Update Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C105 to Android 4.2.2 XXUAMHC Official Firmware
Your Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C105 LTE and XXUAMHC have both been released this year in September. This official firmware is here to update your smartphone with a 10x optical zoom to Android 4.2.2.
The number of countries this firmware is launched for is generous: Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, the Nordic countries and the UK (Vodafone). For each of the firmware versions launched in these countries, the KIES logo comes activated.
What the Jelly Bean 4.2.2 XXUAMHC does different from other versions is that is delivers other features on your smartphone. Here are the ones which matter: USB debug white-list, new sounds for wireless charging and low battery bug fixes, a new Gallery app which delivers faster speeds when loading, long-pressing the WiFi and Bluetooth icons in Quick Settings will toggle the on/off state, new download notifications and fixed Bluetooth audio streaming bugs.
When you are sure that the phone you own is the Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C105 running a custom ROM already, then you can upgrade it with our tutorial; if there’s another phone you want to use with our guide, don’t: it will be bricked. But be warned: if your handset has just been rooted, the device will have its root access revoked and the system partition will be deleted. The phone’s very important data will not be damaged and the internal / external SD cards will share the same fate as the data. If you want to update the phone with KIES, you can’t do that.
Below you will find all about the requirements you must follow if you want the upgrade to go well:
- turn on USB Debugging;
- you need to have USB drivers compatible with your handset installed on your laptop;
- you must operate a fully charged smartphone;
- download C105XXUAMHC firmware (the UK version from here, the Germany version from here, the Singapore version from here, the New Zealand version from this location, the Baltic countries version from this page and the Nordic countries version from this link) and Odin tool from this page on your laptop;
- make sure there is a standard backup and a full NANDroid backup created (the tutorial is here);
- Windows must be your notebook’s operating system;
- you should turn off, on your handset and laptop, all the security programs running on them.
Step by step instructions
- As soon as you are done saving the Odin and the new stock firmware on your laptop or computer, you have to do this: unzip them and after that boot your Samsung C105 in Download Mode following some instructions.
- Here they are: press and hold Home, Volume Down and Power, stop when you notice a warning screen and then press Volume Up to complete this task.
- Find the Odin next, so that it can be launched as an Admin on the laptop or PC, then plug the handset to the notebook. The best tool for the job is the phone’s own USB cord. The connection is successfully established when you have a yellow ID:COM box and a message saying “Added!!” on the display.
- If there is no connection among your two devices, you need to use other methods; like, for instance, install the USB drivers once more, or use another USB port.
- Once the smartphone and your notebook have finally established the necessary connection, you should do the following: click on PDA, choose a file that should have a CODE in its name, tap Phone, then make sure you opt for a file with MODEM in the name, click on CSC, after which you need to choose a file which has CSC in its name, tap PIT and select a file that comes with a .pit extension.
- Your job now: activate Re-partition, Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. The new firmware has to be flashed on your smartphone now, so do the following to make this begin: tap “Start“.
- After waiting a couple of minutes, the new official firmware will have been installed on your Galaxy S4 Zoom SM-C105. You will then see the phone restart and its display deliver a “Pass” message soon after that.
You are now ready and your smartphone has the much needed Android 4.2.2 thanks to the XXUAMHC firmware. Which, by the way, is in About Phone (which can be reached by tapping Settings).
If you think the new firmware is not what it’s hyped to be, use the NANDroid backup file to restore the old one (the detailed guide is here). In case you have questions, leave them in the field below this post.