Update Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 receive new XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware update. You can now update  Galaxy S4 to XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 firmware. This is the latest firmware released earlier today for this Android phone. Like always, we have the tutorial on how to install this firmware on your phone with the most easy instructions. For those who are not able to download this update from Samsung KIES, you can always grab the latest update for  Galaxy S4 I9505 and the tutorial from MyTrickSource. You do not need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed or a rooted phone in order to install this update manually. You can easily update  Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 using our tutorial.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 firmware on  Galaxy S4 I9505. Please make sure you backup your
data with the given tips below and also read the other important tips given as you will need them before proceeding to the update tutorial.
This is an unbranded firmware so it can be installed on any Galaxy S4 I9. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

There are heaps of useful articles and how-to guides on Mytricksource for Galaxy S4 I9505,  however we expect you may have an interest within the following posts:
Disclaimer: All the Custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (MyTrickSource) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial ;-)

Android 4.2.2 XXUAME2 Firmware Details:

Model: GT-I9505
Country: Open Austria
Product Code: ATO
Date: 2013 May

Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Download Samsung Galaxy S4 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take  care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

    If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

        1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.

        2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

        3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on MyTrickSource are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below and update Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware.

How to Update Galaxy S4 I9505 to XXUAME2 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 to  Android 4.2.2 XXUAME2 Jelly Bean If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your Android device.

To Remember:
  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • This is an unbranded firmware with no carrier apps installed on it.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official  Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S4 I9505, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy S4 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. 

Step-By-Step Instructions:

 Step 1 - Download  XXUAME2  Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean for Galaxy S4 I9505 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2
 - Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you to install  Android 4.2.2 on Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together, till you see the Samsung logo or the construction Android robot and a triangle. This is the Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy S4 I9505 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect Galaxy S4 I9505 to your computer while the phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6
 - If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7
 - Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung  Galaxy S4 I9505 has now been updated to  XXUAME2  Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Official Firmware. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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  1. While in Oddin, firmware install starts ie. recover.img then get a message saying Complete(Write) operation failed.
    On phone itself while in download mode I can also see a message:


    Do I need to disable something before flashing with new ROM?

    1. Have you activated the debuging mode in developer menu in settings