The updates for Samsung Galaxy S4 have been coming fast and furiously. It was Samsung’s flagship device around two years ago and people who still own it and wish to upgrade their devices further. Samsung has recently rolled out the latest stock Android Lollipop update build I9505XXUHOD7 for the international LTE model of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which uses the Snapdragon 600 processor. Meanwhile, the firmware is live for use in Germany with Android version 5.0.1.
The folks at XDA forum have reported that the entire update weighs around 500 MB and will be provided to devices in the OTA manner. It improves the stability of the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE. Other than the improvement in RAM management and the introduction of five new German apps, the device runs smooth with a firmware like that of KitKat. Also, the battery percentage in the status bar is activated by default.
Senior forum member hare89 reported that his experience with the device was quite smooth and lag-free but he did not play high-end games in it. People who stay in firmware supported regions merely need to connect with Samsung Kies server in order to check for the update. The update can also be manually installed using a step-by-step guide. Keep in mind that you need to possess an unlocked version of GT-I9505 so as to install the official build I9505XXUHOD7, which serves to be the unbranded version of the firmware. Whilst installing the latest build, there are certain points that you need to remember.
Firstly, you need to install the proper USB drivers for your Galaxy S4 on the computer. Since it is a leaked firmware, you might face certain issues with it. All important data needs to be backed up using custom recovery as the process could wipe everything out of your phone memory. You should use Android SDK and enable the USB Debugging mode while connecting your device to the computer.