Update HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Edition to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA

Force updating Galaxy S4 Google Edition and HTC One to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OTA is a piece of cake is you are using the right tutorial. We have tried our best to provide just that with this post.

The new Over-The-Air firmware is only aimed for the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One Google Edition models. They are the smartphones for which Google released this particular tool.

Once the new Over-The-Air update is flashed on the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, you will be exposed to features and options which are both available as a way to see your phone in a completely new way; which basically translates into many and varied possibilities of customization, performance improvement and so on. We shall only mention a couple of these novelties:

  • improved camera app UI;
  • OpenGL ES 3.0 (to improve 3D graphics);
  • support for Bluetooth Low Energy;
  • T9 auto-complete for the phone’s dial pad;
  • Bluetooth Internet tethering and many other fresh offerings.

If you own the original models, this new JB firmware will not work for either of them. But many developers are on it, so expect this tool on your own handset in the near future.


In order to force update either your HTC One or the Galaxy S4 Google Play phones, you should turn your attention to the requirements below for the time being:

  • charge the battery of the smartphone you’ve picked till the battery icon tells you the unit is full;
  • find and then download USB drivers for the handset on your laptop;
  • create a backup that should include all the very important content that is on your smartphone;
  • turn on USB debugging on the HTC One or the Galaxy S4;
  • use a notebook (or a computer) that has Windows OS already installed.

Only after you are done with reading about the above pre-requisites can you finally begin the update steps we have in our tutorial. All of these crucial steps are in the following paragraphs, so use them wisely to get the desired effect.


  1. Begin the journey by making sure your phone runs on this mode: “Airplane”. Then use your handset to locate “Settings”.
  2. After you are there, opt for “Apps” and after that swipe to “All”. Now go to “Google Services Framework” by scrolling down. Then tap it so that you can smoothly choose this option. Now find “Force Stop” and tap it, too.
  3. Continue by opting for the following:
    – “Clear data“;
    – “Clear cache“.
  4. Return to the main menu. If you’ve accessed that, enable the phone’s WiFi.
  5. After you are done, connect the handset to your WiFi network, then go to Settings. Tap “scroll down”, opt for “About“and tap “System updates“.
  6. [sc name=”banner-jos”]Finish by tapping “Check now” and wait until you spot, on the screen, a message that shows the Jelly Bean 4.3 firmware ready to be installed on your device.
  7. As soon as that pops up, opt for “Install“. Then do as you are told by a bunch of upcoming instructions.
  8. The flashing is going to be over soon and as such, your phone is going to need a reboot. Opt for the phone’s restarting option. The phones are updated to the Android 4.3 JB OTA. The end of this guide and the beginning of a beautiful cooperation between your handset and that firmware.