Last week, Samsung released the official XXUBMG1 OTA Update build based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for several European and Asian regions. However, new countries from these two regions received the same update over the weekend.
Now, the countries where the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500, the Exynos 5 variant, got the Android 4.2.2 XXUBMG1 Jelly Bean Update are as following: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Russia. Multiple other regions should receive the update in the next few weeks.
The XXUBMG1 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is available via OTA or through Samsung KIES software. Users from other word regions that didn’t get the updates, can also try to flash other country firmware, as you can easily change the language and tweak the interface so that you’ll configure the smartphone to suit your country.
The updating file only measures 30MB and it adds stability, security patches and some tweaks that should improve the speed of your OS. The build date for the XXUBMG1 Android 4.2.2 stock ROM is July 1st, which means that work has been completed for some time, but only now devices all over the world have started to receive the required files.
At the moment this update has been pushed out only for the Exynos 5 Octa version of Samsung Galaxy S4. This phone has the build number I9500, so you shouldn’t expect this OTA Update version to be released for your I9505 Snapdragon Galaxy S4 phone.
Update your smartphone via OTA, a notification will be pushed to your phone, or choose to use the Samsung KIES software program. Alternatively, in case your device is running a custom ROM, a rooted but stock firmware, then you can choose to flash the update via ODIN. If you want to update your device with this new firmware, then you can use the tutorial here.
Users who updated their devices already with this new firmware release can also root their phones. We’ve posted a rooting guide here, you will learn how to root your Galaxy S4 I9500 to Android 4.2.2 XXUBMG1 ROM using ODIN and a .tar.md5 files.