Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Firmware

Firmware downloads for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 international variant. This firmware builds were mostly released in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. There are two types of the device, the first one is the standard version, and the other one is the black edition.

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-I9505 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware Updates

Europe Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9505XXUHPK2 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Model number: GT-I9505
  • Android version: 5.0.1 (Lollipop OS)
  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2016
  • Baseband version: I9505XXUHPK2
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-5978264
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9505XXUHPK2
  • AP: I9505XXUHPK2
  • CP: I9505XXUHPK2
  • CSC: I9505BTUHPK1
Firmware Downloads:
  • United Kingdom – I9505XXUHPK2 BTU [Download]
  • Germany – I9505XXUHPK2 DBT [Download]
  • France – I9505XXUHPK2 XEF [Download]
  • Italy – I9505XXUHPK2 ITV [Download]
  • Spain – I9505XXUHPK2 PHE [Download]
  • Switzerland – I9505XXUHPK2 AUT [Download]
  • Poland – I9505XXUHPK2 AUT [Download]
  • Russia – I9505XXUHPK2 SER [Download]
  • Vodafone – I9505XXUHPK2 VOD [Download]
  • O2 – I9505XXUHPK2 O2U [Download]
  • 3/Three – I9505XXUHPK2 H3G [Download]
  • Black edition – I9505YXYHOB5  BTU [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9505XXUHOJ2 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Oct
I9505XXUHOE3 [Download] 5.0.1 2015  May
I9505XXUHOD7 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Apr
I9505XXUHOB7 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Feb
I9505XXUGNG8 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Jul
I9505XXUFNB9 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Feb
I9505XXUFNB8 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Jan
I9505XXUEMKF [Download] 4.3 2013 Nov
I9505XXUEMK8 [Download] 4.3 2013  Nov
I9505XXUEMJ7 [Download] 4.3 2013 Oct

Australia Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9505XXSHPL1 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Model number: GT-I9505
  • Android version: 5.0.1 (Lollipop OS)
  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2016
  • Baseband version: I9505XXSHPL1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-6000020
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9505XXSHPL1
  • AP: I9505XXSHPL1
  • CP: I9505XXUHPK2
  • CSC: I9505XSAHOJ1
Firmware Downloads:
  • Australia – I9505XXSHPL1 XSA [Download]
  • Optus – I9505XXUHOJ3 OPS  [Download]
  • Telstra– I9505XXUHOL3 TEL  [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9505XXUHOJ3 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Oct
I9505XXUGNH6 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Aug
I9505XXUBMG4 [Download] 4.4.2 2013 Nov
I9505XXUEMK9 [Download] 4.3 2013 Jul

Netherlands Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 Firmware Updates

Firmware Update I9505XXUPPI1 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
  • Model number: GT-I9505
  • Android version: 5.0.1 (Lollipop OS)
  • Android security patch level: 1 November 2016
  • Baseband version: I9505XXUPPI1
  • Kernel version: 3.4.5-5978264
  • Build number: LRX22C.I9505XXUPPI1
  • AP: I9505XXUPPI1
  • CP: I9505XXUPPI1
  • CSC: I9505PHNPPG2
Firmware Downloads:
  • Netherlands  – (standard) I9505PHNPPG2 [Download]
  • Netherlands –   (black edition) I9505YHNPQB2 [Download]
Previous Firmware Updates:
Build Firmware Android version Date
I9505XXUPOL1 [Download] 5.0.1 2015  Dec
I9505XXUHOJ2 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Oct
I9505XXUHOF2 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Jun
I9505XXUHOB7 [Download] 5.0.1 2015 Feb
I9505XXUGNG8 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Jul
I9505XXUGNF1 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Jun
I9505XXUFNC4 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Mar
I9505XXUFNB8 [Download] 4.4.2 2014 Feb
I9505XXUEMKF [Download] 4.3 2013 Nov
I9505XXUEMK8 [Download] 4.3 2013 Oct

 

Firmware Installation on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

This process can only be done such as the following:
To unroot a Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, 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-I9505 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-I9505 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-I9505 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.