Install I9505XXUEMKE 4.3 Update on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505

Another 4.3 update with firmware build number I9505XXUEMKE hitting Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE (GT-I9505). The new 4.3 build ‘MKE’ is only available in Germany for now, even-though the previous build I9505XXUEMK8 was still so fresh at this time being. We don’t have any idea why Samsung now sending another 4.3 update in a short period of time since there was no serious issues has been reported for the last ‘MK8′ build that has been rolled-out in almost all European countries. Aside from the new Modem or Baseband version, it appears that the ‘MKE’ has still the same kernel build version with ‘MK8′, but as long as this is the newest build as of date, then there might be a little something new goodies added on this release that unnoticeable for typical users eye. Have you seen RAM usage? How about data signal strength?. Let’s just see and wait this couple of days ahead if Samsung will also send this particular I9505XXUEMKE 4.3 update to other countries in Europe.

So for those advanced Android fanatics who loves into tinkering  and wants to give a try now, you may grab the stock I9505XXUEMKE 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.

Firmware build details comparison between  I9505XXUEMK8 and I9505XXUEMJ7, while the I9505XXUEMK9 has seen on select countries like including Greece and Portugal.

I9505XXUEMKE I9505XXUEMK8
Device name: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
Android Version: 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
PDA: I9505XXUEMKE
CSC: I9505OXAEMKE
MODEM: I9505XXUEMKE
Build date: November 27, 2013
Changelist: 2082040(uploading screenshot..)
Device name: Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505)
Android Version: 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
PDA: I9505XXUEMK8
CSC: I9505OXAEMK3
MODEM: I9505XXUEMK9
Build date: November 21, 2013
Changelist: 2082040I9505XXUEMK8

How to manually install the I9505XXUEMKE 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 Germany right now, you can simply update your Galaxy S4 through Samsung KIES or OTA. Below are the official I9505XXUEMKE Android 4.3 stock firmware for developers and advance 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 I9505XXUEMKE stock firmware:
Germany – DBT_I9505XXUEMKE [link]  [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.  “I9505XXUEMKE_I9505OXAEMKE_I9505XXUEMKE_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.

All Included languages:

  • Catala
  • Cestina
  • Dansk
  • Deutsch (Deutschland)
  • Deutsch (Osterreich)
  • Deutsch (Schweiz)
  • Eesti
  • English (Australia)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (United Kingdom)
  • English (United States)
  • Espanol (Spania)
  • Espanol (Estados Unidos)
  • Euskara
  • Francais (Belgique)
  • Francais (France)
  • Galego
  • Hrvatski
  • Icelandic
  • Italiano
  • Kazakh
  • Latviesu
  • Lietuviu
  • Macedonian
  • Magyar
  • Nederlands (Belgie)
  • Nederlands (Nederland)
  • Norsk bokmal
  • Polski
  • Portugues (Brasil)
  • Portugues (Portugal)
  • Romana
  • Slovincina
  • Slovescina
  • Srpski
  • Suomi
  • Svenska
  • Turkce
  • Uzbek
  • Russian
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • others which I can’t read

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 I9505XXUEMKE 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.

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