The LTE version of Galaxy S4, model number I9505 received its share of official firmware update in various countries including United Kingdom, Italy and Germany. The update we talking about is – I9505XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware. The latest available firmware XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy S4 I9505 can only be downloaded from OTA officially. However, if you want to update it outside OTA then you can follow this tutorial for a manual update instruction. As this is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update which Galaxy S4 I9505 comes with out of the box, we expecting minor bug fixes and performance improvement with XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. You can install XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S4 I9505 using our detailed tutorial below. Please note, this is ODIN flashable firmware and not CWM recovery flashable. Apart from improving Galaxy S4 existing performance, official firmware is also good option to unroot Galaxy S4 I9505 or unbrick Galaxy S4 I9505 if brick happen because of software issue.
In this article we will guide you to install I9505XXUAMDM official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy S4, model number I9505. For this, we will use a tool called ODIN that will help us to flash the stock 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware in Galaxy S4 I9505. However, in this process you may lose all your existing installed apps and personal settings. You should follow this guide carefully to properly backup your data that you can restore later.
Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDM Firmware Details:
Date: April, 2013
This tutorial is only for Galaxy S4, model number I9505. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. Check your device’s model number in: Settings » About phone. Also, we are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.
Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.
SMS & Call Log – Use SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & Settings – Use Android default backup options.
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”
WhatsApp Messenger – Manually Backup WhatsApp Messenger Data.
- Make sure your device have at least 80% battery power, otherwise your device may see a hard brick if device turn off during installation. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
- Backup your EFS Folder to save IMEI number and other important data. [Guide]
- You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S4 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide]
- This installation guide use ODIN utility which work only in Windows OS. If you use Linux OS (such as Ubuntu) or Mac OS then use CrossOver Utility to run ODIN in your OS.
If you follow everything that we mentioned above, you are ready to move into next page of this guide where we summed up detail instruction on how to flash Jelly Bean XXUAMDM Android 4.2.2 official firmware update for Galaxy S4 I9505.
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