Update Samsung E5 SM-E500 to Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Official Firmware

In previous months, we have seen Samsung been quite busy in Devices release, they weren’t paying much attention towards the Software updates, although they are back and this time, the very first Samsung device to receive the update in 2015 is the Samsung Galaxy E5, although to the Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat, along with Samsung Galaxy E7,which are the quite recent phones released from Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy E5 has made an official event in India, but that doesn’t mean that this device won’t receive update in other countries, thanks to Sammobile for providing us the Download links and we are here to provide you the installation tutorial.

This update can 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, it will be there. But if it’s not, 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 Samsung E5 SM-E500 to Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Official Firmware.

Update Samsung E5 SM-E500 to Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat Official Firmware

Early Preparations:

  • This is only for Galaxy E5!
  • 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 Install Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat on Galaxy E5!

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 E5 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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