Update Galaxy S4 I9500 to UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 Latest Official Firmware

A new firmware UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update for Galaxy S4 I9500 is now rolled out and the news is, this firmware is now available for download for a manual update. UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware presently available as OTA update in several countries including Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. A Kies firmware update most likely follow soon. If you unable to download OTA update on your phone then you can follow our tutorial to update your Galaxy S4 I9500 offline. As this is Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update which Galaxy S4 I9500 comes with, we expecting minor bug fixes and performance improvement with UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. You can install UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S4 I9500 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 I9500 or unbrick Galaxy S4 I9500 if brick happen because of software issue.

Read: Root UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy S4 I9500 Official Firmware

In this article we will guide you to install I9500UBUAMDE official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy S4, model number I9500. 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 I9500. 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 UBUAMDE Firmware Details:

Version: 4.2.2
Date: May, 2013


This tutorial is only for Galaxy S4, model number I9500. 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.

Pre Requisites:

Backup your data first using below mentioned instructions, so that if you lost any data you can recover it easily.

SMS & Call LogUse SMS, MMS & Call Log Entries Backup & Restore App
Contacts & SettingsUse 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 MessengerManually Backup WhatsApp Messenger Data.


  1. 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]
  2. Backup your EFS Folder to save IMEI number and other important data. [Guide]
  3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S4 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. [Guide]
  5. 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 UBUAMDE Android 4.2.2 official firmware update for Galaxy S4 I9500.

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