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I9500UBUEMK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 [Update Guide]

The International version of Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 recently received the UBUEMK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware update. Samsung started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware for several countries. The latest firmware build version is I9500UBUEMK1. The Galaxy S4 I9500 was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and started receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from the last month (Oct 2013). Samsung already released many firmware update for the device and this is the latest available firmware. If you yet to update your device then you can now update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I9500UBUEMK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware manually through Odin. You can also check latest available firmware for your device through OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update.

Root I9500UBUEMK1

If you already updated the I9500UBUEMK1 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I9500UBUEMK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500- Simple Tutorial.


If your Galaxy S4 I9500 already running on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, then you can only expect few bug fixes and performance enhancement with this latest firmware update. So, want to update your Galaxy S4 I9500 to the latest UBUEMK1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for OTA update as mentioned above or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.3 UBUEMK1 firmware on your Galaxy S4 I9500 through Odin.

Also Check:
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Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Full Specifications and Features

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9500UBUEMK1 Official Firmware Download List

Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 model.

Panama (Cables and Wireless): I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UUBEMK1_PCW.zip
Argentina (Personal): I9500UBUEMK1_I9500PSNEMK1_PSN.zip
Venezuela: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500MVLEMK1_MVL.zip
Venezuela: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500DGTEMK1_DGT.zip
Argentina: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UUBEMK1_ARO.zip
Mexico (Movistar): I9500UBUEMK1_I9500TFGEMK2_TMM.zip
Mexico: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UVYEMK3_IUS.zip
Guatemala (Tigo): I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UWMEMK1_CGU.zip
Guatemala: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UWAEMK2_PGU.zip
Jamaica: JDI-I9500UBUEMK1-20131203095122.zip
Uruguay: UPO-I9500UBUEMK1-20131202160317.zip
Dominican Republic (Claro): CDR-I9500UBUEMK1-20131202145412.zip
Panama: TPA-I9500UBUEMK1-20131127183302.zip
Dominica: DOR-I9500UBUEMK1-20131127181835.zip
Chile: CHO-I9500UBUEMK1-20131127182557.zip
Trinidad and Tobago: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UUBEMK1_TTT.zip | Link2
Brazil: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500ZTOEMK1_ZTO.zip | Link2
Argentina: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UWMEMK1_TGP.zip
Dominican Republic: I9500UBUEMK1_I9500UWAEMK1_CDR.zip
Dominican Republic (Orange): I9500UBUEMK1_I9500DOREMK1_DOR.zip

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available]

Previous Firmware Build

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean XXUEMJ9 Latest Official Firmware for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Pre-Requisites:

  • Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver

Points to be noted:

  • If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
  • Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
  • After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.3 I9500UBUEMK1 official firmware on Galaxy S4 I9500.

How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 I9500 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.3 UBUEMK1 Firmware for Galaxy S4 I9500 from the above list
  2. Download Odin 3.07
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 I9500 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.07 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S4 I9500 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5
  9. In Odin screen, click on PDA button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I9500XXDLJ5_I9500ODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
  10. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
  11. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  12. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  13. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  14. Finish
Congratulations! your Galaxy S4 I9500 is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy S4 should now running on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build version UBUEMK1. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. If you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link,  feel free to contact with us using the comment form below..

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    1. No, you can flash the firmware on any unbranded GT-I9500 device...

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  2. the ecuador firmware is free or it belongs to a mobile operator ..? plase tell me the answer

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