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

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 smartphone can now be updated with the updated version of Jellybean 4.2.2 which is dubbed as XXUBMGA which was also earlier released for Samsung Galaxy GRAND smartphone. The best part of this update is that it’s not only official release but also comes with lot of stability fixes. Also, additionally, it fixes the bugs pertaining to the RAM consumption and Camera. So let’s proceed to check out on what are the quick pre requisites which are mentioned below and then head over to next page for the detailed instructions on how to update the device manually.

Note: Applying this firmware update will in no manner be rooting the device / voiding the warranty.

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.

Let’s 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. mojeeb

    May 14, 2015 at 12:03 pm


  2. Robert

    August 18, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Please I have a rooted galaxy s4 19500 version. how can I update it to the latest official XXUBMGA jelly bean 4.2.2. your help will be most appreciated.

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      you just need to download the firmware package and odin to apply the same. Refer Galaxy S4 Section

  3. Jelte de Vries

    August 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Can I also update the Galaxy S4 GT-9505 with this Android version?

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