Samsung Galaxy S5 Firmware Now Available for Download

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By Karla Danica Figuerres | March 26, 2014 3:04 PM EST

The Samsung Galaxy S5 is set to hit the shelves in over 150 countries all over the world on April 11. The release date includes all four major U.S. carriers in addition to US Cellular. Typically, when a device nears its market arrival, it takes only a matter of time before the first firmware build reaches the Internet - for the Samsung Galaxy S5, its official firmware build is already available for download.

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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As per Web site Sam Mobile, the Chinese SM-G9009D firmware is now available for download. The build date is listed as March 12 and once it arrives, the build for other countries will surface in relatively short order. Afterwards, people will be begin to crack the firmware open to extract wallpapers, images, sounds and Samsung's newest updated apps.  

For those who are interested, Sam Mobile has already made the newest version of the S Voice available. And if you are the type who likes digging deep into firmware builds, this one is undoubtedly for you.

Here are the Samsung Galaxy S5 Specs and firmware details:

Display           5.1 inches Super AMOLED, Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with 432 ppi
Processor      2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 or 2.1Ghz Exynos octa-core, Adreno 330, unspecified GPU in Exynos variant and 2GB of RAM
Storage          16GB or 32GB
Battery            2800 mAh
Cameras        16MP sensor rear LED flash with ISOCELL and 4K recording and 2.1MP sensor front camera
Networks       3G, LTE Cat. 3 2X2 MIMO
Dimensions and Weight     142mm x 72.5mm x 8.1mm and 145g
Water-resistant and Dust proof     IP67 certification and USB port covered with plastic flap
Software        Android 4.4 KitKat

Firmware details

Model SM-G9009D
Country China (Anycall)
Version Android 4.4.2
Changelist 965559
Build date Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:40:35 +0000

The Samsung Galaxy S5 firmware and firmware for other Samsung devices can be downloaded at the firmware section of Sam Mobile. In the Web site, you can find every Samsung firmware including mobile specific firmwares, which mean that you can still download the firmwares even though your device is carrier branded. 

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(Photo: Reuters / Albert Gea)
The new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone is displayed at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
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