Finally, US Cellular Galaxy S4 users will get this new Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. The new official update is already available and most the Galaxy S4 user already get this on their phone. The new update comes with lots of new features and improvements. Of you are US Cellular Galaxy S4 and didn’t get this update on your phone, here is the guide which you can follow on your phone and install the latest update.
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 US Cellular Galaxy S4 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 steps 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.
2. INSTALL SAMSUNG GALAXY DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to send basic Linux commands, and a variety Android-specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB 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.
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.
4. CHARGE YOUR 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 US Cellular Galaxy S4 with Android Lollipop
Step 1. Download the Android lollipop file for US Cellular Galaxy S4 here.
Step 2. After this download the ODIN.zip file here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 3. Once both the files are saved. Boot your phone in download mode. To do this Power off you phone and press and hold the volume down, home, and power buttons simultaneously.
Step 4. Once the phone in download mode, connect it to the PC with USB cable and run the ODIN app on your desktop.
Step 5. From ODIN screen, click the “AP / PDA” button near the center of the window and select the firmware file that you downloaded on Step 1. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
Step 6. Click the “Start” button at the bottom of the screen to begin. Now the flashing process will start on your phone and this will take some time.
Step 7. When it’s done, the box in the top-left corner of Odin will read “Pass,” and your phone should automatically reboot.
That’s it. Now your US Cellular Galaxy S4 are running on the Android lollipop