A moment ago, leaked a few screenshots of Samsung Galaxy S4 (I9505) with it’s Snapdragon chip set running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The build number of this firmware is JWR66N.S005.130625 which is intended to be supported for Google Edition Galaxy S4 (I9505G). So you can install this firmware if you have the device on your hand.
According to the news we received, there will be no big different in this new Android 4.3. The most noticeable changes is the camera UI, which is already on the HTC One and Galaxy S4 Google Editions. It looks like Google won’t use the name of Key Lime Pie, but still Jelly Bean for this Android 4.3.
Google is working as fast as possible to finish and release this Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, and soon planned to announce their Key Lime Pie (expected to be version 5.0) and release it this fall. We heard that the 5.0 version of Android OS will be ”better tailored to the lower-cost smartphones”.
Even though there are a lot of uncertainties in the information, so we should take it wisely.
By the way, Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition was launched a few days ago, and if you’re the lucky one you can somehow managed to get your hands on the newest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean-running test of your Galaxy S4. However the build won’t comes with all features that will premiere on the official Android 4.3 though.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition powered by Snapdragon 600 chipset, based on the I9505 model, and commonly runs on a stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean ROM. If you have this Galaxy S4 Google Edition, or maybe a reguler Galaxy S4 I9505 and you are wondering to know what’s new on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, it’s your time to experience it by yourself. Yes, you can install the latest released Google Play Edition’s test Android 4.3 ROM on your device. We have already tried this this Android 4.3, and it was fully functional, but still there were a minor glitch we found.
Well, perhaps some developers is already working on this Android 4.3 running test to be implemented on the previous version which is 4.2.2, especially on the new leaked camera and gallery apps. The smartphones works anyway, even if it’s just some prank. So, what are you waiting for? Give it a try.
But, before you continue there are a few things you have to do before you can install this Android 4.3 on your device.
- Own a Samsung Galaxy S4
- Get your device rooted.
- Install a custom recovery.
If you’ve already did that, you can now flash the leaked ROM from your custom recovery. It’s important to know that you can’t install this ROM using ODIN. And of course it will void your warranty.
If you accept the terms and all the risks that may happen during or after the installation, then just download the ROM and install it right away. Here is the tutorial Install Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S4.