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How To Update Samsung Galaxy S4 Value Edition I9515 Firmware Version Using Odin3

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 09:08 TSAR3000

The Samsung Galaxy S4 VE I9515 has many great specs and features, And like any other Samsung Android Smartphone, The company releases many firmware updates for this model too, You can update your GS4 Value Edition to any new one via OTA or Samsung Kies software, But in some cases you may need to learn how you can update your device manually.

This easy guide will show you the right steps you should follow to manually update your GS4 VE I9515 software, You will use the Odin3 flasher to perform this update, Please read the complete guide first, Then start to apply the steps one by one to get the wanted result.

Preparation Steps:

1- Check the current firmware of your mobile, You can check it from Setting > About Phone, Or you can use this easy code *#1234#

2- It is a good idea to write down your device current firmware version, It will be useful later, In case something goes wrong.

3- Charge your mobile's battery to be at least at 90% of charging level.

4- Updating your mobile's firmware will delete everything from your device internal memory, So read this Guide to learn how you can make a backup of your important data (SMS, Contacts, Notes...etc).

5- In case you have an external memory card inserted into your mobile, Then remove it.

6- Download the Samsung USB Driver, And install it, Then restart your computer.

7- Download Odin3 program (Original Android Flasher), Extract to your computer's desktop.

8- Download The Firmware package (I9515), Select the version you want to install it into your mobile.

9- Extract the firmware package to a known location on your computer.

Odin3 Settings:

1- Double click on Odin3.exe to run it.

2- These settings must be checked: Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time.

3- If you have the PIT file of your Samsung model, Then check: Re-Partition

Samsung I9515 GS4 VE Firmware Files Selection:

- Click on PIT button and select: JFVELTE_EUR_OPEN.pit
- Click on BL button and select: BL_I9515xxxxxxxx_989713_REV00_...ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Click on AP button and select: AP_I9515xxxxxxxx_989713_REV00_..._MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Click on CP button and select: CP_I9515xxxxxxxx_989713_REV00_..._MULTI_CERT.tar.md5
- Click on CSC button and select: CSC_Oxx_I9515Oxxxxxxx_1165059_..._MULTI_CERT.tar.md5

Putting your mobile into Download Mode:

At this step you have to turn off your Samsung cell phone, Take out its battery and SIM card, Then read this Guide to put it into Download Mode, To be able to install the new firmware into you device you should put it into this mode.

Installing the new Firmware into your Samsung I9515 GS4 VE device:

1- After you put your mobile into Download Mode, Use the USB cable to connect it to your computer.

2- You have to wait until Windows detects the device and installs any needed drivers.

3- Look at Odin3 program's window, If the program detects your connected device correctly, You should see its COM Port number (0:[COMxx]).

4- You are ready to install the new firmware files into your Samsung mobile, Click Start button to begin.

5- After you click the Start button, Odin3 program will start to install the selected firmware files into the connected device.

6- Odin3 program will restart your Samsung mobile automatically after installing the firmware.

7- Wait until your mobile is restarted.

8- Look again at Odin3 program's window, If your see PASS! word in green, Then the update was done successfully.

9- Disconnect your mobile.

10- When the mobile is fully on, Check the new installed firmware version.

11- Now you are ready to use the device, So reinsert the SIM and Memory cards, Restore your backup, And customize it.


- You can update your device firmware version without using any PIT file, So use the PIT file only if you need to fix your device partitions.

- When you get one big file inside the firmware package, Then it should be selected as a PDA file only, And do not check Re-Partition option or use PIT file at all.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014 08:12

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