Thanks to a total area of alternative firmware, you can still upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S4 Update Android 6 with software updates that Samsung no longer supplies. though, please note that doing so will mean exclusion from your guarantee and you will do so at your own chance.

First of all, you will want the Samsung driver for Windows PC, Odin 3.10.7 and Heimdall. later downloading these, you need to install the Samsung driver. Linux and Mac users can skip this step. Next, you need to unwrap Heimdall and open its directory.

Turn your Galaxy S4 on in download mode. To do this, turn the phone off and when you turn it back on again, press and hold the volume down, home and power buttons simultaneously. Next, press the volume up button to verify that you wish to enter download mode.

Check whether your computer can interact by Heimdall. Open the Heimdall front end, go into the Rider Utilities and click on Detect. When the detected output device was shown, you can continue. If problems arise here, you might have to switch to the ADB Driver Installer and follow the given prompts.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Update Android 6 Installing Recovery

The next step is to change over Recovery. This system allows you to interact with the partitions of your smartphone. This is required in order to change the firmware and install system apps so as Google Apps.

Download the latest .img file of TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery). This Recovery version has the genuine support. Now go to the display. Move the file to the Heimdall directory. Right click in the folder window and start up the command prompt. Type the following in:

Heimdall flash –RECOVERY –no-reboot

Instead of, type two and then press the tab key. The corresponding name of your recovery file should then be automatically completed. If you get the message: lib USB error: -12, you must also replace the Samsung USB driver. To do so, open the device manager in Windows, hunt for other devices and uninstall the MSM8960 driver. Unplug the USB from the mobile, install the driver and plug the cable back in again. Then redo the steps for Flash. If successful, you must reboot the Galaxy S4 in Recovery mode. Keep down the power and home and volume down buttons to do this.

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After installing Recovery, we can finally open the main part of the process and install Marshmallow on your Galaxy S4. You can find the corresponding firmware on the CyanogenMod download list. In the article CyanogenMod Build, you can get ZIP files with the so-called Snapshots of CM 12.1 orNightly Builds of CM 13. The prior are based on Android 5.1 Lollipop and are less up-to-date but therefore constant. The latter are based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and are updated almost daily but not yet fully reveal. Choose which one you want and download the ZIP file.

If you don’t want to miss out on work the Play Store as your App source, you will need an extra ZIP file which contains Google-Apps. The easiest spot to get this is Download the ARM variant for your Android version. We suggest the Micro Package for a valid calendar and Gmail.

Copy the ZIP file to your Galaxy S4. Turn in TWRP Recovery to Wipe and then to Advanced Wipe. There, select Partition Data and System in routine to delete the Samsung Android version from your Galaxy S4. Your App settings will be lost but your data and photos will be untouched.

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Next, go inside the TWRP Recovery startup display now click on Install. Go to the directory with CyanogenMod and select Per Select ZIP. With Per Add extra ZIPs, you can install the Google Apps afterward. Swipe the lower edge to start the Flash process. The column of the ZIP file will then be unzipped in the previously emptied partition.

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After the flash process, you will see the instruction: Wipe Cache/Dalvik. Click on this in order to avoid errors in the startup time. The system will reboot itself. The first time it restarts can take a while, so you’ll need to be gentle.

New device setup

Because you will have lost your Google data, you must redo the setup of the device again. You will also need to log into Google re-again and re-install all of your apps. You will be able to experience future updates long after Samsung has stopped theirs. The next updates are automatic and don’t require such a complicated installation.


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