How to install Android KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S4

By posted on April 21, 2014 8:39PM

A few months ago, the search giant announced the Android 4.4 KitKat and it was distributed to major phone retailing companies. So, Samsung has got the update too. There are many Samsung phones which will get this update. Last year, we heard the Korean giant’s wording on the Android KitKat. They said that the update will be released to Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 by the end of January. So, we have entered the month, but the end is a little away. So, we say why to wait for the end day when you can install the Test version of Android KitKat on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

Android KitKat for Samsung Galaxy S4:

The fourth gen Galaxy S series device was launched last year with premium specs and this phone will not receive any problem after the update. Well, what you have to know is that this the test version of Android KitKat which we are talking about. It is applicable for all the Samsung Galaxy S4 devices having the model number GT-I9505. If the model number doesn’t match then you should better wait a few more days. This is not the official KitKat update. The official one will be released next week. Also, if you are not good at this stuff do not try and do wait for the official update to arrive. So, if you have got yourselves the phone with the model number mentioned above follow the following steps:

  • Firstly, you have to Download SamMobile’s I9505XXUFNA1_I9505OXAFNA1_I9505XXUFNA1_OXA.zip . Then upload it and extract it. Well, you should better be connected to your Wi-Fi network. It is a 1.5GB file. You have to use Tera File for it. It will ask you for permission as it does, if, a file over 1GB is donloaded.
  • After doing that, just Download Odin3 v3.09. It is to upgarde your phone’s firmware. After you have download this, extract it and open it.
  • The third step is very important. You have to restart the phone in download mode. You can do it easily. K|Just press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons. It should be pressed at the same time in order to restart the phone.
  • Once this step is completed, attach you Samsung Galaxy S4 to PC with the help of USB cable. After that, just wait for Odin to get indexed and you will receive a blue sign at Odin after it is indexed.
  • When the fourth step is accomplished, press the add button in Odin and point the file browser(provided in step one) to the firmware. Do note that you have not to tick the re-partition option. If it has already been selected unmark it.
  • The wait is almost over. After doing these, just hit the start button. It can take a while, so be patient.
  • If you receive any error, do not get scared. Just bring your phone back in the recovery mode. How? Just press Home + Power + Volume Up buttons. Once you are in recovery mode, just select wipe/factory reset. This will bring your phone back to the stock state. It will delete the internal storage and SD card data.
  • Once the update is done, just press the reboot button, mentioned above, and you will see Android 4.4 KitKat loading on your phone. So, you are done.

This is a long procedure and you should be very careful while doing t. If any error occurs and you are not able to fix it, do not mess anything. See your nearest retailer and they will check your phone. Also, note that you can do this upgrade on your Samsung Galaxy S4 if you have the model number GT-I9505. Android 4.4 Kitkat There is an another thing to note. Before proceeding to the update do backup your contents as some data can get deleted. Once you have followed all the steps, Android 4.4 KitKat will show on your phone. It has brought a major change to the bar icons which were Green with Android Jelly Bean, but now you will see it in the white color. The performance of this device has also been improved. There is another change to Samsung’s keyboard in the landscape mode. The benchmark scores have also gone up. This is just the test version of Android KitKat and you will get more features when the official update is made available. So, Samsung Galaxy S4 users do go ahead and give it a try, only if, the model number is GT-I9505. Source: SamMobile

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