The update owners of this mobile have been waiting for is here. Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 has been given the XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 update. This is the latest official firmware you can be on when using the s4.
It’s a good upgrade from the last one too, because it has some of the best features we’ve seen come for a while. We don’t normally see an abundance of UI changes until we still full jump up by number upgrades, however, this one has them for you. There’s some extra improvements thrown in for good measure.
And as usual, if you were having any problems, they will most likely be gone once you download and install this.
Once you have the USB drivers, and you can start thinking about opening up Odin and loading the file which we have provided through the PDA tab in there. If you don’t yet have the 3.07 version of Odin then you will need to get that and use it. Always use a Windows PC for this, as that’s what the Odin was made for.
If you don’t feel like installing it manually, you can always wait for it to appear in your settings. This was originally an OTA release, which commenced rolling out about 3 days ago now. This gets issued around from mobile to mobile in increments, and there is no telling exactly how long it will take to come to yours. Hopefully it gets to you quicker than it does to your friends so you can show it off before they can.
This new firmware will be compatible for the S4 LTE I9505 only. Do not try to install it on any other device because it will not work, and it could cause damage.
If you are running any custom ROMs they will be wiped. Also, any custom recovery image such as ClockworkMod or TWRP recovery will be wiped.
The warranty on the device will remain and won’t be harmed. Furthermore, if you had root before, or customized the device in a way so that the warranty was gone, it will now be put back so you can take it in for repairs again free of charge as long as it hasn’t run out.
Make sure you backup all your data to the devices internal memory. It’s rare for the Samsung internal memory to ever be corrupted, however it can happen. Some people prefer to do a full backup in this case. There are many applications available from the Google Play store to help you with this.
Don’t start the guide until you have enable the USB debugging option from menu > settings > developer options.
One of the things many sites recommends is making sure you have enough battery power left before you start the guide. This is false because as soon as you plug the Smartphone in the computer via the USB cable it will automatically start charging. Therefore, there is no need to make sure you have a lot of existing power. You will find that it will be more charged when you are finished than it was when you started!
Install XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware On The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505
1. Download the XXUEMJ5_I9505OXAEMJ5_DBT.zip hereand extract the contents.
2. Download ODIN 3.07 from here and extract the contents.
3. Put the handset in download mode. Press the Volume down + Home button + Power button together at the same time to make it happen. Don’t take your hand off until you see a picture of the Android robot appear. This symbolizes that getting into download mode has been successful.
4. Start ODIN up on the Windows-based PC and connect the S4 handset to the computer while it is still in download mode. We want to start ODIN first because now it will pick it up inside, and this lets us know we can continue to the next step. Look for an ID: COM boxes turning yellow. If ODIN hasn’t seen your device then it’s possible you need to upgrade the USB drivers here.
5. Now we have to upload the files from the extracted folder in step 1 and put them where they belong inside ODIN.
- Put the ‘CODE’ file in the PDA button.
- Put the ‘MODEM’ file in the phone button.
- Put the ‘CSC’ file in the CSC button.
- If you find a pit file inside use it in the ‘PIT’ button. If it’s not there then go to the next step.
6. Select the boxes named Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time and do the same for the re-partition box if you found a pit file. If not then leave it out.
7. Do not make any other changes in the ODIN program.
8. Click the start button to begin the installation process.
9. The updating process will begin.
10. Do not press anything inside ODIN or on the computer/phone until it has completed.
11. Wait until you see a ‘pass’ message appear inside of ODIN. Now we know it is safe to disconnect the Smartphone and the new firmware is installed. The ID:COM port will now be displayed in green.
12. Remember to always right-click the USB symbol in the Windows taskbar and click on the green arrow that says ‘safely remove hardware’ when you hover the cursor over it. Now right-click > select the gray area >USB Mass Storage Device > stop button > select the flash drive in the ‘stop a hardware device’ section and click OK. It will now say ‘safe to remove hardware’ in a bubble that’s popped up on the taskbar