While the Galaxy Note 3 is running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, the other Samsung flagship launched over the past year are yet to get the update to the latest Android firmware. The Galaxy S4 is among the as the second leaked Android 4.3 build is now available for download.
Earlier today SamMobile tweeted that the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S4 will be rolled out in “1/2 weeks,” but, in the meantime a new Android 4.3 build has leaked for the Galaxy S4.
The same tech publication writes that the recently leaked Android 4.3 I9505XXUEMJ3 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 is “one of the final builds,” but even though they have a good reputation in reporting Samsung rumors, we can’t be 100% confident in their claims. Various sources say that Samsung will roll out the Android 4.3 update for Galaxy S4 sometime in October, so the confirmation shouldn’t be far away.
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S4 is not a major update, so don’t expect anything spectacular besides some bug fixes and a few minor tweaks. In fact the folks at SamMobile tested I9505XXUEMJ3 for a couple of days and said that it only contains “minor improvements here and there.”
The Samsung Galaxy S4 was released in April running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but now it should be in line to receive the latest Android version. Sammy’s flagship boasts about a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB of RAM, 16/32/64 microSD-expandable storage, and a 13 MP feature-packed camera.
There are two Galaxy S4 variants on the market, the I9500 powered by Samsung’s proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, and the I9505 underpinned by Qualcomm’s quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 CPU. As you’ve probably guessed the I9505XXUEMJ3 build is only compatible with the later one.
Flash the I9505XXUEMJ3 Android 4.3 leaked ROM manually for the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE using our how-to guide here.