Samsung Galaxy S4 official firmware now available

by: Adam KoueiderApril 25, 2013

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 might just become the best selling Android smartphone ever, but the developer community has been holding its breath for one thing. Now, days out from the worldwide release of the Galaxy S4, Samsung has released the official firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-19500).

The Galaxy S4 is running the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, with the love it or hate it TouchWiz Nature 2.0 UI slathered on top. Currently, Samsung has only released the firmware for China, but we should be seeing the firmware released to other countries soon.

The release of the official firmware will give birth to new custom ROMs and kernels, allowing you to tweak your fire-breathing smartphone monster to your heart’s desire. If you feel like checking it out, hit the source link to download the firmware.

Are you planning on running a custom ROM? Or will you be taking advantage of the feature packed TouchWiz UI? Let us know in the comments.

  • MasterMuffin

    Not going to buy it but I still say this: CUSTOM ROM

  • Bianca Vela

    So when are you guys doing the drop test of that S4 you got there?

  • Yes can we please have a drop test??

    • since the day they made the hands on review video last week, i have been eagerly waiting for the drop test…