Update Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F with G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Official Firmware [How To]

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The latest official firmware G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat for Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F is now available for download. Users in various countries including Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Macedonia, Iraq, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Norway, Greece, Open Austria, Bulgaria, South East Europe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Algeria can already grab this firmware update from Samsung KIES or through OTA (Over The Air), for those who have not received this update yet can follow our easy guide below to update your Galaxy Alpha G850F to this latest firmware. G850FXXU2BNK3 Jelly Bean is more of a bug fix and regular maintenance update, hence no major changes are there. You can install XXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Alpha G850F using our detailed tutorial below. Please note, this is ODIN flashable firmware and not CWM recovery flashable. You can always root G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat using proper root method later. A latest updates comes with various fixes and security improvement, hence we always advise you to update your Galaxy Alpha G850F as soon as a new update available in your country. Flashing official firmware also a good way to unroot or unbrick your Galaxy Alpha G850F.

How To Root G850FXXU2BNK3?

How To Root G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware on Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F.

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Continue reading this page to install G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware update in Galaxy Alpha G850F using ODIN. However, before moving towards installation of firmware you should backup your apps and other personal data. Although, installing official firmware restore everything if your Android device was running on official firmware before installing this but it always better to have a backup. Also manual backup let you move your personal data from one manufacturer to another; for example you can use Samsung Galaxy Note 4 data to HTC M8.

Please, try either OTA or Kies update instruction to update Galaxy Alpha to G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat stock firmware. If both method failed then, you should try to install G850FXXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware on Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F manually.

Warning!

We at PrimeHowTo produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience a damage after following this tutorial. Also remember,this guide is only applicable for Galaxy Alpha G850F. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.

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Pre Requisites:

As there is always some risk involve while you install anything other than what you have presently. It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites to stay safe.

  1. It’s advisable to backup your data prior flashing. I recommend app Helium for this purpose, however you can use any other preferred backup app. [General Guide]. Also, it’s good idea to backup your internal memory content to external SD card, specially helpful when during following instruction you need to perform some type of wiping task.
  2. If your device turn off during the installation process unless explicitly mentioned on this tutorial then it may experience a hard brick. That’s why always check battery percentage before following this tutorial. Usually, the device should have 50% or more power when you flash a custom ROM or firmware and it will be fine on 30% or more if you going to root it. Learn How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Phones.
  3. You must have USB Driver Installed for Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F in your PC. If you manage to access your phone data after connecting to your computer then you already have USB driver installed. [Download Driver Manually]
  4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise it’s won’t be possible to transfer file between PC and Galaxy Alpha SM-G850F. [General Guide]
  5. Another thing you should note that nearly all our tutorial is for carrier unlocked and bootloader unlocked devices. You shouldn’t try to install it on a locked device unless explicitly mentioned.
  6. Manual update will be done using Odin utility which support Windows system only for now.

So, you done everything that we mentioned above, right! Now, you are ready to move towards next page where we summed up detail instruction on how to install XXU2BNK3 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware update on Galaxy Alpha G850F.

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