As with any exciting new flagship device, it was only a matter of time before Samsung's recently-unveiled Galaxy S4 got the system dump treatment. Sharing the goodies this time (having already leaked S Voice, wallpapers, and ringtones) is SamMobile.com, who claims to have an "insider" that provided the leaked dump. According to SamMobile, the system dump is based on the S4's latest test firmware, affectionately called I9500XXUAMCH, built just a few days ago on March 23rd and based on Android 4.2.2 JDQ39.

For those interested, SM also posted the device's build.prop along with a few screenshots.

# begin build properties
# autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
ro.build.date=Sat Mar 23 00:00:34 KST 2013
# ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
# Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
ro.build.description=ja3gxx-user 4.2.2 JDQ39 I9500XXUAMCH release-keys
# Samsung Specific Properties
# end build properties

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If you're interested in downloading the full dump, you may want to block off some time – the download is 1549.8MB or roughly 1.51GB in size (over 2.2GB unpacked). That said, if you'd like a peek into the Galaxy S4 for development reasons (or just plain ogling), you can grab the download from SamMobile below.

Update: We've uploaded a few mirrors which you may prefer to HotFile:

Source: SamMobile.com

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • Bakaouji

    Why is their System dump around 3x the size of a system dump from Nexus 4?

    Must be all those gimmicks and that bloat.

    • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

      Exactly. :P

      I love my Nexus!

      • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

        The only person who can love a Nexus more than Note II or S3 is the one that hasn't tried the latter two... spoken as a past Nexus 4 and Nexus One user.

        • Elliott Hansen

          Some users like the simplicity of the Nexus

          • mesmorino

            Those users would probably like the simplicity of the iPhone even more. Simplicity is not a trait of android phones.

          • http://www.facebook.com/Zerounodos Manoleta Bocchia de Coussillan

            Let's not get carried away so easily. We are all Android fans, let's just leave it at that.

          • Kevin Aaronson

            Holy smokes,++++this. One needs only to look at xda.

          • NoreenD

            Ouch! That was cold! As a Nexus user, myself, I'll say "No thanks on the IPhone suggestion, even in regards to simplicity!" I certainly wouldn't say the Nexus is the only way to go, nor is it the best phone out there. To each, their own...enjoy the phone of your choosing.

          • http://twitter.com/tedleaf1 ted leaf

            possibly, he said he wanted simple, not that he is simple himself, idiots buy crapple.

          • Alex

            Simplicity as in the beauty of stock android. No need for Touchwiz crap. Looks like the phone is froyo/gb.

            Then again, my opinion

          • hot_spare

            That was really "+1"-worthy comment.

          • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

            There is a complexity and then there is just piling on poorly written code and stupid features. Touchwiz looks horrid.

            With AOSP you can opt in to what features you want and typically they are better coded.

        • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

          Really? It's cool that you like the Note or S3, but doesn't mean you have to force it down other people's throat. We all love Android, leave it at that.

        • Chris Hutchinson

          I sold my S3 to buy my Nexus 4 have never looked back there is so much bloat in touchwizz that I never used/turned off.
          That plus the whole exynos mess, sorry Samsung but you lost me.

        • MrRageQuit

          I disagree. I own both an S3 and Nexus 4 and I actually prefer the nexus and stock Android. I even run CyanogenMod 10.1 on my S3. TouchWiz is alright but it's bloated and laggy compared to AOSP.

        • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

          Tried both, hated both. The OS looked cartoonish and most of the "features" got in the way so bad that the owners turned them off.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius


        • PhillipCun

          if i owned the S3 or note 2 i would root it and install an AOSP rom... but AOSP roms don't run well on Samsung devices. which is why i prefer the nexus experience. no bloat and pure google and instant updates.

          • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

            Says a man who has never used either of those 2 phones apparently... I started looking for touchwiz rom for my nexus 10. Besides, aosp roms work perfectly fine on Samsung devices.

    • Usaamah Gill

      Software features are going to drive Android forward from now on. Its why the LG Optimus G is faster and superior to the Nexus 4, despite the same hardware, stock Android is actually inferior now, and when you ahve enough power that 'bloat' doesnt affect anything.. then whats the problem? LOL.

      • Bakaouji

        - Have you used the Optimus G & the nexus 4 side by side?
        - Explain the lag on the S4 apparent in many handson videos

        • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

          Explain the lag on the S4 apparent in many handson videos

          Umm, unfinished software? Testing device?

          • Bakaouji

            In the past, lag on "testing devices" and "unfinished software" is still there on the final product, whereas fast devices of the time - e.g. Nexus 4 - remain fast.

          • Kevin Aaronson

            Because its completely barren. Not much risky or innovative software. Stock Android is smooth as shit but just does not bring anything remotely risky to the table. And that's okay, that's why it's aosp. So Samsung can experiment and the glorious mod community can perfect. A stock nexus is a beautiful thing but I want something that was shat out by my future machina self that sees my fingers before even touching the screen, instead of shitty lockscreen widgets.

          • Kevin Aaronson

            "in the past"

          • Stacey

            People say this every time an Android device is released, and do you know what we see every single time? The lag is still there in the final product. The GS3 on its official JB update still can't even pull down its notification tray without dropping frames.

            Don't tell me I need a freaking Snapdragon 600 or Exynos 5 to do that.

            The devices that failed to lag in demos don't lag in real life (Nexus 4, and apparently, the HTC One).

          • Kevin Aaronson

            No lag on my gs3 buddy

          • Stacey

            Lag is subjective, buddy. As a GS3 owner, you've probably become used to it and don't notice it (I sure as hell didn't think my Desire HD lagged on a JB ROM, until I upgraded). As a Nexus 4 and iPhone 5 owner, I find the GS3's UI hopelessly sluggish, and I think that's unacceptable given the hardware it has.

          • Kevin Aaronson

            Lag is not subjective. It is either there or it isn't. I'm not going to try and convince you because your mind is already made up, but my galaxy s3 is smoother than my n7 and n10

        • utopianh


          There's a bug that causes the launcher to reload and lag.
          If you disable S-Voice, the 'lag' goes away on any of the modern touchwiz devices

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        Um, every single review i read basically said the Optimus was great hardware let down by terrible software. Features are cool and all but they need to be useful and well coded. Not just something taking up massive amounts of memory.

    • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

      Because TouchWiz packs 3x the number of amazing features when compared to AOSP

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1303904674 Michael Harrison

        And 3x the "borrowing" of your private information!

        • http://www.linuxdistroreview.com/ Bo

          OMG! That's SO completely untrue!

        • Kevin Aaronson


      • http://twitter.com/Mackster248 Macky Evangelista

        It has some cool features that I use, but most of it I turn off. I just hate how Samsung took the beauty of stock JB look and made TouchWiz look like an even worse theme of Gingerbread.

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        As in? S Voice is a crappy version of GVoice, the touch hover thing is a gimmick, etc.

        And everything they offer is available through apps or other hacks but the difference is, in AOSP, you can opt in instead of having to opt out and still have it cluttering up your memory.

    • Neejay

      That actually doesn't surprise me. lol

    • Vishnu Vadlamudi

      Let the porting begin!

    • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

      It's all the stuff I lost when I've bought my S2 and 5 minutes after arriving home flashed Cyanogenmod. CM since the beginning :)

      • Ivaylo Stoyanov

        I love CyanogenMod but it has too many issues on the Galaxy S II which makes it almost unusable for me. IMO the most stable and battery friendly (but not exactly pretty) firmware is the stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2.

        Of course, if CM was as stable as on the Nexuses and the Xperias, it would definitely be my daily driver.

    • joser116

      More like 7x.

  • Barton82

    1.51GB, now that's some serious bloatware right there.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Over 2.2GB unpacked.

      • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

        Wow, that is a huge image.

        • Luis Reynaldo Corcino

          As Barton82 said, there's a huge amount of bloatware packed in there. ::P

      • yoloholo


    • http://twitter.com/omegavesko OmegaVesko

      How big is the Nexus 4's system dump?

  • http://twitter.com/rhcp011235 John

    How's about a faster mirror? :)

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Working on a few now.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      And 2 mirrors are up.

  • bitemeoftn

    My s3 is rooted. All touchwiz ROMs are almost a gig where as AOKP based ROMs are around 140MB. I myself prefer AOKP same stuff and more customization. But the s4 is implementing a lot of new features like the eye scrolling and expansion with your finger just hovering not touching so I'm sure that's where the extra 500 megs are.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      Might be the extra-large image resources. S3 screen is 0.9MP while the S4 screen is 2.0MP.

  • mavericksid

    All stupid fights btw touchwiz and stock android aside, just waiting for the new features to be ported to SII now as the system dump is online.

  • Cherry

    Thanks for the Dump Steve K. Sorry you lost your job over this

    • Yes Man

      Uhhhhmm...he quit? Quitting and getting fired are two different things...and besides, Samsung posted the system dump, not Steve...

  • http://twitter.com/tedleaf1 ted leaf

    sounds about right, 1.5gb, for a mobile os !!!
    helps explain why newer versions of android will only run properly on bloody great multi-core, multi-gpu hardware.
    strip a gb of the crap out, make what you have left run efficently and you may just get a decent os.
    just as an aside, whats average install size for windows xp ?

    • Guest

      It doesn't help explain what you said. AOSP ROMs or much smaller in size.

    • squiddy20

      1. "sounds about right, 1.5gb, for a mobile os" And yet, just about every single CM ROM (from all the nightlies to the stable builds) for the past year at least have been under 200 MB and run perfectly fine...
      2. "helps explain why newer versions of android will only run properly on bloody great multi-core, multi-gpu hardware." And yet, CM 10.1 (Android 4.2) nightlies are on the original Galaxy S, a few of it's variants (like the Sprint version), and the Nexus S 4G. Explain this.
      3. "just as an aside, whats average install size for windows xp?" http://lmgtfy.com/?q=average+install+size+for+windows+xp Was that so hard?

    • Richard

      So you want a really basic phone? Go get an iPhone and leave. OH WAIT. iOS is approximately 700mb. Can Windows XP follow your eyes or your finger, or notice when your head is away from the screen and save power or anything other than fucking run? Hm..

  • http://williamjudd.com/ William Judd

    Excuse my ignorance, but is there any way to run this, like in a Windows emulator or something? Or is it just to poke around at the files? :)

  • TJay229

    Ok, questions.. My phone isnt rooted; I have a Verizon SG3, CAN I get this to work on my phone and not lose its functionalities?

  • Shrukin

    It's a little irritating to see people always fighting about Vanilla /AOSP/TW/Sense and so on. I love the Dev community & I don't think Android would be where it is right now without them. But from my personal experience regular folks find Vanilla Android or AOSP dull and sometimes buggy (just go to Xda and read the development section of any ROM out there). And to be honest whether TW looks like Gingerbread or Froyo is just a matter of personal view. I used to be a flashing whore until the GS3,cause that ROM is working perfectly. I've got one & haven't had a single issue in over a year

  • Duncan Jaffrey

    The google settings app was missing from the app draw. This should be in a 4.2.2 build I would have thought

  • gaurav dwivedi

    i want that blue wallpaper that show in s4 commercial .. if someone help plz plzz mail me :)