The international LTE version of the Samsung (KRX:005935) Galaxy S4 Mini LTE, with the model number GT- I9195, recently received the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware update that comes with the build number I9195XXUBNB3.
Users of the handset can upgrade their device to the latest firmware through Samsung Kies or from an over-the-air update. However, users can also download the update package and manually install the OS on their devices using Odin. Check out the firmware details here:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE
Version: Android 4.2.2
Before flashing the firmware manually, there are some aspects that users should be aware of:
- Have proper back-up of all important data on the device.
- The handset must have at least 80 percent battery power.
- The USB drivers for the device must be installed on the computer and USB Debugging must be enabled.
- After flashing the firmware, any installed custom ROM will be lost.
- Custom recovery, such as ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP, will also be lost.
- The Android 4.4.2 KitKat XXUBNB3 firmware is only for the Galaxy S4 Mini with the model number GT- I9195. Do not try this on any other device.
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Step 1: Download the firmware package and extract the zip file. You will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.
Step 2: Download Odin v3.09, and extract the zip file. You will get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with few other files.
Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.09 as an Administrator.
Step 4: Switch off and boot the Galaxy S4 Mini into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons. After you get a warning message, press Volume Up key to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Connect the Galaxy S4 Mini to the computer via the USB cable and wait until a blue sign appears in Odin.
Step 6: Click on the AP button in Odin and select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted in Step 1.
Step 7: In Odin, ensure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked.
Step 8: Now, click on the Start button in Odin to begin the installation process.
Step 9: After the installation is complete, the device will restart automatically.
Step 10: Once you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, you can unplug the device from the computer.
If the device freezes at the boot animation screen, perform the following actions:
- Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
- Perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition before you select the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and the Power key to select any option.
[Source: Android Officer]