I537UBUBML3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware for AT&T Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537- How to Install

I537UBUBML3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware Last Updated on 20-Feb-2014. Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 (AT&T) recently started receiving UBUBML3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware update. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version is I537UBUBML3. The Galaxy S4 Active is the waterproof version of Galaxy S4, released in the month of June previous year (2013) with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The device already received many 4.2.2 JB firmware update and this is the first official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the device. If you own the device and yet to update your device to this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I537UBUBML3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware manually through Odin.

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537

The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is definitely a great update for the Galaxy S4 Active I537 users as the device has been running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean from a long. The new update will upgrade the OS version to 4.3 JB and will bring many new features and performance tweaks

New features and changes in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean:

Galaxy S4 like lockscreen, Multi-pages feature on lockscreen, support widget on lockscreen, Tabbed UI in Settings, Daydream feature, Voice control feature for apps like phone, camera, music player and so on, Hands-free Mode, New Notification Panel with 2 pages, ANT+ support, TRIM support, Camera Improvements, Move apps to SD feature, New Samsung keyboard, Changed icons for some Samsung apps, Smoother TouchWiz, Adapt display, Adapt sound, New S-Voice from Galaxy S4, Full screen mode in Samsung apps and many more.
So, want to update your Galaxy S4 Active I537 to the latest UBUBML3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware? For official process, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update or download and update firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.3 UBUBML3 firmware on your Galaxy S4 Active I537 through Odin.

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean I537UBUBML3 Official Firmware Download List

Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537 model.

Mexico (Telcel): I537UBUBML3_I537TCEBML3_TCE.zip

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be update here when available]


  • Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
  • Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
  • Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
  • Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver

Points to be noted:

  • If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
  • Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
  • After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to Install Android 4.3 I537UBUBML3 official firmware on Galaxy S4 Active I537.

How to Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 Active I537 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.3 UBUBML3 Firmware for Galaxy S4 Active I537 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 Active I537 into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.07 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.07.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S4 Active I537 to your computer via USB cable
  6. In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
  7. Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5
  9. In Odin screen, click on PDA button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I537XXDLJ5_I537ODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
  10. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
  11. Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
  12. Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
  13. You can now disconnect your phone from computer
  14. Finish
So,  you have just completed the tutorial to update latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware on Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. Hope you successfully completed the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your Galaxy S4 Active should now running on the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build version UBUBML3. You can confirm the firmware update from Settings-About Phone. If you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link, feel free to contact with us using the comment form below and also share your experience with us.


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  2. Do you need to have the SGH-I537 version for this to work ?

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    1. The firmware is specifically for the I537 model.......

  5. It says fail! (auth). Any idea why?

  6. Does this work in US?

  7. I have 4.2.2 but after i try to to replace some file on /system/app my phone reboot and not work anymore

    i try to using odin for reinstall OS . i download 4.3 from the link and when i try to upload on the phone i got "nand write start fail (auth)" and its stop

    on device show Write protection : Enable

  8. Galaxy S4 Active owners can now celebrate, as their devices have received the head nod from AT&T to begin updating to Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s taken a while, but updates are always better late than never. Am I right, HTC One X and One X+ owners?


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