Samsung Testing Android 4.4.2 KitKat For Galaxy S4

Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update though the release is limited to the Galaxy Note 3., but reports have it that the tech giant is testing the most-awaited update from Google for its flagship Galaxy S4. The latest leaked test builds suggest the Android 4.4.2 update is just around the corner for the Galaxy S4.

It is expacted that Samsung to start officially rolling out the Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 in February/March.

the new test build for Galaxy S4 has improved speed, carries a new firmware and several bug fixes. In addition, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat will feature minor interface changes with statusbar icons changed from “Gingerbread style green to all new awesome KitKat style white” and improved performance. The keyboard layout has also got a tweak with improved landscape orientation for effortless typing.

Model: GT-I9505
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 373648
Build date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:35:41 +0000
Product Code: OXA
PDA: I9505XXUFNA5
CSC: I9505OXAFNA5
MODEM: I9505XXUFNA5
Download: I9505XXUFNA5_I9505OXAFNA5_I9505XXUFNA5_OXA.zip

NOTE
– This test firmware WILL wipe your data. So, back it up!
– You are doing this at your OWN risk. We are not responsible if you brick your device or your cat eats your phone.
– This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
– This test firmware is a pre-release build and not official from Samsung.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • – Extract (unzip) the firmware file
  • – Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
  • – Extract Odin .ZIP file
  • – Open Odin3 v3.09
  • – Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
  • – Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
  • – Add AP_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP
  • – Add BL_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to BL
  • – Add CP_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CP
  • – Add CSC_OXA_I9505OXAFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC
  • – Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  • – Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
  • – If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
  • – Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
  • – Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
  • – Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!