Samsung Galaxy S4

Published on October 30th, 2013 | by Tim Schofield


Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the Sprint Galaxy S4 – How to Install and Review

Sprint is now pushing out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update on the Samsung Galaxy S4! There is an update zip that can be downloaded to manually install the update. Below is the official “changelog” from Samsung and also a video going over the changes in Android 4.3.

Make sure to transfer the zip file to a micro sd card, otherwise stock recovery will not see it. If you have a custom recovery, I recommend waiting for a developer to post a stock rooted rom.


How to install and Review:


Update Zip:


Android 4.3 Jelly Bean review:


Here is the changelog from Samsung:

  • OS upgrade to Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Samsung Galaxy Gear™ Compatibility
  • Samsung Knox Compatibility


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Tim Schofield

Tim Schofield is the owner of and the YouTube channel QbKing77. He has a love for all things tech and Android!

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19 Responses to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on the Sprint Galaxy S4 – How to Install and Review

  1. Sal says:

    The link isn’t loading 😐

  2. dru says:

    i did the update with the zip provided here and it installed it. When it was finished installing all the packets and such it said “Error!” under Andy the robot. then it rebooted and currently is upgrading/optimizing my apps. So hopefully the error didnt really break anything in my future user experience.

  3. TwIIn says:

    I am going to unroot my S4 but the link in your unroot video is not MF9 can you please provide me with a link so I can unroot back to stcok MF9 please, thank you.

  4. Tony says:

    were you stock and rooted? Did you have any WiFi issues after update?

  5. gabriel says:

    Hey Tim on the sprint galaxy s4 the with new 4.3 update, is ti possible to go back to 4.2.2 with out triggering a flag on knox 0x1?

  6. DrAllreeds says:

    I used the zip file method and was able to get to android 4.3 I can’t find Users under settings to set up a restricted profile, and can’t find KNOX anywhere on my phone. Will there be another update to get those items? Or did Samsung and Sprint remove them from the 4.3 update? Help!

    • diogo says:

      I used the same zip file and I also didn’t get Knox. It shows in the device administrators and the application manager but there is no app. I’m not sure if it has to do with when the update was done it said error.

      • DrAllreeds says:

        I saw KNOX under device admins and app manager, but no program or settings. Maybe it’s just for tablets? Or maybe a new update will add it to phones. Thanks for the help!

  7. manley7878 says:

    i cant install im on stock and when I boot into recovery it has no command under the green android.

  8. Richard mascia says:

    What would happen if I were to uninstall the zip file?

  9. a says:

    i trid to install the update and get a errer can someone please

  10. drew says:

    I updated and my music player turns on its own any help

  11. rubem grimaldo says:

    inadvertently delete everything wipe cache partion and format system format data format in s4 sprint SPH preload L720 and now stays in the logo of samsung galaxy s4 and passes from there … help me please help

  12. rubem grimaldo says:

    please help me …

  13. rubem grimaldo says:

    hello I format system and format data and format preload and now passes from samsung galaxy s4 logo stays stuck there for hours the only solution is the official firmware I can pass L720VPUEMJA.tar.MD5 please

  14. rubem grimaldo says:

    please help me ….someone help me

  15. rubem grimaldo says:

    Tim Schofield please help me….

  16. frafri says:

    i have a rooted galaxy s4 (sprint) this morning the OTA came through and I hit update, but lost the update since my phone is rooted.
    what should i do??

    Thank you

    I was thinking about wiping the phone and starting fresh.
    then do OTA

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