Galaxy S4 Mini
Guide to install I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 on 3G model of Galaxy S4 Mini.Samsung

While there is no information as to when Samsung will release the Android Lollipop update for the mini version of Galaxy S4, there is a new stock firmware update based on Android 4.4.2 with build number I9190XXUCNJ3 available for download on the 3G variant of the smartphone.

The update is now live for users in Russia. Users can get the I9190XXUCNJ3 build via OTA update and through Samsung Kies.

Those who are staying outside firmware supported regions can install the firmware build on their Galaxy S4 Mini using our step-by-step installation guide below. The I9190XXUCNJ3 is an unbranded version of firmware and can be installed on any unlocked GT-I9190 unit, irrespective of region and country.

Firmware details

  • Model: GT-I9190
  • Model name: Galaxy S4 mini
  • Country: Russia
  • Version: Android 4.4.2
  • Changelist: 3021741
  • Build date: 16 October
  • Product Code: SER
  • PDA: I9190XXUCNJ3
  • CSC: I9190SERCNJ3
  • MODEM: I9190XXUCNJ3

Key points

  • Install USB drivers for Galaxy S4 Mini to connect the Android device with the computer
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with the computer and use Android SDK with it. [Navigate to Settings>> Developer Options>> check the USB Debugging option.]
  • As the tutorial is likely to wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device has any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP then back up data using the same
  • If the Android phone powers off due to lack of battery during the installation process, it could damage the device. Therefore, the Galaxy S5 should have above 80% battery charge
  • The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier
  • The phone will lose custom ROM with the installation of official firmware. Also, the custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version
  • The device will no longer belong to a rooted version with the installation of official firmware
  • I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware works only with 3G version of Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9190. As flashing this on any other variant might brick the device, verify the model number of Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number
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Download files

I9190XXUCNJ3

Odin v3.09

How to install I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 on Galaxy S4 Mini I9190

Step-1: Extract the downloaded firmware zip using any extracting tool to get a .tar.md5 file with a few other files, which are optional

Step-2: Extract the Odin zip to get Odin3 v.3.09.exe with a few other files

Step-3: Switch off the Galaxy S4 Mini

Step-4: Place the phone into Download Mode by pressing and holding Home, Power and Volume Down button together

Note: Ensure that you have installed USB Drivers installed on the computer

Step-5: Run Odin as Administrator on the computer

Step-6: Connect the S4 Mini to computer using USB cable while it is in Download mode. Wait for some time until Odin detects the device. When the phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM box in Odin will turn light blue with COM port number. This step might take some time

Step-7: In Odin, click AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension

Step-8: Enable Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time checkboxes in Odin. Ensure Re-Partition checkbox is not checked

Step-9: Verify everything and click the Start button in Odin. The installation process should begin now and take a few minutes to complete

Step-10: When the installation process is completed, the phone will restart automatically. Once the home screen appears on the phone, disconnect the phone from the computer

Your Galaxy S4 Mini should now have been updated with the new I9190XXUCNJ3 Android 4.4.2 stock firmware.

[Source: Sammobile]