I9190XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190- How to Install

I9190XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 22-July-2014. Owners of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 can now update their Smartphone with the latest XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware. Samsung recently started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build version number is I9190XXUCNG1. However, the firmware is currently out for Russia. Hope the firmware will hit other part of the world soon. The Galaxy S4 Mini was released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and this is the first official Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update for GT-I9190. If you own the device and yet to update this latest official firmware, then you can now update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below step by step tutorial will help you to download and install the I9190XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

Root I9190XXUCNG1

If you already updated the I9190XXUCNG1 firmware and looking for an easy to follow method to root the firmware, then follow this guide- Root I9190XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 Stock Firmware On Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190- Simple Tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190

The latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat is definitely a great update for the Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 users. The latest firmware will upgrade the OS version to 4.4.2 KitKat and will bring many new features and performance 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 Mini I9190 to the latest I9190XXUCNG1 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 XXUCNG1 firmware on your Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 through Odin.

Also Check: Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 Full Specifications and Features   

Important Note:

"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190 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".

Download I9190XXUCNG1 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware

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 Mini GT-I9190 model.

Russia: I9190XXUCNG1_I9190SERCNG1_SER.zip

[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 I9190XXUCNG1 official firmware on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190.

How to Install Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 through Odin:

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 XXUCNG1 Firmware for Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 from the above list
  2. Download Odin
  3. Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 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 Mini I9190 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: I9190XXDLJ5_I9190ODDDLI7_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
That's all the above steps to update Android 4.4.2 KitKat official firmware on Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned above, then your your Galaxy S4 Mini should now running on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat build version XXUCNG1. 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. it's not kitkat is Jelly Bean

  2. I've just finished installing the firmware and I'm pretty sure it's KitKat

  3. hola que tal, hace unos dias e tenido un problema con las aplicacion de fabrica de 'contactos' por lo qe no me deja ni ver los contactos ni realizar llamadas. me pregunta es, sera que si lo actualizo a esta version mi problema se solucionara?? gracias

  4. La actualizacion resulto bien!.. Se agradece el post.. ya veremos en estos dias como resulta el comportamiento del telefono.
    The update was great!.. thanks for the post... we'll see in the next days how is the behavior..


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