If you remember, On February 6, 2014 we reported you that Samsung started rolling out Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S4 LTE-A (SHV-E330K/S) in Korea and a week before we shared a news that The release of Android 4.4 KitKat update for Samsung galaxy s4 was expected on February 13, 2014.
However, if you no longer want to wait for 4.4.2 or are on a previous test build of Android KitKat, you now have the option to download the latest test firmware, I9505XXUFNAD. Here we clear that this is only for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 model.
We always stop our readers to wait for the official update instead of downloading unofficial firmware, and that if you do so it is your own responsibility.
UI changes in new Android 4.4.2 update
- wireless printing
- new emojis support
- choice between stock messaging app and Hangouts for SMS/MMS
- option for changing default launchers under settings, and more.
How to Update Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000
Product Code: OXX
– Before starting we advise you to perform a backup because This test firmware WILL wipe your data.
– 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.
– Extract (unzip) the firmware file
– Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or https://mega.co.nz/#!UdRRyCAT!H4FyVx…uykgP2pT4rh8Ek)
– 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_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to AP
– Add BL_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to BL
– Add CP_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_C ERT.tar.md5 to CP
– Add CSC_OXX_I9505OXXFNA2_549230_REV06_user_low_ship_MU LTI_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!