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Official Android 4.3 Firmware for Galaxy S4 (I9500 & I9505)

Rejoice… The official Android 4.3 firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 (both I9500 and I9505) is here. Yes, you can enjoy the latest and greatest Android 4.3 features and improvements from Samsung. However, it does bring one thing that I don’t prefer – KNOX support (which is not friendly with root access and custom modification = warranty void). So far we can’t reverse KNOX status now. The implementation is already in Galaxy Note 3 and pushing to Galaxy S4 latest firmware now. So far, India, Indonesia, Russia and Vietnam already received the update. Malaysia should come soon…

Android 4.3 Firmware for Galaxy S4

Best custom kernel for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Are you looking for top custom kernel list for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500? Well, you will have a hard time to search for it with Google and Bing (or Yahoo) nowadays due to their new search algorithm. Not an issue if you are a frequent XDA Forum visitor. Several custom kernels for Galaxy S4 I9500 can be found there (I9505 has more). But which is the best one? Let me tell you that. There are cofface Kernel, Razer LTS Kernel, Adam Kernel and Perseus Kernel. So far the last 2 are the active one. And has better features and support from developers. Yes, you will get root access from them. Lot of interesting goodies like Wolfson sound, CPU & GPU overclocking & undervolting and screen colour & brightness control. Just try them out to find out the best one for you…

Adam Kernel
Adam Kernel

Download Galaxy S4 Modem (I9500 & I9505)

Not getting the best signal reception on your Samsung Galaxy S4? Change its modem (radio baseband version) then. Yup, Galaxy S4 modem is the one that control the performance of signal reception, data speed, stability, coverage and battery life. By selecting the suitable one, you get the best out of your Galaxy S4. Note – even though these modems are official one but it will make your Galaxy S4 as custom status due to wrong combination with the firmware and kernel.

Galaxy S4 Modem
Galaxy S4 Modem (I9500 & I9505)

Download official Galaxy S4 firmware for I9500 & I9505

OTA software update and Samsung Kies are not the only want to update Samsung Galaxy S4. Yes, you can download official Galaxy S4 firmware and install it with Odin software manually. This method works on both I9500 and I9505 model. It is useful when downgrading firmware or upgrade from firmware with custom kernel or custom ROM. By the way, Galaxy S4 firmware is around 1.5 GB file size.

official Galaxy S4 firmware
Official Galaxy S4 firmware (I9500 & I9505)


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