Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Install I9505XXUFNAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Leak Firmware)

A leak Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505) international variants has once again surfaced. The firmware build numbers I9505XXUFNAD has yet another 4.4.2 KitKat leak firmware is an indication that the official build will finally arrived soon. Since we don't have any idea of which and what country or carrier who will get it first but one thing for sure, the I9505XXUFNAD is a test firmware are about to hit in Europe countries, according to Sammobile. For those Android advanced users who wants to give it a try now, you can download the firmware build I9505XXUFNAD from the source below and flash it directly to your Galaxy S4 using a Odin flashing method.

Changes and Features of I9505XXUFNAD 4.4.2 Leaked Firmware

Though, this is an unofficial released but there are some few changes you may easily noticed from the lock-screen is the camera shortcut, this include the  default 4.4.2 KitKat white status bar icons and the rest of the stuff are for UI performance and other enhancements.

Here are the firmware build details:
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (international)
Model: GT-I9505
Country: Open Europe
Version: Android 4.4.2
Product Code: OXX
Changelist: 481100
Build date: Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:02:19 +0000


Installation procedures:

Disclaimer:  This 4.4.2 KitKat firmware  is NOT officially released by Samsung Kies.  Some instances that you face some bug issues and other problems for this is only a test firmware.  This guide is for advance users only, if this your first time heard about this method, make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!

Note: This stock firmware is compatible for all Europe unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 with the specification model number “GT-I9505″ versions only.

Download the Android 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNAD stock firmware:
Open Europe – I9505XXUFNAD_I9505OXXFNA2_I9505XXUFNAD_OXX.zip
Odin3_v3.09 download
Kies 3 USB Driver download

Step 1: Prepare things as follows.
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
- Use the USB cable wire for your Galaxy S4.
- Make sure that your Galaxy S4 battery is fully charge.
- Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.
- Remember or back up the APN settings of your device. This process deletes all your stored data on the phone's memory.
- Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.

Step 2: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file. Use Winzip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.

Step 3: Run and Configure Odin. Make sure re-partition has NOT ticked
Run Odin downloader on your computer’s desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ remains checked. Now load each of the following specific files to each designated slots in Odin.
AP button - AP_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI CERT.tar.md5
BL button - BL_I9505XXUFNAD_481100_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI CERT.tar.md5
CP button - CP_I9505XXUFNA5_373648_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI CERT.tar.md5
CSC button - CSC_OXX_I9505OXXFNA2_549230_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI CERT.tar.md5

Step 4: Reboot the Galaxy S4 I9505 into Download Mode.
To put your Galaxy S4 I9505 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel.

Step 5: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop.
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.
Step 6: Flash it!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.

It may takes a couple of minutes or longer and it depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in along time. Disconnect the phone, remove battery, re-insert it, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.

The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “Samsung” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.

Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo

Boot in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.

1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S4 in Normal mode.
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

Change the default text to your own or desired language

The default language of this firmware varies according to which country specific software build you have installed, but it has all major languages around the world included. You can just simply change it from your device text settings.

You may then confirm the newly installed Jelly Bean from your device:
About>Settings> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already I9505XXUFNAD Android 4.4.2 KitKat build.  If you have found some interesting feature, let us know. If you've found some bugs, and other problems, let us know too.

Source: Sammobileforum

1 comment:

  1. I have a wifi issue with the build. Everything else seems to be running OK