XXUGNE8 Android 4.4.2 firmware is now available for the Galaxy S4 I9505 (LTE Variant) as a part of official KitKat roll out. XXUGNE8 firmware build will be a tad bit less important than it’s predecessor but it is there and we should not take that for granted. This firmware will be set to improve on what XXUGNE5 Android 4.4.2 (previous major release) brought to the Galaxy S4. This update will also contain Knox 2.0 which is Samsung’s next-gen security framework. A slow roll out process is being followed with this build and some users might be able to find this on Samsung KIES while others might find it on OTA (over-the-air) update system. If you don’t find this update on the mentioned services then you can always follow our complete tutorial on manual installation. I9505XXUGNE8 will be also improving on bugs and issues side by side. You can easily update Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUGNE8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy S4 I9505 phone on this firmware. You might notice some new language packs in your phone, but that is completely okay.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXUGNE8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 using ODIN. 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. Giving your valuable data utmost priority we will remind you once again that you should back up your data before updating your phone. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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XXUGNE8 Android 4.4.2 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY S4 LTE
Country: Greece (Vodafone)
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Wed, 21 May 2014 12:47:18 +0000
Product Code: VGR
You might find these following Galaxy S4 I9505 related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware.
- Recovery Mode: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Galaxy S4.
- Install ClockworkMod Recovery: How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505.
- Install TWRP Recovery: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy S4 LTE I9505.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S4 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S4 LTE I9505, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
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:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 KitKat.
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 I9505 to Android 4.4.2 XXUGNE8 official firmware update.