[GUIDE] Unroot/Unbrick, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & I9505

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[GUIDE] Unroot/Unbrick, Flash official stock firmware on Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & I9505

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Here is a full guide on how to unroot and back to official stock firmware for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505. It is useful also if you soft brick your phone​

!!!DONT TRY FIRMWARES LINKED IN SECOND AND THIRD POSTS ON OTHER VARIANTS!!!​
Do it on your own responsibility! if you follow this guide properly u will be on the safe side ;)


13.03.14-Galaxy_S4.jpg



Before we proceed, make sure:

1-You have installed your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500/5 USB drivers on your PC (the easiest way is to install Kies).

2-You need to enable USB debugging mode which is deactivated by default. (you can skip it ;))

3-Your S4 should have 70-80% charge remaining.

4-Your S4 should be factory unlocked. (for locked phone, flash carrier firmware to stay on warranty)

5-Backup your important data like Call logs, SMS and other data stored in phone memory in case if anything goes wrong, your data is not hurt. (For backuping apps and their data and internal sdcard via ADB, see here.)

6-Make sure that kies program is not running & disable antivirus.

This guide is only for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505. So don’t bother to try it on other devices.



samsung-galaxy-s4-i9500-1.jpg



How to do it:

Step 1) Turn OFF your mobile and go to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with volume up.

Step 2) Now open ODIN on your PC and connect your Galaxy S4 to your computer.

Step 3) Once your phone is successfully connected to your PC, the ID:COM box on ODIN will turn blue (or yellow) and will show the COM port number.

Step 4) unzip the downloaded firmware, u will get a tar file.

Step 5) click on pda in odin (if odin 3.09 choose AP) and choose the file ".tar"

Step 6) check "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options and make sure that "Re-Partition" is unchecked

!!!!DO NOT CHECK "Nand Erase All" IN ANY WAY!!!!

Step 7) Click on Start button in ODIN window to start the flashing process. The process will take few minutes to complete.

DO NOT UNPLUG USB CABLE WHILE EXECUTING THE PROCESS, YOU MAY BRICK YOUR PHONE!

Step 8) When the installation is completed, you read a "Reset " then a "Pass". your phone will restart (first boot will take a longer time so don't panic) :good:

It is recommended to make hard reset after flashing to have a fresh official firmware


Note 1: Personally, i prefer to wipe data and cache before and after flashing the firmware.

Note 2: If you have a corrupted partition table (Odin says: "there is no pit partition" or "Re-Partition operation failed"), flash pit file for your device (attached, dont forget to unzip it) (put it in pit window) with your firmware (some users reported that it worked without firmware), in this case "Re-Partition" must be marked.

Note 3: If you use pit file, and you had an encryption password for your data, the password will reset! so you must hard reset your phone after flashing with pit file with encrypted data.

Note 4: If you want, after rooting with odin, to get official status and reset binary counter ON I9505 for warranty reason, do it before flashing stock firmware, refer to HERE.

Note 5: To change to the new CSC, just boot into recovery, wipe data and cache, reboot. If not use this great app to change your product code (must be rooted).

Note 6: If you flash I9500 stock firmware for China region, it will flash sboot.bin with it, that leads to have a Chinese bootloader (download mode will be in Chinese language and boot splash name will change). Even if you flash other stock firmware, it will not change the bootloader. So flash "GT-I9500_sboot.tar" (attached) as pda in Odin and it will fix the issue. (works on 4.2.2 firmwares!)

Note 7: Once stock 4.3/4.4.2 firmware is flashed, you can not downgrade to a previous version due to the new bootloader.​


Odin troubleshooting: If Odin accidentally gives you "fail" try the following:
- Repeat procedure.
- Make sure that all actions of Kies are disabled from task manager.
- Change usb port.
- Try another usb cable (make sure it is the original).
- Try another Odin version.
- Uninstall and re-install driver.
- Use pit file.
- Try another computer.​

Bootloop troubleshooting: Bootloop occurs when a smartphone is not able to boot properly and stuck on Bootanimation and mainly caused by system files interfering with each others which cause instability and/or crash at the boot sequence. How to fix:
- Boot the device either into stock or custom recovery mode, wipe cache then reboot, if still, boot again in recovery and wipe data/factory reset then reboot. If not:
- Restore a nandroid backup with custom recovery if present. If not:
- Flash or reflash the official stock firmware. If not:
- Flash stock firmware with the appropriate pit file, after "pass", unplug usb cable, pull battery out for a minute, insert it, boot into recovery, wipe data and cache, reboot.​



Download Links:​
Odin

For Latest firmwares see second (I9505) post & third post (I9500)

Finish reading, downloading, Don't forget to press THANKS button & consider RATING the thread.

Pit files attached are for 16GB version.
 

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firmwares link:


Here are links to some uploaded stock I9505 firmwares.

THX to @malybru
THX to @henklbr
THX to @GalaxyS49505
THX to @bungadudu
THX to @tbudicin
THX to @iampaoloxd
THX to @Joery1983:
THX to @Repulsa:
THX to @CarlM34
THX to @Brotuck
THX to @JulianAssange
THX to @Venom0642
THX to @Brotuck
THX to @Hoffsil
THX to @karlingen

UK H3G 5.0.1 LP
I9505XXUHOD7_I9505H3GHOD1_H3G - MEGA LINK

United Kingdom BTU 5.0.1
I9505XXUHOB7_I9505BTUHOB4_BTU.zip

United Kingdom BTU 5.0.1 (Black Edition)
I9505XXUHOB7_I9505YXYHOB5_BTU.zip

Latest lollipop 5.0.1
I9505XXUHOA7_OXAHOA7.zip

Nordic Countries NEE 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ8_I9505NEEGNJ2_NEE

Baltic SEB 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ8_I9505OXXGNK1_SEB.zip

Germany (VD2) Vodafone 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNH7_I9505VFRGNH5_VD2.zip

Netherlands (VDF) Vodafone 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNE8_I9505VFGGNE2_VDF.zip

Austria (MAX) T-mobile 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNDG_I9505MAXFND1_MAX.zip

Netherlands 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNC4_I9505PHNFNC1_PHN.zip

United Kingdom (H3G) 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ3_I9505H3GGNJ2_H3G.zip
I9505XXUFNC5_I9505H3GFNC2_H3G.zip (Mega link)
I9505XXUFNC5_I9505H3GFNC2_H3G.zip (DEV-HOST link)

United Kingdom (VOD) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFND7_I9505VFGFND2_VOD.zip

United Kingdom (BTU) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505BTUFNB3_BTU.zip

United Kingdom (EE) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNBH_I9505EVRFNB3_EVR.zip

Nordic countries 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNB9_I9505NEEFNB2_NEE.zip

Germany 4.4.2
DBT-I9505XXUGNG8-20140805100601.zip
I9505XXUGNG2_I9505OXAGNG2_DBT.zip
I9505XXUGNF1_I9505OXAGNF1_DBT.zip (Build date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014)
DBT-I9505XXUGNF1-20140619102758.zip
I9505XXUGNE5_I9505OXAGNE5_DBT.zip (Google drive)
I9505XXUGNE5_I9505OXAGNE5_DBT.zip (Mega server)
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT

Germany 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT (Torrent mirror)

Germany 4.4.2 (mediafire)
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT
http://www.mediafire.com/?2i5a6bh7qjg132k

Netherland
I9505XXUEMK8_I9505PHNEMK5_PHN.zip

https://mega.co.nz/#!rEp1iRJT!KLo5dpy9InvJHyS_C5qWABPkKa6udFsmZpuDQJMXJh8

I9505XXURMKF_I9505PHNEMK5_PHN.zip

https://mega.co.nz/#!jQoVSDJT!nksOcRY4cQ7U4GGfIWvCkZTbzcVeQgDSLelLFvNKPPE

I9505XXUENA4_I9505YXXENA3_PHN.zip

https://mega.co.nz/#!KFAw3T7Q!vrZ5t6G3XQU0ClKMj8uMzxykhlPECK-xIsluFbHRP9I

Leaked stock 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNA5_I9505OXAFNA5_OXA.zip

https://mega.co.nz/#!yJ4z0C5a!ZxMSDwtDsVBD5Aw-jt9DvRiKuyEm8hdjW7Mv9eriNiI

Spain
PHE-I9505XXUBMGA.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!GYgSVagR!LGO6o04bdFO8o11l8QNreXJmdWYKCnqC10N2fcDhwKY
http://d-h.st/dVR
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qhaxxzwxf5ikghc/PHE-I9505XXUBMGA-20130713113226.zip

Open European (4.4.2)
I9505XXUFNAD_I9505OXXFNA2_OXX.zip

https://mega.co.nz/#!ON4zTagL!WdK7udWQvQvaIvHHrxjAn2RQ6qkL73eSaF8SKDcnsiQ

Hong Kong 4.4.2
TGY-I9505ZHUFNB3-20140317110000.zip

Norway 4.4.2
TEN-I9505XXUFNB8-20140312111247.zip

Switzerland 4.4.2
AUT-I9505XXUFNB9-20140305150215.zip

Singapore 4.4.2
MM1-I9505XXUFNBE-20140310152436.zip

Malaysia 4.4.2 XXFNBE
XME-I9505XXUFNBE-20140305160100.zip

Philippines 4.4.2 Sun Cellular
XTE-I9505XXUFNBE-20140305151852.zip

Brazil 4.4.2
ZTO-I9505VJUFNB2-20140305104104.zip

United Kingdom
I9505XXUENAA_I9505YXXENA7_BTU

I9505XXUEMK9_I9505VFGEMK2_VOD.zip 1.61 GB

I9505XXUEMK9_I9505H3GEMJ2_H3G.zip 1.43 GB

I9505XXUEMK9_I9505EVREMK1_EVR.zip 1.43 GB


I9505XXUEMK8_I9505O2UEMK1_O2U.zip 1.43 GB

Germany
I9505XXUEMKE_I9505OXAEMKE_DBT.zip 1.48 GB

Italy (vodafone)
OMN-I9505XXUEML6-20131228111854.zip 1.62 GB

Ireland (three)
3IE-I9505XXUBMEA-20130601115837.zip 1.50 GB

Russia
SER-I9505XXUEML4-20131228111340.zip

France
XEF-I9505XXUEMKF-20131130113349.zip

Singapore
MM1-I9505XXUEML1-20131213161002.zip

Philippines
XTE-I9505XXUEMKE-20131212184031.zip

Nordic Countries
NEE-I9505XXUENA4-20140123112432.zip

Norway (telenor)
TEN-I9505XXUEML6-20140120102352.zip

Australia
XSA-I9505XXUEMK9-20131212101727.zip

Brazil
I9505VJUEMKE_I9505ZTOEMKE_ZTO.zip

Poland
I9505XXUENA4_I9505YXXENA5_XEO.zip

Switzerland
I9505XXUENAA_I9505YXXENA7_AUT.zip 1.81 GB


Anyone who is willing to share their firmwares ,and have it uploaded to any of these file hosts:

Android file hosting
Box
Dev-host
Dropbox
Fileserve
Goo Im
Google code
Google drive
Jumbo files
Loota org
Mega
Mediafire
Minus
Mirrofy
XDA fileserver
Netkups
ADrive
Andro Transfer
Uploading

will be appreciated.​
 
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firmwares link:



Here are links to some uploaded stock I9500 firmwares.

THX to @Repulsa:
THX to @coolkoushik07
THX to @echelonx
THX to @litvcom
THX to @MaRk0G




I9500XXUHOL1 Kernel and Platform : https://mega.nz/#F!PgNjjZIR!pCYychX0oOWMlRgVdBA7VQ

Code:
[B]Model[/B]: GT-I9500
[B]Model name[/B]: GALAXY S4
[B]Country[/B]: Turkey
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 5676401
[B]Build date[/B]: Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:15:41 +0000
[B]Product code[/B]: TUR
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOH6
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500[B]OJV[/B]HOG3

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

Code:
[b]Model[/b]: GT-I9500
[b]Model name[/b]: GALAXY S4
[b]Country[/b]: Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand
[b]Version[/b]: Android 5.0.1
[b]Changelist[/b]: 5680973
[b]Build date[/b]: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:49:55 +0000 
[b]Product code[/b]: XSP, XSE, XME, XXV, THL
[b]PDA[/b]: I9500XXUHOH7
[b]CSC[/b]: I9500[b]OLB[/b]HOH1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

Code:
[B]Model[/B]: GT-I9500
[B]Model name[/B]: GALAXY S4
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Red"]Russia[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 5680973
[B]Build date[/B]: Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:49:55 +0000 
[B]Product code[/B]: SER
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOH7
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500[B]SER[/B]HOH7

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

Code:
[B]Model[/B]: GT-I9500
[B]Model name[/B]: GALAXY S4
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="DeepSkyBlue"]Israel[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 5727378
[B]Build date[/B]: Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:32:41 +0000 
[B]Product code[/B]: ILO, CEL, PCL, PTR
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOI1
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500[B]OJK[/B]HOI1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA


Code:
[b]Model[/b]: GT-I9500
[b]Model name[/b]: GALAXY S4
[b]Country[/b]: Turkey
[b]Version[/b]: Android 5.0.1
[b]Changelist[/b]: 5298107
[b]Build date[/b]: Wed, 01 Jul 2015 11:32:11 +0000  
[b]Product code[/b]: TUR
[b]PDA[/b]: I9500XXUHOG1
[b]CSC[/b]: I9500[b]OJV[/b]HOG3

DOWNLOAD: MEGA



Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Red"]Russia[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 3943544
[B]Build date[/B]: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:49:42 +0000
[B]Product code[/B]: SER
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOA7
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500SERHOA7
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500XXUHOA7

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Red"]Russia[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 4727708
[B]Build date[/B]: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:01:31 +0000 
[B]Product code[/B]: SER
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOD4
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500SERHOD4
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500XXUHOD4

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Green"]India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 4719694
[B]Build date[/B]: Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:54:11 +0000  
[B]Product code[/B]: INS, INU, NPL, SLK, TML
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOD3
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500ODDHOC1
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500DDUHOA1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Green"]India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 5065660
[B]Build date[/B]: Thu, 04 Jun 2015 11:19:00 +0000
[B]Product code[/B]: INS, INU, NPL, SLK, TML
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOF3
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500ODDHOF1
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500DDUHOA1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="DarkOrange"]Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 3943544
[B]Build date[/B]: Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:44:13 +0000
[B]Product code[/B]: THL, XEV, XME, XSE, XSP, XXV
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500XXUHOC6
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500OLBHOC2
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500DXUHOA1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="Red"]China (China Unicom)[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 5013964
[B]Build date[/B]: Fri, 29 May 2015 03:36:05 +0000
[B]Product code[/B]: CHU
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500ZNUJOE2
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500CHUJOE2
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500ZNUJOE2

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Code:
[B]Country[/B]: [COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay[/COLOR]
[B]Version[/B]: Android 5.0.1
[B]Changelist[/B]: 4967951
[B]Build date[/B]: Thu, 21 May 2015 21:57:01 +0000 
[B]Product code[/B]: ARO, CHO, COO, EON, PCW, TPA, TTT, UPO
[B]PDA[/B]: I9500UBUHOE2
[B]CSC[/B]: I9500UUBHOE2
[B]MODEM[/B]: I9500UBUHOE1

DOWNLOAD: MEGA

---

Turkey 4.4.2
TUR-I9500XXUFNF3-20140714103843.zip

Russia 4.4.2
I9500XXUFNE7_I9500SERFNB3_SER.zip

India 4.4.2 (Black edition)
I9500XXUFNC1_I9500YDDFNC2_I9500DDUFNA4_INS

India 4.4.2
INS-I9500XXUFNB3-20140224145249.zip
INU-I9500XXUFNB3-20140224140801.zip

Russia
9500XXUEMK8_I9500SEREMK8_SER.zip 1.48 GB

India
I9500XXUEMK9_I9500ODDEMK9_INS.zip 1.36 GB

XXUEMJ8 (INS)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B58EvAB-2PCjYTFVTk9Nd1pKbWc/preview


Anyone who is willing to share their firmwares ,and have it uploaded to any of these file hosts:

Android file hosting
Box
Dev-host
Dropbox
Fileserve
Goo Im
Google code
Google drive
Jumbo files
Loota org
Mega
Mediafire
Minus
Mirrofy
XDA fileserver
Netkups
ADrive
Andro Transfer
Uploading

will be appreciated.​
 
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Stuck!!! ???
PLS explain what you mean ... success or failure? :eek:

---------- Post added at 10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:36 PM ----------

@samersh72

i9505 NEE would be nice to have - unless Sweden is identical with Denmark (NEE) ? :p

Nordic countries 2013 April 4.2.2 I9505XXUAMDE I9505OXXAMD8 ... SamMobile link

Stuck stick......whatever ;)

Different csc. I will post NEE :thumbup:

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ducutu

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Constanta
Which will be the steps to change a COA(Romania) firmware with NEE in order to receive future OTAs ?
Is it difficult to change the CSC in phone to match the firmware to make it recognizable in Kies?
I like more NEE and I've used this in S2 and S3.
Thanks

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rgbarros

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Soft brick in S4 i9500

Friends, I have a problem!!!:(

I did the actualization on my S4 and I was trying to put more space in my SDcard, when I turned it off when it was trying to unmount internal SDcard (it was my fault because I was changing the vold... file)..

So, When I was boot it, the phone just go in recovery mode and couldnt mount any file (always in mount files error).

I can access recovery mode, but I cant mount or unmount any directories (always in error).

I can access the phone in ODIN, and I tried to re-install the original FW. It did well, but the phone cant finish the instalation because it cant mount anything.

I think the phone have the files or partition corrupted!!! I'm trying to use adb shell, but I cant access the phone (error: device not found). I can access in ODIN, but with ADB no.

Somebody had this problem or could help me to solve it, please!!!

Tks in advance!

Barros
 

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