Odin Method to Update Galaxy K zoom (SM-C115) Smartphone on Android 4.4.2 XU1BNF5 Firmware

The Samsung Galaxy K zoom (SM-C115) Smartphone users are recommended to update their Galaxy K zoom device to the latest Android 4.4.2 XU1BNF5 Firmware which has just recently been released in South Africa by Samsung. The firmware bears the build XXU1BNF5 with the PDA Serial C115XXU1BNF5 and is an OTA update.  Being an OTA update, it’s being delivered in installments in South Africa and hence will take some time to reach the users. So they can update their devices post getting the notification on their devices. However, there is also another update method called the manual update method that can be used by users living across the world. Also this update can be used by the users of South Africa, in case they are desperate to update their Galaxy K Zoom device even before the notification arrives their notification panel. To start with the update you need to fill certain requirements which are quite essential for the update. To get a detailed knowledge of the pre-requirements, have a look below.


Double check the Name and model of your device before initiating the update since this guide is meant for only the Samsung Galaxy K zoom (SM-C115) handset and implementing the procedure in other devices might brick your device hard. Remember, TechGipsy will no way remain responsible for any sort of damage or data loss that your Android device might undergo during the installation process. So proceed only if you understand what you do.


  • All important data and files of your Galaxy K Zoom device should be provided a good back-up before this update since the update might erase all your important data.
  • computer and original USB cable should be kept ready for use.
  • Your PC must be pre-loaded with the Galaxy K Zoom drivers since the drivers will help you connect your Note to your PC. If not installed, then at first download the drivers from the official site of Samsung and install those on your PC.
  • The USB debugging option of your Smartphone should be enabled before the update. To enable the same visit Menu > Settings > Applications.
  • To ensure if your USB debugging is enabled, navigate and tap on Developer Options. Don’t forget to disable the USB Debugging option post update.
  • Most importantly keep your Galaxy K Zoom phone battery fully charged. If it is not fully charged, at least maintain a minimum of 75% power back up before starting the update.

Steps to Update

  • First of all download the Android 4.4.2 XU1BNF5.zip file for your Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone and extract it on the desktop of your PC. Now download Odin v3.09.zip.
  • Then Put your Galaxy K Zoom into download mode by first turning off the phone and then pressing its Volume Down button, Power Button and Home Button simultaneously. Thereafter press the Volume Up Button again after a warning message appear on your screen, to put your Galaxy K Zoom  into download mode.
  • Then connect your Smartphone to your PC via USB cable.
  • The button-left corner of Odin will display a message after the connection of the Galaxy device with your PC is successful.
  • Now launch Odin on your PC, click on “AP/ADB” in Odin and choose the “.tar.md5″ file from the extracted Android 4.4.2 KitKat XU1BNF5 folder. Make sure that re-partition option is unchecked.
  • Next select the “Auto-reboot” option in Odin and press the “Start” button. The update process will take around 4-5 minutes. Wait still your Galaxy K Zoom Smartphone restarts.

That’s it! You have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy K Zoom (SM-C115) to the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat XU1BNF5 Firmware. Go ahead and experience the enriched KitKat features in your GalaxyK Zoom device. In case of any issues, get back to me via the comment section. I shall find out a solution for you. For further tech news, android updates and rooting, keep visiting TechGipsy.

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