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How To Update Samsung SCH-R970 Galaxy S4 U.S. Cellular Firmware Manually

Friday, 24 May 2013 08:41 TSAR3000

The Samsung SCH-R970 model is the Galaxy S4 for U.S. Cellular mobile carrier in USA, It has the same features like other US Galaxy S4 variants, And in this guide we are going to show you how you can use simple and free tools to update the Android version of your R970 GS4 smartphone, The update process will be done manually which is very useful when you can not update your device over the air (OTA update) for any reason.

The first step you should start with is making a backup of your phone's data, Read the guide ( How To Take A Backup Of Your Samsung Mobile Phone's Data Using Samsung Kies) to make the backup by yourself.

You will need some free programs and files for the update and you can get them all below:

- Stock Firmware Package for Samsung SCH-R970 Galaxy S4.
- USB Drivers for your R970 GS4 model.
- Odin Flasher.

After downloading the above files extract any zipped one, Then install the USB drivers on the computer that will be used for performing the update and restart it after that.

Tools:

- Suitable USB cable for your Samsung R970 GS4.
- A stable computer with Windows OS installed.


Samsung R970 GS4 Firmware Update Instructions:

- Turn your phone off.

- Take out its SIM-card and memory card if there are any.

- From Odin flasher folder run Odin.exe program.

- Check the following options: Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time

- Click on PDA button to select the following file from extracted firmware folder:

R970VXUAMDL_R970USCAMDL_R970VXUAMDL_HOME.tar.md5

- Because we use one file update package then no need for any PIT file, And no need to check Re.Partition option too.

- Put your Samsung R970 GS4 into Download Mode:

Press and hold Volume Down key + Home key, Then press Power key, When you see the warning message on screen release all keys and press Volume Up key to be into Download Mode.

- Plug the USB cable into your phone and computer too.

- Wait until Windows detects the phone and installs the needed drivers for it.

- Look at Odin program to check if your phone's COM port number is detected 0:[COMxx].

- Now you are ready for the update, Just click on Start button.

- Odin will install the new firmware files into your Samsung R970 GS4.

- When the job is done your device will be rebooted.

- At this point it is save to unplug the USB cable from your phone.

- Wait for the phone to be fully on.

- Do full reset to your device by entering this code *2767*3855#

- The phone will reboots one more time.

- Now when your Samsung R970 GS4 is on again you can customize it as you like, And start using it with its new installed firmware version.



Last Updated on Friday, 24 May 2013 08:54



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