Today T-Mobile has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 and it’s available for over-the-air (OTA) and as a manual update through Kies, but you will have to download the update on your PC from T-Mobile’s support website.
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update will bring the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 to software versions M919UVUFNB4 and it should reach all devices during the following days.
If you don’t know what are the improvements that KitKat comes with, then you should know that it now features a full-screen mode, which allows apps to hide the notification bar, which can be revealed by pulling down from the top of the device. Android 4.4 also comes with faster multitasking, an improved caller ID that searches for numbers on Local Search and Google Maps in order to let you know who’s calling you, unified messaging in Hangouts, which allows you to send IM, SMS, MMS, send files and make video and group video calls, along with Emoji and wireless printing.
If you haven’t received the update yet, then you should do a manual check on your device. Go to Settings > About Device > Software update and tap Update in order to check manually. If this is not working either, then you can manually download the update from T-Mobile’s website and install it through Samsung Kies.
The size of the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update is 388MB, so it could take a while to download and you should do it over WiFi, because it could incur in data charges. You should also know that you won’t receive the update if your Galaxy S4 is rooted or if you’re running on a custom ROM.
Later today we will write a guide to help you update your Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat manually, so stick around if you haven’t received it yet.