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G850FQJVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware for Galaxy Alpha SM-G850FQ - How to Install & download

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G850FQJVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware Last Updated on 17-Sep-2014. Users of Samsung GalaxyAlpha SM-G850FQ can now update their Smartphone with the latest JVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat officialfirmware. Samsung started rolling out an OTA update about the firmware. The latest firmware build versionnumber is G850FQJVU2ANH8. 
The Galaxy Alpha is the latest high end android Smartphone by Samsung, recently released withAndroid 4.4 KitKat out of the box and this is the first official Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware update for SM-G850FQ. If you own the Smartphone and not yet updated this latest firmware, then update the same using our simple tutorial below. The below step by step guide will help you to download and install the G850FQJVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware manually through Odin.

If your Galaxy Alpha G850FQ running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat then update this latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware to enjoy some new features, performance enhancement and bug fixes. 

So, want to update your Galaxy Alpha G850FQ to the latest G850FQJVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware? To install in official way, either you can go for  OTA (over the air) from Settings-About Phone-Software Update or download firmware through the Samsung Kies utility. However, most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, in this article you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the latest Android 4.4.4 JVU2ANH8 firmware on your Galaxy Alpha G850FQ through Odin.

Important Note:
"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha SM-G850FQ model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. Follow all the pre-requisites, procedures and steps carefully to avoid breaking your phone".
Download G850FQJVU2ANH8 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Official Firmware
Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries. The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, no matter of which country or region, can be flashed on any Galaxy Alpha SM-G850FQ model.

[Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available]

Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power
Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-Developer Options-USB Debugging
Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide
Install USB driver for your device on your computer- Download Samsung USB Driver
Points to be noted:
If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM
Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery
After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.
All the above pre-requisites are very important and must follow before proceed to installation guide. Hope you get all the above points. Now, go through the below tutorial to install Android 4.4.4 G850FQJVU2ANH8 official firmware on Galaxy Alpha G850FQ.

How to Install Android 4.4.4 KitKat Official Firmware on Galaxy Alpha G850FQ through Odin:

Download Android 4.4.4 JVU2ANH8 Firmware for Galaxy Alpha G850FQ from the above list
Download Odin 3.09
Switch off your phone and boot Galaxy Alpha G850FQ into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
Extract the downloaded Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)
Now connect your Galaxy Alpha G850FQ to your computer via USB cable
In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and“Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.
Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked.
Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension.tar.md5
In Odin screen, click on AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with.tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: G850FQXXDLJ5_G850FQODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)
Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.
Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background
Your phone should automatically reboot after completion
You can now disconnect your phone from computer
Congratulations! your Galaxy Alpha G850FQ is now updated to the latest and official Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware. Hope you successfully done the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your your Galaxy Alpha should now running on the latest Android 4.4.4 KitKat build version G850FQJVU2ANH8. You can confirm the firmwareupdate details from Settings-About Phone. If you find any problem with the above tutorial anddownload link,  feel free to contact with us using the comment form below..


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