[International] Default touchwiz s4 australia i9505 ROM

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  1. Proudnerd

    Proudnerd Member

    Hey there

    Im trying to locate a download of the default 4.2.2 touchwiz rom for my gt-i9505 telstra version i can only locate either broken hotfile links or links that lead to obnoxious download sites that download very slowly time out before the download is complete. does anyone have a good link where i can obtain touchwiz? i need to undo a root where I uninstalled too much stuff buggered up picture sms functionality somewhat and somehow messed it up badly enough that kies doesn't even detect it. It was my first root and the difference is massive but now ive learned what i shouldn't remove as well.

    Also i have several games on the phone mainly gta sa i don't want to lose my saved games I cant force it to copy to the sd card is there a way to save my saved games?

    thanks so much!

    Also sammobile doesn't have an Australian version of i9505 is it called something else?

  2. Riche101

    Riche101 VIP Member VIP Member

    GTA SA has the ability to cloud save if you set it up
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  3. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hello Proudnerd and welcome to Android Forums! :)

    The 2 main, reliable, sources for stock Samsung firmware downloads are...


    Samsung Updates Live

    Both offer premium, fast, downloads in order to finance their operations. Otherwise, SamMobile takes about an hour on free download, for that file... depending on your computers d/l speed.

    For future reference, see the Bloatware removal - Dummies Guide

    Oh yes they do! You just need to know your CSC code as described in #1.3 of 23 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? TEL in your case.

    The latest Android 4.2.2 firmware for your model of phone and CSC code is...

    Model: GT-I9505
    Model name: GALAXY S4
    Country: Australia (Telstra)
    Version: Android 4.2.2
    Changelist: 1029328
    Build date: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 13:21:53 +0000
    Product Code: TEL
    PDA: I9505XXUBMG4
    CSC: I9505TELBMG1

    This can be downloaded and flashed via Odin.

    WARNING! If you have already updated to Android 4.3, you are unable to downgrade to Android 4.2.2. See, Knox Security & locked bootloader on new firmwares and in particular, item #1.1.

    You will only be able to flash the stock Android 4.3 firmware in that case...

    Model: GT-I9505
    Model name: GALAXY S4
    Country: Australia (Telstra)
    Version: Android 4.3
    Changelist: 2082040
    Build date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 06:20:53 +0000
    Product Code: TEL
    PDA: I9505XXUEMK9
    CSC: I9505TELEMK1
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  4. Proudnerd

    Proudnerd Member

    Wow thank you so much for this detailed, incrediably useful response complete with great links! I guess ill download the 4.3 update .my device kept not finding an update when I attempted to update to 4.3 on my device in the past so this is the easiest way. The about device says 4.2.2

    Also thank you for those guides I'll read though them carefully. I started off with obvious stuff like blurb but then removed stuff like the clock and replaced it with timely and so on i guess i went a bit too far. The difference is staggering in terms of battery life and responsiveness. I particularly noticed a huge improvement when using it to play games with my allshare cast.

    Also sammobile is going at 400+k rather than the 30k or so other crappy sites were giving me so this is very good.
  5. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

  6. dynomot

    dynomot Well-Known Member

    ^^I agree totally. If you are not "Knoxed" ie donot have Knox yet, they're really is no need to and almost certainly void your warranty tripping it's flag rooting/installing a custom recovery. Flash one of the above and save yourself from Knox in the first place.

    I'll make you chuckle - I was presented with a Knoxed 4.3 update by wife. There was I waiting for an old bootloader version of 4.3. My missus had my GS4 and was playing with it, and she "helpfully" installed the 4.3 update OTA for me. She honestly thought she was doing me a favour, it's a good job I (still) love her.
  7. boltmelots

    boltmelots New Member

    Sorry to bump this old threat, but am hoping some kind people here can help.

    I also cannot determine which stock ROM for my s3 to restore( S3 GT-i9300) According to Phone Info App the Original CSC is BTU (the s3 was bought outright from Kogan) and now is rooted and has cyanogenmod installed. I have a need to revert my work phone to stock due to AirWatch work policy (MDM) - else i am in real trouble. Hence i m trying it out first on the s3 to get a hang of it.

    I am able to find the BTU firmware on SamMobile, but which PDA should I select? or it doesn't matter?

    Will it cause any problems the fact that I am in australia and installing a UK firmware?

    Also, do i need to revert to stock recovery as well? how do I do that? Currently i have clockworkmod.

    Thanks in advance.
  8. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

    Not Sure about your actual Rom to flash(stock wise) but I can say that by flashing any stock Samsung Rom, it was also flash a stock recovery so you will have no worries that way :)

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