Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE A can also be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware as the KLUCNB3 OTA update has just been released. The software is available in all the markets though the KLUCNB3 OTA is being offered in phases. Therefore, if you want to install the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update on your Galaxy S4 LTE A without waiting for the OTA launch, don’t hesitate and use this official step by step guide. The flashing process can be easily completed and there won’t be used any custom or complex app or programs, so you have nothing to worry about.
As I have already mentioned, Samsung just released the KLUCNB3 firmware which means that this is the latest official update that is available for the Galaxy S4 LTE A model number E330L. It should be clear for you by now that this is a manual flashing procedure compatible with the mentioned Android smartphone. The operation is similar with the OTA one, so you are not dealing with a custom ROM, or with risky procedures. The guide is applying stock Android 4.4.2 KitKat KLUCNB3 OS on your SGS4 with ease, so don’t hesitate and check the guidelines from below for further info.
Since this guide is official, you can use the same for both rooted and locked Android devices. Of course, if your Galaxy S4 is currently rooted, now the root access will be revoked. Also, now, by flashing KLUCNB3 OS you will be able to restore the warranty on your phone – as you know the warranty gets void once you root or perform any other unofficial operation on your Android smartphone. Furthermore, this tutorial should be applied especially by those who have installed a custom ROM on their Galaxy S4 LTE A – the OTA isn’t received on rooted devices that are running on a custom ROM.
Moreover, this tutorial is also helpful for those who are having issues with their devices. For example if you have managed to brick your Galaxy S4, now you can easily un-brick it by downgrading to stock Android 4.4.2 OS and also by restoring the factory and default restrictions on your phone. Because of that, you should bookmark this guide as who knows when you will need it for resolving different issues.
The best is that KLUCNB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS is stable and runs without lags or issues on the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE A model number E330L. According to those who have already installed the software on their devices, there are no reported problems and the firmware is bringing important stability improvements, features and apps that can be used for improving the performances of your smartphone, for upgrading the battery life and also for bumping the speeds. As you can see, you have all the reasons for applying KLUCNB3 Android 4.4.2 OS on your SGS4 LE A.
Now, on the update operation Odin will be used, which is a program developed by Samsung and used especially on updates operations. Odin is an official tool that is compatible only with Samsung branded devices and by using the same you are not risking in bricking your Galaxy S4 LTE A. Of course, this is a manual update operation, so avoid unpleasant situations by following the guidelines which are being explained here. Don’t worry as you have all the info needed below, where you can learn how to safely use Odin for installing Android 4.4.2 KitKat KLUCNB3 OS on your Android smartphone.
But first, take your time and backup your phone. Save the data which is there on the internal storage memory of your handset because it might get corrupted or even erased. Therefore, backup the text messages, call logs, internet settings, market apps, EFS folder, personal info, data and accounts and everything else you might use afterwards – just use compatible backup and restore apps from Google Play (most of the apps are free distributed ones).
After backing up your data, you need to take care of the essential pre requisites. Start by ensuring that you can use a Windows running computer, your Galaxy S4 LTE A and its USB cable. Then on your computer deactivate the security protection. Programs like antivirus or antimalware might interfere with the update process, so the best will be to temporarily disable the same. At the same time enable USB debugging option on your phone from “menu – settings – developer options” – do that because a connection between your devices must be established. Furthermore, charge your phone in case its battery status is indicating less than 60% power left. You S4 might get bricked if it gets turned off in the middle of the installation procedure.
On the other hand, KLUCNB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS has been OTA released by Samsung for the Galaxy S4 LTE A model number E330L. Because of that this step by step guide is compatible only with the mentioned Android smartphone. Using the steps from below for updating another device will probably make you brick your smartphone or tablet, so be careful and try not to mess things up.
How to Install KLUCNB3 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Update on Galaxy S4 LTE A E330L
- Go here and download the update file on your computer.
- Then download Odin.
- Unzip Odin on desktop, follow the on-screen prompts and install the program.
- Unzip the firmware file on the same folder as Odin.
- Install the Galaxy S4 LTE A drivers on your computer; if you don’t have the drivers download and use Samsung KIES on that matter.
- Run Odin on your computer and turn off your phone as it must be entered in download mode.
- For reaching download mode, after turning off your phone, press and hold power, volume down and home buttons at the same time.
- Then connect your handset with your computer; use the USB cable for establishing the mentioned connection.
- On Odin now the “added” message should be displayed. Also, on the program the ID:COM section should be yellow or blue.
- If not, it means that Odin hasn’t recognized your SGS4; because of that you will have to close the program and unplug the USB cord. Reinstall the drivers on your computer and then repeat the steps from above.
- From Odin you now have to click on “PA”. Then pick the firmware file and don’t make any other changes on the program.
- Click on “start”; wait a couple of minutes while Android 4.4.2 is being flashed.
- In the end on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed and the ID:COM section will turn yellow.
- You are done, so unplug the USB cable and reboot your device.
Congratulations; you have learned how to manually update your Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE A to official Android 4.4.2 KitKat KLUCNB3 firmware. This is the latest official Android software that has been OTA rolled out by Samsung for your Galaxy S4 LTE A, so the best will be to try the same. Use the comments area from below if you want to talk with us and stay close as a suitable root method will soon be developed.