Galaxy S4 Active I9295, water proof brother of the Galaxy S4, has been updated to XXUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update. The regions in which this phone was sold, have received the KitKat firmware package and you can download it via Samsung KIES or OTA (over-the-air) update. This is a major revamp over the previous 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware. New icons, Samsung KNOX 2.0, New widgets, Samsung Magazine and much more have been added to the features list. Do keep in mind that I9295XXUCNH2 firmware is an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom or modified firmware. You can easily update Galaxy S4 Active I9295 to XXUCNH2 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 XXUCNH2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy S4 Active I9295 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. Along with your apps you should backup your photos and documents because this firmware can wipe your phone clean to factory settings. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
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Android 4.4.2 XXUCNH2 Firmware Details:
Model name: GALAXY S4 Active
Version: Android 4.4.2
Build date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:23:26 +0000
Product Code: XEF
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active 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 Active 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 Active I9295 to Android 4.4.2 XXUCNH2 official firmware update.