We have spotted the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Int. version, but still there are no reports for other variants as the OTA updates stuck in the pipeline. Meanwhile there have been news that the Galaxy Note 3’s official KitKat update still didn’t reached to various regions yet. We have decided to bring the latest leaked final firmware for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. This Android 4.4.2 KitKat build XXUFNAD for the international variant of the Galaxy S4. Beside this we have already enlisted the previous leaked firmware XXUFNA5 for the Galaxy S4.
The update brings some minor updates to the previous Android 4.4 KitKat leaked firmware user interface. The main feature is the new white status bar icons which were changed from the previous multi-color icons used in all the previous Samsung TouchWiz UI. The new firmware has enhanced the Galaxy S4 performance as compared to the previous update, the changes can be viewed in the new benchmark results.
The best thing about this Android 4.4.2 XXUFNAD leaked final firmwares is that there are no glitches or lags mostly found in many test firmwares. This shows that the firmware is final and fully tested but somehow didn’t reached to the masses yet, In other words you can inject the Android 4.4.2 XXUFNAD on your Galaxy S4 GT- I9505 right now. Here are more details about the firmware.
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000
Product Code: OXX
Beside all this there have been more improvements as the Galaxy S4 has a small camera icon on the lock screen for users to get a quick access to the camera feature, as seen in the latest Apple devices. The music player has some little changes as the new play back background now shows on full screen as well. The keyboard also supports the landscape mode when the screen orientation is on with the quick speedy lag free transformation. Some of the core Android 4.4.2 changes include: wireless printing, new emojis support, choice between stock messaging app and Hangouts for SMS/MMS, option for changing default launchers under settings, and more.
Now we will let you know how to download and install the Android 4.4.2 latest firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S4 international variant.
Download and Install Android 4.4.2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505:
All you have to do is follow this step by step guide to download the package and later on read the whole guide to install this latest firmware on your Galaxy S4. Make sure to backup your important data before flashing the new firmware into your device, and most importantly do it at your Own risk, if your device stuck at any point we at Axeetech will not be responsible for that.
1. First of all Download the firmware file from here: Android 4.4.2 firmware test Samsung GT-I9505 Galaxy S4. [ Alternative Link]
2. The file I9505XXUFNAD_I9505OXXFNA2_I9505XXUFNAD_OXX.zip is of 1.5GB so try the free WiFi network, After the download completes simply Unzip the zip file.
3. Now go to this link and Download Odin 3.09, and unpack the .zip also.
4. Launch Odin.
5. Reboot your Galaxy S4 in download mode (Volume Down + Power + Home button).
6. Connect your Galaxy S4 via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it. A blue box should then appear (in the program).
7. Add: AP_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to the AP box.
BL_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to the BL box.
CP_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to the CP box.
CSC_OXX_I9505OXXFNA2_549230_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to the CSC box.
8. Make sure that the re-partition box is not checked.
9. Click Start and wait a few minutes until the procedure ends. Do not disconnect your S4, be patient.
10. Once your Galaxy S4 restarts, it’s over!
Here you go you have downloaded and installed the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat updated version on your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 variant. Keep it in mind that this is a test version of the firmware and is not available officially, but you can still be able to downgrade your device if you wished later.
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