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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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