How to Update AT&T Galaxy S5 with Lollipop and Root!

For those of you with a rooted AT&T Galaxy S5 and still have not updated to Lollipop, here’s how you can easily update to Android 5.0 Lollipop and also keep root.  This method is preferred over flashing stock firmware as you will be able to keep root.


First, you will need to download FlashFire.  To do that, first sign up for Android FlashFire G+ Community, then sign up for the beta FlashFire here.  Once you do those two, open up this link with your Play Store app and you should be able to install FlashFire app.

*NOTE – This method will factory rest your device so MAKE A BACKUP of apps and SMS before preceding! (You can use Titanium Backup app for apps and SMS Backup app for SMS.)  But it does not erase your personal files, photos, and videos.

Also, download the latest AT&T Lollipop stock firmware with root.

Next, open up FlashFire app.  If the FlashFire app doesn’t open, disable auto date/time and change your system year to 2013 (this is a bug in the app).  Then it should open.


Next, hit the plus button.


Then choose, “Flash ZIP or OTA”.


Then choose the Lollipop stock firmware with root you downloaded earlier.



Hit the lightning button and it should start flashing!


Once done, your phone should reboot into system, if you get to the below screenshot, you should be all good to go!


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14 Responses

  1. vyze says:

    Great instructions and I had it work great… the second time.
    I’m not sure why it didn’t work the first time but my guess is that I had Xposed installed.
    I had to flash back to stock, root, get FlashFire and start again but it worked the second time. Thanks!!!

  2. ronct80 says:

    Worked great thanks. How do i install Xposed with this rom?

  3. Zak says:

    I have a AT&T GS5 which I just rooted and it was working fine. I wanted to update to lollipop so I tried using this technique. Everything worked fine until the last stage. After the phone said it was rebooting, it never came back on and now my phone is completely unresponsive. The power button doesn’t work at all however my computer recognizes it when I plug it in. I also have safestrap and backed everything up but I can’t even get to that page. Please help!!!

  4. Nahu says:

    update this method to android 5.0 with root, but the use remove the root privileges, as I can do to take root again in the galaxy s5 model sm-g900a

  5. FRiv says:

    I did this and it worked perfectly. Now I have Lolipop up and running on my GS5 but no Safestrap. When I boot the phone the Safestrap is gone. How I can I make backup of my firmware now?

  6. Egor says:

    don’t working flashfire, when i push the + button, It displayed an error and reloads the app

  7. Egor says:

    not working FlashFire, when I tap + button, shows me error the application and restarts the application

  8. Sameera says:

    WoW. Its working……. Thankxxxx………………… 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Velli says:

    Hi need help I’m stuck in a bootloop with the 900a at&t version on the at& the splash screen tried flashing Xposed and it did this. I try flashing the package in bootloader bit I’m guessing the zip file only works with chainfire idle what should I do?

    • Velli says:

      Hey guys I’m still stuck at the at&t load screen. I try ex flashing exposed and it did th is is there a stock version available for boc4 ? Anyone?

  10. Ricardo says:

    Is there 5.1.1 for the same phone? I’ve already installed 5.0 but if someone knows about 5.1.1 were great.

  11. David says:

    Any other Rom we can flash with this tool? I would like to try a different one, but I want to know if this is possible or not,

  12. necio says:

    Yo Hice todos los pasos Y No paso de en el Arranque, después que flash fire inicio el teléfono no arranco y my sm-g900a esta semi brick !! puedo entrar a Dowload mode pero cuando quiero Flash cualquier otra rom Stock no pasas de system ext4

  13. NeCio says:

    I try to update my S5 Recently AT & T with a “.zip” file And Via an application called “Flash Fire”. and gave me an error of Brick, which in my experience sort it xD. but according to this solution and investigated only exist via “Flash Fire”? Whoever update via “Flashfire” and he resulted right with this file called “”
    I would appreciate if I answered a solution: D

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