XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 is now available. The LTE variant (GT-I9195) of this phone was enjoying KitKat for quite some time now but it is good to see the international 3G variant get caught up as well. XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 promises to bring a whole new experience to the device with the newly revamped TouchWiz UI and also major performance improvements. You will also be able to Right now, this firmware package is only available to limited regions. Check with Samsung KIES if it has this update already as well as OTA (Over-the-air) update system. Majority of you wont see it pop up on your Galaxy S4 Mini, which is why we have a manual method on updating it to the official firmware. We are covering I9190XXUCNG1 firmware by Samsung, not a custom ROM. You can easily update Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 to XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Please note, you do not need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed in order to install this firmware.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 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. The main task at hand before proceeding is to make sure that all of your data has been backed up and accounted for as we don’t want anyone losing there data due to issues. We hope you also have backed up photos and downloads by now as they are also at a potential of being lost. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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Android 4.4.2 XXUCNG1 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY S4 mini
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:51:09 +0000
Product Code: SER
You may also want to read the following tutorials:
- Root Galaxy S4 Mini: How to Root Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 to XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 Firmware.
- Install Android 4.4.2 ROM: How to Update Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 with Android 4.4.2 Carbon ROM.
- ClockworkMod Recovery: How to Install ClockworkMod Recovery on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190.
- Try KitKat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini custom ROMs, click here!
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini 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 Mini 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 Mini I9190 to Android 4.4.2 XXUCNG1 official firmware update.