Saturday, May 11, 2013

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official Firmware List For Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

If you are a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) user and want to have the latest Jelly Bean update installed on your device but cannot get it the official way, a manual installation procedure is explained below. Users will need to download the respective firmware package, according to the region they belong to, and then flash it on their handset using a tool called Odin.


You can click on the link provided with each of the firmware updates to download the appropriate zip file. A tutorial to install the same follows thereafter.
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official Firmware List For Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500:

India: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500ODDAMDC_INU.zip
China: I9500ZCUAMDG_I9500CHNAMDG_CHN.zip
Russia: I9500XXUAMDK_I9500SERAMDK_SER.zip
Argentina (Claro): I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_CTI.zip
Argentina (Movistar): I9500UBUAMDE_I9500TFGAMDE_UFN.zip
Nigeria: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_ECT.zip
Pakistan (PAK): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_PAK.zip
Israel (Pelephone): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJKAMD9_PCL.zip
Argentina: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500ANCAMDE_ANC.zip
Ecuador: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500TFGAMDE_EBE.zip
Uruguay (Claro): I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_CTU.zip
Ecuador: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_ECO.zip
Dominican Republic: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_CDR.zip
Jamaica: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500JDIAMDE_JDI.zip
Sri Lanka: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500ODDAMDC_SLK.zip
Bangladesh: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500ODDAMDC_TML.zip
Kenya: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_AFR.zip
Taiwan (WAN): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_WAN.zip
Uzbekistan: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OXEAMD8_CAC.zip
Argentina: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWMAMDE_TGP.zip
Guatemala: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500TFGAMDE_TGU.zip
Israel: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJKAMD9_ILO.zip
Egypt: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_EGY.zip
Morocco (MWD): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_MWD.zip
Morocco (MED): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_MED.zip
Morocco (MAT): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_MAT.zip
Israel (Orange/Partner): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJKAMD9_PTR.zip
Iraq: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_MID.zip
Iran: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_THR.zip
South Africa (Vodafone): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_XFV.zip
United Arab Emirates: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_XSG.zip
Chile: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_CRC.zip
Israel (Cellcom): I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJKAMD9_CEL.zip
Guatemala: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWAAMDE_PGU.zip
Germany: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500MBCAMD6_MBC.zip
Uruguay: I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UUBAMDE_UPO.zip
Afghanistan: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_AFG.zip
United Arab Emirates: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_LYS.zip
Turkey: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_TUR.zip
South Africa: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_XFA.zip
Guatemala (Tigo): I9500UBUAMDE_I9500UWMAMDE_CGU.zip
Saudi Arabia: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500OJVAMDC_KSA.zip
Taiwan: I9500ZSUAMDE_I9500OZSAMDE_BRI.zip
Papua New Guinea: I9500XXUAMDE_I9500PNGAMD4_PNG.zip
Trinidad and Tobago: I9500UBUAMDK_I9500UUBAMDK_TTT.zip

How To Install

Before performing a manual installation, users should take note of the following aspects:
- Make sure that you have proper backups for data
- Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 has at least 80 percent battery power
- You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer [Download]
- Enable USB Debugging via – Settings > Developer options > USB debugging (for Android 4.0 phones)
- After flashing the firmware, you will lose custom ROMs such as CM10, Paranoid Android or AOKP installed in your device
- You will also lose custom recovery such as ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery if you have any
- After installing it on your Galaxy S4, you will lose root if you have any
- The process is meant only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
NOTE: IBTimes cannot be held responsible for anything that goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.
Step 1: Download the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Stock Firmware and extract the zip file. You will get a .tar.md5 file and a .dll file.
Step 2: Download Odin v3.07 and extract the zip file. You will get Odin3 v3.07.exe and some other files.
Step 3: Switch off the phone and put it on the Download Mode. To do this, press Volume Down + Home + Power buttons and then press Volume Up when the warning message appears.
Step 4: Run Odin v3.07.exe as an Administrator.
Step 5: Connect Galaxy S4 to your computer via the USB cable while in the Download mode.
If the phone is connected properly, you will see that the ID: COM section turns Yellow and a message will appear in Odin’s message box saying “Added!!” If not, check whether the USB drivers are installed properly in your computer.
Step 6: In Odin, click on PDA and select the .tar.md5 file that you have got after extracting the Firmware Package in Step 1.
Step 7: In the Odin, make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. If you are using a .pit file, ensure that re-partition checkbox is selected. Otherwise, leave it unchecked.
Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.
Step 9: After the installation is complete, the device will restart on its own. Once you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, unplug the device from the computer.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 should now be running on the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware.

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