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Update Galaxy S4 Active I9295 to XXUCNI1 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware

XXUCNI1 Android 4.4.2 firmware can now be installed on any Galaxy S4 Active I9295 out there. It’s been a while since Samsung shed some love on this water-proof variant of the Galaxy S4. However, this build has come through with all the necessary changes and updates. We expect XXUCNI1 firmware to extensively fix any of the issues residing in previous KitKat builds. Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update have this firmware available already but with a slight catch, that is, not all can view it. Those who are left from the update list, have our guide as a viable option. We will show you how you can update your phone manually. Do keep in mind that I9295XXUCNI1 firmware is an official firmware by Samsung, not a custom or modified firmware. You can easily update Galaxy S4 Active I9295 to XXUCNI1 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 XXUCNI1 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. Rather than causing frustration ahead, it’s better you backup photos, downloads and what else you have added to your phone before hand. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

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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 4.4.2 XXUCNI1 Firmware Details:

Model: GT-I9295
Model name: GALAXY S4 Active
Country: Hungary
Version: Android 4.4.2
Changelist: 2731276
Build date: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 06:43:20 +0000
Product Code: XEH
PDA: I9295XXUCNI1
CSC: I9295OXXCNI1
MODEM: I9295XXUCNI1

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:

Download Samsung Galaxy S4 Active 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 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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

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 XXUCNI1 official firmware update.

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