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Install Official Android 4.4 Kitkat XXUFNB9 On Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 can now be updated to official android 4.4 Kitkat ROM. Read this tutorial to update your Galaxy S4 I9505 to official android 4.4 KitKat.

galaxy s4 i9505 android 4.4 kitkat

Note : Do it carefully otherwise I won't be responsible  for any damages. This tutorial can only be applied on the Galaxy S4 I9505.

Important Points

  • Remove sdcard to avoid data loss.
  • Backup all data stored on the phone's storage.
  • If you have installed custom recovery then it will revert back to stock.
  • Root access will be removed.
  • Battery should be charged to atleast 60% or more.
  • Do it at your own risk. A wrong step may brick the phone.

Tools Needed

Install Android 4.4 XXUFNB9 Kitkat Update On Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

  • Download above two files from the above links.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers for android phones, because odin will not work without usb drivers.
  • Extract the odin zip and the rom zip in a single folder.
  • Now start odin by clicking odin.exe. Do not configure any setting of odin.
  • Do not connect your galaxy device till yet.
  • Now switch off the phone and enter into download mode(odin mode). You can enter into download mode by pressing home, power key and volume down key at the same time. Keep pressing until you see a warning to install custom rom. When warning appears press the 'volume up' button to enter download mode or odin mode. You will see a picture like this below.

odin mode

  • Now connect galaxy s4 to pc via usb cable while odin is still running. When you connect the tablet in download mode to odin then the field under the "ID:COM" in odin will turn blue and show you the connection ID. Also in message you will see "<ID:0/016> Added!!". This means that your galaxy S4 I9505 is now ready for flashing android kitkat 4.4.


  • Now put a check in front of "PDA" then click "PDA" in odin and browse the android kitkat 4.4 rom file which you have downloaded its format is md5 this is the rom which is to be installed in your samsung galaxy S4 I9505 and will replace the old rom.
  • Now click "Start". You will see progress in the progress bar above ID:COM.
  • After completion your galaxy S4 will auto reboot and start with latest android 4.4 XXUFNB9 firmware.

Now you have installed the kitkat update for galaxy S4 I9505 manually. If you have any problem while installing the update then feel free to ask.

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