By Shailesh Shrivastava | May 03, 2013 03:39 PM EDT
Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally reached many of its fans and we can see the arrival of a series of official firmware with the release of the smartphone.
The firmware is being rolled out by Samsung to improve the features of the device and to fix small bugs. There is already a good amount of firmware available for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 and the latest and the most updated one is XXUAMDK Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
The XXUAMDK is official firmware and by flashing it you will lose the Custom ROM from your device if you have one installed.
Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDK Firmware Details:
Before you go ahead with the installation process, keep one thing in mind: there are always chances of the device experiencing bricking issues. That only happens if the rooting is not done properly and the instructions are not followed step-by-step.
Follow these steps to prepare your device for the big task:
1: The process is meant only for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500. Therefore, users are advised to check their devices' model number in: Settings > About phone.
2: Make sure the device has at least 80 percent of battery backup.
4: Back-up all your important data.
5: Download ODIN v3.07.
6: Download Android 4.2.2 I9500XXUAMDK.
Now you are all set to start the smooth task; just follow the instructions given below step-by-step:
1: Switch OFF your phone. Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
2: Connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer via micro USB cable while it is in Download Mode.
3: Once your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.
4: Extract the downloaded firmware file in your computer.
5: Select the extracted files.
§ Click on 'PDA' and select file with 'CODE' in its name.
§ Click on 'Phone' and select file with 'MODEM' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
§ Click on 'CSC' and select file with CSC' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
§ Click on 'PIT' and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
6: In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partitionoption, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.
7: Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.
8: After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.
[Source: Team Android]
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