Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device has received the new Android 4.4.2 I9192XXUCNG2 KitKat firmware and all users can now learn how to install the same by using a manual method.
This instructional step by step guide will show you an easy method to install the Android 4.4.2 firmware that comes with white status bar icons, better battery life, better Samsung S applications, lock screen enhancements, full screen immersive mode, Settings menu design enhanced and more.
The new firmware is pushed out only for Russian devices, but with this guide you can install the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware for any Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Dual-SIM device.
This step by step guide is only for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini DUOS device, model number GT-I9192. Verify your device’s model by visiting the next path Settings> About Phone.
If there you cannot find the GT-I9192 version of the device, then you shouldn’t use this step by step guide.
Do not try to use this guide in any other incorrect version of Galaxy S4 device or other incompatible devices.
Now, download and install the Samsung Galaxy USB Drivers on your PC.
From the Developer Options menu enable the USB Debugging mode.
Now, disable any protection tools such as antivirus, Samsung KIES application, Firewalls, or any other security tools from your PC where the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device is connected.
If the device is a rooted one, then you need to know that the installation of the new update will revoke the root access.
If the device has installed any custom Recovery Image on it then once the new firmware is flashed there this will be replaced with a stock one.
If in your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device is a custom ROM flashed on it, then after the device is flashed with the new official OS the system partition will be wiped and a “factory reset” is required. The “factory reset” process will be explained at the end of this tutorial.
For saving your data, you need to save some flashed applications, and then you should use the Helium application for Android.
Now, sync your Contacts with your Gmail Account.
Now, check your device’s battery power level to have more than 65 % power left, this will prevent your device to get a forced power off during the flashing process.
Android Source Team cannot be held liable or responsible for any damage of your device, or in case you lose any important data during or after installation process.
This step by step guide is provided only for advanced Android users, you need read the entire whole tutorial first and to be carefully to don’t skip any steps from here.
How to install the Android 4.4.2 I9192XXUCNG2 update on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device:
First, download the Android 4.4.2 I9192XXUCNG2 update on Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos zip file from here. (Users will need an account at SamsungMobile before to download the file).
Now, after the download is completed downloaded extract the I9192XXUCNG2 tar.md5 file from the download zip file.
Do not extract any other file further that.
Next, you need download ODIN v3.09 flashing software from here and save it in your PC.
Turn off the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device.
Turn on the device into Download Mode.
Now, launch the ODIN3 v3.09 exe file on your PC.
Now, connect the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device to your Computer by using the suitable USB cable.
Odin application will detect your device and then you can move to the next step. If the Samsung Galaxy device isn’t recognized by the computer you need to reinstall the USB drivers once again.
From ODIN application click on the “AP” Option.
Now, browse your PC for the extracted I9192XXUCNG2 tar.md5 file and load it in ODIN application.
Make sure that the “Re-Partition” option is disabled and do not make other any ODIN default setting.
Now, press “START” button when you’re ready to start the new firmware update.
The firmware update will get some time before install the new firmware file, so do not touch any other buttons until all files are completely flashed.
Once the ODIN completes the flashing process the device will get an automatically reboot.
Now, wait until the ODIN says “PASS” message, then you can remove the USB cable from the PC.
The first boot process will take around 10 minutes and you should wait for this process to be complete until the Android 4.4.2 KitKat home screen is displayed.
Great, these where all steps required in order to install the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat ROM on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device.
If the ODIN application shows the “fail” message after the flashing process, then you need to repeat this step by step guide once again.
If the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Duos device enters into boot loop or gets stuck during or after the flashing installation, then you need to apply a factory reset. This process is required if you’ll install the new official Android 4.4.2 KitKat over a custom ROM.
All that you need to do is that: Boot the device into Recovery Mode
Next, select the ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ from recovery menu and then confirm the installation process.
Now, reboot the device into normal mode once the process is done.