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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Steven Rice, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Steven Rice

    Steven Rice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have a Galaxy S4 phone that has Gingerbread UVKJ6, and still has the Android Market on it. How do I update it to Marshmallow or higher?
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Galaxy S4 in White
    Mass 130 g (4.6 oz)
    Operating system Original: Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean" Current: Android 5.0.1 "Lollipop" Unofficial: Android 9.0 via LineageOS 16
    System on chip Exynos 5 Octa 5410 (3G & South Korea LTE Versions) Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (LTE & China Mobile TD-SCDMA versions)
     
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  3. Steven Rice

    Steven Rice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was not looking for all that. Can you please try to tell me how to update my Galaxy S4?
     
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  4. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Can you post the model number, other then S4.
    The OS version is too low to be a S4 and upgrading the device depends on the correct firmware.
     
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  5. Steven Rice

    Steven Rice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Well said. The model number is SGH-T959V. I would understand if it can't run Oreo. But, I still would like to try to install Lollipop or Marshmallow.

    Where do I get the install files to put in the SD card or a USB drive?
     
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  6. James L

    James L Android Expert

    First you would need to root the device. Cydia impactor should work then install supersu after checking for root.

    Then install a custom recovery such as TWRP and a custom rom built for that device. A quick explanation.
     
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

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  8. James L

    James L Android Expert

    I want to say it will root the HTC evo, that was one of my favorite phones. I used to flash them to make them work on Boost mobile. Cydia impactor used to be able to root just about anything.
     
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  9. Steven Rice

    Steven Rice Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I never heard of Cydia either. I tried to YouTube it, to do what you're saying. But, I couldn't find it. If it's not too much trouble, can you please try to tell how to do it?
     
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  10. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Make sure the usb drivers are installed, the device is detected under device manager.
    Then press start then open shell after it finishes. If it shows a # go ahead and install Super SU.

    From there use Odin to flash a custom recovery.

    http://www.cydiaimpactor.com/
     
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  11. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Total time under a minute with installing SuperSU or Superuser etc.and running impactor.
     
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    did you see the guide i posted earlier. it is pretty detailed. take a look at it and ask questions here.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE Advanced release date was April 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.0" inch screen, 13MP camera, 2GB RAM, Exynos 5410 Octa processor, and 2600mAh battery.

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