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Update Galaxy E5 E500H to XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 Official Firmware

XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 firmware can now be downloaded for the Samsung Galaxy E5 E500H. Some of the Galaxy S5 units are also being shipped with this firmware update on it, but for those who have already bought the phone and do not have this software update yet, can install it manually using our tutorial. This update is still based on the old Android 4.4.4 KitKat but Samsung has improved on TouchWiz and other bits to make this a worthwhile upgrade. We were expecting to see an Android 5.0 / Android 5.1 Lollipop update arriving but there has been no updates from Samsung about that. We just have to wait a little more before we actually see an official Android 5.0 update pop up – Till then you can browse our Custom ROMs section. It is recommended that you keep all your devices updated to their latest builds in order to avoid security loopholes or even app force-closes. Right now, this update can be accessed through Samsung KIES and OTA (Over-the-air) update but only in some regions. If you can’t download the update automatically then you should try our easy tutorial. We will show you how you can manually update Galaxy E5 E500H to XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 without any restriction. You can easily update Galaxy E5 E500H to XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy E5 E500H phone on this firmware. E500HXXU1AOB2 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

If you update your Samsung Galaxy E5 using Samsung KIES, then a backup is not always necessary and there are less chances of anything going wrong. However, we recommend that you always backup your stuff and all your apps, because you never know when something might happen to your phone while manually flashing firmwares. As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy E5 LTE E500H using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.


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 ( 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 😉

XXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 Firmware Details:

Model SM-E500H
Model name GALAXY E5
Country Nigeria
Version Android 4.4.4
Changelist 4186916
Build date Fri, 13 Feb 2015 00:37:19 +0000
Product code ECT

You might find these following Galaxy E5 E500H related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy E5 LTE E500H, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy E5 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 E5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy E5 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, KitKat 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.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy E5 E500H to Android 4.4.4 XXU1AOB2 official firmware update.

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