Now another new firmware update is available for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 android mobile user, the new firmware version is XXUBMG4 and based on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. The Galaxy S4 is one of the most popular model these days and flagship model of Samsung Mobile. In last few days Samsung already released so many new Firmware for the Galaxy S 4 users and now they started rolling out the XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware for Galaxy S4 I9505 devices. The new Firmware come with lots of bug fixes and new feature which you can enjoy on you r device with this new update official firmware, The firmware is the official released from the Samsung and only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 android smartphones. If you are the Galaxy S4 I9505 user then you can update your device with the XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. To update your device use the system inbuilt OTA or Update with the help of Samsung KIES. But, if you are looking for a way to update your device manually then here is the complete guide which helps you to update your device and after that you can root your device easily with the below mention guide.
The below mention tutorial is only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 mobile users, didn’t try this method on any of your other android devices. This one sis the official firmware from the Samsung and doesn’t void you warranty after the update, yes if you rooted your device then you will lose the warranty of your Galaxy S4 I9505. Follow all the below mention steps one by one on your device to Root & Update Galaxy S4 I9505 via XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware.
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the update and rooting guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get theBackup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.
b) Once the backup files is saved on your Phone or your desktop, after that Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Smartphone battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Smartphone USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these driver to connect your device with the computer to follow the guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update your device with latest XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and don’t ignore any of them.
How to Update Galaxy S4 I9505 via XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware
Hope you followed all the above mention steps on your device, So lets start the update process on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.
Step 1. Download the Appropriate XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware for your Galaxy S4 I9505 from the below list and extract the folder on your desktop. Note that, firmware here which are Unbranded or not carrier branded, regardless of country or region, can be flash on any Galaxy S4 I9505.
Australia (Optus) : I9505XXUBMG4_I9505OPSBMG2_OPS.zip
Australia (Vodafone): I9505XXUBMG4_I9505VAUBMG1_VAU.zip
Step 2. After downloading the firmware, Download the ODIN Flash Tool from here and extract the same on your desktop. You need this application to flash the update on your Galaxy S4 I9505.
Step 3. Aster this switch off your devcie and boot the Galaxy S4 I9505 in Download Mode. to do this Press and Hold Volume Down + Home + Power button until you see a construction Android robot in phone screen. After that Press Volume Up button again to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4. Now your Galaxy S4 I9505 is on Download mode, connect your phone with the computer via USB cable and Run the ODIN application on the desktop. Now you will see the blue sign in Odin screen, that mean your phone is connected successful and ready to update.
Step 5. Now in ODIN screen choose PDA, then browse the Galaxy S4 I9505 Firmware file that you download on step 1. Next, ensure that the check boxes “Auto Reboot”, “F. Reset Time” and “PDA” are the only check boxes checked and the rest are not. And Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application.
Step 6. After that Hit the Start button form the ODIN application screen to start the update process on your Galaxy S4 I9505.
Step 7. Once the update process is complete on your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background on ODIN screen.
Now you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is updated with the XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. In case 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.
If you are looking for a method to root your Galaxy S4 I9505 on XXUBMG4 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware, then follow this guide to root your device and enjoy the root access on your Galaxy S4 I9505.