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 of 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 your information, it does not bring ART (Android RunTime) to your device that Google introduced while releasing KitKat.
Device Model: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500
Firmware Version: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Build date: 13 February, 2014
Product Code: SER (Russia)
New Features in Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 Update
- The camera button on the lock screen
- Improvement in Camera performance
- White icons on the 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 in our guide.