The Samsung Galaxy S4 branded of T-Mobile carrier has received the new official Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update version M919UVUFNH7 a week ago and we will teach you during this post how to successfully flash this new update on your device.
Before beginning the manual process you will need to follow some prerequisites. Also, you need to know how to prepare the device for this step by step process and only after that you should continue with the second part of our step by step guide in order to successfully flash the new update file.
This step by step guide is provided only for the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4 device, verify the device’s model number of the device under Settings>About Phone and be sure that there is the SGH-M919 model number.
Do not use this post for any other incorrect Android devices.
Now, download and install the suitable USB Drivers for the device on your PC from here.
Download and install the Odin3 v3.09 software, this flashing tool will help you to install the new Android 4.4.4 (M919UVUFNH7) firmware on your TMO Galaxy S4.
Next, enable the USB Debugging option for your device listed on the Developer Option menu.
Disable or uninstall the Samsung Kies, antivirus, firewall running on the computer. (These types of software may interfere with the installation process).
If the device is a rooted one, once this new update is installed the root access will be revoked. In addition any custom tools (Recovery Image) and settings will be removed.
If the Galaxy S4 T-Mobile device has a stock update, then this process won’t delete anything.
If the smartphone is running under a custom ROM OS, then you need to know that the system memory will be wiped but your data stored on the internal and external storage won’t be affected by this new installation.
A “factory reset” process will be necessary to install the new Android 4.4.4 official update.
Make sure that you won’t skip any step from here.
Note that, if your device is running under a stock update, then you can skip the “factory reset” step.
Save your data and applications by using Helium for Android and in addition save data from your Conatcts list by make a synchronization of Contacts with your default Gmail account.
Use this step by step guide only if you are an advanced Android user.
Do not blame us in case you lose any data file or you’ll brick your device by using this step by step guide. Use this guide on your own responsibility.
Verify, your device’s battery charge level and ensure that there you have more than 65% power left.
This will prevent the device to get a forced switching off during the flashing process.
How to update T-Mobile Galaxy S to Android 4.4.4 M919UVUFNH7 firmware.
Download the new Android 4.4.4 (M919UVUFNH7 ) ROM zip file from here. An SamMobile account is necessary to download this file.
Once the new update file is completely downloaded you can extract its content on your PC. There, you need to obtain a file with .tar.md5 extension and ‘M919UVUFNH7 ‘ text in its name.
Download the Odin3 v3.09 software from here, extract the contents of this zip file and save it on your computer.
Connect the device to your PC by using the USB cable.
Now, ODIN should recognize your device, if not you need to reinstall the Samsung USB drivers once again.
From main ODIN app UI click on the “AP” button option, browse your PC for the M919UVUFNH7 tar.md5 file and load it into ODIN.
Important: Ensure that the ‘Re-Partition’ option is disabled.
Do not make any other ODIN default settings.
Press the START button when the update is ready to be updated.
Now, do not press any other buttons until the ODIN application not finish to install the Android 4.4.4 M919UVUFNH7 firmware on the device.
Once the flashing process is done the ODIN app will display the “PASS” message.
Now, disconnect the device from PC when the home screen of Android 4.4.4 is displayed.
Keep in mind that, the first boot process of this new ROM will take a while before to be completed.
Use the personal Google account information and take complete control over your Android device.
Congratulation, you’ve successfully installed the new KitKat 4.4.4 update on your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4.
If the ODIN application freezes or some errors appear, then you will need to repeat all steps once again.
If the Odin application display that the installation process is done, but the device needs more times than 15 minutes to load the new files, then a ‘factory reset’ from the device’s Recovery Mode is necessary. To do this turn off the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 completely, then boot the device into Recovery Mode and select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ from the recovery menu options and then confirm the installation process. Next, reboot the device.
For any other supplementary questions regarding the installation process feel free to use our comment section from below.