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Update Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F) to Android 5.0 G870FXXU1BOB4 Lollipop Manually

Samsung recently released the official Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update for Galaxy Note 3 devices in India and now here is a good news for the Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F) owners that the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update has been rolled out for this device in Nordic countries. This official build brings some awesome features that are ported into this new firmware like the heads-up notifications, material design with multitasking UI, Android Smart Lock, guest user mode and multiple user accounts etc.

How to install Android 5.0 G870FXXU1BOB4 Lollipop on Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F)

The official 5.0 Lollipop update has build number G870XXU1BOB4 and its size is about 1.4GB which is now available for the Galaxy S5 Active users in  Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). You can check the notification area of your Galaxy S5 Active and there you can find the OTA notification. But if you are from other region and can’t wait for the firmware’s official release in your region but want to taste the sweetness of Lollipop on your Galaxy S5 Active then we’ve a step by step guide on how to install Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA on the Galaxy S5 Active manually to improve the battery life and enhance the performance of your device.

Firmware Details (Android 5.0 G870FXXU1BOB4 Lollipop)

Model: SM-G870F
Model name: Galaxy S5 Active
Country: Nordic countries
Version: Android 5.0
Changelist: 4254353
Build date: Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:35:25 +0000
Product code: NEE


This guide containing the official 5.0 Lollipop firmware is only working with the Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870F (International Variant). Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. First, check the model number of your device.


AndroidBlog will not be responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred into your Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F) during or after the installation of Android 5.0 G870XXU1BOB4 Lollipop update. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Take a proper backup of all your existing data and settings on the Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F) before proceeding to the installation guide.
  • Download and install correct USB Drivers for the S5 Active on your PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode on the device from Settings > Developer Options
  • Verify the battery level of your Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F), it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Android 5.0 Official Lollipop G870FXXU1BOB4 Firmware on Galaxy S5 Active:

Follow the given instructions to start updating the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active (SM-G870F) to the new official Android 5.0 Lollipop G870XXU1BOB4 firmware build:

1:- Download and extract the Android 5.0 G870XXU1BOB4 Lollipop Firmware .zip file from the above link on the desktop of your PC.

2:- Also extract the Odin flashing tool and you’ll get Odin3 v.3.09.exe.

3:- Turn OFF the Galaxy S5 Active in order to boot into Download Mode.

4:- Turn it ON by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down buttons at the same time.

5:- Launch Odin tool on the PC as Administrator.

6:- Now plug your Galaxy S5 Active with the PC via its USB data cable. If the USB drivers are properly installed on the PC then Odin will detect the device in a while and the ID: COM will turn light blue with COM port number in Odin.

7:- In Odin, click on AP button, find the firmware file which you have extracted previously and select it.

8:- Make sure that you’ve checked Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options in Odin and the Re-Partition option must be unchecked. Do not load the PIT file inside the firmware zip file as it will re-partition the device.

9:- Finally, click the Start button to begin the installation process in Odin. This process will take some time. Wait for the firmware flashing to finished.

10:- The Galaxy S5 Active will be rebooted automatically once the process is completed.

10:- Unplug the phone from the PC after the home-screen appears after rebooting.

Done! You’ve successfully updated Galaxy S5 Active to Android 5.0 Lollipop update with the latest official build G870XXU1BOB4 using ODIN.

Do let us know in the comments area if you have issues or queries while installing Android 5.0 update on your Galaxy S5 Active.


Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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