Android 4.4.2 OTA Update for Samsung Galaxy S4 Now Rolling out at Sprint

Android 4.4.3 Samsung Galaxy S4

We told you a few hours ago that the Android 4.4.2 OTA update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5 will be rolled out today. Guess what? Sprint has announced that they are now pushing the Android 4.4.2 update to their users.

Well, the Android word has turned upside down: a carrier Galaxy S4 variant is updated to the latest Android firmware before the international model. Should I mention that it’s an US carrier? This is complete madness.

As usual, the OTA update for Samsung Galaxy S4 is being rolled out in phases which means that not all Sprint users will be able to download and install it right away. If you are lucky enough the system update message might already be in your notification area. If not you might have to wait a few more days. Anyway, it’s worth checking for the update manually. In order to do so you must head to Settings > More > About Phone > System Update > Check for updates.

The Android 4.4 KitKat update is labeled L720VPUFNAE and it should weigh more than 500 MB, therefore we are advising you to download it using a stable WiFi network.

According to Sprint’s support page the new software update brings compatibility with Zact Mobile and a fix for the “Prevention Information – An application has been forced to stop for an unauthorized attempt to access system in your device. It may be safe to delete an application obtained from an unauthorized route. Check now?” bug.

The update also brings KitKat-specific goodies like white icons in the status bar, transparent status bar, full-screen album and movie art in lockscreen, Printing option in Settings, and the new immersive mode. I know, the software enhancements are not that huge, but it’s understandable since most of Note 3′s software features have been patched in the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.

In case you forgot, I remind you that the Galaxy S4 boasts about a 1080p Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 13 MP primary camera, 2 MP secondary camera, microSD support, 2 GB RAM, NFC, IR, and 2,600 mAh battery.

Did you updated your devices or are you still waiting for the OTA update?

  • James

    Got the update this morning over Wifi, but now my WiFi will not turn on at all. :(
    Restarted device, turning off for a few minutes, tried turning on WiFi via drop down and Settings menu all with no luck.