How to Root XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 official firmware on Galaxy S4 i9500

Rafia Shaikh

The latest official firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S4 has been started rolling out in quite a few regions. It brings quite a number of different bug fixes and performance improvements. If your Galaxy S4 is a rooted device or your country still hasn't received the latest official firmware update then follow the instructions below to root the XXUBMF8 latest official update on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

XXUBMF8 firmware details:

Version: Android 4.2.2

Prerequisites to root XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 official firmware on Galaxy S4 i9500:

  • Create a backup of all important data in your Galaxy device.
  • Download and install USB drivers for Galaxy S4 i9500 in your computer.
  • Enable USB debugging option by pressing Menu > Settings > Applications. Navigate and tap on Developer Options to ensure that USB Debugging is enabled.
  • Ensure that your S4 carries more than 70% of charge.

How to root XXUBMF8 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S4 i9500:

Required files: download Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean XXUBMF8 for Galaxy S4 i9500 and Odin 3.07 in your PC. Extract the firmware file and you will get a .tar.md5 file along with some other files (optional). Extract and install ODIN too on your computer.

  • Power off your Galaxy S4 i9500 and wait for a few seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off.
  • Boot your device in Download mode: press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously until you see an Android construction bot on screen. Press Power again to enter into the Download Mode.
  • Run Odin .exe as an admin on your computer (admin rights are required) and connect your Galaxy S4 with computer using the USB cable. Once connected, you will get a message in Odin’s message box saying “Added!!”(In case you don’t get it, try another USB port. If that doesn't help either, then re-install USB drivers).
  • In your Odin, click on PDA and select the .tar.md5 file with *code* appearing in its name (required). Click on Phone to select a file with *modem* in its name, on CSC button select a file with *csc* in its name and finally click on PIT to select the .pit file. All these latter three are optional files so do not worry if you haven't got any such files.
  • Make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time check boxes are the only options checked and nothing else is. Also, select Re-Partition if you have got a .pit file.
  • Double check everything in the last two steps to confirm and then hit the START button to initiate the official firmware update process.
  • Once the installation is successfully finished, your Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500 will reboot automatically and soon you will get a PASS message in Odin.
  • You can disconnect the smartphone from your PC now.

Your Samsung Galaxy S4 is now rooted to the latest update.

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