Update Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) To Move Apps To SD Card

The solution to the problem on how to move apps to SD card on Samsung Galaxy S4 is already here...or at least, it's coming. To make things even better, it comes from Samsung itself through an update. A firmware update dubbed as I9505XXUBMEA, which is based on Android 4.2.2, brings stability fixes, a few features and of course the Move To SD Card function for installed third-party apps.

Needless to say, this is Samsung's second answer to the storage shortage debacle last month. As far as I can remember, Samsung advised Galaxy S4 owners who bought the 16GB variant to get an SD card. The company received so many negative criticisms over that. That was a good thing though because somehow, the company was forced to released an update that may permanently resolve the issue.
Among the promised improvements, fixes and new features brought by firmware update I9505XXUBMEA are the following:

-Increased Display legibility (New feature)
-HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
-Secure boot status (About Phone)
-New Camera firmware
-Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
-Smart Pause Toggle
-Move Apps to SD Card
-Semi-transparent status bar
-New Icons in Settings

Sam Mobile, a blog dedicated to bringing updates for Samsung handsets, reported that the update will first hit Samsung Galaxy S4 units powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processors. It goes without saying that if your phone's model is GT-I9505, it is entitled to receive such update either through FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) or via Samsung KIES, although they haven't specified a certain date when owners in the United States would be able to receive it. As of now, owners in Germany confirmed a new update has already been rolled out.

For owners who are techier and those who have the courage to tweak a thing or two on their phone, the firmware is now available for download. Which means you can install it manually via a flashing tool called Odin. Details of the firmware are the following:

Model: GT-I9505
Version: Android 4.2.2
Size: 365.67 MB
Build Date: Wed, 29 May 2013 16:05:23 +0000
Product Code: DBT
Country: Germany
Download Links: [1] | [2]

We are now in the process of writing an article on the easiest way to update Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 to firmware  I9505XXUBMEA. Please check back again later for the tutorial.

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