Guide to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 to XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 Firmware

The new Latest XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 Firmware finally released by the Samsung electronics for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users. To get this update on your device all you have to connect your device with the PC and update the device with the help of Samsung KIES application (currently available only in Russia). The new official firmware updates comes with some minor changes and bug fixes. You can also update your device manually with the help of ODIN flash tool. This one is the official firmware and available only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users, don’t try this firmware on any of your other device.

In this article we will guide you to install I9500XXUBMF8 official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. If you have the rooted device than after this update you will loose the root access on your device and you have to root your device again. First follow the below mention guide and follow this guide to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 and Install recovery.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Follow this guide at your own risk. won’t be responsible in case your device gets damaged in any other way during the process.

Before doing anything follow the below mention steps on your Galaxy S4 I9500device:-

a) Take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks.

b) Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Download and install Samsung Drivers from here.

Android 4.2.2 XXUBMF8 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.2.2
Date: June, 2013
Region: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Update Galaxy S4 I9500 to XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 Firmware

Step 1. Download the XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S 4 I9500 here and extract the same on the desktop to update your device.

Step 2. After Downloading the official firmware on your desktop, download the ODIN flash tool on your desktop and extract it on your desktop. You have to use this application on your device to update your Galaxy S 4.

Step 3. Now both the Official firmware and ODIN flash tool i saved on your desktop. To start the process firs t switch off your Galaxy S 4 and reboot the device in Download mode, to do this press and hold down the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button. A Warning! screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode. Or Read our Guide – How To Easily Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device

Step 4. Now the Galaxy S4 I9500 is in the download mode. Connect the device with computer via your USB cable and run the ODIN application on the desktop. Now A message will arrive under Odin’s message box in the bottom left saying “Added!!”. That means you device is successfully connected with the computer and ready to update.

Step 5. In Odin, click the PDA button and select the and select the XXUBMF8 .tar.md5 file that you download on the Step 1. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application.

ODIN Flash Tool

ODIN Flash Tool

Step 6. Now, hit the START button to begin the flashing process.

Once the update process is complete on your Galaxy S 4, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background. If at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, than follow this guide to come out of Android loop. For more update Join our Google+ page here and like our Facebook page here.

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