.

Download Files

  1. Download G903FXXU1BPE1 Android 6.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
  2. Download Odin3 v3.10.7

How to flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update for Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo G903F:

Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 XXU1BPE1 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above given links.

Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like XXU1BPE1 tar.md5. Now don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.

Step No 3:- Boot your device into Download Mode.

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. With the device turned off, press Volume Down, Home and Power Buttons at the same time.
  3. Once you see the warning message, release all buttons.
  4. Press Volume Up to enter download mode.
  5. Now your device should be in download mode.

Step No 4:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.

Step No 5:- Connect the Galaxy S5 Neo using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device

Step No 6:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 7:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the XXU1BPE1 tar.md5 update file and select it.

Step No 8:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.

Step No 9:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.

Step No 10:- Disconnect the Galaxy S5 Neo G903F when the menu is appeared on your device.

Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy S5 Neo G903F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or query regarding above guide.

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Aamir Jamal

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