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Manual Update Galaxy S4 GT I9500 with Jellybean 4.3 Android OS – Guide

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 smartphone can now be updated with the Jellybean 4.3 Android OS which is based on the AOSP Model. Recently we saw on how you can update your device with the Jellybean 4.3 Google Edition in your Galaxy S4 I9505 model and in this article we will help you update with the Jellybean 4.3 in your Galaxy S4 I9500 variant. So, after checking out on what are the quick pre requisites, you will have to follow the procedure which will help you to update the device with this firmware update. Though the Google edition of Jellybean 4.3 is out for I9505 model, we will very soon be coming out for i9500 model as well.

Galaxy S4 _I9500

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Galaxy S4 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps,

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

  • Make sure that you have rooted your device before proceeding to the firmware application process as this can only be applied to the rooted devices. To check on whether the device is rooted or not, you will have to make sure that the same has been checked with the help of “Root Checker” app.

Manual Update Galaxy S4 with Official XXUBMGA Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Guide

Root Galaxy S4 on XXUBMGA Jellybean 4.2.2 Android Firmware – Guide

Assuming that you are done with all the above mentioned steps, proceed to the next page where we have mentioned the detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.

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  1. ANJLI

    October 3, 2013 at 12:13 pm


    • Pradeep Neela

      October 4, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      this is one of the stable builds and won;t Brick the device unless you don’t follow the instructions

  2. tambunan droid_andy

    August 28, 2013 at 7:34 am

    huh.. good work.. but sensors dosent work.. pretty upset, restored back my previous rom 🙁

  3. Ruman

    August 26, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Dont use it – it seems it is not working for the GT I9500. If you have a blank screen get the 4.2.2 ROM and install it – it should work

  4. Alex

    August 22, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Link to root odin package seems to fit the 9505. Is there any suitable version for 9500?

  5. M Asif

    August 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I apply this update to my S4 (i9500), all working fine, but after the reboot my phone doesn’t show anything, only the black screen appears. it is going in recovery & download mode but can’t start in normal mode.
    In the first para of page 2, you mentioned the two zip files were placing in the SD Card, but I dwnld only one file from the link provided by you.

  6. Inathi

    August 21, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I downloaded the Jellybean 4.3 Android OS Firmware Package, and stored it in the sdcard as per the istructions, flashed it but the phone just won’t boot. Its not stuck in a boot loop, it just stays dead. Please help!

  7. vijay

    August 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

    it is properly work?

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