Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a 4.7″ 720p Super AMOLED display, with 320 ppi pixel density. It’s powered by Samsung’s own Eynos octacore processor, a combined quad 1.8GHz and quad 1.3GHz. It has 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Other features include a fingerprint sensor, 12MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, WI-Fi 802.11ac and is backed by a 1860mAh battery.
Samsung is rolling out a small firmware update with build G850FXXU2BNK3 based on Android version 4.4.4 for the smartphone. This is more of a maintenance update from Samsung. If you have not received the OTA, follow the steps below to install it manually.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your Galaxy Alpha:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
Steps to install Android 4.4.4 on Galaxy Alpha:
- Make a backup of your data.
- Extract the contents of Odin3 3.09.zip on your computer and install Odin on the PC.
- Turn off the phone and make sure it is not connected to the computer.
- Boot the phone into Download Mode by switching it off and then simultaneously pressing the Volume Down + the Home key button. While holding these both buttons, you need to switch on your device.
- Open Odin. Connect your phone to the computer and allow the drivers to install. You will see the “Added!!” message on Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers for your phone.
- In the Odin Menu, make sure to check the Auto-Reboot and F.Reset options.
- Download the firmware zip file on the computer. Extract it and you will get a file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Click the AP button in Odin and select the file extracted in the previous step. Do not make any unnecessary changes on Odin.
- Click the Start button in Odin and wait for a few moments.
- Phone will automatically reboot. Done !