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I9505XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505- How to Install

I9505XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 27-Feb-2014. Download and install the latest XXUFNB9 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Snapdragon LTE) Smartphone. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update the firmware. The latest firmware build version is I9505XXUFNB9. However, the firmware is currently out for Nordic Countries. Hope the firmware will hit other part of the world soon. The Samsung GT-I9505 was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean from the month of October 2013. This is another official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for the device. If you own the device and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I9505XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

Root I9505XXUFNB9

If you already updated the I9505XXUFNB9 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I9505XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware on Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505- Simple Tutorial.


Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Galaxy S4 I9505 users. The latest firmware will upgrade the OS version to 4.4.2 KitKat and will bring many new features and performnace tweaks.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includesCamera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.

So, want to update your Galaxy S4 I9505 to the latest XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update 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 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB9 firmware on your Galaxy S4 I9505 through Odin.

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3) L720VPUFNAE Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720- How to Install

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Full Specifications and Features  

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 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".

Download I9505XXUFNB9 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

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-I9505 model.

United Kingdom: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505BTUFNE1_BTU.zip

Ireland (Meteor): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_MET.zip

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH TELECOM): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505BHTFNB1_BHT.zip

Czech Republic (O2C): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505O2CFNA1_O2C.zip

Slovakia: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_XSK.zip

Ireland (O2): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505O2IFNA1_O2I.zip

Bosnia and Herzegovina: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_ERO.zip

Poland (Plus): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505PLSFNB2_PLS.zip

Croatia (Tele2): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_TWO.zip

Italy (Wind): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505WINFNB1_WIN.zip

Cyprus (Cytamobile Vodafone): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_CYO.zip

United Kingdom (O2): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505O2UFNA2_O2U.zip

Germany (O2): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505VIAFNB3_VIA.zip

Bosnia and Herzegovina: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_TEB.zip

Portugal (TPH): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_TPH.zip

Slovakia: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_ORX.zip

Hungary (Telenor): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505PANFNB3_PAN.zip

Bulgaria: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_BGL.zip

Serbia (VIP): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_TOP.zip

Serbia (Telekom): I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_TSR.zip

Greece: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505EURFNB1_EUR.zip  |  Link2  |  Link3

Czech Republic: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_ETL.zip  |  Link2  |  Link3

Luxembourg: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_LUX.zip  |  Link2  |  Link3

Spain: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_PHE.zip

South East Europe: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_SEE.zip  |  Link2 | Link3

Slovenia: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_SIO.zip  | Link2  |  Link3

Nordic Countries/Finland:
I9505XXUFNB9_I9505NEEFNB2_NEE.zip  |  NEE-I9505XXUFNB9-20140227193922.zip

Hungary: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_XEH.zip

Switzerland: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505AUTFNA2_AUT.zip 

Romania: I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OXXFNB2_ROM.zip  |  Link2  |  Link3

Romania (Orange):
I9505XXUFNB9_I9505OROFNB2_ORO.zip  |  ORO-I9505XXUFNB9-20140303160321.zip 

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

Previous Firmware Build

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 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB9 official firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB9 Firmware for Galaxy S4 I9505 from the above list
  2. Download Odin 3.09
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 I9505 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 Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S4 I9505 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 AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I9505XXDLJ5_I9505ODDDLI7_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 I9505 is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Hope you successfully completed the installation guide. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy S4 should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version XXUFNB9. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. You can contact with us using the comment form below, if you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link and also share your experience with us.

10 comments:

  1. can I install firmware for nordic countries if I am from Poland? Will everything be working fine?

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    1. Yes, you can, but you should have unlocked device....

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  2. this update can't find it on the OTA but it's on kies my phone is nordic version any help???

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    1. Sometimes its happen, use the kies update or download and follow this manual guide......

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  3. Installing custom rom will trigger den KNOX warranty Efuse.

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  4. i bought my samsung s4 here in saudi arabia and i can use any network carrier here which means my phone is unlocked. Can i use this update? and will it still work with the same networks here in saudi arabia?

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    1. Yes, you can flash the firmware. Download any firmware from the list except the Romania (Orange)...

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    2. Thank you very much.

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  5. I’m a bit confused right now. I flashed the leaked I9505XXUFNA5 firmware and my phone worked normally although it’s locked by my carrier. Would it work also normally if I flash this firmware?
    Thanks in advance.

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