How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.3 Jellybean

Samsung Galaxy S4 is the 4th device of Samsung’s popular S series.Samsung Galaxy S4 come with 4.1.2 or 4.2.2 Android OS depend on date of buy.The good news is that Samsung Galaxy S4 got Android 4.3 Jellybean update.But if you have the rooted S4, then you will lose the root access on your device after this update.But have a solution for you :) .You can easily root your Android 4.3 updated Samsung Galaxy S4.If you want to root your device just follow the step by step instructions provided by me.

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Android 4.3 New Features & Improvements For Samsung Galaxy S4:

  • TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • ANT+ Support
  • Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
  • Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
  • Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
  • New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
  • New Camera firmware
  • Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

All Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users should have received the update notification. You can directly update the phone using OTA or using the computer with the Samsung Kies. If you have rooted the device or modified it anyway then both of the update processes will not work. You have to manually update Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 4.3 stock ROM.

Before You Begin:

  • You need a Windows based PC or Laptop.
  • This stock rom is only for Samsung Galaxy S4.
  • Download Samsung USB Drivers Here and connect your device with PC for complete the installation.
  • Enable USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy S4.Click Here if you don’t know how to enable.
  • Your device must be charged 50% minimum.
  • Make backup of device data for safety.

Download Required Files:

How To Update Android 4.3 On Samsung Galaxy S4:

  1. Download both Odin & Firmware Package in your PC.
  2. Extract both Odin & Firmware Package in your PC.
  3. Now Turn off your device completely.
  4. Boot your device in Download mode , Press & Hold Volume Down + Home Button + Power Button.You will see a Android logo now press the listed button to enter in Download Mode.
  5. Now launch the Odin .exe file and connect your device to PC with USB cable.
  6. Wait for Odin to detect your device.ID:COM box in Odin turn Yellow after detecting.(Make sure the drivers is installed).
  7. Now select files as per below instructions to install Android 4.3 jellybean on Samsung Galaxy S4.
  8. If only one file is available in the Stock Firmware zip package of .tar.md5 extension. Then click on PDA button in Odin and select file that file. If there are other file also in zip file then select files according to given below, otherwise move to the next step:
  • Click on Phone button in Odin and select file with “MODEM” in its name
  • Click on CSC button in Odinand select file with “CSC” in its name
  • Click on PIT button in Odin and select file with “.pit” in its name
  1. Only check Auto Reboot & F.Reset  option, don’t tick any other option.
  2. Now click on Start button in Odin to start the installation process.It take few minutes to finish.
  3. You will see a PASS message in Odin message box after successful installation.
  4. Your device reboot automatically.First boot can take few minutes.

Congrats!! Your Device is successfully updated now 😀

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