The Galaxy S4 is Samsung’s flagship device for 2013. The S4 ups the ante of its predecessor thanks to a 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED display (441 ppi), a pseudo octa-core Samsung Exynos 5410 or quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (depending on region), 2 GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage, LTE connectivity, and a 2600 mAh battery. Furthermore, the device features additional features such as floating touch and a 13 MP shooter featuring a revamped camera interface.
Galaxy S4 runs on Android 4.2.2. Jelly Bean 4.3 was recently released by Google. Samsung is yet to push the Android 4.3 update to the Galaxy S4. However, you can manually do it via the CyanogenMod 10.2 custom ROM. This tutorial must be followed only for Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 and not other variants or carriers. Follow the instructions given below.
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- Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 must be rooted
- Custom Recovery installed (CWM or TWRP)
- CM 10.2 zip file
- Gapps zip file
- Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on the phone.
- Then create a Nandroid backup from recovery, in case anything goes wrong.
- Download the CM 10.2 zip file and Gapps zip file and place it on the SD card of the phone.
- Switch off the phone and boot the phone into Recovery mode.
- Then perform full data wipe task. To do so, click “Wipe Data/Factory Reset”, then choose “Yes” on next screen to confirm.
- Next, wipe the cache and the dalvik cache. Also format the system.
- Now go to “Install zip from SD card” and then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the CM 10.2 zip file.
- Now again clear cache and dalvik cache.
- Go to ”Install zip from SD card”, then “Select zip from SD card”. Choose the Gapps zip file.
- After the process is complete, reboot the phone.