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Update Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 to XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Official Firmware

Finally Samsung has announced XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop for its Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE. It was about time that Samsung addressed the Qualcomm variant of the Galaxy S4 with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop revamp. For those interested in AOSP builds, we also have Android 5.0.2 ROM with stock interface for this phone! Now that it’s here, let’s look at all the changes this firmware will be bringing to the table. A new look will follow through TouchWiz. This look is inspired by the new Material Design philosophy introduced in Android Lollipop. Performance will also take a boost thanks to the new ART run-time and better multi-tasking. Other than that, new TouchWiz apps will also be introduced. Samsung KIES and OTA (over-the-air) update already have XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop available and are pushing it to all Galaxy S4s in the UK region. If you are in a different region or you can’t find this update, don’t worry, we have a manual method which applies to every Galaxy S4 I9505 without any restriction. We have detailed steps with pictures so hopefully you wont find any sort of problem. You can easily update Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop 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 XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop 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. Before going through the process, backup your photos, downloads, anything which wasn’t installed on the phone before-hand as these updates format the whole phone clean. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE I9505 - XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

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 😉

XXUHOB7 Android 5.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model GT-I9505
Model name GALAXY S4 LTE
Country United Kingdom (Black Edition)
Version Android 5.0.1
Changelist 3996895
Build date Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:44:46 +0000
Product code BTU
PDA I9505XXUHOB7
CSC I9505YXYHOB5

UPDATE: CM12 with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop is now available for this Android phone. Read here for the tutorial.

You might find these following Galaxy S4 I9505 related articles interesting:

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:

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 Lollipop.

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 I9505 to Android 5.0.1 XXUHOB7 official firmware update.

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