Saturday, March 21, 2015

Galaxy S4 VE GT-I9515 official Lollipop I9515XXU1BOC3 how to install

Install Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition GT-I9515 Official Lollipop update  I9515XXU1BOC3 which is based in Android 5.0.1. This is the first ever Lollipop update Galaxy S4 VE which is officially rolled out and initially available in Poland at this moment.  But for the rest of the Galaxy S4 value edition users who couldn't wait much longer and are experienced tinkerers  then you may upgrade right now using the official Lollipop update I9515XXU1BOC3  5.0.1 in stock ROM form. The I9515XXU1BOC3 5.0.1 is exactly the same firmware build that were released via Over-The-Air (OTA) update and Samsung Kies. All you need is flash the stock ROM directly into the phone then you will then have the official Lollipop update installed in your device in no time.

Since this is the first Lollipop update ever released on Galaxy S4 value edition we cannot rest assure that this Lollipop firmware build is stable or not. This update might be under in a development testing stage and sooner there will be more updates to come.  So there could be some minor issue here and there to expect once installed.

I9515OXA1BOC3 1 Galaxy S4 VE Lollipop

Details of I9515XXU1BOC3 in Settings>>About device:

Android version: 5.0.1 (Lollipop OS)
Baseband version: I9515XXU1BOC3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-4421239
Build number: LRX22C.I9515XXU1BOC3
Build date: March 10, 2015
Release date:  March 20, 2015

How to manually install the I9515XXU1BOC3 5.0.1 stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 VE GT-I9515

Below are the official I9515XXU1BOC3 5.0.1 Lollipop 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 value edition, 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 5.0.1 I9515OXA1BOC3:

I9515XXU1BOC3 (I9515OXA1BOC3) – Download (link)

Flashing Tools:
Odin3_v3.09 here and Kies USB Driver here

Important Note: This stock firmware is compatible for Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition  with the specification model number “GT-I9515″ only. Do not attempt to install it on any other Galaxy S4 variants.

Prepare things as follows

– Make sure that your Galaxy S4 value edition battery is fully charge.

– Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.

– Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.

– Use the USB data cable wire for your Galaxy S4 value edition.

– 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 tarball file.

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: ‘I9515XXU1BOC3_I9515OXA1BOC3_Home.tar.md5′

Reboot the Galaxy S4 value edition into Download Mode

To put your Galaxy S4 value edition  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 VE in Normal mode.

Wi-Fi issue encountered

If encountered a Wi-Fi connectivity issue, try to factory reset first. But if the issue still persist try to re-flash the stock firmware again.

Confirm your fresh firmware installed

You may then confirm the newly installed firmware from your Galaxy S4 VE. Tap on Settings>About Device and see if it’s already has an Android version to 5.0.1, baseband version of  I9515XXU1BOC3 and build number as LRX22C.I9515XXU1BOC3.

Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

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