The Samsung Galaxy S4 Android four.four.2 OTA replace is now reside for the LTE-enabled variant of the smartphone, codenamed I9505.
Whereas everybody used to be busy speaking concerning the Galaxy S5 launch, the oldsters at Samsung have launched the Android four.four.2 KitKat replace for the Snapdragon 600-powered Galaxy S4. The Korean telephone maker has been lovely busy updating its 2013 flagships to the newest Android model, and after the Galaxy Word three acquired the KitKat-flavored firmware final month, the Android four.four.2 replace has been pushed to the Exynos-powered variant and a few US versions of the Galaxy S4.
Now we hear that the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE is receiving Android four.four.2 over-the-air. In step with the oldsters at Sammobile, we are dealing with a staged roll out which means that the new software update might not yet be available for download in your country. As usual, the unlocked models will be the first to receive the new firmware, thus, if you happen to own a carrier-branded Galaxy S4 I9505 you might have to wait even further.
Anyway, you shouldn’t expect to many changes from the Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S4, because most of the new software goodies introduced by the Galaxy Note 3 were patched in the Android 4.3 update. Besides the KitKat-specific features such as white status bar icons, transparent status bar, cloud printing, full screen album art in the lock screen, or immersive mode, the new OTA update also brings minor UI tweaks, improved Samsung Keyboard, performance enhancements, and bug fixes. It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy S4 I9505 Android 4.4.2 update is labeled I9505XXUFNB8.
Usually, when a software update is ready for your device you should receive a system update message in the notifications area. Anyway, if you didn’t receive the said notification, it’s also worth checking for the update manually under Settings > More > About Phone > Software update > Update. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable and connect your Galaxy S4 to the PC, then check for the new firmware via KIES.
If you didn’t receive the OTA update on your Galaxy S4, you should stick with us, because a tutorial that will teach you how to update your S4 I9505 to official Android 4.4.2 update will be ready in the How To section of our website in the next couple of hours.