Android 4.4.2 OTA Update Is Being Pushed to US Cellular Galaxy S4 Users

US Cellular S4 Android 4.4.2

Earlier today we told you that Samsung is rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the international Galaxy S4 I9500 and for the Sprint Galaxy Note 3. Another high-end Samsung smartphone is now receiving the latest Android version: the US Cellular Galaxy S4.

A couple of days ago we got our hands on a leaked US Cellular document that revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 roll out will begin February 19th. It looks like the update is now being pushed to the US Cellular users, as confirmed by the carrier’s website. Furthermore, some US Cellular Galaxy S4 owners have confirmed for us that the update has already hit their devices.

The new software update will be rolled out in phases, meaning that only some of the US Cellular S4 owners will be able to download an install it right away. Anyway, the aforementioned leaked US Cellular memo revealed that the update will be available for all users in 10 days after the roll out begins.

Usually, when the update is ready for your device a system update message will pop up in the notifications area. Alternatively you can check for the update manually under Settings > More > About Phone > Software Update > Update or via KIES by plugging in your device to the PC using the USB cable.

The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S4 is set to remove the Daily Perks and MobiTiles apps from the operating system (you will still be able to download them for Google Play), make the status bar transparent, bring white icons in status bar, cloud printing option, full screen album art in lock-screen, and the new immersive mode. You should also notice performance and stability improvements, along with other minor tweaks for the user interface.

It’s also worth noting that the new software update will upgrade your base band to version R970TYUFNAE. Did you guys updated your US Cellular Galaxy S4 units to Android 4.4.2? Did you notice any other improvements aside the ones we mentioned above?

  • jshaw42

    After the update, the GPS has gone crazy. It constantly searches which drains the battery extremely quickly and heats up the S4 a great deal. If I try to turn it off, it will not allow me to bring down the taskbar without a great deal of difficulty. When I finally can and turn off GPS, I have to reboot for it to take affect.

    BTW, my U.S. Cellular, Samsugn Galaxy S4 is an RSCH-R970. Why is that different from what you list here?