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How to Manual Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 with Official Lollipop 5.0.1 – Easy Guide

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 Android smartphone can now be updated with the latest version of Android 5.0 which is Lollipop 5.0.1 OS and is dubbed as XXUHOA7. While this version has been pushed out to the users, you can till then apply this firmware update manually to make the most of it. The Lollipop update is now live for some of the countries and the same can be applied for all the International versions of devices which are on the Exynos processor. You can either update your device via OTA or via KIES if not then this manual update will always be there for your rescue. Please note that this version of firmware can only be applied to the Exynos version of Galaxy S4 and not to any other variants of the device.

Galaxy S4 Lollipop 3

Note: Applying this firmware update won’t root the device in any manner or void the warranty in any manner as this is the official version of firmware released by Samsung.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Create a backup of all the data present in your device using below mentioned steps;

SMS – Download SMS Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,

Call Log – Download Call log Backup & Restore app and create the backup. Once done, transfer the backup file to your computer,

Local Files – Transfer all the data like photos, downloads, music files, videos etc. to your computer.

  • Battery level in your Galaxy S4 should be 50%+ or else device may get turned Off in the midst of firmware update,
  • Make sure that all the required drivers are installed in your computer. Navigate to Settings> Developer Options> check the USB Debugging option.

Once you have followed all the instructions, proceed to the next step for updating the device.

Galaxy S4 Lollipop 1 Galaxy S4 Lollipop

Procedure to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 with Lollipop 5.0.1 XXUHOA7 Android OS:

  • Up next, you now need to turn Off your Galaxy S4 so that it can be entered in the download mode. Galaxy S4 can be entered in the download mode by holding the Volume Up button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • Once the device is entered in the download mode, you will see the green robot. Now, open “Odin” in your device and connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable to see the ID: COM section turn Blue/ Yellow.
  • Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin and also alternatively make sure that the Re-Partition checkbox is ticked.
  • Now, click on the below mentioned options to select the firmware file from the extracted folder in the initial step.

Tap on the BL button and select BL_I9500XXUHOA7-CL3943544_QB3767100_REV00-user_low_ship.tar.md5

Tap on AP button and select AP_I9500XXUHOA7-CL3943544_QB3767100_REV00-user_low_ship.tar.md5

Tap on CP button and select CP_I9500XXUHOA7-CL3943544_QB3767100_REV00-user_low_ship.tar.md5

Tap on CSC button and select CSC_SER_I9500SERHOA7_ CL3943544_ QB3767100_REV00-user_low_ship.tar.md5

Odin for Lollipop 5.0 OS

  • Once selected, you now need to click on “Start” for starting the process of firmware update. It will take around 3 -4 minutes for updating the device with the latest OS.
  • It will take around 3 -4 minutes for applying the firmware update and once done, the device will reboot.
  • Once you see the Country/ Language selector, you can then disconnect the device and check the firmware version from the path “Settings > About Phone where the firmware version will be mentioned as Lollipop 5.0.1 Android OS.

Do let us know in the comments section if you come across any issues as we will be more than happy to help you.



  1. ibrahim

    June 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    will it work on this baseband:19500xxugnfx
    pleasr reply

  2. ibrahim

    June 12, 2015 at 11:47 am

    please help i want to know if i can do this if my phone is rooted

  3. Trk_Hassan

    June 9, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Works Perflectly on my S4 GT-I9500.

    Thanks for your post!

  4. memze

    June 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    since this is russian, will it reject other sim cards from other networks?…im on the other side of the world.

  5. Andros Michael

    May 15, 2015 at 12:03 am

    When will the update for Galaxy S4 195000 in Cyprus, thank you kindly

  6. Patrick

    May 14, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Realized my mistake. You need to enter Odin mode from the handset by pressing Home Key + Volume Down (not Volume Up as per the instructions above) + Power Up. You also need to change the languages installed as it comes in Hebrew instead of English.

  7. Patrick

    May 12, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Hi guys. I followed the steps but nothing happened. The ODIN appl just flashes when I click Start and thats it. Just wondering if I misread one instruction. What do you mean by \Now, open “Odin” in your device and connect your device to the computer …\ Odin cannot be executed from the devise recovery menu???

  8. kul

    May 8, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    My phone details-

    Model no- GT-I9500
    Android version – 4.4.2
    Baseband – I9500DDUFNA4

    Can I use this?

  9. waqas

    April 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Can I also upgrade to my PAKISTAN??

    • Rohan Pawar

      April 20, 2015 at 4:19 pm

      Yes, you can.

  10. Black Pearl

    April 16, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

    Hi i have tried this but it got failed & phone got bricked.Thankfully i had official 4.4.2 firmware that recovered my phone to original status.
    while upgrading I did not ticked the Re Partition box .
    Is it compulsory to tick the Re Partition box.?? coz it wipe out the data & i have read that it is deadly road for the mobile.
    confused what should i do.

  11. Javier

    April 15, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    The firmware worked like a charm besides the explanation. Thanks!

  12. armaan

    April 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    hello friends im not getting this firmware while downloading only its cracking i lost 2 times 3gb data its very annoying to get data in india u know so please help me

  13. ravi

    March 3, 2015 at 12:03 am

    not registered on network and imei credit fail

  14. Naveen

    March 2, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy S4.

    Model number GT-I9500
    Android version 4.4.2
    Baseband version I9500DDUFNA4
    Build Number KOT49H.I9500XXUFNG1

    can i install lolly pop 5.01

  15. Gyana Ranjan

    February 28, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Thanks Brother I have upgraded my S4 to lollipop. Everyone who cant wait for OTA don’t think much more Just follow the processes mentioned above. Its working 100%. Thank u very much brother.

  16. akkh

    February 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Works perfectly. Thanks a lot.

  17. Andy

    February 17, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy S4.

    Model number GT-I9500
    Android version 4.4.2
    Baseband version: I9500XXUGNF6
    Build number: KOT49H.I9500XXUGNH2

    is it possible to apply this update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 21, 2015 at 10:15 am

      yes andy, you can apply this update in your phone.

  18. Vijith

    February 13, 2015 at 12:54 am

    It works fine and beautifully….

  19. Massao

    February 10, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    the silent mode is not in this version? is it a bug?

  20. vamzy

    February 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    guys i updated mine as you said..
    everything went smooth but when i try calling
    i goes like
    Not Registered On Network
    and i dailed *#0011#
    when i have like imei certi: fail
    mine is s4-i9500
    and im from india
    helpp mee plssss
    any one with familiar problem???

  21. Vijith

    February 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Is it an official version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Yes Vijith, this is the Official version.

  22. Mufthas

    February 10, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Can i use this for I9515 ???
    Galaxy s4 black addition ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      this can only be applied on the i9500 variant.

  23. luke

    February 10, 2015 at 12:44 am

    What about the s4 active? Any way to keep my precious root priviledges?

  24. Savuth

    February 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    it sound great to have a new version, but to me it’s a bit complicate because I don’t have experience to do it. I am afraid of wrong doing, then cannot be repair. Anyone have done this update, please share with us of your idea or how difficult it is.

  25. Paul Jose

    February 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Hey… Nice tutorial… Just have one doubt… Will updating through Odin remove my previous installed applications and such???
    Expecting a reply soon… Cant wait to update… xD

  26. Sibulele

    February 9, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Hey man can u plz Mack a video on how to install the the firmware place

  27. peter karampas

    February 9, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Is the galaxy s4 i9505 getting the update? If yes when?

  28. Ant3

    February 9, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Hi, is it possible to root s4 after the lollipop update?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      yes, we will be coming out with the guide very soon.

  29. Julio Rodrigues

    February 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Hi, this update support a portuguese brazilian language ? Will i have some issues with this, in my country ? thanks

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      This is in English Language.

  30. ram

    February 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    Yes u can update ur i9500 model s4,its working fine ,but cm12 lollipop is better compared to official lollipop

    • sree

      February 9, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      How to get CM12? Official version still not released

      • Pradeep Neela

        February 22, 2015 at 8:30 pm

        I would rather guide you to install this firmware version than CM12

  31. sree

    February 8, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    I have a samsung galaxy S4.

    Model number GT-I9500
    Android version 4.4.2
    Baseband version I9500DDUFNI1
    Build Number KOT49H.I9500XXUFNI2

    Can i update the phone with this method?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      you can apply this update.

      • sree

        February 9, 2015 at 2:47 pm


        Thank you for the reply.
        Both files can’t be downloaded.Can you please check it?
        And also, is it necessary to root the phone before using this method?

        • Pradeep Neela

          February 22, 2015 at 8:31 pm

          Hey Sree, download links are working fine. Please try downloading on a faster internet connection.

  32. mohd faiz

    February 8, 2015 at 11:12 am

    can this be apply to I9505 model ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 8, 2015 at 8:32 pm

      hey faiz as of now its only for 9500 variant.

      • faiz

        February 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

        hey i was wondering i had rooted my s4 i9500 an the knox tripped i have lidroid rom on my s4 will updating through odin cause an problem cause thats the only way i can update i wont get ota update please help

        • Pradeep Neela

          February 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

          custom ROM will trip the Knox, you can apply with this firmware.

    • Shubham

      February 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Every Gt I9500 Can be Updated Through MEthod..!

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