How to Update Galaxy S4 GT I9500 to Android KitKat 4.4.2

Samsung has not released the Android 4.4 update for any smartphone yet. There is an announcement of the release of KitKat update for Note 3 and S4. But till that you can enjoy the taste of Android 4.4 using Custom ROM. Here I will guide you How to Update Galaxy S4 GT I9500 to Android KitKat 4.4.2.

Before We Start Installing Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500

  • Your Phone must be rooted and you must install the latest CWM before you update.
  • Your Phone must be 80% charge at least.
  • You must backup all your important data.
  • USB Debugging must be On in your device ( To turn it on navigate to Settings>>Manage Application>>Development>>USB Debugging ).
  • Samsung Galaxy drivers must be installed on your PC

Downloads To Flash Android 4.4 KitKat on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500

Gapps for Android 4,4 KitKat

How to Update Galaxy S4 GT I9500 to Android KitKat 4.4.2 [Easy Installation Guide]

Step 1: Connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC via USB cable and transfer Android 4.4 KitKat Firmware Package.zip and Gapps.zip to SD Card of your phone. Then disconnect the USB cable.
Step 2: Now Power off your device and reboot it into recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Up+ Home key (middle button) + Power Button simultaneously.
Step 3: Now in recovery mode select clear and wipe the data option.
Step 4: Now in recovery mode select Install ZIP from SD Card, and browse the Android 4.4 KitKat zip(downloaded) file. Then confirm the installation Process.

Step 5: Android 4.4 custom ROM will automatically install on your phone. Now to flash the Gapps again select Install zip from SD Card and this time select the Gapps for Android 4.4 zip from SD card.

Step 6: When the process gets completed, return back to recovery mode main screen. Now chose Reboot system now to reboot your phone.

Your phone Samsung Galaxy S4 GT I9500 is successfully upgrading to Android 4.4 KitKat. You can check your firmware version from Settings>>About Phone. 
 
If you have any problem with the above process, let us know it in comments.
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