The official Android 4.3 ROM for Galaxy S4 I9505G has been ported on to GT-I9505 devices. You can now install I9505GUEUBMFP on GS4 I9505. The ROM, ported from Google Play Edition GS4, brings Jelly Bean 4.3 JWR66N on I9505 Galaxy S4 (Snapdragon) smartphones and appears to be working flawlessly. It’s been made available, thanks to SamMobile, in Odexed as well as Deodexed versions. So, you can download and install the one that you prefer. Also, it cannot be flashed using Odin but should be installed from Recovery Mode instead. So you will need to have a custom recovery installed in order to install this ROM. Here are the details followed by instructions on how to flash it:
Version: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean JWR66N
Build Date: June 26th, 2013
Install Android 4.3 on Galaxy S4 I9505 (UEUBMFP) Update
WARNING: It’s Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition ROM and is NOT the official Android 4.3 update for I9505 GS4. Proceeding with this process will void your warranty.
Before you begin:
- You need to have a custom recovery installed on your device. ClockworkMod (CWM) & TWRP are two of the popular custom recoveries.
- Backup your data, you will lose it during the process and it may become irrecoverable.
Step 1: Download Android 4.3:
- Odexed: Android-4.3-I9505GUEUBMFP-Odexed-I9505.zip
- Deodexed: Android-4.3-I9505GUEUBMFP-Deodexed-I9505.zip
You can download any one of these ROMs, either odexed or deoexed. Need help understanding the difference? Here you go: Deodexed vs. Odexed ROM (Difference).
Step 2: Connect your device to the computer and copy the downloaded ROM zip file on to the root of your device’s internal SD card.
Step 3: From recovery mode, select the “wipe data / factory reset”.
This will wipe all the data. So be sure that you have taken the backup.
Step 4: After wiping data, flash the ROM zip file that you put on your SD card in step 2.
This will flash I9505GUEUBMFP ROM on your Galaxy S4 I9505 smartphone.
Step 5: Finally, reboot your device by selecting “Reboot system now”.
Need more help?
If you have CWM recovery on Galaxy S4, you can follow our detailed step by step guide on how to flash custom ROM from CWM Recovery.
Update: Now you can root I9505GUEUBMFP and flash SuperSU on Galaxy S4 4.3.