Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P) stock firmware usually consists of an Android OS, bootloader, kernel, and apps made by Samsung and third parties. Every aspect in the firmware is necessary for us to be able to make our phone operates. Commonly, a firmware is found in the system partition in the phone’s internal storage, it’s writable, so flash tool like Odin or Heimdall are able to write to this partition.
On the early generation of Android smartphone, the size of the firmware may only hundreds of MB, but as time passes, the firmware size is increased, such as the size of the Galaxy S5 stock firmware that nearly 2GB, actually the actual size of the Android OS is not too massive, but TouchWiz apps and carrier preinstalled apps make it as big as it was, despite the large file size but we should have it.
If you are an android enthusiast, and loves to flash mods or even custom ROMs, we advise you to have at least one stock firmware for Sprint Galaxy S5 that same as the existing software version on your device, since you never know when something bad will happen. In case you have it, then you are ready back to stock if one day your device is bricked.
Odin compatible stock firmware for Sprint Galaxy S5 (SM-G900P)
Galaxy S5 was launched in April 2014, and has been distributed worldwide, every single device has a similar hardware spec depending on the region where the phone is marketed. However, a Sprint variant with model number SM-G900P can be purchased in the U.S. only.
Following is a list of SM-G900P stock firmware:
|1||SM-G900P||Sprint US||G900PVPU1ANCB||4.4.2 (KitKat)||March 12, 2014|
Before download and flashing, look at your model number and software version, take a look at Settings -> About. Ensure that the firmware version is same as your current software version, upgrade firmware sometimes possible, but downgrade is likely to fail.