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Monday, 15 July 2013

Manual Update India Galaxy S4 i9500 with Official Jellybean 4.2.2 XWUBMG1 Firmware – Guide

Manual Update India Galaxy S4 i9500 with Official Jellybean 4.2.2 XWUBMG1 Firmware – Guide


Galaxy S4 Exynos variant can finally be applied with the latest and official version of Jellybean 4.2.2 Android OS. While this update as of now is only available for Indian SGS4 users, this update can also be applied for Sri Lankan as well as for Russian devices. Just in case if you hate to wait for the update and would like to manually apply the update can very well follow the instructions mentioned in this article for Jellybean 4.2.2 upgrade. Before proceeding, you will have to make sure that you have followed the list of quick pre requisites. This all new jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware update is dubbed as XWUBMG1.

Note: Applying this firmware update will in no manner be rooting the device / voiding the warranty.

Quick Pre Requisites:
  • All the data in your Galaxy S4 should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps,
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your computer from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Also, the minimum battery life should be a minimum of 40% or else there is a risk of device getting turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.
Let’s proceed to the next Steps where we have mentioned the detailed guide on how to apply with this firmware update.


Procedure to Update Galaxy S4 with Official Jellybean 4.2.2 Android XWUBMG1 Firmware:
  • Turn Off your device so that it can be entered in the Download Mode. Download Mode in GALAXY S4 can be entered by first turning Off the device and then hold Volume Down Rocker Key + Menu Button and then Power ON the device. Once the device is booted and you see the Download Mode Green Robot, you can release the button combos.
  • Connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow / Green, indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
  • Click on “PDA” in odin to select the rooting tar file which will be there in the extracted folder to click on “Start”.
  • Once the device is updated, the device will be rebooted automatically. It may take longer time than expected for booting the device. The whole process of firmware update might take anywhere between 10 -15 minutes depending upon various conditions.
Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.
Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of firmware update in the comments section as we will try our level best to sort out the same.
For all those who wishes to root their Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 smartphones, we will be coming out with a separate tutorial which will help you root the device on XWUBMG1 Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware.

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