The Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 got a leaked Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware with build version I9500ZCUJOA3. Yes! You have read it right. It’s the “Exynos” version of Samsung Galaxy S4 and not the “Snapdragon”. What’s best more is, this is not the anticipated Android 5.0 software update, but an Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The I9500ZCUJOA3 build version is recently leaked over in China as it’s a Chinese firmware build but it also equipped with English and Korean language.
However, several users of the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 at XDA-developers has rushed-in and tried the firmware. Despite that the fact that it is Chinese firmware, but it seems to be a legit test firmware build that are about to roll out soon. Some Galaxy S5 advance users told that it’s kinda odd because some apps were displayed in Chinese language. But everything is working well when it comes to usability such as NFC, Sbeam, GPS, bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, all motions, hotspot, multiwindow and the rest are working fine.
In addition, some variation of the I9500ZCUJOA3 firmware are also available for the Galaxy S4 GT-I9502 and GT-I9508. But some folks tried out the Galaxy S4 GT-I9502 suggested that it losses the dual SIM capability and only one SIM card is working.
Details of I9500ZCUJOA3 Android 5.0.1 Lollipop:
Device: Samsung Galaxy S4
Model number: GT-I9500
Baseband version: I9500ZCUJOA3
Kernel version: 3.4.5-3900764 dpi@SWDD3909 #1
Thu Jan 15 19:17:19 KST 2015
So those of you might got the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500, and might want to give it a try now, just head-over at XDA-Developers to download the I9500ZCUJOA3 Android 5.0.1 test firmware. You can manually flashed it via Odin, and it can also be rooted using CF-Auto-Root for those who are afraid of losing root. But then again, keep in mind that this is not an official released yet from Samsung, it’s a test firmware build only that were bound to released officially sooner.