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Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy J1 SM-J100H to Android 4.4.4 KitKat J100HXCU0APL1 Firmware

The Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone with the model number SM-J100H has become one of the most used Samsung devices across the globe. The Smartphone is of course feature centered and is equipped with superb hardware. classy look. While the Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone tipped in with the stock Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, now it’s getting upgraded to a new KitKat version with some security fixes and add on features. So if you want to taste these new features and security fixes on your device too, then this article is specially for you.

So what you have to do is to check the notification panel of your Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone to ensure that the update has hit their device. If not hit yet, then you must not get worried as they can also follow the below given manual update method to start with the update right away. But here I must tell you that the download links given in this article is only meant for the Samsung Galaxy J1 users residing in Ireland (Three), Greece (Vodafone), Hungary (VDH) and Romania (Vodafone). So if you are a user of the Smartphone residing in any of the said countries, then this article is dedicated for you. The firmware carries the build name J100HXCU0APL1.

Caution: Note that this Android 4.4.4 KitKat J100HXCU0APL1 firmware is straight offered by Samsung. Do not confuse it with beta custom ROMs, rather be aware that it’s an official update in a manual way. We will pay no attention to your damaged Smartphones if any found during the update, then the entire process is their headache. We are only here to help you recover from the damage if you face any issue during update. The far most important thing is that the device must not be rooted. Else, the update might not work in your device.


  1. Samsung Galaxy J1 SM-J100H
  2. Computer (Windows XP or Windows 7)
  3. Original USB Cable
  4. Enable the USB Debugging by settings>application>development and tick the USB Debugging box and do not forget to untick the box when the update is finished.
  5. Backup all personal data such as SMS, MMS, videos, music, apps, contacts, messages, apps etc present in phone using a backup app to avoid data loss.
  6. Power up the Smartphone if your battery is low and hence it must be 50% or more to avoid automatic shutdown.


Update Samsung Galaxy J1 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

  1. First make sure the Samsung Galaxy J1 Smartphone is not rooted and then create the backup. If it is rooted then you may or may not get the exact result. It’s totally unexpected.
  2. Then download the KitKat J100HXCU0APL1 Firmware for your Galaxy J1 Smartphone and after download Odin. Do not rename it.
  3. After extract both the downloaded files to your PC and place them on the desktop for easy finding during update.
  4.  Switch off the Samsung Galaxy J1 and put it into download mode.
  5. Now double click on Odin to launch it and then with the help of USB, connect the Smartphone to your PC. Soon the ID:COM box in Odin turns yellow indicating that the device is connected. If this doesn’t happen then you must not have enabled the USB Debugging option. Do so at first.
  6. Now select “PDA” and choose the .tar file that was downloaded & extracted by you in the beginning. Go ahead and click on the Start button.
  7. The update procedure will start now and will take few minutes. The phone will be off and will reboot automatically. Then unplug the cable and go easy with the official updated process.

Check the new firmware from the About Device section in Settings. Well done. Now you have learnt the procedure to update your Samsung Galaxy J1 to the newest official Android 4.4.4 KitKat J100HXCU0APL1 firmware. In case you faced any issues in the update process, then feel free to let me know in the comment section. We shall try to find out a solution for you.

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