Samsung has just started rolling out its first Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update with build number I9195XXUCNE6 for the international (Black Edition) LTE variant of Galaxy S4 Mini (GT-I9195), starting with Belgium via Proximus mobile carrier.
As the new OTA update is being rolled out in phases, it may not yet be available for download in your country or region. Nevertheless, you could try checking for the update manually via Settings > About Phone > Software Updates on your phone as well as over Samsung KIES.
Galaxy S4 Mini LTE users who missed the OTA update notification and cannot access the new firmware via KIES for some reason can still download and install the same manually, using the step-by-step guide below.
Android 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNE6 KitKat Firmware Details
- Model: GT-I9195
- Model name: GALAXY S4 mini LTE
- Country: Belgium (Proximus) (Black Edition)
- Version: Android 4.4.2
- Changelist: 1646188
- Build date: Fri, 23 May 2014 10:49:46 +0000
- Product Code: PRO
- PDA: I9195XXUCNE6
- CSC: I9195YPRCNE2
- MODEM: I9195XXUCNE6
Note: As this is a carrier branded firmware for Belgium, it may not work correctly in other regions or countries. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after the firmware installation. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
1. Install necessary USB Drivers for Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195) on the computer.
2. USB Debugging Mode should be enabled on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
3. Back up your important data to avoid potential data loss during firmware installation.
4. Ensure the phone is factory unlocked (not locked to any specific carrier).
5. Verify Galaxy S4 Mini LTE has at least 80 percent battery charge.
6. The Android 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNE6 firmware is compatible with Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (GT-I9195) only. Do not attempt installing it on incorrect variants as it may brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone.
Steps to Update Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (Black Edition) with Android 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNE6 KitKat Stock Firmware
Step 1: Extract Android 4.4.2 I9195XXUCNE6 firmware zip file via WinRAR/7-Zip or WinZip to obtain a .tar.md5 file and some other optional files.
Step 2: Next, extract the Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.09.exe along with a few other files.
Step 3: Power off the Galaxy S4 Mini LTE and boot the device into Download Mode. To do so, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Then keep tapping Volume Up button to progress into Download Mode.
Step 5: Launch Odin on computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Now connect Galaxy S4 Mini to computer with USB cable in Download Mode. When Odin detects the device and a pop-up message reading "Added!" appears on screen, the ID: COM box will turn light blue with the COM port number.
Note: If the Added message fails to appear, then try re-installing USB drivers or changing the USB cable and/or USB port on computer.
Step 7: In Odin, click on AP button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension
Step 8: In Odin, select Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. But, uncheck the Re-partition option.
Step 9: After ensuring that Step 7 and Step 8 are done correctly, hit the Start button in Odin to begin installing the firmware.
Step 10: After the firmware is installed, a PASS message with a green background appears in the left-most box at the top of Odin. Galaxy S4 Mini will then reboot to the Home screen. It is now safe to disconnect the USB cable and remove the phone from the computer.
Your Galaxy S4 Mini LTE is now running I9195XXUCNE6 Android 4.4.2 KitKat stock firmware. Head over to Settings >> About Phone to verify that the firmware is installed on the device.
Troubleshooting: If the Galaxy S4 Mini is stuck at boot animation after Step 10, then boot into recovery mode (press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together), and perform Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before choosing the Reboot System Now option.
Note: In recovery mode, use Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select the option. Performing data wipe task will erase your device's internal memory and not external SD card data.