galaxy s4 ota zip lollipop i337

AT&T has started rolling the official Android 5.0 Lollipop update out to Samsung’s old flagship device, the Galaxy S4. This variant of the phone is exclusive to AT&T and comes with the model number SGH-i337. The update has been out for a couple of days and you have probably updated your Galaxy S4 to Lollipop already.

If for some reason you have been disconnected from the internet, you can download the update directly from your phone by going to Settings > About Phone > software Updates. If you receive no notification when you search for a Lollipop firmware for your AT&T Galaxy S4, it means that the carrier hasn’t released the update to all units. If you are patient, you will be happy to hear that AT&T will release the update for all units within a few days. If you can’t wait to get official Lollipop Touchwiz firmware going on your phone, there is another solution.

When a phone receives the notification for an OTA update, the phone gives you the ability to download it. Then it asks you to install it right away or later. If the second option is chosen, the OTA ZIP file will stay in the internal memory of the phone until the user decides to install it. During this time, the file can be captured and pulled away from the phone. This has happened on the Samsung Galaxy S4 i337. A user managed to pull the official Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA ZIP file for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S4. With this file, you can update your phone to Lollipop without having to wait for the notification to arrive on your phone.

How To Install Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA ZIP file on AT&T Galaxy S4 SGH-i337

The first thing you should do is to make sure that the phone status of your Galaxy S4 is stock and not modified. If it says modified, you will have to flash a stock firmware using Odin because the OTA file will not work. In fact, a modified device doesn’t receive the OTA notification at all, so if you flash a stock firmware check the update from the settings menu before installing the manual file.

The installation process is straightforward and is the same as flashing a custom ROM.

  1. Download the Galaxy S4 SGH-i337 Lollipop OTA ZIP file and move it to your phone.
  2. Turn the phone off. Remove the battery to confirm that it is completely off.
  3. Take your phone and press the volume up, power and home buttons at the same time to boot into recovery.
  4. There, go to Apply Update From External Storage or Install ZIP from SD Card and choose the Lollipop OTA zip file.
  5. This will apply the Android 5.0 Lollipop OTA update to your Samsung Galaxy S4 i337.

New Guide

  1. Download official I337UCUFNB1 firmware on your PC. Flash the Odin firmware through Odin.
  2. Download the NB1 to NJ4 OTA update ZIP file. Move it on your phone and apply the update through stock recovery.
  3. Reboot your phone and check for a software update on the Settings menu. A notification will appear and you will be able to update.
  4. If you do not get the notification, download the ZIP file from the first guide and extract it to receive a .cfg file. Replace the .cfg extension with .zip and apply the update through recovery.

Enjoy Android 5.0 Lollipop update on your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4. There are many things to get excited for.

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  • Ocano2k4

    Erased my phone and didn’t update 🙁

    • Novab

      Same issue here

      • Nicolas Mauricio Arias

        And here. Please help me for get this update.

        • Read the updated guide.

          • Daniel Adu

            Please help me on how to rename the file from .cfg to .zip

          • Daniel Adu

            Please I can’t do it

  • Ethan

    Can I follow these exact steps to get lollipop on my sgh 1537? It’s an s4 active on AT&T

    • This is only for the Galaxy S4 variant. No news for Galaxy S4 Active.

      • Sorab Melwani

        Not worked for my sgh i337

        • Dinesh Jangid

          To apply this ota ur phone should be in stock 4.4.4 download or update

  • Novab

    In the Status area my S4 says “Custom” the update didnt work.

    • Flash a stock firmware to reset the phone status.

      • Novab

        I tried downloading stock roms from sam mobile, not seeing required files needed for odin (md5 etc). My phone is not rooted.

        • sorab

          You have to extract the file then you will get md.5 file

  • Sorab Melwani

    Not working
    Failed updating
    Plss tell us how to update
    This method is not working
    Or plss upload odin file

    • What does it say when you go to Settings > About Device > Status > Device Status?

      • sorab

        it shows official

        • sorab

          Plss upload anyother file which can bhe updated using odin

      • sorab

        It say footer is wrong and signature verification failed in flashing

      • sorab

        Finaly worked for me
        I first extracted .zip file then i got .cfg file then i rename it from .cfg to .zip then i flashed it worked fine

    • Article has been updated with a second guide.

  • Ever García

    I have an important question, can I download this and install it VIA Odin? Because I bricked my phone and I can’t access to it. Please answer as soon as posible, because this is urgent. Thank you very much! 🙂

    • Unfortunately, it cannot be installed using Odin. You best option is to download a stock KitKat firmware, flash it on your phone using Odin and then apply the update.

      • Ever García

        Wow, will have to download about to gigs today. Well, OK! Thank you very much. I am currently downloading the lollipop update and then I’ll download the KitKat firmware, flash it with Odin, and then apply the update. If I get it all right, I’ll comment here. THANKS AGAIN! 🙂

      • Ever García

        I’ve tried several times and it won’t let me apply the update. It just goes back to the normal android 4.2.2 like if I were factory resetting the phone. Note, the status of the phone is OFFICIAL. So your file doesn’t work at all… :s

    • sorab

      Yup bro you can install using odin
      You have to extract .zip file you will get a .cfg file then rename .cfg to .md5 then flash it using odin

  • Novab

    First time goin through all this with an android device! Running Lollipop! wooot!

    • Ever García

      How did you get it to work? Mine won’t let me. Tell me everything you did and if it’s rooted. Ty!

  • Nicolas Mauricio Arias

    I Can’t install it. I did everything like here saids but when reboot the device. Run with the same Android kitkat 4.4.2 but i didn’t have anything. It made a wipe data. Please help me.

    • Ever García

      That’s all it does. This thing doesn’t work at all.

      • Article updated with new guide!

      • Dinesh Jangid

        What firmware ur phone is in now …ni1 or nj4 or nb1

    • Dinesh Jangid

      Kindly mention ur present firmware code …is it in i337ucufni1.

  • Dinesh Jangid

    i use a at&t s4 i337 running 4.4.2 and its rooted with stock firmware .wen i try software update it shows its upto date if i use this method will it work .or should i try after unrooting the phone .plz guide me correct process

    • If the phone status is official, no need to unroot. Follow the updated guide.

      • Dinesh Jangid

        I did .but its failed coz am in 4.4.2 i337ucufni1 .to update 5.0 i gotto b in 4.4.4 .but havnt got software update .i manually have to update from NI1 TO NJ4 .SO PLZ SEND ME LINK TO A OTA UPDATE FROM NI1 TO NJ4 MANUALLY UPDATE .plz help

    • Ricardo

      First friend you need to download the file and then update with each other 5.0update sorry my english file but am Brazilian .

  • Marco

    It’s 5.0 or 5.0.1 version?

    • It is Android 5.0 Lollipop.

  • Deepak Kumar

    Thank you very much it worked
    just check following pointers and verify
    1. Get to stock firmware 4.4.2 from wherever or whatever version.
    2. Apply 4.4.4 update using external SD card
    3. Download lollipop firmware (zip file) using link provided
    4 Extract the zip file rename the extracted file to .zip then copy to SD card
    5 Reboot to recovery and apply update

    • Kalekanchha

      Thanks. I tried to update with the .zip file but no luck but then I unzipped the file as you mentioned, renamed with .zip and it is now working.

  • angel

    how do you rename it to .zip ? when I do it it just goes to .zip.cfg ?? pleae help

    • Enable the ability to change file extensions on your PC, or use a root file manager on your phone.

      • Ricardo

        Brother first what operating system your computer, if windows should enable disable information in folder options to not hide type of file extensions desconhecidos.Ao do this you will see that your files have extensions shown example .jpg or photos . gif, .exe programs and then 5.0update file is a .zip file to extract using winrar or winzip you will see a folder with the 2400258.cfg file, .cfg this end you should switch to .zip . and so proceed with the update in recovery mode . I have helped . my contact on google + is forgive my English but I’m Brazilian. but I have an American cell .

  • Sean

    Totally worked, thanks dude, i owe you a beer, been wanting to get lollipop since release

  • desfox4357

    Thank you. Tried it last night and It worked like a charm. Just follow the guide as listed.

    • NG

      Great.. which OS version did you have on S4? was it rooted and unlocked?

  • Theo

    The second and new instruction works like a charm.. thank you!!!enjoying my Android 5.01

  • Dinesh Jangid

    I successfully did the update .I’ll explain how i did .i was in 4.4.2 with rooted NI1 firmware .so i flashed the NB1 firmware thru odin n then i manually flashed the NB1 to NJ4 OTA UPDATE N THEN LOLLIPOP OTA .tru zip file manually. It was successful n nice .but little slow .its ok thou .and after update my internal storage decreased to 9.7gb from 16gb .is it normal mr.Ronaldo .or do u have a fix for it

  • Kalekanchha

    The second set of instructions worked for me. Thanks.

  • luis andres rivera toscano

    Can have signal from México this rom? My phone is root and have cyanigenmod 12 4.4.4

    • Yes it will have signal.

      • Latoya Latoya

        hi i am trying to download the lollipop on my s4 and when i go to about device and click software updates it saying no updates available

  • ndndjj

    My wife Fi not working. After recovery. ..4.4.2

  • Stewart Hemson

    Note to everyone who has 4.4.2

    if you get any error in updating to lollipop first you need to flash stock 4.4.2 even if you already have 4.4.2

    I learned it in this guide:

  • Bill

    If you are getting the signature error, you missed the unzip and rename the resulting .cfg file step.

    • Maiku

      I just wanted to stop and let you know that this pothead thanks you

  • Taimur Khan

    I am trying to flash NB1. I am currently on I337MVLUFNI2. I am getting
    Re-partition operation failed error. Tried different cables and PCs but
    the same error keeps on haunting me. NB1 to NJ4 OTA update ZIP file didn’t work either. I am getting tmp/sideload/ error.

  • Rả Jon

    can i root after update is installed ??

  • brendon mpofu

    does the 5.0 not have too many bugs?Anyone who has been using for a while?

  • Frances Hibbert

    Hi, i just followed the instructions to update my phone, how long will the update take, cuz its been an hour now?

  • Leo Rose

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 and it was on 5.0.1… I have tried to take it to a 4.4.2 and now it keeps wanting to boot into system recovery..

    When trying to apply the OC1 back onto the Samsung Galaxy S4 im getting

    — Install /sdcard –…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:footer is wrong
    E:Signature verification failed
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:footer is wrong
    E:Signature verification failed

    — Appling Multi-CSC…
    Applied the CSC-code : ATT
    Successfully applied multi-CSC.

    Install from sdcard complete.

    — Wipeing data…
    Formatting /data…
    Formatting /cache…
    Formatting /sdcardl…
    E:unknown volume for path [/sdcardl]
    E:unknown volume “/sdcardl”
    Apply wipe progress complete.
    — Copying media files…

    anyhow after all this is done it will load the Samsung Galaxy logo and reboot and then boot back up and you will see the blue in the top left corner loading up in recovery mode..

    Is there a fix for this to put 5.0.1 back on my phone?

  • jasemj

    Does this work on SGH 1337z?

  • Ibrahim Rizwan

    how to download odin? link please? and my android version is 4.4.2 and baseband version is I337UCCFNB1 so what to do? plz help?

  • PL
  • Oussama

    i’ve downloaded it and did exactly like it says and it works like a charm on my SGH i337 ..Thank u Naldo Tech .
    Osama From Algeria

  • Nneeffii Llooppeess

    tank´s daer

  • Jason McKee

    whenever im in recovery and select the, it just brings me further into the file structure. why wont it load? did i change the extension of the wrong file?

    • Samsung galaxy core prime

      Update. Zip send me this link

      • Jason McKee

        sorry i didnt post a link or file, the site just made it a hyperlink. i downloaded the OTA ZIP from the article and renamed it. looking at all the help here in the comments, it looks like i cant update my model SGH-I337

  • Billy

    getting error has unexpected content and something about samsungmusic.apk

    • Billy

      flashed again in odin and it took! 🙂

  • Musa Sahiti

    Hey Ronaldo thanx about this but i have android 4.4.4 do i have to downgrade

  • pedrotom233

    hello mine didn’t work, it was talking about Footer is wrong verification not done…..can someone help me..

    • jholgate

      Do you already have a custom ROM on your phone? I’m getting the same error trying to reinstall GoldenEye v53 ROM (I installed the full version the first time and I’m wanting to install the slim version now because I’m guessing it doesn’t include all the shizzy Samsung apps.)

      This might be a good resouce for folks with SGS4 SGH-i337 (with a certain Baseband, though I’m not sure which) who want a rooted Lolipop custom ROM:

      With my phone, everything worked fine for a couple weeks or so, then I started having issues with random powering off/reboots/bootloop, etc. (btw – this is NOT an issue with “the power button getting stuck,” that’s total BS, despite what a lot of sites/YouTube videos have to say about this; it’s a software issue.) This may have been an issue with some of the apps I turned off (it shouldn’t have been, but who knows.) From what I can tell, depending upon the type of Bootloader your actual phone has (and I have no idea what that even means) it seems that from my research, the only option is GoldenEye. I don’t know why this is exactly, and I know I was successfully able to install Kangapop on another S4 (not sure the Baseband, etc.) so who knows. This is why I’m now starting to hate Samsung phones, hate Android and will probably buy an iPhone 6+ 128 GB as my next phone (I never buy new and I’m never under contract.)

      Good luck…

  • Littlesaint

    the second option worked perfectly.#Thanks guys for everything