I9505XXUFNB8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505- How to Install

I9505XXUFNB8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 3-Mar-2014. Download and install the latest XXUFNB8 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 (Snapdragon) Smartphone. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update the firmware. The latest firmware build version is I9505XXUFNB8. However, the firmware is currently released only for Germany. Hope the firmware will hit other part of the world soon. The Samsung GT-I9505 was released with Android 4.2.2 JB and receiving Android 4.3 JB from the month of October. This is the first official Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for the device. If you own the device and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below guide will help you to download and install the I9505XXUFNB8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

Root I9505XXUFNB8

If you already updated the I9505XXUFNB8 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I9505XXUFNB8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505- Simple Tutorial

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Galaxy S4 I9505 users. The latest firmware will upgrade the OS version to 4.4.2 KitKat and will bring many new features and performnace tweaks.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat comes with many new features than the previous Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, some includesCamera shortcut on lockscreen, White icons in status bar, Performance improvements, Transparent status bar, Improved keyboard layout in landscape orientation, Select between the stock messaging app or Hangouts for SMS and MMS, Select between TouchWiz or other launchers through settings, Wireless printing, Updated Google apps and many more.

So, want to update your Galaxy S4 I9505 to the latest XXUFNB8 Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update or download 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 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB8 firmware on your Galaxy S4 I9505 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Full Specifications and Features  

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 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 4.4.2 KitKat I9505XXUFNB8 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 GT-I9505 model.

Germany DBT:


[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added 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 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB8 official firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 I9505 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 XXUFNB8 Firmware for Galaxy S4 I9505 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 I9505 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 Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
  5. Now connect your Galaxy S4 I9505 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 AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: I9505XXDLJ5_I9505ODDDLI7_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
Congratulations! your Galaxy S4 I9505 is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware. Hope you successfully completed the installation guide. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy S4 should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version XXUFNB8. You can confirm the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone. You can contact with us using the comment form below, if you find any problem with the above tutorial and download link and also share your experience with us.


  1. hallo there .. im new in the manually firmware update .. and i would like to ask something .. is 4.4.2 update only for germany ? im in sweden and its locked for a swedish operator , my phone is i9505xxuena4 , can i do it ? am i gonna have any problem ? thanks in advance

    1. The firmware is not recommended for carrier locked devices. You should wait for your carrier specific firmware. However, If you have unlocked I9505 then you can flah the firmware, no matter which country your device belongs to.

    2. is it possible that my mobile may get a problem if i flash the firmware ? since its operator locked

    3. Yes, in most cases signal not appear, calling issues along with some other problem you may face. That's why we not recommend to flash normal firmware to any carrier locked device.

  2. flashed 4.4.2 but not work wifi!!!!! ????

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  3. Wifi full reset

  4. This steps are beautiful, clear and effective! thank you very much!!!

    1. did camera icon shows in your lock screen?

  5. Do i need to update to previous version of firmware in germany? Im currently running 4.2.2 of other country. Thanks

    1. You can directly go for this update........

    2. dude i updated it. but in my lock screen the camera icon does not show. i though there would be camera icon in lock screen thanks

  6. thanks man. my heart skip beating for a while when i saw reset instead of passed. and i just waited. wheeww

  7. thanks for post this is this version support Arabic Language? PLZ advise. thanks

    1. If you have unlocked I9505 model then you can flash this and change the language after installing the firmware.

  8. Hi, i from el salvador, i have a t Mobile phone(m919) but i think is unbrated, because i use it with another Carrier, can i flash this rom, because i dont have wifi call, and y want a rom without t Mobile app, sorry by my English

    1. If your device is unlocked then you can go for this update......

  9. Mohammed Nasir,Thanx bro..it was as clear as it could be. For all future visitors, Just wait after you see 'reset'...until it completes!!

  10. I installed the new firmware, but it is exactly the same as jelly bean?? i had the pass comment in odin after the installation, what might be the issue? My device is unlocked to all networks

  11. can anyone get wifi to work on this update



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