Gorgeous Android KitKat Upgrade For The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE

There is a new KitKat update on the loose. Specifically,  we are talking about the Android 4.4.2 XXCUNG3 build of Android KitKat, which has been made available as of recently for the LTE version of Samsung’s flagship device from last year, the Galaxy S4 LTE. A handful of countries such New Zealand, France, and others from Nordic regions have already received the update, but if you didn’t get it until now, you have the possibility of manually updating your device’s software. That is, of course, if for any reason you are not able to do it through the two most common methods, the over-the-air (OTA) method, and the Samsung Kies method, which are simpler.

Readers are advised that we shall not be blamed for any mishaps suffered during installing the update manually, and that they are doing it on their own risk.

Before you get started, make sure all your important data and information, as well as your important files are all backed up. Basically, make sure you have a backup for everything you will still need. Also, check your phone’s battery, and only start the process after you have at least 80% battery, because if your phone dies in the middle of the process, it may damage your phone. Last but not least, make sure you have all the appropriate USB drivers for your device installed on your computer. Before starting the process, enable USB Debugging on your device.

  1. Download and save Odin 3.09 and the firmware zip.
  2. Extract both the Odin program and the firmware zip.
  3. Turn off your device, then boot it into Download Mode. This can be achieved by holding the Home, Power and Volume Down keys on your device down, together.
  4. Run the Odin program on your computer as administrator, then connect your phone to the computer through a USB cable and wait for the Odin program to recognize the device.
  5. Back when you extracted the Odin zip, you also extracted a .tar.md5 file. Choose that file after selecting the AP option in the Odin program.
  6. In Odin, check the boxes for F.Time Reset and Auto Reboot.
  7. Hit the Start button and wait until the process is complete. The phone will reboot automatically when it’s all done.
  8. Once the device reaches the home screen, you can disconnect the USB cable.

Your phone should be now operating on Google’s 4.4.2 KitKat version of Android. You can check this by going into your setting, to the About Phone category.

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