Good new for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) users, now they can update their phone with the Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNA5 Leaked Firmware. The new leaked firmware comes with lots of improvement like many bug fixes, speed improvements, minor UI changes etc. This one is not the tested firmware for the Galaxy S4 users and not the final. If you want to try this one on your device, here is the complete guide which you can follow on your device and update your device with this new Android 4.4.2 kitkat firmware. The process is very simple and take only 5 to 10 minutes to flash the firmware on your android smartphone.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
DOWNLOAD ANDROID USB DRIVERS
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
HOW TO ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE ON ANDROID DEVICES
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
UPDATE GALAXY S4 GT I9505 WITH ANDROID 4.4.2
Step 1. Download the Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNA5 Leaked Firmware here
and extract or unzip the folder on your desktop.
Step 2. Now download the ODIN zip file here and extract the folder on your desktop. You need to you this tool to flash the firmware files on your android.
Step 3. Switch of your Galaxy S4 and boot the phone in Download Mode. To do this Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons.
Step 4. Now you device is in download mode, connect it to the PC with the USB cable and run the ODIN application 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. Now Load the firmware files (extracted in Step 1) in Odin as instructed below:
- Add AP_I9505****************.tar.md5 to AP
- Add BL_I9505*****************.tar to BL
- Add MODEM_I9505**************.tar.md5 to CP
- Add CSC***********************.tar.md5 to CSC
And make sure that Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes are selected in Odin. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option in Odin is not selected.
Step 6. Now Hit the Start Button from the ODIN application to start the update process.
Step 7. Once the update process is finished on your device you will see the a PASS message with green background on the ODIN application.
Now your Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) is updated with the latest firmware and you can disconnect your phone from PC. 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.