Samsung Galaxy S5 users can now install Android 4.4.2 KitKat update through a custom firmware! GSM Arena’s page for the Samsung Galaxy S5 noted that the only OS available for the 2014 flagship device is Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.
However, for adventurous Android users, they can now opt to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy S5 via a custom ROM.
Particularly, the XtreStolite custom firmware based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 with model number SM-G900H, which is powered by Exynos Octa-core processor.
Citing Team Android, the post on International Business Times noted that the “XtreStoLite custom firmware is Odexed and is based on Android v4.4.2 KitKa.” The firmware brings in with loads of customization options like Separate Aroma Add-on package, New Google Keyboard, SuperSU rooted and BusyBoxed and a lot more.
Those who will install Android 4.4.2 KitKat update using the XtreStoLite can also expect more performance improvements To install the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on Samsung Galaxy S5 properly, read this IB Times post containing the detailed installation instructions.
Since the installation process is very technical, players are advised to follow the steps carefully.
Furthermore, make sure to satisfy these requirements and conditions first to ensure a successful installation: The battery level needs to have 80 percent charge before updating the phone with the XtreStoLite custom firmware based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
Make sure that there is a backup of data and settings stored on the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Use recommended recovery tools such as ClockWorkMod or TWRP for the backup.
Turn on USB Debugging Mode on Samsung Galaxy S5 before installing Android 4.4.2 KitKat update.
The appropriate USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S5 should be installed on the PC so that the Android device will easily connect with the computer for the installation.