October 3, 2013

How to Update Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505 with Leaked Android 4.3 XXUEMI8 Jelly Bean Firmware

An Android 4.3 Jelly Bean test firmware with firmware build number I9505XXUEMI8 has been leaked for the LTE version of Samsung Galaxy S4 with model number GT-I9505.

Firmware details
Version: Android 4.3
Build date: Sep 20, 2013
Regions: Open Europe

Samsung Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505 users can now update their devices with the leaked version of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware by following the tutorial below.

1. Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode on the device by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy S4 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the device is charged more than 80 percent.
6. The leaked Android 4.3 XXUEMI8 Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with the LTE version of Samsung Galaxy S4 with model number GT-I9505. Applying this to any incorrect variant might brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.

File Required
1. Android 4.3 XXUEMI8 Jelly Bean Firmware for Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505
2. Odin 3.09 (Mirror Link)

Steps to Update Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505 with Android 4.3 XXUEMI8 Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file using winrar/7zip/winzip or any other extracting tool, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Switch off Galaxy S4.
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding HomeVolume Down and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn to light blue with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added.

Note: If the Added message does not appear, then try re-install USB drivers or changing the port on the computer.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin from extracted I9505XXUEMI8 firmware folder:
  • Click the BL button and select file with BL in its name.
  • Click the AP button and select file with AP in its name.
  • Click the CP button and select file with CP in its name.
  • Click the CSC button and select file with CSC in its name.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition option is NOT selected.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the Start button to begin the installation process.
Step 10: Once the installation process is completed, your device will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505 should be now updated with leaked Android 4.3 XXUEMI8 Jelly Bean firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify the software version running on the device.

Note: If Galaxy S4 (LTE) I9505 stuck at booting animation after Step 10 then go to recovery mode (press and hold the Home, Volume Up and Power buttons together) and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

Source: SamMobile


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