How to install Android 4.3 JellyBean on Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) [Update: Official Firmware]

by France Abaricia on Oct 19, 2013 How To

Are you planning to update your Samsung Galaxy S4 into Android 4.3? Recently! Sammobile released another leaked Android 4.3 build for Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) but this time it is now on final build – it means there’s no more build in a future for the S4. According to our source, the final build brings just a minor bug fixes and general improvements to the security, speed, stability and only available for the I9505 model, not for the I9500. See more details below.

Updated: October 19, 2013

Hey folks, I just have updated this article with the new official Android 4.3 firmware for Galaxy S4 LTE version I9505.

Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Features:

  • - OpenGL 3.0 Support
  • - GALAXY GEAR Support
  • - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • - ANT+ Support
  • - Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
  • - Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
  • - Improved RAM management
  • - Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
  • - Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
  • - New Samsung Keyboard
  • - New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
  • - New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
  • - New Camera firmware
  • - Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

Note: Please make sure that you have a back up files before proceeding, this firmware is a pre-release firmware only and not official from Samsung.

Do this at your own risk!

Install official Android 4.3 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4

  • Download first the official Android 4.3 firmware of Samsung i9505 Galaxy S4 at this link.
  • Extract the file, and you will get 2 files (.tar.md5 and .tar file).
  • When its done, download the Odin 3.09 at this link, and extract it too.
  • Run the Odin.
  • Reboot the Galaxy S4 in download mode (Volume Up + Power + Home button).
  • Then connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer via USB cable and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin.
  • Add AP_I9505XXUEMJ3_1840064_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP
  • Add BL_I9505XXUEMJ3_1840064_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to BL
  • Add CP_I9505XXUEMJ3_1840064_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CP
  • Add CSC_OLB_I9505OLBEMJ2_1765174_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC
  • Make sure that the re-partitioned box is not ticked.
  • After that, click the start button and wait until the process ends. Don’t disconnect the S4, just be patient.

Note: If you encounter any issues with the firmware such as Bootloop, All you have to do is to boot it into recovery mode (Home + power + vol up) and choose to wipe/factory reset.

  • Then reboot and it’s over.

Congratulations! Watch the Android 4.3 updates preview for Galaxy S4 below.

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