Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Install I9195XXUCNK1 4.4.2 Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 Official Stock Firmware

Another 4.4.2 update arriving on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE GT-I9195 that will bump to build version number I9195XXUCNK1. The is I9195XXUCNK1 is freshly baked on the month of November and outdated the previous 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNJ4, I9195XXUCNJ5 and I9195XXUCNJ5 in recent months. It also has a new kernel version change-list value of ‘3173303 ’  which an indication  of a newer  tweaks inside the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE I9195 operating system.

The 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNK1 has spotted rolling out in France and the good thing is it belongs to the unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE. The rest of European countries might also see the update these coming days, but again it depends of what firmware build that could be.

Again, this update has been officially released by Samsung and you can simply update your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195 by using KIES. For those who have root and now wants to return back to the official 4.4.2 update using the stock firmware, this guide is for you.

I9195XXUCNH5 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Update

How to manually install the I9195XXUCNK1 4.4.2 stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195

Below are the official I9195XXUCNJ4, I9195XXUCNJ5 and I9195XXUCNJ6 stock firmware for developers and advanced users, and can be flash using ODIN. is also useful if you might have a soft-bricked Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, then this file might save your device and bring it back to life again.

Disclaimer: This guide is for advanced users only, if this is your first time heard about this method, you should make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device on using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!


Download the stock firmware 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNK1:

Details of 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNK1

Android version 4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version I9195XXUCNK1
Kernel version 3.4.0-3173303
Build number  KOT49H.I9195XXUCNK1
France XEF - I9195XXUCNK1_I9195OXXCNK1 – download (link)
Austria ATO - I9195XXUCNK1_I9195ATOCNJ1 – download (link)
Italy ITV - I9195XXUCNK1_I9195ITVCNJ1 – download (link)

Important Note: This stock firmware is compatible for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE with the specification model number “GT-I9195″ version only.

Odin3_v3.09 here
Kies USB Driver here

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 Mini.
– Make sure that your Galaxy S4 Mini 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 if you flashed the other country firmware.
– Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > About Phone > and then tap the build number for around seven times until it says you are now a developer.
– 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.

Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware

You need to unzip the downloaded file so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file. You may use Winzip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.

Run and Configure Odin

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, click on the AP button, then select and load the single file that you have previously extracted.
AP button: 'I9195XXUCNK1_I9195OXXCNK1_Home.tar.md5'

Reboot the Galaxy S4 Mini into Download Mode

To put your Galaxy S4 Mini 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.

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.

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 take 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 a long 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 bootloop 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 Mini 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.

You may then confirm the newly installed firmware from your Galaxy S4 Mini:
Tap on Settings>About Device> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already I9195XXUCNK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build. That’s it! If this helps you then simply share us some love by hitting our like and share buttons. If you also have something to add, your comments and suggestions are most welcome here.

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