How to Update Galaxy S4 I9500 to XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

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XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy S4 has started rolling out from today, just a day after this latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware was released for the Galaxy S4 LTE. This update is being rolled out in phases by Samsung KIES or an OTA update directly on your phone. For those who haven’t got this I9500XXUEMJ5 update yet and can’t wait, you can now grab this download manually from our tutorial below. You can easily update Galaxy S4 I9500 to XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware — and for those who have already installed, you can root this firmware.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S4 I9500 using ODIN. Please note, XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 firmware is an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom or modified firmware. We have also given some tips on how to backup your phone data and have given some other important tips. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. We don’t want anyone losing their data due to any issues. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 - XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Android 4.3 XXUEMJ5 Firmware Details:

PDA: I9500XXUEMJ5
CSC: I9500SEREMJ5
Version: 4.3

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S4 I9500, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500XXUEMJ5 Android 4.3 New Features:

Here is a list of most of the changes and new features that have been included with this official Android 4.3 Jelly bean firmware update:

  • OpenGL 3.0 Support
  • GALAXY GEAR Support
  • TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • ANT+ Support
  • Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
  • Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
  • Improved RAM management
  • Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
  • Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
  • New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
  • New Camera firmware
  • Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 4.3 XXUEMJ5 official firmware update.