Tutorial: Install ZHUAME3 Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Official Firmware on Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

A manual update to Android 4.2.2 of Galaxy S4 I9505 is an easy feat. Or it will be if you follow this tutorial. As usual, such an update will transform your smartphone into a beast. Look at these pre-requisites and then at some guidelines:

  • charge the battery of the handset;
  • turn on USB debugging;
  • use a PC that runs Windows (if that isn’t the case and your device has Mac or Linux on it, use CrossOver Utility);
  • create a backup via our instructions (also, backup the content of the phone’s memory to a dedicated memory card);
  • flash USB drivers for the phone on your comp;
  • use the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 that’s carrier and also bootloader unlocked.
  • if done with the instructions above, turn to the actions below.Samsung-Galaxy-S4-GT-I9505


  1. Download and save Odin tool v3.07 and (the file is labeled I9505ZHUAME3_I9505ZZHAME3_TGY.zip) on your PC. Their content needs to be unzipped on the same device.
  2. Then you can power the handset off. After a couple of seconds have passed, enter the phone in Download Mode. To do that successfully, follow our lead: press and simultaneously hold Volume Up, Home and Power.
  3. Then do as follows so that the Odin v3.07.exe belonging to the Odin archive is run as Admin: right-click on odin.exe file; continue by clicking on “Run as administrator” from context menu and afterwards plug your phone to your laptop. Everything is going to turn out alright once you are delivered “Added!!” on the display; likewise, the connection between your two devices will end up well if you also see a COM port number colored in yellow.
  4. However, should the process fail, you need to install the USB Drivers one more time or simply use a different USB port.
  5. Take into consideration the following guide:
    – click on PDA and opt for a file which has CODE in its name;
    – click Phone and select the file with MODEM in its name;
    – click on CSC, then choose a file with CSC in its name;
    – click on PIT and opt for .pit.
  6. Should you be done with the task above, then choose these options: Repartition (only if you chose the .pit file), F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
  7. START is the button you need to tap so that the ZHUAME3 is installed on your Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. Have patience, because the flashing won’t be over just like that.
  8. After waiting, the handset should reboot on its own; the second you see PASS on its display and a green background, you will be required to unplug the smartphone from your notebook. We have the following recommendation: have a quick look at your device’s “About phone“, because that’s the place which has your Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean build ZHUAME3.

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NOTE: The next step to do now: see what the update can do for your general enjoyment. Now and then, though, your enjoyment will be shadowed by a problem or two.

If your I9505 experiences something like getting stuck in boot animation, you can relieve it of the pain by doing this: go to the Recovery Mode; then operate Factory Reset/Wipe Data and Wipe Cache Partition.

The last thing to do: opt for the system rebooting.