Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware

Firmware downloads for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 variant. This device has been launched in Latin America, select parts of Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Southeast Asia nations.

Tips: If the firmware package you’re looking for is nowhere to be found, you can still use other countries firmware version. Each countries firmware builds itself were all the same and are interchangeable. It only differs on the default languages, but it can be change so easily in the device settings.

Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware Updates

Europe Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9500XXUHPK1 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2015
  • Baseband version: I9500XXUHPC1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6164126
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500XXUHPK1
  • Build/Release date: 2016 Nov 17
  • AP: I9500XXUHPK1
  • CP: I9500XXUHPC1
  • CSC: I9500SERHPH1
Firmware Downloads:
  • Russia – I9500XXUHPK1 SER  [Download]
  • Ukraine – I9500XXUHPK1 SEK [Download]
  • Kazakhstan  – I9500XXUHPK1 SKZ [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9500XXUHPH3 [Download] 5.0.1 2016 Aug
I9500XXUHPF1 [Download]  5.0.1 2016 Jun
I9500XXUHOK5 [Download]  5.0.1  2015 Nov
I9500XXUHOH7 [Download]  5.0.1  2015 Aug
I9500XXUHOD4 [Download]  5.0.1 2015 Apr
I9500XXUHOB8 [Download]  5.0.1 2015 Feb
I9500XXUHOA7 [Download]  5.0.1  2015 Jan
I9500XXUGNJ1 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 Oct
I9500XXUGNH4 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 Aug
I9500XXUGNG3 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 Jul
I9500XXUFNE7 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 May
I9500XXUFNB3 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 Feb
I9500XXUEMK8 [Download]  4.3 2013 Feb

Latin America Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9500UBSHQA4 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2015
  • Baseband version: I9500UBUHOK1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6332925
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500UBUHOK1
  • Build/Release date: 2017 Jan 10
  • AP: I9500UBSHQA4
  • CP:  I9500UBUHOK1
  • CSC: I9500UUBHOK1
Firmware Downloads:
  • Brazil – I9500UBSHQA4 ZTO [Download]
  • Ecuador– I9500UBSHQA4 EON [Download]
  • Columbia – I9500UBSHQA4 COL [Download]
  • Jamaica– I9500UBSHQA4 JDI [Download]
Firmware Update I9500UBSHQA3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 December 2015
  • Baseband version: I9500UBUHOK1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6498657
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500UBSHQA3
  • Build/Release date: 2017 Jan 2
  • AP: I9500UBSHQA3
  • CP:  I9500UBUHOK1
  • CSC: I9500UUBHOK1
Firmware Downloads:
  • Panama – I9500UBSHQA3 TPA [Download]
  • Panama Claro – I9500UBSHQA3 CPA [Download]
Firmware Update I9500UBSHQA2 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Android security patch level: 1 February 2016
  • Baseband version: I9500UBUHPB2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-7068753
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500UBSHQA2
  • Build/Release date: 2017 Jan 3
  • AP: I9500UBSHQA2
  • CP: I9500UBUHPB2
  • CSC: I9500UUBHPB2
Firmware Downloads:
  • Argentina – I9500UBSHQA2 ARO [Download]
  • Columbia – I9500UBSHQA2 CGU [Download]
Previous release builds
Build Android version Date
 I9500UBUHPB2 5.0.1 2016 Jan
 I9500UBUHOL1  5.0.1 2015 Dec
 I9500UBUHOI1  5.0.1 2015 Sep
I9500UBUHOH6  5.0.1  2015 Aug
I9500UBUHOE2  5.0.1  2015 May
 I9500UBUGNJ1 4.4.2 2014 Oct
I9500UBUGNG1 4.4.2  2014 Feb
I9500UBUFNB3 4.2.2  2014 Nov
I9500UBUBMG1 4.2.2 2014 Oct
 I9500UBUEMK1 4.3  2013 Nov

Asia Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9500XXUHOK2 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Baseband version: I9500ODDHOA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6186146
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500XXUHOK2
  • Build/Release date: 2015 Nov 5
  • AP: I9500XXUHOK2
  • CP: I9500ODDHOA1
  • CSC: I9500ODDHOJ1
Firmware Downloads:
  • India – I9500XXUHOK2 INS  [Download]
  • India – I9500XXUHOK2 INS [Download]
  • Nepal – I9500XXUHOK2 NPL  [Download]
  • Bangladesh – I9500XXUHOK2 TML [Download]
  • Sri Lanka– I9500XXUHOK2 SLK [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware  Android version Date
I9500XXUHOF3 [Download]   5.0.1 2015 Jun
I9500XXUHOD3   5.0.1  2015 Apr
I9500XXUHOC1   5.0.1  2015 Mar
I9500XXUHOAA [Download]   5.0.1 2015 Jan
I9500XXUFNI2  4.2.2  2014 Sep
I9500XXUFNG1  4.2.2  2014 Jul
I9500XXUFNE4  4.2.2 2014 May
I9500XXUFNC1  4.2.2 2014 Mar
I9500XXUFNB3  4.2.2  2014 Feb
I9500XXUEMK9  4.3 2013 Nov
I9500XXUEMJ9  4.3 2013 Oct

Southeast Asia Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9500XXUHOK5 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Baseband version: I9500ODDHOA1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6164126
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500XXUHOK5
  • Build/Release date: 2015 Nov 26
  • AP: I9500XXUHOK5
  • CP: I9500ODDHOA1
  • CSC: I9500OLBHOH1
Firmware Downloads:
  • Indonesia – I9500XXUHOK5 XSE  [Download]
  • Malaysia – I9500XXUHOK5 XME  [Download]
  • Singapore – I9500XXUHOK5 XSP [Download]
  • Thailand – I9500XXUHOK5 THL   [Download]
  • Vietnam – I9500XXUHOK5 XSV    [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9500XXUHOH7 [Download]  5.0.1 2015 Nov
I9500XXUHOC6   5.0.1 2015 Mar
I9500XXUGNI1  4.2.2  2014 Sep
I9500XXUFNE7   4.2.2  2014 May
I9500XXUFNB7  4.2.2 2014  Feb
I9500XXUEMK8  4.3  2013 Nov
I9500XXUEMJ8  4.3  2013 Oct

Middle East Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update version I9500XXUHOH6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Baseband version: I9500XXUHOG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-5676401
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500XXUHOH6
  • Build/Release date: 2015 Aug 25
  • AP: I9500XXUHOH6
  • CP: I9500XXUHOG2
  • CSC: I9500OJVHOG3
Firmware Downloads:
  • United Arab Emirates – I9500XXUHOH6 XSG [Download]
  • Egypt – I9500XXUHOH6 EGY [Download]
  • Turkey – I9500XXUHOH6 TUR [Download]
  • Pakistan – I9500XXUHOH6 PAK [Download]
  • Morocco – I9500XXUHOH6 MWD [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9500XXUHOC5 [Download]  5.0.1 2015 Nov
I9500XXUGNH2 [Download]   5.0.1 2015 Mar
I9500XXUFNE7  [Download]  4.2.2 2014 May
I9500XXUFNB4   4.2.2 2014  Feb
I9500XXUEMJ8 4.3 2013 Nov
I9500XXUEMJ5  4.3   2013 Oct

Africa Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update version I9500XXUHOH6 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Android version: 5.0.1
  • Baseband version: I9500XXUHOG2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-5676401
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9500XXUHOH6
  • Build/Release date: 2015 Aug 25
  • AP: I9500XXUHOH6
  • CP: I9500XXUHOG2
  • CSC: I9500OJVHOG3
 Firmware Downloads:
  • South Africa – I9500XXUHOH6 XFE [Download]
  • South Africa (Vodafone)– I9500XXUHOH6 XFV  [Download]
  • Nigeria – I9500XXUHOH6 ECT  [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates
Build   Firmware Android version Date
I9500XXUGNH2 [Download]   5.0.1 2015 Mar
I9500XXUFNE7 [Download]  4.2.2 2014 May
I9500XXUFNB4   4.2.2 2014  Feb
I9500XXUEMJ8 4.3 2013 Nov
I9500XXUEMJ5  4.3   2013 Oct

Firmware Installation on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

This process can only be done such as the following:
To unroot a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, as well as to restore it back to stock. Likewise for fixing soft-bricks and manually upgrade to the latest firmware if the device has been modified or rooted. If you do know what this is all about then refrain from doing so.

Important Note: DO NOT ever try to downgrade or revert back to an older firmware version on top of the newer firmware updates. It will no longer work and it’ll just won’t let you install back the said firmware package.

Prerequisites:

Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not messed-up your phone:

Recharge the device battery – Make sure that your Samsung
Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 battery is fully recharged to ensure its stability. A power failure during the installation process may harm your device.• Prepare a PC as this process will not tend to work in Mac computers.

Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option. Go to Settings > About device > Developer option > USB debugging.

Backup all your personal data – Use “Samsung Kies (Google it) to easily make a backup of your Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it. You must do this because the recent firmware packages will wipe out your device stored data.

Grab these tools

  • Odin3_v3.10 downloader or use the latest version.
  • USB Driver – only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Samsung Smart Switch in your PC.

Extract/Unzip the download stock firmware

Extract the downloaded firmware. Use any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Reboot the phone into Download mode

Reboot your Samsung
Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now, Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time. You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears. If you can’t get into it, repeat the 3-button combination again and again.

Run and Configure Odin3 Flasher

Run Odin3 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default. If the stock firmware packaged contains a single tarball only, then simply load it in the AP button. But the if the packaged contains individual binary files just load each firmware binary files to their designated slots in Odin such as: the “BL” (bootlooder) file goes to the “BL button/slot“, same goes about the “AP” (phone), “CP” (modem) and the “CSC” (consumer code) files. Once loaded, you need to wait for a while as Odin3 will check the files compatibility and authenticity.

Connect the phones into the computer

Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID: COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and it’s an indication that it’s recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Begin flashing the stock firmware

When all is set and you are ready into flashing just simply tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Avoid interrupting the process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in download mode and flashing status. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation process.

Wait until the Pass!! message appears.

Odin3 will display a message that says “PASS!” when the process finishes. Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer. However, if you might get the error message “FAILED!” you may check the troubleshooting procedures down below.

Troubleshooting Odin3’s “Failed!” error

Do performing factory reset after flashing is necessary when the device previously runs on any modified ROM and unofficial firmware images?

This process is optional, but this method can get rid of the unwanted bootloop, rebooting issues, freezes and lag issues after the new firmware installation.

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

Odin keep on failing and I’ve tried everything to the letter but still nothing works. What else can you suggest?

You may have tried rolling back to an older firmware version. Noting that newer updates will not allow you to downgrade to an older firmware version. This is why Samsung and Google frequently released the Android security patches in a monthly basis. You must carefully keep an eye of each firmware build version.

Please check back my insights about the stock firmware above. Also, if you’ve use the stock firmware to unroot and or restoring back from a modified system images but cannot get through during the firmware flashing and you’d get the Odin3 fail error, you may first sort things out like what root kernels and custom ROM, and any modified system images you have previously used before and try to find an answer to why it causes a flashing failure. Sometimes the problem is not on the stock firmware but lies in the modified system image you’ve used that causes the problem of not letting it through pass in Odin3.