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New Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update Lands on Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505

The LTE-enabled Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 has just received one more Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, while users are still waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat. The update brings it to build number I9505XXUENA4 and it started rolling out OTA as of today all over the world.

This firmware is unbranded and it comes without bloatware, while also fixing a number of bugs present in the previous versions. New features are also included, like the OpenGL 3.0, support for Galaxy Gear and more.

We recommend you to download and install the update on your Galaxy S4 as soon as it’s available for you, because it will definitely improve your experience with the device. The only downside for some is that it comes with the KNOX bootloader which will prevent you from rooting it without voiding its warranty.

Here you can see the full list of features the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I9505XXUENA4 update brings to your Galaxy S4 i9505: New camera firmware, better RAM management, support for ANT+, TRIM, Galaxy Gear and OpenGL 3.0, improved TouchWiz launcher, Samsung Wallet, new Samsung keyboard and some UI improvements for the contacts app and flashlight widget.

When doing the OTA update, we recommend you to connect to a WiFi network, because otherwise you might get charged by your carrier for data use. If you don’t have a wireless network, make sure that your data plan allows you to download it without extra fees.

If you didn’t receive your OTA update yet, stay put as we’re writing a guide for you to manually update to the new firmware. It’s an easy and risk-free process, which also doesn’t void your warranty and doesn’t require a factory reset. You just have to make sure that your Galaxy S4 is the LTE version and has the codename i9505, because it won’t work on other variants of the device and it may brick them.

Once you install the update on your Galaxy S4, please let us know how it works and if there are any other bugs left, because Android 4.3 is known to have a lot of issues on this smartphone.

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  • piddle

    Why do you recommend to install the update when you also say that “Android 4.3 is known to have a lot of issues on this smartphone” without having any feedback yet?!

  • Andre B

    D/L today and the first thing I noticed is that the turn on-off mobile data button is gone. My device does operate faster and I am getting a ton of security warnings. No real problems (yet).

  • Clemens

    Ever since i installed this update, it constantly downloads old email attachments such as jpg and pdf. After i clear the notifications window it will show up again as recent download complete notification either on same day or next.
    How do i delete this for good?

  • Painman

    I’ve been running this software for 3 days now and I’m having zero problems to date

  • anthony123

    Hi. I have just got update android 4.4kitkat on my new s4.i have been usin android 4.3 jelly bean and it was working perfectly on my s4. After my update i am confused with new 4.4 kitkat . I want to know how to reinstall my old 4.3 jelly bean on my s4. Pls help me out.

  • KAW

    Jelly Bean return key stopped working over the weekend. May have downloaded an update, alothough don’t know how to tell. How can I get it to work?

  • Fazi

    Is there any way back to 4.3 jelly bean? because in 4.4.2 battery consumption rate is very high plz help me out if someone know.