Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update- How to Guide

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How to Manually Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4, the successor of Galaxy S3 can now be updated to latest Firmware Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. It is the official Firmware released by Samsung Mobiles and will soon be pushed to the devices via OTA in the next coming month. The firmware update comes with the improved version of Touch Wiz. So first let’s check the quick pre-requisites needed for the firmware update and then we will take you to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware.

samsung galaxy s4 android 5.0 lollipop firmware update

Quick Pre-requisites:

  1. The battery percentage in your Galaxy S4 Android phone should be more than 60%.
  2. Make sure USB debugging option is enabled. If not enable by heading to path Settings > About > Developer Options.
  3. Download Samsung Galaxy S4 USB Drivers
  4. Don’t forget to take backup of your entire device data.

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware

Step 1: Download the Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware update and Odin package to your computer.

Step 2: Once downloaded, you need to extract the same and open Odin in your computer. Once connected, the ID: COM section in Odin will turn Yellow / Green depending upon the Odin version. If you don’t see ID: COM section turn some other color, then you need to install the drivers. Follow the USB Drivers link stated in the quick pre-requisites.

Step 3: Now turn off your device and enter into download mode by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume down buttons at the same time.

Step 4: Now take standard USB cable and connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer. Then click on “PDA” to select the tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package.

Step 5: After selecting the tar file, just tap on “Start” option to begin the firmware update process. This process takes 3-4 minutes to complete and then the device will reboot.

Step 6: After successful reboot, check the firmware details by heading to Settings > About Phone.

Step 7: Now, you need to download the TWRP from here to your computer and once done, you need to flash the same via Odin. Connect your phone in the download mode to the computer and click on “AP” to select the openrecovery-twrp-2.8.4.0-klte.tar file.

Step 8: Also, you need to install the “SuperSU” app from Google Play Store.

That’s the easy guide on how to update the Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware. Be connected with us as we will be bringing the latest custom ROMs based on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

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