just got message similar to that when i installed kies and tried to upgrade firmware .
See #1.4 of 18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? for reasons why you may be receiving this message.
There is an update for CSC code, BTU, from MEA to Android 4.3, MJ7, firmware... I9505XXUEMJ7_I9505BTUEMJ8_BTU.zip
As recommended in the above, you can take it to a Samsung Service Point to be updated or, for competent users, you can follow the instructions and link in #1.5 to flash your own firmware, linked above, using the PC suite, Odin 3.09.
i have flashed new roms before , however do i need to update the "CSC" before flashing or can i just flash the new updated rom .
i am uk - unlocked - so was getting this rom -
Samsung Updates Latest Firmware - LIVE!
AP : i9505xxubmea
CP : i9505zzubmea
CSC : i9505oxabmea
please link to correct firmware for odin if one above is wrong .
That, Samsung stock, "firmware", MK8, Android 4.3 is the correct one for UK, unbranded, phones but will lock your bootloader and give you a Knox flag, as detailed in... Knox Security & locked bootloader on new firmwares
and is this a bad thing ?
i dont care about rooting my phone , just want to be able too update too latest firmware now and in future .
That's for you to decide. I just provide you with the relevant information.
Judging from your screenshot in post #1 and your firmware details in post #3, the phone has been flashed, at some stage, with a different CSC codes firmware which accounts for you being unable to update via Kies or OTA. See #1.4 of 18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? for more information on this and #1.5 for your options.
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