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How To Install Android 4.4.2 Test Firmware On Galaxy S4 [GT-I9505]

Android version 4.4.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 [GT-I9505] has made an appearance on Sam Mobile, having a build number I9505XXUFNA1. We recommend you that it is actually only a test firmware, and although this has already been evaluated by Sam Mobile and they found no significant bugs, you can install this it on your own risk. Here is how to install Android 4.4.2 test firmware on Galaxy S4 [GT-I9505] along with some details of new improvements. Check out detail guide on Android 4.4.2 test firmware on Galaxy S2 also.


Android 4.4.2 test firmware – what’s new

  • Some stability and performance improvements.
  • Green system bar icons change to white
  • Transparent system bar and navigation bar
  • Better Samsung keyboard layout in landscape
  • Improved gesture typing
  • Camera shortcut on lockscreen

We will offer you some more details of improvements once we have installed this test firmware and had a opportunity to play around by ourselves. You should be aware that it is a test build, marked Open Europe for Galaxy S4 model GT-I9505 only, having a build date of 2nd January 2014. Installing this build will never increase the flash counter or cause any warranty violation.


How To Install Android 4.4.2 Test Firmware On Galaxy S4

Step 1. Download the test firmware from here: Android 4.4.2 test firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Step 2. Unzip this downloaded zip file, and you’ll have two files with .tar.md5 extension and another with extension .tar

Step 3. Download the Odin 3.09, and then unpack the downloaded .zip for Odin 3.09 also

Step 4. Now start the Odin

Step 5. Reboot your Samsung Galaxy S4 with download mode by pressing together (Volume Down + Home button+ Power )

Step 6. Connect the Galaxy S4 by using USB cable with the computer and hang on for Odin to identify this. Finally a blue colored box will appear (inside the program)

Step 7. Add the : “I9505XXUFNA1_I9505OXAFNA1_I9505XXUFNA1_HOME.tar.md5″ to AP box

Step 8. Ensure that there the re-partition check box isn’t checked

Step 9. Click on Start and then wait for couple of minutes until this process ends. Don’t disconnect the Device, just be patient

Step 10. As soon as your S4 rebooted, it’s all over!

As always, if you’ve any issues at start-up, carry out the wipe data or factory reset in the recovery mode by “Volume Up+ Power+ Home” buttons together.

(Source: Sam Mobile)