The long awaited Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 has finally started rolling out. This time, the users of the phone in Russia have reported getting the new update via OTA. Since the KitKat firmware for GT-I9500 is unbranded, it can be installed on any Galaxy S4 (Exynos Octa variant) that is is not carrier branded.

If you happen to own this S4 variant and are from some other part of the globe than Russia, you can download the firmware file from our link below and install it manually using Odin. For the sake your convenience, we have added some download mirror links too.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware with build version I9500SERFNB3 for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 brings several new features and above all better performance. Just for you information, it does not bring ART (Android RunTime) to your device that Google introduced while releasing KitKat.

Firmware Details:

Device Model: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
Firmware Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Build date: 13 February, 2014
Product Code: SER (Russia)
PDA: I9500XXUFNB3
CSC: I9500SERFNB3
MODEM: I9500XXUFNA6

Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Android 4.4.2

New Features:

  • Camera button on lock screen
  • Improvement in Camera performance
  • White icons on status bar
  • You can choose default app for Home Launcher and Messaging in Settings> More> Default Applications
  • Better performance resulting in better scores on benchmarks
  • Many others

 

How to Install:

Please note that updating your phone with the new firmware will upgrade its bootloader, and so you will not be able to downgrade your device to Android 4.3. To install this official firmware manually on your Samsung Galaxy S4, follow the installation steps given here.

47 COMMENTS

  1. Hello I Have A Question. I Live in Saudi Arabia aka KSA but i dont want the frimware to be in Arabic so can i downloda the KSA one and change it to english; I mean that by changing language.

  2. when i click the link it opens but downloading doesnt start … ended with an error that site does not allow two time downloading something regarding session
    do you have any other link apart from sammobile bcoz that to not working some kind of torrent ??

  3. Hi rakesh plz help me that why my mobile samsung galaxy GTi9500 cannot download and install an application?? 🙁 🙁

    i m from Pakistan

  4. Hello Rakesh, My Mobile is Galaxy s4 GT19500,Sim Card Range Cant Available What Happend.So Please Help Me…..

  5. Hello Rakesh. My mobile is Galaxy s4 GT19500, I cant change the system font style. So please help me to change the font

  6. Hello Rakesh ji last night my mobile saying unfortunately rservicesHome has stopped plz how can I fix? My mobile is galaxy s4 GT19500

  7. Firmware and stock ROM are the same things, but custom ROMs are different as they are modified stock ROMs and are installed through a custom recovery.

  8. hello rakesh i rooted my gt i9500 and installed stock rom . Is this a stock rom and can i install this rom .by clearing cahce and everything like the way i installed the custom rom.

  9. hi rakesh.. bro could u please help me…. i don’t know that from which country my phone exactly is from.. so because of that i can’t download a stock rom for it… on the battery it says “CELL MADE IN KOREA. ASSEMBLED IN VIETNAM “…. i’m worried because if i’ll flash some other countries stock rom.. i might potentially BRICK my phone…??? :”( please help me

  10. hey Rakesh, my IMEI number gone, can i get it back by flash-ing stock rom? currently I used indonesian version.

  11. Rakesh, can u help me? i rooted my s4 i9500 and device status changed from official to custom ,can i bring status back?

  12. Hello Rakesh ji I got last two days my mobile saying unfortunately rservicesHome has stopped plz how can I fix? My mobile is galaxy s4 GT19500

  13. rakesh i need your help my phone lose Imei and i need flash to stock rom did you have stock room samsung s4 gt19500 code indonesia please respone 🙂

  14. rakeesh pls help..odin is still not responding to my device when i plug it in in download mode..

  15. I tried it again, I installed the drivers above but, odin is not responding to the device when I plug it….pls help.

  16. I put the phone in download mode but odin is not responding to it when i connected it with usb….instead it says driver was not successfully installed……

  17. rakesh.. i am from ghana, if download the firmware for russia , on my gt19500, will it work??? its not carrier branded.

  18. GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!! Couldnt find a torrent link and the other downloads were soooo slooowwww(15 hours!!) with the torrent i downloaded the thing in 25 minutes 😉 THANK YOU!

  19. UPDATE: I restarted the phone not long after I posted the original comment above and the performance issues have cleared up. I thought the phone had restarted right after the update, so I guess I didn’t think to do it manually. I’ve still had to re-install several apps, but I can live with that.

  20. I recently took the update on my Galaxy S4. While a few of the new features are nice, I lost almost half my app icons and now it often takes several seconds for the screen to wake up. Anyone else having this issue? Is there a fix for this coming? I’d like to revert back to 4.3 if possible, but I’m seeing postings saying that reverting to previous versions is no longer possible.

    I loved the phone before the update. Now I’m getting frustrated with it.

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