How to Manually Update Galaxy S4 to I9505XXUBMEA Firmware

Samsung just started rolling out the new update for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Germany users. The new I9505XXUBMEA Firmware update comes with some new features such as Apps to SD card support, New Camera firmware, Smearing issue has been fixed, New Icons in Settings and more. The update is available on Samsung KIES and Over the Air(OTA). If you are the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Germany user you can update your device with the new updated firmware. If the update is not available for your and want to install it manually on your device, here is a complete guide for your which allows you to manually update Galaxy S4 to I9505XXUBMEA Firmware.

Remember the new Firmware is only available for the I9505 Galaxy S4 Germany users, don’t try this update method on your other device. The update is 365.67 MB and will solve lot of problems on your device. The update has also cleared-up some internal storage on the phone – the total free on-board storage is now around 9.23GB.

Update Galaxy S4 to I9505XXUBMEA Firmware

Update Galaxy S4 to I9505XXUBMEA Firmware

Here are the Firmware details:-

Firmware details:
Model: GT-I9505
Country: Germany
Version: Android 4.2.2
Changelist: 768421
Build date: Wed, 29 May 2013 16:05:23 +0000
Product Code: DBT

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

But Before following this guide download these files and do take the full backup of your device, so you can easily restore all your files and data on your device after the update.

a) Take the Full Backup of your device with these application

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.

Once the drivers is installed on your device and USB debugging mode is enabled on your device follow the below mention steps one bu one to update your devcie with the latest firmware.

How to Update Galaxy S4 to I9505XXUBMEA Firmware

Step 1. Download the latest I9505XXUBMEA Firmware on your desktop and ODIN flash tool from here

Step 2. Turn off your device and enter in Download mode, to do this hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds. When you see the warning screen, let go of all buttons then hit the Volume Up button to enter Download mode.

Step 3. Now you device is in Download mode. So connect your device with the PC via USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop.

Step 4. Now, hit the PDA button in Odin and select the firmware file you extracted, the one named I9505XXUBMEA_I9505OXABMEA_I9505XXUBMEA_HOME.tar.md5. Next, ensure that the check boxes “Auto Reboot”, “F. Reset Time” and “PDA” are the only check boxes checked and the rest are not. After that hit the Start button from the ODIN application Screen.

Step 5. Now the update process will take some time ti update your device with the latest firmware. After some time the phone will automatically reboot, at which point you can disconnect it from the PC and close Odin. Yes at the first boot time the device will take some time so no need to worry.

That’s it now your device is update with the new and latest firmware and you can check the firmware detail on your device form the Setting about page. Drop a comment below if you need help with anything.

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