Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to Android 5.0.1 Leaked Firmware

Previously we have seen Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 3 being updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop anticipations were after the Galaxy S4 too, that sooner this device will also receive the Lollipop update, but chances were that there won’t be any leak available for it, although today it has been revealed that Galaxy S4 I9500 has received the official update of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, but in terms of leaked conditions and thanks to XDA member blackcat67, for not only letting us know, but also providing the download link. As expected, everything has been materialized in this update, however, since it is a leaked firmware, don’t expect it to be stable.

This update can’t be downloaded via Samsung Kies, and also the case is different here besides, my experience with Samsung Kies is way too bad.  You can just check the OTA update and it won’t be there too. We have an even simple solution for you, download and flash it manually. Manual Installation is great, if you’re coming from a Custom ROM and possibly the only way to get back to Official ROM. In this article we will show you How to Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to Android 5.0.1 Leaked Firmware

Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to Android 5.0.1 Leaked Firmware

Early Preparations:

  • This is only for Galaxy S4 I9500!
  • Battery should be charged at least over 60%
  • Unlock Bootloader Of Your Device.
  • Backup EFS
  • Backup SMS Messages
  • Backup Call Logs
  • Backup Contacts
  • Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
  • Titanium Backup – If already rooted, use Titanium Backup to backup all of your apps, system data and other important content.
  • Backup Nandroid –  If CWM  or TWRP installed previously, otherwise skip this step and perform this at the end of flashing

Disclaimer:

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Samsung in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility

How To Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop!

Downloads Required:

  1. Download and extract Odin3 v3.09.
  2. Download and Install Samsung USB drivers .
  3. Download and extract firmware file: Link

Method:

  1. Wipe your device completely in order to attain a neat installation.
  2. Open Odin3.exe.
  3. Put your Galaxy S4 in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  4. Connect your device to your PC.
  5. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID:COM box should turn blue.  Make sure that you’ve installed Samsung USB drivers before connecting.
  6. For Odin 3.09 hit the AP tab. Select the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar, that you downloaded and extracted above.
  7. If you’re using Odin 3.07, you will select “PDA” tab instead of the AP tab, rest of the options remain untouched.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.Odin-3.09-explained.-2
  9. Hit start and wait till the firmware  flashing is complete, as soon as your device restarts, remove it from PC.
  10. Wait for your device to reboot, as soon as it reboots check out the new firmware!
  11. That’s all!

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