Android 4.3 Update for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 begin rolling out, build no. I9500XXUEMJ8

Android 4.3 Update for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Samsung’s update department is in full swing these days!

The mass rollout of the Android 4.3 update, firmware I9500XXUEMJ8, for the Exynos edition of the international Galaxy S4, GT-I9500, has begun today, after we’d already a sightly older firmware (I9500XXUEMJ5) released earlier.

The XXUEMJ8 build, which is releasing today across the globe, is a newer one, the build date being, October 21, 2013. While that of the one leaked earlier is October 15, 2013.

Regions we think got covered today are: India (2 firmwares!), Bangladesh, Russia, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and Tobago, etc.

Only few days ago, Samsung initiated the updates for the Snapdragon processor powered international Galaxy S4 sets, GT-I9505, in Asia.

But it’s not a game on only for international S4 device, the Android 4.3 updates has leaked on various other Samsung devices: AT&T Galaxy S4. AT&T Galaxy S3, international Galaxy Note 2, etc. and official release of the update for these device is near — November end and December beginning.

New Features in Android 4.3 Update
  • Android 4.3 OS Update
  • Support for Galaxy Gear
  • Performance boost with Android 4.3 TRIM support and improved RAM management
  • Samsung Knox implementation (Samsung’s advanced security measure!)
  • Improved color reproduction for more sharper display
  • New Samsung Keyboard
  • New Samsung browser
  • New camera firmware
  • UI tweaks for several apps, widgets and dialog boxes
  • Improved TouchWiz launcher with lesser lag and launcher redraws
  • New Reading mode feature which optimizes display for reading
  • Samsung Wallet (pre-installed)
  • ANT+ Support
How to get the Update?

If you haven’t got it already, try this: go to Settings – More – About device – Software update, and tap Update to check for updates.

Otherwise, download Samsung’s Kies software, install it and then try it to update.

You can also install it manually, all by yourself, without any help from Samsung, and without any waiting!

In order to install any of these firmwares manually, which is really very easy, just download the Android 4.3 update for your region from here and use our guide here to install it.

If you face any trouble, do let us know.

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  • Michael

    I am on I9500XXUEMJ5 build, should I just flash I9500XXUEMJ8 kernel to update?

    • It’s better to install the whole of firmware, I guess 😛

  • Michael

    The Hotfile Link is damn slow and continuously breaks off… I cannot download the J8 build
    Could you please provide a mirror link to it

    • Of which country you want?
      Paste the hotfile link here, I will try to get you alternate link.

      • Michael

        Could u please provide a mirror link ?
        I’ve tried downloading with Hotfile link whole night and day at 12KB/s speed and at 88% it failed 🙁

      • Hamidrng

        Russia Pls.

  • Michael

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