Recently Samsung released the new XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware for Galaxy S 4 users. The new update is available of all international version of Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (Exynos Variant). This one is latest official firmware from the Samsung with some fixes and improvements. You can get this update via OTA or from the Samsung KIES application. If you want to update your device manually with this new XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware update, then here we come with the new guide which helps you to instal the latest update on your device. This firmware update is still based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and only available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (Exynos Variant) users. Those who cannot wait for the OTA update to reach their regions and wish to install the firmware manually may follow our step-by-step guide.
Steps to Follow Before Updating Galaxy S4
a) Do take the Full backup of your device. So First take the backup of all your applications, contacts, SMS, call logs on your device with this guide.
b) Make sure that your phone battery is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.
After Following the above steps move to the below guide to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 With XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware.
How to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 With XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1. Download the latest XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware from the below links and extract the same on your desktop:-
Ukraine (Kyivstar): I9500XXUBMG1_I9500OXEBME1_SEK.zip
Step 2. Now Download the ODIN flash tool from here and extract the file on your desktop. You have to run this application to install the update on your Galaxy S4 I9500.
Step 3. Power off your phone. Boot the Galaxy S4 into Download Mode, to do this by press and hold Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 4. Now your Galaxy 4 in Download mode. Connect your device with computer via USB cable and run the ODIN appliucation on your desktop. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box of ODIN screen will turn blue with the COM port number.
Step 5. Once the device is connected with the ODIN application, do the following: ( So this very carefully otherwise you brick your phone)
Select these files from the extracted firmware package(Step 1);
a) Click the PDA button and select file with .tar.md5 extension
b) Click the Phone button and select file with MODEM in its name
c) Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name
d) Click the PIT button and select the .pit file
[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. After that hit the START button to begin the installation process.
Now the installation process will take some time to update your Galaxy S4 I9500 With XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware. Once the installation process is completed, your phone will restart and at that time you can disconnect your device from the computer and your device is updated with the latest 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. Now if you want to root you GLalaxy S 4 read our rooting guide here.