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Install Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 tutorial

Kris Carlon

A formal test version of Android version 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has surfaced, here's how to install it along with details of the new additions.

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The new Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S4

  • Improved stability and fluidity. Android 4.3 is generally faster.
  • Samsung Wallet
  • Samsung Knox (professional tool)
  • Reading Mode (screen control for prolonged reading)
  • More natural colors/better color reproduction
  • More accurate display

Install Android 4.3 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4

1. Download the firmware here: Android 4.3 firmware test Samsung i9505 Galaxy S4.

2. Unzip the zip file, and you will get two files with the extension .tar.md5 and a file with the extension .tar

3. Download Odin 3.09, and unpack the .zip also.

4. Launch Odin.

5. Reboot your Galaxy S4 in download mode (Volume Down + Power + Home button).

6. Connect your Galaxy S4 via USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize it. A blue box should then appear (in the program).

7. Add:

AP_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to the AP box
BL_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar in the BL box
CP_I9505XXUEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 in the CP box
CSC_OXA_I9505OXAEMI8_1715731_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 in CCS box

8. Make sure that the re-partition box is not checked.

9. Click Start and wait a few minutes until the procedure ends. Do not disconnect your S4, be patient.

10. Once your Galaxy S4 restarts, it's over!

As usual, if you have any concerns at startup, perform a wipe data/factory reset in recovery mode (Volume Up + Power + Home button).

Our test run and tricks for Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will arrive in the coming days.

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  • Kris Carlon
    • Admin
    • Staff
    Oct 17, 2013 Link

    Hi @Mark, no you won't lose root access if you flash this firmware. Even if you did it's a simple process to get it back.

  • mark elliott Oct 16, 2013 Link

    My S4 is rooted. Will I lose my root ability when install 4.3?? Thanks.

  • Kris Carlon
    • Admin
    • Staff
    Oct 8, 2013 Link

    Actually just heard the S3 mini may not get 4.3 due to ''hardware issues''. But it reportedly will get 4.4, which is set to reduce the fragmentation problem and be available for a lot of older Android devices. So you may have to wait, but you won't be left behind!

  • Kris Carlon
    • Admin
    • Staff
    Oct 7, 2013 Link

    New camera app and camera widget on the lockscreen. The Note 2 firmware is out already as mentioned and the S3/S4 mini should get the treatment after the flagship devices, but it may take a while. As for carrier versions, this is the Open Europe firmware, but if you backup to Kies before flashing it you should be fine if it doesn't float.

  • Dallas Vasquez Oct 6, 2013 Link

    and pay just 50 bucks twords the noet 3

  • Dallas Vasquez Oct 6, 2013 Link

    or trade in my s4 for the note 3!!

  • Dallas Vasquez Oct 6, 2013 Link

    ill wait for the update this month

  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Oct 6, 2013 Link

    Main Question is Knox flag... will it get up or will it stay...

  • tyler andrews Oct 6, 2013 Link

    shut so hard

  • Cris Cee Oct 5, 2013 Link

    Will the work on the SGH-I317 version of the Note 2

  • Ben Lall Oct 5, 2013 Link

    Will this work on the at&t version?

  • Dallas Vasquez Oct 5, 2013 Link

    what about the att version ?

  • Thomas Diaz Oct 4, 2013 Link

    Anyone try to do this with th verizon S4???

  • Russell Wilson Oct 4, 2013 Link

    will you add screen shots?

  • Richard Amber Oct 4, 2013 Link

    I'll wait thanks.

  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) Oct 4, 2013 Link

    Note 2 already has 4.3 leak so no worries...

  • Mc Knight Oct 4, 2013 Link

    Any chance to update Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • aman Oct 4, 2013 Link

    what are changes in camera?

  • Kannan Oct 4, 2013 Link

    any chance for galaxy note 2

  • GajjarKelvin Oct 4, 2013 Link

    any chance to update s4 mini -9192 at 4.3?