It was less than an hour ago when we’ve told you that the guys at Sammobile received a tip form a Samsung insider saying that the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S4 Google Edition will be officially rolled out next month. Well, the same tech publication has now got its hands on the leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition.
Moreover, they even managed to port the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware for the original Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505. The thing is we’re not dealing with a regular leak that can be installed on your device using Odin, but it’s more like custom ROM based on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean that can be flashed on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.
Since the guys at Sammobile didn’t have the Galaxy S4 Google Edition in handy they weren’t able to test the leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the I9505G, but fortunately, they were able to port it on the Snapdragon 600-powered Samsung Galaxy S4. As I was mentioning above, the leaked Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 is not flashable through Odin, thus you must have your device rooted and running a custom recovery mode.
In order to install the leaked stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you will have to act like flashing a custom ROM. In fact that’s what the it actually is, a custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505, but since the guys at Sammobile didn’t perform any changes to it, you will be able to enjoy the pure Android experience. They say that the build number will be changed to JWR66N and that it runs flawlessly, even though it’s “still in development phases and does not have all the features which are yet to be implemented.”
You might also want to know that installing the ported Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S4 will void the warranty. Still, if you want to give it a try and install the leaked stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you can find all the information you need in our tutorial, here. You might also want to know that, by flashing stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S4, you will lose all the TouchWiz-specific features like Air Gesture, Motion Controls, or Camera app special functions. Instead you will get the pure Android experience and the new interface introduced for the Camera.
Just in case you forgot, the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 boasts a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while being underpinned by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 SoC with quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company also comes with 2 GB of RAM and three internal storage options: 16/32/64 GB, expandable through microSD cards of up to 64 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 has a 13 megapixel camera mounted on the back with autofocus, LED flash, HDR, image stabilization, and full HD video recording support. The front-facing camera is a 2 megapixel unit, also with full HD video recording capabilities. In terms of connectivity, the handset comes with LTE, HSPA+, NFC chip, IR blaster (might be disabled after updating to stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean), all standards of WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB 2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is 136.6 mm tall, 69.8 mm wide, and 7.9 mm thin, while weighing 130 grams and sporting a 2,600 mAh battery.
Have you flashed the leaked stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on your Samsung Galaxy S4? Feel free to use the comments section below to share your thoughts with us and other Android enthusiasts.