Samsung started rolling out the UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware update for the month of September for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Smartphone. The Galaxy S4 I9500 comes with the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and already received many official firmware update but still it is recommended to update your phone to the latest available firmware as with each version Samsung provide fixes for bugs that presents in the previous version and improve overall system performance. So, if you want to update your Galaxy S4 I9500 to the latest firmware then Connect your phone to PC and use the official Samsung KIES utility or use the system inbuilt OTA feature from setting>about phone>software update. If you prefer a manual process to update your Galaxy S4 I9500 to UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware then follow our simple tutorial for a manual update. Please note, this tutorial don’t require a custom recovery such as CWM recovery or a rooted Galaxy S4 I9500 because to install this firmware we will use ODIN utility. After installing official firmware UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean you can always root your Galaxy S4 I9500 with the help of proper rooting method.
Continue reading this page to install UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update in Galaxy S4 I9500 using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware we recommend you to backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before flashing this latest UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 2 data to HTC Butterfly. In below written tutorial we not only direct you towards a step-by-step guide to update Galaxy S4 I9500 to UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean using Odin but also give you necessary tips to safe guard your data.
Download Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean I9500UBUBMG1 Firmware:
Download right firmware for your Galaxy S4 I9500 from the below list. Note that, firmware here which are Unbranded or not carrier branded, regardless of country or region, can be flash on any Galaxy S4 I9500.
[Firmware for rest of the countries will be update here when available]
We at Droid Firmwares write tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy S4 I9500. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.
As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.
- Backup your important data such as SMS, Call Log, Contacts, APN and MMS settings. You can follow our Android backup guide for this. It’s also a good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially if you need to perform any wiping task during or after installation process.
- If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why, it’s good idea to check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the phone should have 60% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware. Firmware installation can be done with 25% or more power when the device is connected to computer using USB and get charge through it. It will be fine to have 30% or more if you going to root a firmware. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android phones.
- USB Debugging mode should be turned of if it’s disabled otherwise you can’t transfer file using USB cable. Learn: How to Enable/Disable USB Transfer on Android Devices.
- Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial at Droid Firmwares is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned anywhere in tutorial.
Download Galaxy S4 I9500 Latest USB Drivers
Since you will need to connect your Smartphone to your PC, so you will need to have your Galaxy S4 I9500 drivers installed on your computer. Visit our USB Driver Download page. If you can access your mobile content in your PC when both are connected then you already have it.
So, you have done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, as you have taken necessary precaution, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install UBUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean official firmware update on Galaxy S4 I9500.