Install N900XXUDNA6 4.4.2 KitKat Update Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 Official Firmware

The 4.4.2 KitKat update for Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 (Exynos) has just started rolling out. The first released took place in Russia that comes with firmware build N900XXUDNA6. All Galaxy Note 3 owners might also seeing this update this coming weeks but it’s still up from Samsung to when that time could be.
Here’s the video of a Galaxy Note 3 with 4.4.2 KitKat Update.

Important Reminders before Flashing Stock Firmware

Install/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100XXDMC1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Update 

Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
Nup, this a official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
My Galaxy Note 3 is rooted, will I lose root?
If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again anytime you want.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
  • Make sure that your Galaxy Note 3 battery is fully charge.
  • Stock Firmware packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.
  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serialport.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.
  • Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 3.
  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – while if you are on 4.3 just hit Settings>About Phone> then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.
  • Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat now comes with a new protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you are planning into rooting and installing any custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on 4.4.2 KitKat, so please be aware with that.

Download the needed tools for flashing

Odin3.v3.09 link
USB driver link
Download Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900 (Exynos) Official firmware or Stock
Russia – N900XXUDNA6 4.4.2 – N900XXUDNA6_N900SERDNA6_SER.zip (link1) (link2)
Update: (added more countries and already release) 
Thailand – THL_N900XXUDNA6 - link
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also  need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘Phone Bootloader Update’, ‘AUTO-REBOOT’ and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes must be checked. Only the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked.

Reboot your Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note 3 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the stock 4.4.2 N900XXUDNA6  KitKat firmware file

The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only.  Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
“N900XXUDNA6_N900SERDNA6_N900XXUDNA1_HOME.tar.md5″

Start Flashing or Installing the stock firmware

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning the device off. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait ’till it PASS!!

When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed  (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock firmware on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 3 in Normal mode.
That’s it! Any further questions, just drop it on our comment form below.

Install/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 P3100XXDMC1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Update

We spotted a new firmware update for unbranded Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch GT-P3100 with build number P3100XXDMC1 and still based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version. This update is currently heading in Spain, Nordic Countries, Serbia and Bulgaria. The Italian network “Tre” has released this update earlier this month but now here comes the unbranded build versions (bloatware free) so it’s time to get some tinkering on our Galaxy Tab 7.0 P3100 with this latest official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean build P3100XXDMC1.
galaxy tab 2 p3100 jelly bean
This update may bring some enhancement and improvements for better, snappier and smoother Jelly Bean experience.
Some features the improvements in this new update:
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (With Butter Project)
- Full UI Revamp (same user interface as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz UX Nature
- Samsung S Cloud
- Camera functions improved
- New Lockscreen with many customization options
- New functions such as direct dialing, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (from Galaxy S III)
- 2 home screen mode
- New notification bar
- Google Now
Is there a Multi-view? I hope Samsung will add it sooner. Let’s all wait for the upcoming Android 4.2.2.
How to root P3100XXDMC1? You can easily root using CF-Auto Root (Google it)

Firmware info: P3100XXDMC1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 (WiFi + 3G)
Region: Europe
Countries: Spain, Italy, Nordic Countries, Bulgaria, Serbia (current)
Android version: 4.1.2 aka Jelly Bean
PDA: P3100XXDMC1
CSC: P3100OXXDMD1 (changeable)
MODEM: P3100XXDLL2
Build Date: 2013 March 2
Changelist: 1084989

How to manually install P3100XXDMC1 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100

This quick guide is for advance users only – those who has rooted and installed with modified firmware on their Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 and having issues updating via OTA or Kies. Ordinary users may only update via OTA or Kies and do not use this method, for your Galaxy Tab 2 still runs with official firmware and you can simply update  thru Kies or Over the Air without facing any issues.
Disclaimer: Use this guide solely at your own risk! We shall not be held responsible any outcomes it may bring into your device.
- Make sure the battery is fully charge
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from your device.
- If you came from custom ROM and wants to restore back your Galaxy Tab 2 to completely stock, perform wipe data via custom recovery first to avoid bootloop issues.
- If you installed Samsung’s Kies software, make sure it is closed and not running on system tray.
- Use the supplied USB cable of your Galaxy Tab 2, failures in flashing is caused by a bad USB cable.
- Make a note of the APN setting of your network data provider.
Grab Odin3_v3.07 Odin3_v3.07 link
Install the USB Driver: download
Download the original P3100XXDMC1 unbranded stock firmware
Spain – PHE_P3100XXDMC1 Download
Nordic Countries – NEE_P3100XXDMC1 Download
1. Extract or “unzip” the downloaded firmware.
2. Set the Galaxy Tab 2 into Download Mode
Turn it off, then press and hold down the “Power and Volume DOWN ” buttons at the same time. Press the “Volume UP” to get into download mode. Don’t connect the tablet into the computer yet.
3. Extract and Run Odin flasher tool.
4. In Odin’s checkboxes options, DO NOT Check the “Re-partition”, just leave “Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time” mark checked.
5. In Odin, click the PDA button. Select the extracted stock firmware.
example: Kies_Home_P3100XXDMC1_P3100XXXDMD1.tar.md5.
odin install p3100XXDMC1 galaxy tab 2 p3100 4.1.2 jelly bean
6. Plug the tablet to PC USB connection. In Odin, under ID:COM will turn to yellow andshows the current com port you Galaxy Tab 2 connected to. If you don’t see this and Odindoesn’t responds it means the device is not connected yet, just try another USB port or USB cable.
7. Click the START button.
8. Wait until it’s finishes flashing. Once it’s done, the tablet will just reboot.
If you have something to mention, just drop it on the comment form. Enjoy!
Restore the APN settings of your device, to get rid of  data connection issues.
Change the default language and text input according to your own prepared language  (All European languages are included on this firmware).
Optional: Perform factory reset to gain a fresher firmware installation.
That’s it! You Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 should now run on latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean build P3100XXDMC1.

Install 4.2.2 Update on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to P3100XXDMG6 Firmware

OMG! Actually, Yes! The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100) receives an early update jump to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Heck, I don’t know if the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 owners should be happy about this. But that’s it, Samsung has officially rolled out the 4.2.2 update on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, which is now the second slate ahead from others together with the Samsung Galaxy S2 plus (GT-i9105) that also receives an early 4.2.2 update yesterday. So, before everyone else complain about this, let’s all give a round of applause to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 owners which originally runs with 4.0.4 firmware, if you owned one, then you should be laughing by now, probably.galaxy tab 2 p3100 4.2.2 jelly bean update
Wait, it’s only available in France for this time being, and might gradually arrives in other parts of Europe regions soon. Those who might want to get a sneak peek about how this 4.2.2 may looks like, you can grab the stock firmware below. We don’t know exactly how the whole changes this 4.2.2 update may brings, but some said that it has some new re-designed lockscreen widgets, camera enhancements and like wise the battery life has also improved. Well, just check it by yourself, and see how this 4.2.2 performs in your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3100).
  • France – P3100XXDMG6_XEF.zip link
  • Grab Odin3_v3.07 Odin3_v3.07 link
  • Install the USB Driver: download ( only needed if you do not have Kies installed in your computer)
  • Installation procedure: follow this guide
Here are the firmware build details:
Model: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 3G+WiFi (GT-P3100)
Country: France
PDA: P3100XXDMG6
CSC: P3100OXADMG6
MODEM: P3100XXDMF2
Version: Android 4.2.2
Changelist: 1198223
Build date: 29 Jul 2013
Again, this is for 3G with WiFi Galaxy Tab 7.0 (GT-P3100) owners only, and not for Galaxy Tab Tab 2 7.0 WiFi only (GT-P3110) since it’s not yet available for now. Enjoy!

Install P3100XWDMI1 4.2.2 Update Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 Update Download Now

A new 4.2.2 official firmware update for unbranded Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch GT-P3100 with build number P3100XWDMI1 which is now based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version. This update is released in select European countries so far, including Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, Hungary, and among others. Though there was already several 4.2.2 released  like the P3100XXDMG6 in France and several carrier providers in Europe, but this update might seems to have more improvements and enhancements included.
galaxy tab 2 p3100 jelly bean
Some features the improvements in this new update: 
- Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (With Butter Project)
- Full UI Revamp (same user interface as the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
- TouchWiz UX Nature
- Samsung S Cloud
- Camera functions improved
- New Lockscreen with many customization options
- New functions such as direct dialing, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play
- New Widgets (from Galaxy S III)
- 2 home screen mode
- New notification bar
- Google Now
How to root P3100XWDMI1? You can easily root using CF-Auto Root.

How to manually install P3100XWDMI1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100

This quick guide is for advance users only – those who has rooted and installed with modified firmware on their Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 and having issues updating via OTA or Kies. Ordinary users may only update via OTA or Kies and do not use this method, for your Galaxy Tab 2 still runs with official firmware and you can simply update  thru Kies or Over the Air without facing any issues.
Disclaimer: Use this guide solely at your own risk! We shall not be held responsible any outcomes it may bring into your device.
- Make sure the battery is fully charge
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from your device.
- If you came from custom ROM and wants to restore back your Galaxy Tab 2 to completely stock, perform wipe data via custom recovery first to avoid bootloop issues.
- If you installed Samsung’s Kies software, make sure it is closed and not running on system tray.
- Use the supplied USB cable of your Galaxy Tab 2, failures in flashing is caused by a bad USB cable.
- Make a note of the APN setting of your network data provider.
Grab Odin3_v3.07 download
Install the USB Driverdownload
Download the original P3100XWDMI1 stock firmware:
Czech Republic – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XEZDMJ1_XEZ.zip link1 link2
Germany – P3100XWDMI1_P3100DBTDMJ2_DBT.zip link1 link2
Hungary – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XEHDMJ1_XEH.zip link1 link2
Potugal – P3100XWDMI1_P3100TPHDMJ1_TPH.zip link1 link2
Romania – P3100XWDMI1_P3100COADMJ1_COA.zip link1 link2
Slovenia – P3100XWDMI1_P3100MOTDMJ1_MOT.zip link1 link2
Slovakia – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XSKDMJ1_XSK.zip link1 link2
Switzerland – P3100XWDMI1_P3100AUTDMK1_AUT.zip link1 link2
Other 4.2.2 firmware
France – P3100XXDMG6_P3100OXADMG6_XEF.zip link
Vodafone
Greece – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VGR.zip link1 link2
Germany – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VD2.zip link1 link2
Hungary - P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VDH.zip link1 link2
Italy – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_OMN.zip link1 link2
Romania – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_CNX.zip link1 link2
Spain – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_ATL.zip link1 link2
Slovenia – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_SIM.zip link1 link2
United Kingdom – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VOD.zip link1 link2
1. Extract or “unzip” the downloaded firmware.
2. Set the Galaxy Tab 2 into Download Mode
Turn it off, then press and hold down the “Power and Volume DOWN ” buttons at the same time. Press the “Volume UP” to get into download mode. Don’t connect the tablet into the computer yet.
3. Extract and Run Odin flasher tool.
4. In Odin’s checkboxes options, DO NOT Check the “Re-partition”, just leave “Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time” mark checked.
5. In Odin, click the PDA button. Select the extracted stock firmware.
example: Kies_Home_P3100XWDMI1_P3100DBTDMJ2.tar.md5.
odin install p3100XXDMC1 galaxy tab 2 p3100 4.1.2 jelly bean
6. Plug the tablet to PC USB connection. In Odin, under ID:COM will turn to yellow andshows the current com port you Galaxy Tab 2 connected to. If you don’t see this and Odindoesn’t responds it means the device is not connected yet, just try another USB port or USB cable.
7. Click the START button.
8. Wait until it’s finishes flashing. Once it’s done, the tablet will just reboot.
If you have something to mention, just drop it on the comment form. Enjoy!
Restore the APN settings of your device, to get rid of  data connection issues.
Change the default language and text input according to your own prepared language  (All European languages are included on this firmware).
Optional: Perform factory reset to gain a fresher firmware installation.
That’s it! You Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 should now run on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean build P3100XWDMI1.

How to manually install P3100XWDMI1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100

This quick guide is for advance users only – those who has rooted and installed with modified firmware on their Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 GT-P3100 and having issues updating via OTA or Kies. Ordinary users may only update via OTA or Kies and do not use this method, for your Galaxy Tab 2 still runs with official firmware and you can simply update  thru Kies or Over the Air without facing any issues.
Disclaimer: Use this guide solely at your own risk! We shall not be held responsible any outcomes it may bring into your device.
- Make sure the battery is fully charge
- Make a back-up copy of all important files stored from your device.
- If you came from custom ROM and wants to restore back your Galaxy Tab 2 to completely stock, perform wipe data via custom recovery first to avoid bootloop issues.
- If you installed Samsung’s Kies software, make sure it is closed and not running on system tray.
- Use the supplied USB cable of your Galaxy Tab 2, failures in flashing is caused by a bad USB cable.
- Make a note of the APN setting of your network data provider.
Grab Odin3_v3.07 download
Install the USB Driverdownload
Download the original P3100XWDMI1 stock firmware:
Czech Republic – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XEZDMJ1_XEZ.zip link1 link2
Germany – P3100XWDMI1_P3100DBTDMJ2_DBT.zip link1 link2
Hungary – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XEHDMJ1_XEH.zip link1 link2
Potugal – P3100XWDMI1_P3100TPHDMJ1_TPH.zip link1 link2
Romania – P3100XWDMI1_P3100COADMJ1_COA.zip link1 link2
Slovenia – P3100XWDMI1_P3100MOTDMJ1_MOT.zip link1 link2
Slovakia – P3100XWDMI1_P3100XSKDMJ1_XSK.zip link1 link2
Switzerland – P3100XWDMI1_P3100AUTDMK1_AUT.zip link1 link2
Other 4.2.2 firmware
France – P3100XXDMG6_P3100OXADMG6_XEF.zip link
Vodafone
Greece – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VGR.zip link1 link2
Germany – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VD2.zip link1 link2
Hungary - P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VDH.zip link1 link2
Italy – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_OMN.zip link1 link2
Romania – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_CNX.zip link1 link2
Spain – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_ATL.zip link1 link2
Slovenia – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_SIM.zip link1 link2
United Kingdom – P3100BUDMJ1_P3100VFGDMJ1_VOD.zip link1 link2
1. Extract or “unzip” the downloaded firmware.
2. Set the Galaxy Tab 2 into Download Mode
Turn it off, then press and hold down the “Power and Volume DOWN ” buttons at the same time. Press the “Volume UP” to get into download mode. Don’t connect the tablet into the computer yet.
3. Extract and Run Odin flasher tool.
4. In Odin’s checkboxes options, DO NOT Check the “Re-partition”, just leave “Auto-Reboot and F-Reset Time” mark checked.
5. In Odin, click the PDA button. Select the extracted stock firmware.
example: Kies_Home_P3100XWDMI1_P3100DBTDMJ2.tar.md5.
odin install p3100XXDMC1 galaxy tab 2 p3100 4.1.2 jelly bean
6. Plug the tablet to PC USB connection. In Odin, under ID:COM will turn to yellow andshows the current com port you Galaxy Tab 2 connected to. If you don’t see this and Odindoesn’t responds it means the device is not connected yet, just try another USB port or USB cable.
7. Click the START button.
8. Wait until it’s finishes flashing. Once it’s done, the tablet will just reboot.
If you have something to mention, just drop it on the comment form. Enjoy!
Restore the APN settings of your device, to get rid of  data connection issues.
Change the default language and text input according to your own prepared language  (All European languages are included on this firmware).
Optional: Perform factory reset to gain a fresher firmware installation.
That’s it! You Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 P3100 should now run on latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly bean build P3100XWDMI1.

Install N9005XXUENA6 Official 4.4.2 KitKat Update Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 update

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update for international Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (Snapdragon) has just officially released by Samsung. The first 4.4.2 firmware comes in build numbers N9005XXUENA6 and now available in Poland, other countries might follow this coming days from now. So make sure to keep an eye of it that may arrive earlier in your areas.
Everything seems much faster, unlocking, settings, apps and pretty much everything – yet to notice any stutter anywhere.
-New lockscreen options, and music player on lockscreen etc.
-Status bar white and defaults to pure black instead of dark grey when not transparent.
-More RAM! 2.7GB RAM available now!
-Camera seems to have less problems in low lite and less blur – could be placebo.
-Pen Window supports more apps and is much much faster!
-No ART. (probably because it’s experimental so far)
-Excellent battery life (only did 1 drain from 100% so not sure if it gets even better).
-Interestingly not heating as much while offering better performance.
-Security Policy and security framework/settings redone – now allows manual updating and has it’s own menu.
- nice, more RAM available on 4.4.2 … 460MB!
Review courtesy by (Skander1998@xda-developers
More screenshot comparison and insights about this 4.4.2 update can be found here - allaboutsamsung.de.

Install Moto G 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update Firmware Europe

Important Reminders before Flashing Stock Firmware

Will this trip KNOX warranty void flag counter to 0×1?
Nup, this a official and signed firmware from Samsung, so flashing official firmware will not trip KNOX.
My Galaxy Note 3 is rooted, will I lose root? 
If your device is currently rooted you will lose root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.
  • Make sure that your Galaxy Note 3 battery is fully charge.
  • Stock Firmware packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.
  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serialport.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.
  • Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 3.
  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings – while if you are on 4.3 just hit Settings>About Phone> then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.
  • Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat now comes with a new protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you are planning into rooting and installing any custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on 4.4.2 KitKat, so please be aware with that.

Download the needed tools for flashing

Download Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005 (Snapdragon) Official firmware or Stock
Poland (unbranded N9005XXUENA6 4.4.2) - N9005XXUENA6_N9005OXXENA5_XEO.zip (link) (mirror)
Update: Added more countries and has been also officially rolled out.
Unbranded
Baltic States – - N9005XXUENA6_SEB (link) (mirror)
Thailand - N9005XXUENA6_THL (link) (mirror)
Carrier Branded
Bulgaria (mtel) - N9005XXUENA6_MTL (link) (mirror)
Italy (vodafone) - N9005XXUENA6_OMN (link) (mirror)
Spain (vodafone) - N9005XXUENA6_ATL (link) (mirror)
Slovenia (si.mobil)- N9005XXUENA6_SIM (link) (mirror)
Odin3.v3.09 link
USB driver link
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also  need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘Phone Bootloader Update’, ‘AUTO-REBOOT’ and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes must be checked. Only the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked.

Reboot your Galaxy Note 3 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note 3 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port numberand a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the stock 4.4.2 N9005XXUENA6  KitKat firmware file

The stock firmware is pack in a single .tar.md5 file only.  Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
“N9005XXUENA6_N9005XXUENA2_HOME.tar.md5″

Start Flashing or Installing the stock firmware

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cableor turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait ’till it PASS!!

When the Stock Firmware installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed  (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock firmware on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 3 in Normal mode.
That’s it! Any further questions, just drop it on our comment form below.

Install Moto G 4.4.2 KitKat OTA Update Firmware Europe

Moto G 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update has started rolling out in select Europe countries. For those advanced users might looking for the OTA update zip packaged can simply grab it now from the sources below.
Moto G 4.2.2 KitKat Update
France – Blur_Version.174.44.9.falcon_umts.Retail.en.FR.zip here
Germany – Blur_Version.174.44.9.falcon_umts.Retail.en.DE here
Great Britain (Tesco) – Blur_Version.14.71.8.falcon_umts.TescoSL.en.GB.zip here
UK, France and Spain Moto G retails 4.4.2 KitKat KLB20.9-1.10-1.9 is also on it’s way.
https://motorola-global-en-uk.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/97708/action/auth
4.2.2 KitKat Update Enhancements and Changes
Android 4.4.2, KitKat, is the latest release of the Android platform. KitKat includes enhancements such as restyled status and navigation bars, a new full-screen mode, colour emoji support, improved closed captioning support, stronger security, smarter power use and more tools and capabilities for better app development.
Phone dialer
Improved the phone app with the ability to look up contacts directly from the dial pad, see and tap frequent contacts and search your corporate directory easily.
Gallery – Photo editing
Added new photo editing options to the Gallery app including new filter effects, draw on your photos, advanced cropping and adjustments to colour, exposure, contrast and more.
Printing documents and pictures
Added support for printing photos, Google Docs, Gmail messages and other content via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and hosted services such as Google Cloud Print and HP ePrinters.
Hangouts – SMS/MMS support
Incorporated a new version of Google Hangouts that supports integrated SMS/MMS messaging. Hangouts can be set as the default SMS app under Settings > Wireless > Default SMS app.
Accessory support
Added support for Square credit card reader.

Install OTA update zip (quick method):

Copy the file to the root of the internal memory. (Where there files Android, DCIM, etc …)
Go to Settings, then System Updates. The application will offer you the update. Select “Copy.” Wait one minute for the copy of the file.
The application will then prompt you to install the update now or later. Choose “Install Now.”
The phone will turn off and install the update. The installation takes about 5-10 minutes.
[Thanks to fellas at Xda-Developers and Frandroid]

Install Stock 4.3 L900VPUBMK4 Samsung Galaxy Note 2 L900 (Sprint)

For those Samsung Galaxy Note 2 L900 (Sprint) users who still runs on unofficial firmware and eventually can’t can’t update or facing failure issues via OTA, you can use this method. All you need is  grab the original stock ROM L900VPUBMK4 and manually flash it using Odin. The stock ROM is unmodified, untouched nor rooted or anything and it was directly pulled from Samsung Kies firmware server.
L900VPUBMK4 Sprint Galaxy Note 2 4.3 Update
If your device is currently rooted you will loss root after flash, but you can still root it again if you want. This will not trip the binary flash counter since this is an official firmware from Samsung.
Disclaimer: Use of this method is solely at your own risk! Please proceed with precautions, for we will not take any responsibility if anything happens to your device by using this guide.

Important Reminders before Flashing Stock ROM

  • Make sure that your Galaxy Note 2 battery is fully charge.
  • Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.  before flashing no-matter if it is Full-WIpe or Non-Wipe,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe  if something went wrong during the flashing process.
  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serialport.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.
  • Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2.
  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. If running on 4.2 firmware Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’, while if you are on 4.3 just hit Settings>About Phone> then scroll down to the build number and tap that number for around 7-times ’til the Developer option appear.
  • Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies and Odin are both created by Samsung but Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.
The Android 4.3 now comes with a new protected bootloader that might cause issues when you try to downgrade to the old software updates. This also applies if you are planning into rooting and installing any custom recovery and any unsigned firmware once you are on 4.3, so please be aware with that.

Download the needed tools for flashing

Odin3.v3.09 link
USB driver link
Grab your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900 (U.S. Sprint) Original Firmware or Stock ROM
L900VPUBMK4 4.3 Stock: (link) (link)
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also  need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip or rar files, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file.

Run and Configure Odin

Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.09 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only  the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

Reboot your Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode

Install stock I317MVLUCMK5 Official 4.3 Canada Galaxy S3 SGH-I317M 

To reboot the Galaxy Note 2 into  download mode , you need to turn the power off.  After it completely shut off,  just  press and hold the Volume Down key,  Home button and thePower ON/OFF button simultaneously.

You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you  to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

Connect your Phone to PC or Laptop

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode,  simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port numberand a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

Load the stock 4.3 L900VPUBMK4 firmware file

T he stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only.  Now, you need to just simply click on the AP button, then browse to the folder where the file you have previously extracted and then select and load it.
“L900VPUBMK4_L900SPTBMK4_HOME.tar.md5″
L900VPUBMK4_L900SPTBMK4_HOME.tar.md5

Start Flashing or Installing the stock ROM

Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stockROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.

Wait ’till it PASS!!

When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed  (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s about time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully installed the stock firmware
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
You can also do factory reset by dialing *2767*3855#.

Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my own experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and or try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, it isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs. Also try to use another computer or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: This eventually happens if your device came from custom firmware but you can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 2 in Normal mode.
That’s it! Any further questions, just drop it on our comment form below.

Install stock I317MVLUCMK5 Official 4.3 Canada Galaxy S3 SGH-I317M

Here’s how to install the official I317MVLUCMK5 4.3 update for all Canadian version of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317M. If your Galaxy S4 has root, the stock firmware is useful if you did not get and missed the 4.3 update from OTA over-the-air or Kies. These stock firmware are all original, unmodified and untouched factory stock images which was directly pulled from Samsung firmware server. These may only useful in-case you need to restore back your Galaxy Note 2 to its original firmware settings. This will be used to unroot your rooted devices, revert back to official firmware from unofficial ROMs and any changes.
If you are an advance user who loves to modify your device, you should have this original stock image as your back-up copy. This stock ROM may save your device if you messed-up from any modification and end-up into bricks.

I317MVLUCMK5 4.3 Stock Firmware

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M
Country: Canada
Carrier: Rogers, Bell, Telus, Sasktel and Virgin Mobile
PDA: I317MVLUCMK5
CSC: I317MOYACMK5
MODEM: I317MVLUCMK5
Disclaimer: Use of these guide and the stock firmware is solely at your own risk! This  is a developers and advanced users method only.
Important Note: This stock ROM are built for and can be used on Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M only. Do not ever try to install this on International variant of Galaxy Note 2 or your device may ended up any undesired outcomes.
The 4.3 update has a new secured bootloader included, it cannot be flashed directly if you are still running on a modified root kernel or 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 based  ROM. You may first try restore to 4.1.2 update. From there you can actually take the 4.3 I317MVLUCMK5  OTA update once on 4.1.2 I317MVLBMA3.  Again, to get 4.3 update your device must be on 4.1.2 I317MVLBMA3. Older stock firmware  builds can be found here.

I317MVLBMA3 Bell,Rogers,Telus and Sasktel Samsung Galaxy Note2 SGH-I317M Official Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update Rolls

Software update build I317MVLBMA3 – Canadian users of Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M will now enjoy the goodies of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The 4.1.2 brings the “Premium Suite”  apps that never included from earlier 4.1.1 Jelly Bean I317MVLALJ2. This software update is now live and available via Samsung Kies or OTA (over the Air) for all Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note 2 – Bell, Rogers, Telus, Sakstel and the unbranded phablets.
Sorry to other Canadian Galaxy Note 2 variants SGH-T889V from Wind, Videtron and Mobilicity and also for the United States variants SGH-I317,  SPH-L900, SCH-i605 and SGH-T889 might also coming sooner, for we have not spotted the availability at this moment.
Galaxy Note II android 4.1.2 Jelly bean

Software update:  I317MVLBMA3 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Model: Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M
Country: Canada
Carrier: Bell, Rogers, Sakstel, Telus and unbranded
Baseband: I317MVLBMA3
CSC: I317MOYABMA3
Build Number: JZO54K.I317MVLBMA3
Build/released: 06 February 2012

I317MVLBMA3 Android 4.1.2 new features:

Note: This isn’t the official changelog provided by Samsung but you can get a some details on whats new features on this update.
  • Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
  • New Additions in Notification Toggles
  • Custidmazible Notification Panel
  • Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled
  • Multi-View Can now be disabled
  • Browser Is Smoother Then Before
  • Status Bar has been changed from Grey to Black
  • Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)
  • Ink Effect On Lockscreen
  • Group Cast Application

I317MVLBMA3 Stock ROMs:

For Developers and Advance users only-  for devices that are rooted or installed with custom ROM and wants to restore back to official stock. Grab the original, unmodified, unrooted stock ROM here.

I317MVLALJ2 Canada Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317M Original Factory Stock ROM/Firmware

Here’s the original Stock ROM for all Canadian version of Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317M. These stock ROMS are all original, unmodified and untouched factory stock images. These are useful in-case you need to restore back your Galaxy Note 2 to its original firmware settings. This will be used to unroot your rooted devices, revert back to official firmware from unofficial ROMs and any changes.
If you are an advanced user who loves to modify your device, you should have this original stock image as your back-up copy. This stock ROM may save your device if you mess-up from any modification and end-up into bricks.
Note: This stock ROM are built for and can be used on Canadian Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M only. Do not ever try to install this on International variant of Galaxy Note 2 or your device may ended up any undesired outcomes.
Disclaimer: Use of this stock ROM is solely at your own risk!

I317MVLUCMK5 4.3 Stock Firmware

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M
Country: Canada
Operators: Rogers, Bell, Telus, Sasktel and Virgin Mobile
PDA: I317MVLUCMK5
CSC: I317MOYACMK5
MODEM: I317MVLUCMK5
Rogers – 4.3 Jelly Bean RWC_I317MVLUCMK5_I317MOYACMK5_I317MVLUCMK5 Download
Bell – 4.3 Jelly Bean BMC_I317MVLUCMK5_I317MOYACMK5_I317MVLUCMK5 Download
Telus – 4.3 Jelly Bean TLS_I317MVLUCMK5_I317MOYACMK5_I317MVLUCMK5 Download
Sasktel – 4.3 Jelly Bean BWA_I317MVLUCMK5_I317MOYACMK5_I317MVLUCMK5 Download
VirginMobile – 4.3 Jelly Bean VMC_I317MVLUCMK5_I317MOYACMK5_I317MVLUCMK5 Download

I317MVLBMA3 4.1.2 Stock Firmware

Device: Samsung Galaxy Note II SGH-I317M
Country: Canada
PDA: I317MVLBMA3
CSC: I317MOYABMA3
MODEM: I317MVLBMA3
Rogers – 4.3 Jelly Bean RWC_I317MVLBMA3_I317MOYABMA3_I317MVLBMA3 Download
Bell – 4.3 Jelly Bean BMC_I317MVLBMA3_I317MOYABMA3_I317MVLBMA3 Download
Telus – 4.3 Jelly Bean TLS_I317MVLBMA3_I317MOYABMA3_I317MVLBMA3 Download
Sasktel – 4.3 Jelly Bean BWA_I317MVLBMA3_I317MOYABMA3_I317MVLBMA3 Download
VirginMobile – 4.3 Jelly Bean VMC_I317MVLBMA3_I317MOYABMA3_I317MVLBMA3 Download

I317MVLALJ2 4.1.1 Stock Firmware

PDA: I317MVLALJ2
CSC: I317MOYAALJ2
MODEM: I317MVLLJ2
Rogers – 4.1.1 Jelly Bean RWC_I317MVLALJ2_I317MOYAALJ2_I317MVLALJ2 Download
Bell – 4.1.1 Jelly Bean BMC_I317MVLALJ2_I317MOYAALJ2_I317MVLALJ2 Download
Telus – 4.1.1 Jelly Bean TLS_I317MVLALJ2_I317MOYAALJ2_I317MVLALJ2 Download

How to Install or flash the stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SGH-I317M

Before you flash the stock ROM, you should always back-up all your important data stored from your device then saved it into your computer. Make sure that the battery is fully charge. Use a good USB cable built for Galaxy Note 2. A personal computer runs with Windows operating system, for a Odin program that used to flash stock ROM will only run on such OS and will not work on MAC and any other OSX.
Grab the following:
Odin Flasher Tool:  Odin3_v3.07 link
USB Driver Download
1. Install the driver
2. Extract or “unzip” the download firmware in a separate folder on your computer.

3. Run and configure Odin. Do not check the “Re-Partition” checkbox. Leave marked checked on “”Auto-Reboot and “F-Reset Time”.
4. Boot the Galaxy Note 2 into “Download Mode”
- Turn it Off
- Press and hold (Volume Down, Home and Power) button at the same time.
- Press Volume Up to continue..

5. Connect the Galaxy Note2 to computer, once it display the downloading screen.
6. Load the tar file on Odin’s PDA button.
- click on PDA button then locate and select the extracted .tar.md5 file.
I317MVLALJ2_I317MOYAALJ2_I317MVLALJ2_HOME.tar.md5

7. Hit  the “Start” button to begin flashing.
8. Wait until it finishes and Odin displays a word “PASS!”.
9. Once the device reboots, unplug it from PC connection.

Fixing Possible Errors and Failures.

Set up connection failed
All threads completed (success 0/failed 1)
This is cause by a bad USB connection. Try to reconnect or use other USB cable, check everything – PC USB serial ports.
Stuck at welcome screen or logo
This can be easily fix by factory reset.
- press and hold (Volume Up, Home and Power) button
- navigate down and choose “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” using the volume keys.
- Use Power or Home button to enter choice.
- then select “Reboot System Now”.
Changing carrier CSC code enter on you phone keypad *#272*IMEI#
Rogers – RWC
Bell – BMC
Telus – TLS
Sasktel – BWA
Virgin – VMC
Any further questions and help, you may drop it on our comment form.

Install I9505XXUEML4 Official 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505)  is getting  4.3 update with firmware build number I9505XXUEML4 and this update is delivered to all Russians Galaxy S4 I9505 owners for now. The I9505XXUEML4 has the same changelog and features to the earlier 4.3 like I9505XXUEMKF, I9505XXUEMKE, I9505XXUEMK8 and the first released I9505XXUEMJ5 updates across Europe countries. It just happens that the build numbers is much higher but if you take a look closely, Russia was left-behind among other countries getting the 4.3 update. The last digits ML4 signifies that it was freshly built on December 2013,  on it’s 4th revision and there might be another upcoming update next to this one.
Here are the official 4.3 releases with the same changelist version.  Again, the only changes you might only noticed to this update is the baseband or the modem build which might have an improved network connectivity.


I9505XXUEML4
PDA: I9505XXUEML4
CSC: I9505OXEEMK3
MODEM: I9505XXUEML4
Build date:Dec 12, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
I9505XXUEMKF
PDA: I9505XXUEMKF
CSC: I9505PHNEMK5
MODEM: I9505XXUEMKF
Build date: Nov 27, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
I9505XXUEMKE
PDA: I9505XXUEMKE
CSC: I9505OXAEMKE
MODEM: I9505XXUEMKE
Build date: November 27, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
I9505XXUEMK8
PDA: I9505XXUEMK8
CSC: I9505OXAEMK3
MODEM: I9505XXUEMK9
Build date: November 21, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
So for those advanced Android fanatics who loves into tinkering  and wants to give a try now, you may grab the stock I9505XXUEML4 firmware from below source. Again, there is nothing to worry about tripping KNOX warranty counter since its an official firmware pulled from Samsung’s firmware server.

How to manually install the I9505XXUEML4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Again, this update is officially release and now available via Samsung Kies. If you are in Russia right now, you can simply update your Galaxy S4 through Samsung KIES or OTA. Below are the official I9505XXUEML4 Android 4.3 stock firmware for developers and advanced users, and can be flash using ODIN.

Install procedures:

Disclaimer: This guide is for advance users only, if this your first time heard about this method, make a careful research first before proceeding. We shall not be held responsible if anything happens to your device by using this guide. Proceed at your own risk!
Note: This stock firmware is compatible for all Europe unbranded or unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 with the specification model number  “GT-I9505″ versions only.
Download the Android 4.3 I9505XXUEML4 stock firmware:
Russia – SER_I9505XXUEML4 [mirror link]
Odin3_v3.09 download
Kies 3 USB Driver download
Step 2: Prepare things  as follows:
- Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
- Use the USB cable wire for your Galaxy S4.
- Make sure that your Galaxy S4 battery is fully charge.
- Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.
- Remember or back up the APN settings of your device.
- Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
- Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.
Step 3: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file. Use Winzip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.
Step 4: Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader on your computer’s desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’  remains checked.
Now, click on the AP button, then select and load the tar file that you have previously extracted.  “I9505XXUEML4_I9505OXEEMK3_I9505XXUEML4_HOME.tar.md5″
Odin sample only:
Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Install Odin
Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy S4 I9505 into Download Mode.
To put your Galaxy S4 I9505 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel.
Step 6: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.
Step 7: Flash it!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.
It may takes a couple of minutes or longer and it depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in along time. Disconnect the phone, remove battery, re-insert it, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.
The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “Samsung” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.

Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo

Boot in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.
1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy S4 in Normal mode.
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

Change the default text to your own or desired language

The default language of this firmware varies according to which country specific software build you have installed, but it has all major languages around the world included. You can just simply change it from your device text settings.
You may then confirm the newly installed Jelly Bean from your device:
About>Settings> Firmware info or type *#1234# and see if it’s already I9505XXUEML4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build.  That’s it! If this helps you then simply share us some love by hitting our like and share buttons. If you also have something to add, your comments and suggestions are most welcome here.

Install I9505XXUEMKF Official 4.3 Update Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Android 4.3 I9505XXUEMKF Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Update
Another 4.3 firmware build number I9505XXUEMKF has officially released by Samsung for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) in select European countries. Though there are lots of 4.3 update has been rolled-out lately and some of those 4.3 update has a similar changelog to each other but this I9505XXUEMKF build might have added several improvements and enhancements for the device.

I9505XXUEMKF
I9505XXUEMKF 4.3 update firmware build comparison to previous releases:
I9505XXUEMKF
PDA: I9505XXUEMKF
CSC: I9505PHNEMK5
MODEM: I9505XXUEMKF
Build date: Nov 27, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
I9505XXUEMKE
PDA: I9505XXUEMKE
CSC: I9505OXAEMKE
MODEM: I9505XXUEMKE
Build date: November 27, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
I9505XXUEMK8
PDA: I9505XXUEMK8
CSC: I9505OXAEMK3
MODEM: I9505XXUEMK9
Build date: November 21, 2013
Changelist: 2082040
  
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