Install Leaked Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy S4 I9505 [Guide]
Samsung USA has been confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will receive the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update but if you cannot wait, experience it with a leak. A test firmware I9505XXUFNAD containing Android 4.4.2 KitKat build has been released for Galaxy S4 I9505 Snapdragon variant. This leaked Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 update brings interesting KitKat status bar, camera shortcut on lockscreen, improved performance, and more.
Read on how to install leaked Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy S4 I9505. Keep in mind that since this is a leaked firmware, you can experience errors here and there.
Use a Windows computer having phone USB drivers. Disable all system tools such as Samsung KIES, antivirus, firewall program, please make a backup of your device data such as SMS, internet setting, contacts music files etc because the below procedure may wipe data, you can sync your contacts with Gmail account and for messages use SMS apps, lastly use Carbon app to backup apps, and turn the USB Debugging on, to do so just tap Menu> Settings> Application> Development.
DISCLAIMER: Please proceed the below guide at your own risk, Android Egis will not be held responsible if your device lost data or gets damaged following this guide.
Step #1: Download the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Leaked for Galaxy S4 I9505 from here.
Step #2: Unzip the downloaded zip file into a folder.
Step #3: Download the Odin3 to your PC.
Step #4: Unzip the downloaded Odin zip into a folder too.
Step #5: Open the folder where you’ve unzipped above file and run Odin3.xx.exe.
Step #6: Turn the device off.
Step #7: Reboot the device into download mode. Reboot device by holding down volume down, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave these buttons and press the volume up button to enter into download mode.
Step #8: Click on different buttons and select related files from the folder where you’ve unzipped above files in the step 2. (Note: Don’t make any change, just make sure that re-partition is unchecked):
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
Step #9: Click on Start button to start installation, once the installation done, your device will reboot itself and you’ll see message saying PASS (Note: If Odin refuse to install the update and show message FAIL, or get stuck, close the Odin and unplug device, then pull out battery from the device for a few seconds. Then put the battery back to the device and reboot into download mode. Then install the firmware again).
Step #10: If your device reboot into normal mode, you’re done, enjoy! But if you device gets stuck at boot screen, you need to perform wipe, to do so, turn off device, then reboot into recovery mode by holding down volume up, home and power buttons, when screen turns on, leave power button but not volume down until you enter in recovery mode. In recovery mode, select the wipe data/factory reset, and confirm on the next screen. Once it done, select “Go Back” after that select “Reboot System Now.”
That’s it, the Android 4.4.2 Leaked update has been flashed to your Samsung Galaxy S4. You can use comment section for queries.