Android Lollipop has been rolled out for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 (Exynos 5 Octa-Core) already by Samsung previously. Samsung devices are getting Lollipop update continuously but some of them are also still waiting for the official build. So if you are a Galaxy S4 LTE (Snapdragon 600) owner then here is a good news for you that Android 5.0.1 Lollipop based official build has been leaked for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 with build number I9505XXUHOA7. This smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor.
This latest official update is currently available for the Galaxy S4 users in Germany having build number I9505XXUHOA7 and base firmware LRX22C. But if you are from any other country then we’ve a complete guide on how to update Galaxy S4 LTE (Snapdragon 600) to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I9505XXUHOA7 official firmware using ODIN manually, ahead of Samsung’s official roll-out. You can also check the firmware details for this leaked build from here.
- Model Name: Galaxy S4 LTE
- Model Number: GT-I9505
- Version: Android 5.0.1 Lollipop
- Changelist: 3996895
- Country: Germany
- Product Code: DBT
- PDA: I9505XXUHOA7
- CSC: I9505OXAHOA7
- Modem: I9505XXUHOA7
This guide containing the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop leaked firmware is only working with the Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505. Do not try to install this firmware on any other or incorrect variant. As a result your device might gets bricked. You can check the model number of your device by going to Settings> About phone > Model Number.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage or mishap occurred to your Galaxy S4 LTE (Snapdragon 600) GT-I9505 during or after the installation of Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I9505XXUHOA7 official firmware via Odin flashing tool. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- First, take a proper backup of all your important data on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 using a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download and install correct USB drivers for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 on your PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your device by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- The Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 should be unlocked.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on your device, then it will be lost after installing this stock update.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version on the Galaxy S4.
- Verify the battery level of your Galaxy S4, it should be charged at least about 80% before going ahead to the installation instructions.
Steps to Update Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop I9505XXUHOA7:
Follow the given step-by-step guide on how to update Galaxy S4 to the leaked Android Lollipop firmware:
Step No 1:- First of all, download Android 5.0.1 firmware and Odin flashing tool zipped files from the above links on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2:- Extract the firmware and Odin zipped files.
Step No 3:- Now, turn OFF your Galaxy S4 in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Turn ON the device while pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Down keys at the same time.
Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.
Step No 6:- While your device is in Download Mode, plug it with the PC via its USB data cable.
Step No 7:- In Odin the ID: COM box will turn light blue with COM port number if the USB drivers are properly installed and the phone is connected successfully. It will take a while, so be patient.
Step No 8:- Click on the AP tab in Odin and choose the extracted firmware file.
Step No 9:- Make sure that you’ve ticked “Auto Reboot”, “F.Reset Time” and “Re-Partition” check boxes .
Step No 10:- Click on the Start button to begin the installation process in Odin.
Step No 11:- Once the installation process is successfully finished, the phone will restart automatically. This process will take a few minutes.
Step No 12:- Disconnect the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 after the home screen appears on the screen.
That’s All! You’ve successfully installed the stock Lollipop build I9505XXUHOA7 on the Galaxy S4 LTE GT-I9505.
Let us know in the comments section below if you have any query or problem while updating your Galaxy S4 to the stock Lollipop build I9505XXUHOA7.