Android 4.3 Official Firmware update is now available for the Galaxy S4 I9500 users. Now all the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 user will update their phone with this new firmware. The new firmware is powered with lots of new feature which you will enjoy on your device after the update. To update your device go to your Device settings > About Phone >> Software Update or you will use the Samsung KIES application on your desktop to get the latest update on S4. If you have the rooted S4 then you have to apply this update with the ODIN flash tool. After the update you will lose the root access on your phone. Below is the step by step guide which helps you to update you phone with this latest firmware. Before following the guide do take the backup of phone.
GALAXY S4 I9500 ANDROID 4.3 OFFICIAL FIRMWARE FEATURES
Support for Galaxy Gear
Performance boost with Android 4.3 TRIM support and improved RAM management
Samsung Knox implementation
Improved color reproduction for more sharper display
New Samsung Keyboard
New Samsung browser
New camera firmware
UI tweaks for several apps, widgets and dialog boxes
Improved TouchWiz launcher with lesser lag and launcher redraws
New Reading mode feature which optimizes display for reading
Samsung Wallet (pre-installed)
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Pre-requisites and Requirements
a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting 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 are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.
c) Make sure that your Galaxy S4 battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
d) Download the Latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the update process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to update Galaxy S4. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 FIRMWARE INSTALLATION GUIDE
Step 1. Download the Firmware form the below mention links:-
Open Asia- I9500XXUEMJ5_I9500ODDEMJ5_I9500DDUEMJ5_ODD.zip
Indonesia – I9500XXUEMJ5_I9500OLBEMJ5_XSE.zip
Vietnam – I9500XXUEMJ5_I9500OLBEMJ5_XXV.zip
Save the downloaded firmware on your desktop and extract the folder.
Step 2. Download the Latest ODIN Flash Tool here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 3. Turn off your phone and boot in download mode to start the firmware update process. To do this press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons. Press Volume Up button again to enter into Download Mode.
Galaxy S4 Download Mode
Step 4. Now your phone is in downland mode. Connect the phone to the computer with the Original USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop.
Step 5. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin. Now Load the firmware files (extracted in Step 1) in Odin as instructed below:
- Add AP_I95008****************.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_I9500*****************.tar to BL
- Add MODEM_I9500**************.tar.md5 to CP
- Add CSC***********************.tar.md5 to CSC
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. Double check the above two steps carefully. After that hit the Start Button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
Step 7. Once the updates process is finished on your phone you will see the PASS message on your ODIN application screen and your device will reboot, disconnect your Galaxy S4 from PC.
Now you Galaxy S4 is updated with the latest Android 4.3 Official Firmware. 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.