The official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware update is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S4 with the model number GT-I9500. The latest firmware, which comes with the build number I9500XXUHOD3, introduces several bug fixes and performance enhancement tweaks for the Galaxy S4, powered by the Exynos Octa processor.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) can check for the new firmware through Samsung Kies and as an over-the-air (OTA) update. However, those who are yet to receive an OTA update or Samsung Kies, can update their handsets to the new firmware manually.

To install the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware on the Galaxy S4, users are required to flash the firmware file using Odin. But before installing the firmware, there are some key aspects that users should know:

  • All personal data on the handset must have proper backup
  • The device should have at least 80 percent battery power
  • USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S4 must be installed on the computer
  • USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
  • Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy S4 with the model number GT-I9500

Here are the firmware details:

Version: Android 5.0.1



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Step 1: Download Android 5.0.1 I9500XXUHOD3 for the Galaxy S4 and extract the zip file.

Step 2: Download Odin and extract the zip file. There will be an Odin3 v3.10.6.exe along with some other files.

Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe as an Administrator.

Step 4: Switch off the phone and boot it into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. After you get a warning screen, press Volume Up button.

Step 5: Now, connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer via the USB cable. An “Added!!” message will appear in Odin’s message box.

Step 6: Add the firmware file into Odin. To do this, click on the AP/PDA button on Odin and select the extracted .tar.md5 firmware file.

Step 7: In Odin, ensure that the “Re-Partition” option is disabled while “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are selected.

Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing.

Step 9: After the installation is complete, the Galaxy S4 will restart and the Samsung logo will appear on the device’s home screen.

Step 10: Now, unplug the handset from the computer.

[Source: True Android]