Update/Downgrade Galaxy S5 to KTU1AND5 Android 4.4.2 KitKat with Odin

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Here we have another tutorial for all Samsung Galaxy S5 owners. The stock / official Android KitKat 4.4.2 KTU1AND5 update for your Samsung Galaxy S5 has already been available for a while, but in case of not receiving it here we are to show you how to manually update / downgrade your SGS5 to the KitKat 4.4.2 KTU1AND5 version.

We want you to know from the start that this is nothing more than a minor update, but this doesn’t have to mean that it isn’t important or that you shouldn’t take it seriously – as you can anytime use the same for downgrading your Android device to stock Android OS.

On the contrary, these KitKat 4.4.2 updates are known as being able to fix some bugs, so don’t hesitate to manually update your Galaxy S5 to KTU1AND5 Android KitKat 4.4.2 by using this step by step tutorial that we have prepared for you:

Review the risks:

  • This latest KitKat 4.4.2 KTU1AND5 official firmware also known as KitKat 4.4.2 G900KKTU1AND5 is an official one, so we cannot be talking about voiding the warranty of your device. The procedure that we have here is official, so forget about the fear of having to pay a significant service fee for the additional costs caused by your modification of the software in case of going to service; that is not the our case this time;
  • Don’t worry about any material damage, for example, due to the device overheating; manually updating / downgrading your Galaxy S5 to stock KitKat 4.4.2 has nothing to do with such a problem;
  • Moreover, Samsung has previously run various tests for this software version that we talk about, so it guarantees the full functionality of your Galaxy S5 after updating it; The company is responsible for the way that your device works, so there is no reason to be worried about;
  • Installing this KitKat 4.4.2 G900KKTU1AND5 update on your Galaxy S5 means losing the root access, as well as any other personal optimizations;
  • This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S5 G900K, so you risk bricking any other handset by applying this procedure;
  • Anyway, mixing the steps or skiping them are frequent mistakes that you should avoid or you could end up bricking the handset or damaging it in one way or another. If this happens, we are not responsible if you mess things up, so be responsible about your actions and don’t forget to ask in case of having any questions. We are here to help you, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of that.

Preparatory steps:

  • Start by backup your important data and by that we mean contacts, call history, messages, Google Data, APN Settings, games, songs and everything else that you might want to use after this procedure as well;
  • Your Samsung Galaxy S5 should have the most recent CWM custom recovery already installed;
  • Prepare your personal computer that will be immediately used in the procedure and don’t hesitate to disable all the antimalware programs that you might have there;
  • Have you previously installed the USB drivers for your Samsung Galaxy S5? If not, you should take care of this aspect now or the procedure will be an unsuccessful one due to this mistake;
  • Don’t forget about the original a USB cable that has to be used to establish the connection between your device and the computer;
  • Enable USB debugging mode on your Galaxy S5 by going into Settings > Developer mode > USB Debugging;
  • We highly recommend to charge your Samsung Galaxy S5 now if the battery status shows less than 70% power left or you might regret later.

Are you ready to begin?

Here we have all the steps that have to be followed exactly as given:

How to update your Galaxy S5 to KitKat 4.4.2:

  1. Download the KitKat 4.4.2 G900KKTU1AND5 official firmware file from here to your desktop and unzip it; then, also download Odin Utility from here and install it on your computer;
  2. Boot your Galaxy S5 into download mode; For that, you have to turn it off and press the keys: Volume down, Home Button and Power Button; after that you’ll press Volume up and this means that you’ll be in download mode;
  3. Open Odin and connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the computer by using the original USB cable. The COM section will change its color and you’ll see the ‘Added!!’ message in the bottom left section of Odin if the connection went well;
  4. Now, you have to click PDA in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that you have extracted before;
  5. Also click Phone and select the file you extracted on the desktop that has ‘modem’ in its name;
  6. Click CSC and select the file with ‘csc’ in its name and then select PIT and the ‘.pit’ file (If any of these files are not there, skip them and follow the procedure for the ones that you have already found;
  7. Choose ‘Auto-reboot’ and ‘Re-Partition’ in Odin and then hit Start.

The latest KitKat 4.4.2 KTU1AND5 official firmware should now be installed on your Samsung Galaxy S5 G900K. Has everything went according to the plan? Do you have any other question you want to ask us?

Use the comments area below and we’ll reply as soon as possible.

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Loredana has graduated Communication and Public Relations and works as a copywriter for over three years. She uses technology every day ( just as anyone else having her age ), but somehow things turned into something more than that. She just loves to discover more about what’s new and interesting, so why not combining that with her passion for writing? Here, on Android Flagship she contributes articles regarding the best choices that you could take when it comes to the latest Android releases and not only and she promises to keep you updated.