I9500UBUENB1 Download Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware Galaxy S4 I9500 - How To Guide

Download I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official firmware for GT-I9500. UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean latest official firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, rolled out in various countries including Argentina; and can also be downloaded for a manual update. You can also update your device to this firmware through KIES or via OTA update. Since the device comes with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box, this new firmware update only brings bug fixes and performance tweaks. Continue reading this guide to learn how to get official stock I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware running on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. Nearly all possible ways to update your device to this firmware is discussed here (at True Android). One thing you should note that flashing or installing official firmware restore kernel hence your root access will be void, in short it will unroot it. Flashing official UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware can unbrick your device. If it unable to unbrick your soft brick device then find full firmware that contain .pit, Bootloader, PDA, Phone and CSC files. You can always root this firmware using a proper root method that available at True Android or else where.

How To Root Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Running On UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Rooting Tutorial: To root your Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 follow this guide: Root I9500UBUENB1 Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware. If you are confused whether to go for root or not then you should read: Benefits of Rooting Android Devices.

I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean stock firmware available on both OTA and Kies update. However, if you can’t get it from there then you can always flash I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 manually. We will discuss all available update methods. You should always try OTA or Kies method first and when both method don’t work then only try manual flashing.


Warning: This tutorial is only for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. Don’t try this guide on any other Android device. Also, we (True Android Team) are not responsible for any damage caused due to the instruction given in this page. Try this at your own risk. However, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

Though official firmware restore all existing data but we recommend to back up your data first before proceeding to avoid any uncomfortable situation such as bootloop fix.

1. Backup your device data. You can follow our ultimate backup guide.

2.  Make sure your device have at least 60% battery power. You can install an app like Battery Notifier BT Free on your Android device to check it easily.

3. You already have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 in your PC. [Download USB Drivers]

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and Galaxy S4 GT-I9500. [Guide].

Note: You can always backup your device data using official utility Kies but we recommend you to backup data manually. A manual backup allow you to transfer data to any other manufacturer Android powered device such as HTC One or Xperia Z1. If you have custom recovery installed such as TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery then use its backup feature which is better than any other backup we mentioned already as this backup create an image of whole system that you can restore later. You can think it like a system restore point in Windows.

Few Notes Before Flashing I9500UBUENB1 Official Firmware

How To Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 via OTA

  1. First of all make sure you have stable internet connection (Wi-Fi or data network) on your device.
  2. Now, go to Android app drawer and then select Settings.
  3. Then locate About Device and tap on it.
  4. Next select Software update from About device screen.
  5. Then tap on Update option.
  6. You should see an update, press OK to download and install. (Remember, download using 3G or network data will incur additional charges to your phone bill!)
  7. Soon your device will reboot to complete the installation process.
If you see “The latest update have already been installed” massage while checking update then your device yet to receive an OTA update. Check back within few days or jump to next procedure.

How To Update Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 via Kies

  1. Make sure you have stable internet connection on your computer.
  2. Now download and install Samsung Kies on your computer.
  3. Turn on your device (if it off) and then connect it to computer with USB cable.
  4. Run Samsung Kies and wait for it to detect your device.
  5. You should see a New Firmware Upgrade is available at Samsung Kies home screen.
  6. Press the Firmware Upgrade button to proceed.
  7. Follow on screen instruction and soon you will see your device running upgrade and reboot automatically. Once done, you can disconnect your device from computer.
Again! If you see “This is the latest firmware” in Samsung Kies, then your device yet to receive the latest update on Kies. Its good time to go for manual update instruction that located below.

Previous Official Firmware for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500:
Custom ROM for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500:

[Note: You can install any firmware listed below despite availability in other countries, except those which comes with carrier name.]

[Resumable and Torrent link will only be added when available from trusted source]

* I9500UBUENB1 Stock Firmware List Last Updated On February 28, 2014.

I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware Downloads

Argentina: CTP-I9500UBUENB1-20140228113222.zip

How To Install I9500UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean On Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 Manually

  1. Download Odin v3.09.
  2. Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded earlier from above link, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files (optional).
  3. Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with few other files.
  4. Power off your Android device. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  5. Now, put the Galaxy S4 GT-I9500  in Download Mode by pressing and holding down the Home & Volume Down button together while pressing the Power button. A warning screen will come up; press Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
  6. Now run Odin3 v3.09.exe (see Step 3) as an Administrator because Admin privileges is required to complete the process smoothly (only applicable Windows Vista and higher).
  7. Now connect your device to your PC using USB cable. An “Added!!” massage will appear in Odin’s message box. If you don’t get the same then you should try another USB port (try USB port located in back in your desktop PC). If that too don’t work then you should reinstall the driver. If you successfully see the “Added!!” message in Odin then you are ready to go in next step. You should also see COM port with a number in Yellow if you successfully added your device.
  8. Click the AP Button, and select that .tar.md5 file that you get in Step 2. If you are using old Odin then add the file to PDA button.
  9. In Odin window, make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected.
  10. Double check everything that we mentioned in Step 8 & Step 9 above. Now, once satisfied hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
  11. Once flashing completed, your Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.
Congrats! You just updated your Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 to UBUENB1 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware. Go to Settings > About device to verify this firmware update.

Fix Boot Loop Issue On Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

If Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 stuck at booting animation for more than 10 minutes after Step 11 then follow below instructions:
  1. Go to recovery mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
  2. Now perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting reboot system now function. In recovery mode use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option.
Please note, performing wiping task will erase your device internal memory data and not external SD card data.

That’s it! Let us know about your latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean experience.