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[MODEM][ODIN] Samsung Galaxy S4-mini GT-I9195 (Upd. Oct. 16. - 2017)

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This thread is mainly created because the previous thread by @spitya seems to be abandoned, and several users have expressed their desire that I would keep these modems in a separate thread.
It also serves the purpose that I can keep the OP updated with the desired info, instead of referring to some post buried deep in the thread.

Disclaimer:
Code:
/* Your warranty is now void.
 *
 * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
 * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
 * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this procedure
 * YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at us 
 * for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
 */

The files made available here are extracted from the official Samsung Firmware made available from SamMobile website, it will save you from downloading in access of 800MB of data with average download speed of 15KB.
Mainly it will be firmware specified for the EU market, as I am located here and will be using these firmwares, if you want your specific region included, I would appreciate if you would make sure to make the files available as they become updated for your region, since I don't intend to waste time on something I am not going to be using.

Since I intend not to delete any of the files, it is also essentially a resource with all the different Modem versions released.

User Guide:
Under Windows using Odin:

  • Extract latest version of Odin to your computer.
  • Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers for Odin to find your device.
  • Boot your phone into download mode, by pressing [Volume down] + [Home] + [Power]
    - Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
  • Open Odin

    • [1]Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
      [2]Place the desired modem file in the [AP] slot.
      [3] Go to the Options section and make sure Auto Reboot, Re-Partition and F. reset time are unmarked.
      [4]Push [Start]
    • Once odin reports "Success..." message in the Message box, boot your phone into download mode once again and repeat step 1 - 4 once more.

Under Windows/Linux using Heimdall:
Under Windows disregard the sudo part of the command, You can use 7zip to extract the contence of the modem.

  • Get the latest version of Heimdall, if you are using one of the Debian derivatives you can install the distribution package heimdall-flash
  • Extract the modem tar.md5 file using the command
    tar -xvf I9195XXUCOG1.tar.md5
  • Boot your phone into download mode, by pressing [Volume down] + [Home] + [Power]
    - Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
  • Connect your phone using a proper USB cable
    • See if your phone is detected using the command:
      sudo heimdall detect
    • Flash the modem files using the command:
      sudo heimdall flash --no-reboot --MODEM NON-HLOS.bin --TZ tz.mbn --RPM rpm.mbn --verbose
    • Reboot your phone into download mode once again, and flash the modem a second time.

The modem found here is only working with Samsung Galaxy S4-mini (GT-I9195), it will not work with any other variant of the S4-mini.
Weather the latest modem gives you a boost in signal is very depending on your location and provider, the best advice is to try a few different modems and select the one you feel works best in your case, how ever it is recommended to use the latest since it contains the last security fixes from Samsung.

File versioning:
Some of you might be unaware of how the Samsung versioning of the Modem is layed out, I will try to give an accurate description of what is what in the versioning.

The filename displays the version as I9195XXUCOG1, the layout of the versioning is as follows:
  • I9195 - Identity of the phone supported
  • XXUC - Identity of location [XXU] - European location (Unbranded)
  • O - Year of version (here 2015)
  • G - Month of version (here 7.th [July])
  • 1 - Compilation number, goes from 1 - 9 and A - Z

Download section:
EU (Nordic)

A collection of the modems are available from AndroidFileHost
 
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iordache_srn

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Mar 5, 2016
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hi all-one fast question:what is the difference between the 60mb version from this thread and the 900mb from the sammobile.thank
 

McClane13

Member
May 17, 2016
27
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Download section:
EU (Nordic)
  • Latest Modem: I9195XXUCPD1

Download from my Personal Google Drive, browse to the required location ie: GT-I9195

A new baseband version I9195XXUCPE1 has been released for the i9195
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9195/
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/73685/I9195XXUCPE1_I9195SFRCPE1_SFR

The modem .bin file is modified on 2016-05-17, compared to 2016-04-08 of the I9195XXUCPD1 modem
and the whole Stock French ROM is updated to Security Patch Level 2016-05-01.
It's nice that the device is still being in active development.

Anyway, if anyone is interested, you can grab it in tar archive from here:
I9195XXUCPE1.tar

@redjamesg
feel free to do your magic anytime...
 

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McClane13

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May 17, 2016
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Which region would you recommend for those in the US? (Using AT&T prepaid carrier)

Well, the hard way would be to check your exact model number (i9190, i9195, i9197, i257M)
and check at GsmArena to see the 3G & LTE Bands supported for each model

3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - I9190, I9195, I9197, I257M
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - I9195
LTE 850 / 1800 / 2600 TD-LTE 2300 - I9197
LTE 700 / 2600 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - I257M
and cross check that with the 3G & LTE Bands that AT&T supports...

Or you could try the easy way, just give it a try,
from my experience the I9195XXU modems are the more cross-compatible
(initially designated for Europe, but according to forum members
compatible with networks from Asia, Australia and America)
and are actively developed on top of that.
So why don't you grab the most recent I9195XXUCPE1 modem?

YMMV, and take a full backup beforehand,
but you could just grab the latest T-Mobile baseband like this one
just for peace of mind, and if the latest baseband available is not working, just install the one for T-Mobile.
(Or just reinstall the baseband of the ROM you're currently using).

I'm picking the one for T-Mobile as a safety measure cause I think that it's compatible with AT&T network
Wiki
AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM, while Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular use CDMA.

For your convenience, you can grab just about any modem version released
from the collection of @redjamesg

Hope it helps.
 
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iordache_srn

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A new baseband version I9195XXUCPE1 has been released for the i9195
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/GT-I9195/
http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/73685/I9195XXUCPE1_I9195SFRCPE1_SFR

The modem .bin file is modified on 2016-05-17, compared to 2016-04-08 of the I9195XXUCPD1 modem
and the whole Stock French ROM is updated to Security Patch Level 2016-05-01.
It's nice that the device is still being in active development.

Anyway, if anyone is interested, you can grab it in tar archive from here:
https://wchwra.dm2301.livefilestore...KtLPgg9WA1y8/I9195XXUCPE1.tar?download&psid=1

@redjamesg
feel free to do your magic anytime...[
https://wchwra.dm2301.livefilestore....ownload&psid=1 link not working :-8
 
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MaChiMiB

Member
Oct 9, 2014
49
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I9195XXUCPE1 works good.

I had I9195XXUCPA1, but I think UCPE1 has a tad better reception in my area (Germany)

Thanks for those uploads!
 

iejoor4u

New member
Jun 17, 2016
1
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Hello, I want to root my Phone: KOT49H.I9195XXUCOD3
How can I root this Phone? Many website gave different solutions.
I hope you van help me.
 
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Alefello

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Nov 28, 2007
170
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Hello and thanks for the thread and for your work

I checked on sammobile and the last modem released in Italy is I9195XXUCPB1, but the lastest at all is I9195XXUCPE1 (which is noted for France). So my question is, which one will be better choice for Italy, considering that they advice to check sammobile for the best country-based modem, but both of them are for Europe and I think France uses the same frequencies and bands as Italy?

Thank you :)
 
They both will work in france/italy/Germany/UE based, how ever the CSC instructions for the region might be altered for a specific provider, so if you are on orange and living in Italy and flash Nordic released modem, you could potentiale lose functions like the SIM tools for USSD codes regarding Secretary functions.
The baseband frequencies will always work for any EU based location, since it is the same bands beeing used throughout EU.

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    This thread is mainly created because the previous thread by @spitya seems to be abandoned, and several users have expressed their desire that I would keep these modems in a separate thread.
    It also serves the purpose that I can keep the OP updated with the desired info, instead of referring to some post buried deep in the thread.

    Disclaimer:
    Code:
    /* Your warranty is now void.
     *
     * We are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. 
     * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this procedure
     * YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at us 
     * for messing up your device, we will laugh at you.
     */

    The files made available here are extracted from the official Samsung Firmware made available from SamMobile website, it will save you from downloading in access of 800MB of data with average download speed of 15KB.
    Mainly it will be firmware specified for the EU market, as I am located here and will be using these firmwares, if you want your specific region included, I would appreciate if you would make sure to make the files available as they become updated for your region, since I don't intend to waste time on something I am not going to be using.

    Since I intend not to delete any of the files, it is also essentially a resource with all the different Modem versions released.

    User Guide:
    Under Windows using Odin:

    • Extract latest version of Odin to your computer.
    • Install Samsung Mobile Phone Drivers for Odin to find your device.
    • Boot your phone into download mode, by pressing [Volume down] + [Home] + [Power]
      - Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
    • Open Odin

      • [1]Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
        [2]Place the desired modem file in the [AP] slot.
        [3] Go to the Options section and make sure Auto Reboot, Re-Partition and F. reset time are unmarked.
        [4]Push [Start]
      • Once odin reports "Success..." message in the Message box, boot your phone into download mode once again and repeat step 1 - 4 once more.

    Under Windows/Linux using Heimdall:
    Under Windows disregard the sudo part of the command, You can use 7zip to extract the contence of the modem.

    • Get the latest version of Heimdall, if you are using one of the Debian derivatives you can install the distribution package heimdall-flash
    • Extract the modem tar.md5 file using the command
      tar -xvf I9195XXUCOG1.tar.md5
    • Boot your phone into download mode, by pressing [Volume down] + [Home] + [Power]
      - Once you reach the Download mode warning screen, press [Volume Up] to continue.
    • Connect your phone using a proper USB cable
      • See if your phone is detected using the command:
        sudo heimdall detect
      • Flash the modem files using the command:
        sudo heimdall flash --no-reboot --MODEM NON-HLOS.bin --TZ tz.mbn --RPM rpm.mbn --verbose
      • Reboot your phone into download mode once again, and flash the modem a second time.

    The modem found here is only working with Samsung Galaxy S4-mini (GT-I9195), it will not work with any other variant of the S4-mini.
    Weather the latest modem gives you a boost in signal is very depending on your location and provider, the best advice is to try a few different modems and select the one you feel works best in your case, how ever it is recommended to use the latest since it contains the last security fixes from Samsung.

    File versioning:
    Some of you might be unaware of how the Samsung versioning of the Modem is layed out, I will try to give an accurate description of what is what in the versioning.

    The filename displays the version as I9195XXUCOG1, the layout of the versioning is as follows:
    • I9195 - Identity of the phone supported
    • XXUC - Identity of location [XXU] - European location (Unbranded)
    • O - Year of version (here 2015)
    • G - Month of version (here 7.th [July])
    • 1 - Compilation number, goes from 1 - 9 and A - Z

    Download section:
    EU (Nordic)

    A collection of the modems are available from AndroidFileHost
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    Download section:
    EU (Nordic)

    A collection of the modems are available from AndroidFileHost

    A new baseband version I9195XXUCPI1 has been released for the i9195
    https://samsung-firmware.org/model/GT-I9195/
    https://samsung-firmware.org/download/GALAXY S4 mini/d767/VD2/I9195XXUCPI1/I9195VBBCPI1/

    The modem .bin file is modified on 2016-09-26, compared to 2016-07-14 of the I9195XXUCPG1 modem
    and the whole Stock ROM is updated to Security Patch Level 2016-09-01.
    It's nice that the device is still being in active development.

    Anyway, if anyone is interested, you can grab it in .tar archive from here:
    I9195XXUCPI1.tar

    @redjamesg
    feel free to do your magic anytime...
    6
    Country / Region Romania (Orange)
    PDA I9195XXUCQG1
    Product Code ORO
    Security patch Jul. 01. 2017
    5
    I created my first release of modem for i9195 lte. I ripped it from last samsung italian unbranded release rom, I9195XXUCPB1.tar.md5. I've used it for 3 days, it's ok.
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=673368273298965198
    5
    Ahh, good times!

    Ahh, good times!

    We have a pretty stable, fluid fast and up to date ROM, with weekly updates,
    thanks to @arco68.
    We have a pretty stable and feature rich TWRP,
    thanks to @ne0zone75.
    And we have the most recent MODEM,
    thanks to @redjamesg.

    Thank you @arco68, @ne0zone75, @csendre, @redjamesg.
    Keep up the great work.

    Ahh, good times!