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Exclusive: I9500XXUEMJ5 – Leaked Android 4.3 test firmware for Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)

After leaking two test firmwares for the Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505), we wanted to give some Android 4.3 love to the international Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500). So after constantly trying for a few weeks we were finally able to obtain a leaked Android 4.3 build for your Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) and it’s one of the *final* builds – that means nothing will be included or excluded in future builds of Android 4.3 for the SGS4, except a few bug fixes and improvements here and there.

Today, Samsung started rolling out official Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505). According to our sources, Samsung should start rolling out official update starting tomorrow, however it may take a few more days but it should be officially released within a week. We would like to thank our insider because without our insider’s help we would not have been able to provide you folks with this firmware.

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CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
– GALAXY GEAR Support
– TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
– ANT+ Support
– Samsung KNOX Implementation (KNOX bootloader and dedicated application)
– Samsung Wallet comes pre-loaded
– Improved RAM management
– Improved Display colour reproduction (Display looks much sharper than before)
– Improved TouchWiz Launcher (Much less launcher redraws and less lag)
– New Samsung Keyboard
– New Samsung Browser (Full screen by default, new tab interface and more)
– New Reading Mode (Optimises display for reading, used by only a few specific applications)
– New Camera firmware
– Minor UI tweaks (Contacts app, Flashlight Widget, dialog boxes etc)

Model: GT-I9500
Country: Open Asia
Version: Android 4.3
Changelist: 1875800
Build date: Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:03:02 +0000
Product Code: ODD
PDA: I9500XXUEMJ5
CSC: I9500ODDEMJ5
MODEM: I9500DDUEMJ5
Download: I9500XXUEMJ5_I9500ODDEMJ5_ODD.zip

NOTE
– This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
– This test firmware is a pre-release firmware and not official from Samsung.
– We have fully tested this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware.

INSTRUCTIONS
– Extract (unzip) the firmware file
– Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
– Extract Odin .ZIP file
– Open Odin3 v3.09
– Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
– Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
– Add AP_I9505XXUEMJ5_1875800_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to AP
– Add BL_I9505XXUEMJ5_1875800_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar to BL
– Add MODEM_I9505XXUEMJ5_1875800_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CP
– Add CSC_ODD_I9505ODDEMJ5_1875800_REV06_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 to CSC
– Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
– Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
– If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
– Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
– Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
– Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

VIDEO

SCREENSHOTS (From I9505’s Android 4.3 test build)

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