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How To Install Android 4.4 Kitkat On Samsung Galaxy S4

If you want to upgrade your software in samsung galaxy S4 then learn here how to install android 4.4 Kitkat on samsung galaxy S4.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 smartphones did not support the official Android version of KitKat 4.4. The tech users cannot wait to lay hands on it, and for them surely this is a disappointing feature.

681076-1You need to know that you can install this firmware in the smartphone, and you can find this step by step instructions tutorial helping you how to install Android KitKat 4.4 ROM on Samsung Galaxy S4.


  • You need to keep your Samsung S4 device charged at least between 75 to 80 percent to get the installation done perfectly.

  • It is always advised to create a backup of all files, which are important. And make sure all the details, the call logs, messages, photos, images, contacts, audio and video files are made a copy of in the phone.

  • You need to unlock the Android Bootloader, and this is important to do.

  • Before starting off with the instructions, it is necessary to root down the Samsung S4, and if you want to know about this, you can find tutorials for the same too.

  • Disable the security suites like firewall and antivirus. Also, disable them on the computer.

  • Enable the USB debugging mode, and for this go to the settings, and choose the option Applications and then Development. Then choose the icon USB debugging.

  • All the required USB drivers should be installed.

  • Install the custom recovery image for the Android device

  • Then install Android SDK and the Java SDk to your system. But first install Java SDk and then install Android SDK.

  • Odin software is not supported, and you need to only flash it on.


Step 1:

Remove the SD card from your Samsung phone, and then insert into your computer using the card reader. You cannot make use of the USB cables as they do not work with this firmware. When there is no SD card, you can connect the phone to the computer.

Step 2:

Download Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for Samsung S4 i9505. Save this in your computer

Step 3:

Create and name a folder as root, and then save the downloaded file in it. Just copy it from the SD card and do not run it.

Step 4:

Shut down the phone, remove the SD card from the system and then insert it into the phone.

Step 5:

Press UP volume, Home and the power buttons at the same time, and go to the recovery mode of the phone.

Step 6:

Wipe all the data and cache by selecting the Wipe Data/ Factory Reset option and the Wipe Cache Partition option.t

Step 7:

Then go to the advanced settings, and then select the Wipe Dalvik Cache to remove the Dalvik cache from the phone memory of the Android smartphone, Samsung S4 i9505, in this case.

Step 8:

Now go to the SD card and select the install zip from the SD card, and choose the chosen zip from SD card option. Go to the file you have downloaded, the Android 4.4 KitKat ROM for Samsung S4 i9505, and you need to flash it open on the phone.

Step 9:

Go back to the main menu and press the back button, and this reboots the Android phone.

Step 10:

Now the task is done and you can start enjoying Android KitKat 4.4 Rom for Samsung S4 i9505.

Word of Caution

You need to use this tutorial only to work with the Samsung S4 i9505, and you cannot use this on the other devices. Do not use this on other devices, which can lead to results that are not desired. There are risks like the loss of official warranty, and it is your sole responsibility.

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