Root & Update Galaxy S4 I9505 via XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Here is the complete guide to Update Galaxy S4 I9505 with XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware and root Galaxy S4 I9505 on XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2. Recently Samsung released the new Android 4.2.2 update to its Galaxy S4 I9505 Germany and Italy users. The update comes with lots of new features and improvement and you can update your device with the help of Samsung KIES application or through the OTA update. The best part of the update is that this one is official release from the Samsung and also comes with lot of stability fixes. To check the update on your device go to Settings > About > Update, here you will get the latest update on your device. If you still didn’t find the update on your Galaxy S4 I9505, no need to worry here we are providing the complete guide to update your device with the latest official firmware and a rooting guide too.
The below mention guide is only for the Galaxy S4 I9505 users, don’t try this guide on any of your other android phone. After applying this XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware update on your Galaxy S4 I9505 you will lose the root access on your device, But you will root the device again with our rooting guide. So read the following guide carefully and update your device with latest official firmware.
Here are the details of Germany XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware:-
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: Tue, 06 Aug 2013 08:32:07 +0000
Product Code: DBT
Here are the details of Italy XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware:-
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 10:56:37 +0000
Product Code: ITV
Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) First and most important thing to do is take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. 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.
b) Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Update Galaxy S4 I9505 phone battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Update Galaxy S4 I9505 USB Driver on your PC and install it to start the update process.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to Update your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 smartphone with Android 4.2.2 XXUBMGA Firmware. Note: This update will not void your warranty and does not require Root access.
How to Update Galaxy S4 I9505 via XXUBMGA Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1. Download right firmware for your Galaxy S4 I9505 from the below given list. Below mention firmware are official build from Samsung and can be flash on any Galaxy S4 I9505.
After downloading the right firmware extract the files on you desktop.
Step 2. Download the ODIN flash tool from here to install the update on your Galaxy S4 I9505, Now Extract the ZIP file on your desktop.
Step 3. Switch of your device and Reboot your device into recovery mode. to do this press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power button together until you see a construction Android robot in your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. Again Press Volume Up button to enter into Download Mode.
Step 4. Now your device in Download mode and you are ready to update your device. Connect your device with computer via USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop. If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes of ODIN app screen will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.
Step 5. Once the Galaxy S4 I9505 is connected with the ODIN application, do the following: ( Do this very carefully otherwise you brick your device)
Select these files from the extracted firmware package(Step 1);
-Select the PDA checkbox, and click the ‘.tar.md5? file
-Tap the Phone checkbox, and select the file named ‘modem’ (ignore if such file is not found)
-Choose the CSC checkbox, and click the file named ‘CSC’ (ignore if there is no such file)
-Click the PIT checkbox, and choose the ‘.pit’ file (ignore if the file is missing)
[Note: Ignore the last three steps (b, c and d) if such files are not found.] And Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application.
Step 6. Now hit the Start button from the ODIN application to update your device with latest firmware. Now the update process will start on your device and this will take some time to update your device. Once the update process finished on your device you will see the “pass” message on your ODIN app screen and this time your device will be reboot.
Now you can disconnect your device from the computer and the official firmware is installed on your Galaxy S4 I9505. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.
If you want to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 device to enjoy the rooted application and custom ROM on your device than follow this guide How to Root Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, I9505 with CF-Auto-Root