Well well, its the finest of day if you own a Samsung Galaxy S4 as Android 4.4 KitKat can now be yours, and the best part is that we will not use any third party ROM for it. The official Android 4.4 KitKat firmware has been leaked for the Galaxy S4 and if you wish to wait no longer then you are at the right place. You can follow our guide to update you Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 kitkat leaked firmware.
Manual Update for Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat ( GT-I9505)
Step 1 : Downloading the Firmware
You need to download the .ZIP file for the Android 4.4 Kitkat update to proceed updating it. You can find the file from the lin below. Once the file has been downloaded you must proceed with Step 2.
- To download Official Android 4.4 KitKat (leaked) firmware for GT-I9505 visit This Link.
Step 2 : Using ODIN
The latest version of ODIN can be Downloaded from XDA-Developers if you don’t have it and also download the Samsung drivers if you don’t have Samsung Kies installed on your PC/Laptop. After installing ODIN to desired location on your PC/Laptop open it and window will appear looking like the one below.
The tabs highlighted are the ones that you have to check for. The Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time should be checked and Re-Partition should be unchecked. Now in the PDA tab you must select the Downloaded firmware file (Use WINZIP/WINRAR to extract the file before using and it must be .TAR extension).
Step 3 : Connecting the Smartphone in Downloading Mode
In order to update the firmware on your Galaxy S4 you will need to enter the download mode. Press Volume Down + Home + Power Button all at once till you see a screen as below appear.
Press the Volume Up key to continue and you will enter the Downloading mode on your Galaxy S4, once the screen (refer to the Second Image) shows connect the phone to the PC/Laptop via USB cable and wait for it show on COM Port in ODIN window (Repeat if unsuccessful), Now press the START button in ODIN. The firmware update should then start and you have to wait for it to complete. Once completed the phone will reboot itself. The Update will now progress in the official manner guiding you through the setup of the Android 4.4 on your Galaxy S4.
Note : Do take a backup before proceeding as the manual method will wipe all data on your Galaxy S4. Also If your Galaxy S4 is stuck on Samsung Logo Screen then you must factory reset it (Hard Reset). To factory reset press Volume Up + Home + Power keys at the same time (Refer to the video guide below also you can like the video on YouTube for their contribution).
If you face any problems then you can hit us in the comments section below, we are at your service. Also please not that this update is intended ony for the I9505 variant so make sure you check this before moving forward as this may damage your device.