The rugged, all terrain variant of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 Active I9295 is finally getting XXUDOC3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update. This update is one of the first Android Lollipop builds published by Samsung. Alot has changed over Android KitKat. Especially the aesthetics and overall experience. Under the hood, Samsung has optimized the software to make better use of Galaxy S4 Active’s hardware resources. You can update your phone right now with Samsung KIES or OTA (Over-the-air) update system. If you don’t find any Lollipop luck on these services, don’t sweat as we have you covered with the manual process. Our guide will show you how you can upgrade your Galaxy S4 Active I9295 to XXUDOC3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop without any regional restriction. The steps listed below are explained in detail with accompanying screenshots. You can easily update Galaxy S4 Active I9295 to XXUDOC3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop 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 XXUDOC3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop 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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Android 5.0.1 XXUDOC3 Firmware Details:
Model name GALAXY S4 Active
Version Android 5.0.1
Build date Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:30:42 +0000
Product code PHN
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:
- Install Lollipop: How to Install Android 5.1 Lollipop on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S4 Active custom ROMs, click here!
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 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 S4 Active I9295 to Android 5.0.1 XXUDOC3 official firmware update.