Samsung released a new stock firmware update for Galaxy S4 Mini 3G variants. This latest firmware is based on Android 4.4.2 with build number I9190XXUCNJ3. If you have Galaxy S4 Mini, then this firmware is available to download and update on your device. But there is currently no news for Samsung that when Android 5.0 Lollipop will be released for Galaxy S4.
This update is currently available for the Russian users, and they can get I9190XXUCNJ3 build via OTA update as well as Samsung Kies but if you are from any other region then don’t worry because you can also manually install this update on your Samsung Galaxy Mini by following our given step by step guide. This unbranded firmware version (I9190XXUCNJ3) can be easily installed on GT-I9190, but it should be unlocked.
- Model: GT-I9190
- Model name: Galaxy S4 mini
- Country: Russia
- Version: Android 4.4.2
- Changelist: 3021741
- Build date: 16 October
- Product Code: SER
- PDA: I9190XXUCNJ3
- CSC: I9190SERCNJ3
- MODEM: I9190XXUCNJ3
AndroidXDA.net will not be responsible for any damage or loss occurred in your Galaxy S4 Mini. Flashing a wrong firmware file on any other variant might brick the device. Proceed at your risk.
Stock Firmware Android, 4.4.2 with build number I9190XXUCNJ3, is only applicable for the 3G variant of Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190. You can check the model number of Galaxy S4 by going to Settings -> About phone -> Model Number. Please also note that if your device has a custom recovery installed then it will be replaced by the stock firmware version and the device will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware as well.
Before Getting Stared:
- By using this guide, all the data will be wiped out on the phone. We highly recommend you to take a proper backup before proceeding to the updating process on your Galaxy S4 Mini. If your device has already a custom recovery like CWM/TWRP installed then use it to backup the data.
- Download and Install Samsung USB drivers
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on the Galaxy S4 Mini [Goto Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging option]
- Your Galaxy S4 Mini must be factory unlocked [Not locked to a particular carrier]
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy S4; it should not be less than 70%.
Download Required Files
Steps to Install I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190:
Step 1: – First of all unzip firmware .zip file and Odin flashing tool that you have downloaded from the above links and you’ll get a .tar.md5 and Odin3 v.3.09.exe files on your desktop.
Step 2: – Place the Galaxy S4 Mini into Download Mode. First Turn Off your device and then press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down keys at the same time.
Step 3: – Now double-click on the Odin tool to launch it as Administrator on the PC.
Step 4: – While your S4 Mini is in Download Mode, connect it to PC via its original USB data cable. If you have correctly installed the Samsung USB Drivers on your PC, then Odin will detect the device after a while and the ID: COM box will turn light blue in Odin once the phone is connected successfully.
Step 5: – In Odin, hit the AP button and choose the firmware file that you have already extracted in Step 1, having .tar.md5 extension.
Step 6: – Don’t forget to tick Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options in Odin and Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step 7: – Click the Start button in Odin to begin the installation. Wait for the flashing process to finished as it will take about 2 to 4 minutes.
Step 8: – Your Galaxy S4 Mini will restart automatically once the installation process is completed.
Step 9: – Disconnect the S4 Mini after the home screen appears on the phone.
Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy S4 Mini to the new I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware.
Feel free to contact us via the comments section below if you have any issue while installing the I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware on your Galaxy S4 Mini.