New Software Update rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy S4, brings enhancements and stability fixes

Samsung has just started to roll out a new Software Update for the Galaxy S4. Galaxy S4′s (Exynos + Qualcomm) first batch of firmwares suffered from a lot of issues, and many people complained about these issues to Samsung and on various forums. Thankfully, the new software update brings a ton of improvements, enhancements and fixes over the initial firmwares of Samsung’s flagship device.

As you may know, the 16GB variant of the Galaxy S4 comes only with 9.15GB of user accessible memory in which the user installs all his/her apps. The new update addresses this issue by giving the user the functionality to move apps to SD card and increasing the available storage to 9.23GB. This should solve customers’ complain about low user accessible storage. This is one of the enhancements in the update, rest of them are listed below.

Improvements and fixes in the new Software Update:
-New Camera firmware
-Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
-Smart Pause Toggle
-Move Apps to SD Card
-HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
-Semi-transparent status bar
-New Icons in Settings
-Secure boot status (About Phone)
-Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)

Currently, the new software update is only available for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) but our insider has confirmed that the new software update will be coming to the Exynos-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500), as well. As of this moment, Samsung has only rolled out the new software update in Germany, we hope other countries will follow soon.

Firmware details:
Model: GT-I9505
Country: Germany
Version: Android 4.2.2
Changelist: 768421
Build date: Wed, 29 May 2013 16:05:23 +0000
Product Code: DBT
PDA: I9505XXUBMEA
CSC: I9505OXABMEA
MODEM: I9505XXUBMEA

The update is 365.67 MB in size and you can update your device via Samsung KIES or via FOTA (Firmware-Over-The-Air). Make sure to charge your device before performing the upgrade. You can use our Firmware Section to manually update your device if for some reason you can’t officially update your device via Samsung Kies or via OTA as you are using a Custom ROM or if your country has not yet received the new software update.

Screenshots:

Update: The same update is now available in India for the Exynos variant of the Galaxy S4.

Firmware details:
Model: GT-I9500
Country: India
Version: Android 4.2.2
Changelist: 768420
Build date: Wed, 29 May 2013 15:52:45 +0000
Product Code: INS
PDA: I9500XXUBMEA
CSC: I9500ODDBMEA
MODEM: I9500DDUBMEA

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singerskates
2 years 1 month ago

When is the update with the HDR Video and move apps to SD Card to Wind Mobile Canada Galaxy S4 owners.

marky_boy
2 years 1 month ago

Someone surely must have a data as to when the BTU version will receive the update, its ridiculous now.

didofrgt10
2 years 1 month ago

Hey sam peps, question, your site says that the update is available for Egypt, but I checked many times, OFTA and Kies and they both say that I have the latest firmware, even though I have the April one (I9500XXUAMDK) not the June one (I9500XXUBMEA), hints?

bo2bo2
2 years 20 days ago

+1
same here

Sencillo00
2 years 1 month ago

YO NO ENTIENDO PORQUE SAMSUNG SE OLVIDA DE SU MODELO GALAXY S4 I337M DE MÉXICO YA QUE GRACIAS A QUE A SACADO VARIOS SUBMODELOS, CUANDO NOS DARÁN LA NOTICIA DE CONTAR CON ESTA ACTUALIZACIÓN POR QUE ESTAS ACTUALIZACIONES QUE SALIO PARA ALEMANIA Y LA INDIA, NO SON COMPATIBLES CON MI MODELO ALGUIEN QUE ME PUEDA AYUDAR???????’

slickerthenmost
2 years 2 months ago

ops product code wrong …. copied and pasted . lazy typer…

slickerthenmost
2 years 2 months ago

Just checked my phone and update available connected to kies and upgraded, on the Vodafone network.

Firmware details:
Model: GT-I9505
Country: United Kingdom
Version: Android 4.2.2
Build date: Thu, 30 May 2013
Product Code: INS

Move to storage finally…moving as many apps as possible :0)

salahalaa
2 years 2 months ago

What about Samsung galaxy S2 ( I9100 )?
We are waiting for it.

Charleiro
2 years 2 months ago

So I guess no hope for Canada ?

hangelov
2 years 2 months ago

Samsung you forgot galaxy s3, when we fell 4.2.2?

john sap
2 years 2 months ago

when will the udpate come to Greece???i cant find anything

Sencillo00
2 years 2 months ago

MI GALAXY S4 SGH-I337M CON COMPAÑÍA TELCEL RECIBIÓ UNA ACTUALIZACIÓN CON SAMSUNG KIES, PERO AL VER LOS COMENTARIOS DE ESTA PAGINA NO HAY NINGUNO DE ESTOS CAMBIOS. CUANDO LLEGARA A MEXICO??????????????

niccooo
2 years 2 months ago

im from the philippines but i think my s4 is from hong kong can i update my firmware using the philippines firmware?

Neurom67
2 years 2 months ago

Hey Samsung my Note2 and my S3 wait for Android 4.2.2

john sap
2 years 2 months ago

hello!!!i just wanted to ask when the update will be available i Greece?

john sap
2 years 2 months ago

I cant find the update neither manually. .im from greece

migueordano
2 years 2 months ago

exelente actualizacion ahora el rendimiento de la bateria lo vamos a probar

kickafella
2 years 2 months ago

only move apps to sd..not apps data…whats the point?

Jake621
2 years 2 months ago

Can i install any country firmware on my i9500, what will happen if i do……???????

ArminVB
2 years 2 months ago

Yes,you can do it without any problem :)

Jake621
2 years 2 months ago

Thanks…

ArminVB
2 years 2 months ago

yeah! It’s good … Thank You Guys :)

ArminVB
2 years 2 months ago

It feels a bit quicker but not as quick as possible! :|

zupi22
2 years 2 months ago

Can someone please tell me if this software includes LTE option in Mobile networks settings?

Wellaflex
2 years 2 months ago

Come on guys with 4.2.2 on the old s2 :(

shoev
2 years 2 months ago

Good day to everyone.
What do you think guys if do this update on galaxy s3 (i9300)¿
Thank you

tungtq7
2 years 2 months ago

Update rolled out for I9500 user in Vietnam, cheers!!!

Seth Johan
2 years 2 months ago

Yeah, you’re right. I just updated my S4 via FOTA and so far loving it. I live in the Philippines but we don’t have the octa variant here so I got mine from Vietnam. I didn’t have any issues with my S4 before, but so glad that we can now move apps to SD with no add’l bloats. Thanks, Sammy! Thought I’d have to wait for months for the app2sd functionality.

latousakis
2 years 2 months ago

I9505XXUBMEA firmware removed completely the battery status option *#0228# and the ServiceMode is disabled completely. I cannot open it with *#0011#, and the classic *#197328640# was never active on this device…

And as Samsung is not updating their LTE whitelist to allow users of other LTE networks to join their network (ie Vodafone Greece that is not included and we already have 4G LTE), we depend on the Service Mode to activating the LTE modem…

fazdnoah
2 years 2 months ago

Question
I just bought my S4 octa…should I root it first or just flash it to new firmware?
How about my files and data? Will it still be there after odin flash?

kevinlin12
2 years 2 months ago

still wait for galaxy ace plus 4.1.2 jelly bean><

ArminVB
2 years 2 months ago

Is it highly recommend to do factory reset or… before flashing new firmware?
I don’t want to install my apps again:/, please help me:(

borapeterc
2 years 2 months ago

Hi friend!
If you want to flash without losing your apps, please install “GO Backup Pro Premium” first and after that make a backup your personal data (include Call logs and SMS, MMS) and Apps.

Thanks!

ArminVB
2 years 2 months ago

:|

 
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