Samsung rolled out yet another official firmware for Galaxy S4 I9500 which is UBUAMDG Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. You can connect your device with computer to download this firmware update from Kies, or can download the update from system inbuilt firmware update feature. For a manual update, you need to download Android 4.2.2 UBUAMDG Jelly Bean firmware and then flash it on Galaxy S4 I9500 using our manual update instruction. Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 is launched with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, you can expect few bug fixes in this firmware. You can install I9500UBUAMDG 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. You can always root this firmware using a proper root method that available at Android Jinn or else where.
Galaxy S4 I9500 Rooting Tutorial: If you want to root your Galaxy S4 I9500 running on this latest Jelly Bean firmware then you can always follow this article for necessary instruction: Root UBUAMDG Android 4.2.2 on Galaxy S4 I9500 Official Firmware. If you are confused whether to go for root or not then you should read: Benefits of Rooting Android devices.
In this article we will guide you to install I9500UBUAMDG official firmware update in Samsung Galaxy S4, model number GT-I9500. You will learn all required instruction on how to update Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to UBUAMDG Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware. As this is an unbranded firmware, you should be able to flash it in any Galaxy S4 I9500 model (excluding China, Hong Kong and Taiwan). To install firmware, 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. Don’t worry! While going through this manual firmware update guide you will learn all required tips that will help you to backup your data as well as other important objects before proceeding to the tutorial on the next page. If this firmware not look to you then you can always roll back to your previous firmware version as well as can restore all your backed up data.
Android 4.2.2 UBUAMDG Firmware Details:
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.
Backup Galaxy S4 I9500 Data & Settings:
Although installing official firmware automatically restore your previous phone data if your device in running on official firmware prior to flashing this firmware, however accident may happen. That’s why We always recommend you to backup your phone data and setting before following manual firmware installation guide, 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.
Note: You can always backup your device data using Kies but we recommend you to backup data manually, so that if situation demand then you can easily transfer your data to any other manufacturer Android powered device such as HTC One or Xperia Z. If you have custom recovery installed such as TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery then use its backup feature which is better than any other backup we mentioned already as this backup create an image of whole system.
Download Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 USB Drivers
You need to connect your Galaxy S4 I9500 to computer so that Odin can access it. However, it won’t be possible until you have proper driver installed. Technically, after you connect your device to Windows PC for first time, it will download and install the required driver but if it don’t then download it from below link.
Few More Important Tips!
- Make sure your device have at least 60% 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]
- 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 UBUAMDG Android 4.2.2 official firmware update for Galaxy S4 I9500.
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