Samsung Galaxy S4 owners have been awaiting for the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean upgrade for a long time. While it’s not yet official, those of you who have a Samsung Galaxy S4 can download a near-final build of the Android 4.3 distribution. We’re covering this story because this isn’t just any other test builds, but actually a final one that shows pretty much how will Android 4.3 look on your Samsung Galaxy S4. The final and official version of the software update will probably have a few bug fixes and improvements.
The official Jelly Bean update is expected to land on S4 smartphones (for the GT-I9505 and the GT-I9500 models) in 2 weeks tops. We suggest that only those of you who know their way with installing a near-final build should do it. At the moment we don’t know if it is a completely safe download or if it will harm your device somehow. SamMobile, the website that first leaked this, advises to perform a backup before flashing because this firmware will wipe your device. You can also follow the complete instruction on how to install it on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
The leaked Android 4.3 test firmware (I9505XXUEMJ3) for Galaxy S4 has been tested by SamMobile for two days and the team has observed only minor improvements with the software update. Some of the features that Samsung Galaxy S4 owners should be looking forward to in Android 4.3 ar the following:
- Samsung Wallet – default app on Android 4.3
- Samsung KNOX – secure business application
- Better color reproduction
- Text looks sharper
- Restricted profiles
- Photo Sphere camera
Find below a preview video of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the download leaks to the near-final build.
Download Android 4.3 near-final firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S4