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Android 4.4.2 Update for Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Rolling out at US Cellular

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update is now being rolled out for the US Cellular variant of the device. Even though the carrier didn’t officially announce that they are pushing the update to users, US Cellular Galaxy S3 are reporting that they are getting notified to update their smartphones to Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

As I was mentioning above, even though there’s no mentioning of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update on US Cellular’s support pages, you should start checking the notification area for the system update message. Anyway, the new software update is most likely being rolled out in stages which means that some of you might not be able to download and install it right away.

As soon as your US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes eligible to receive the new Android 4.4.2 KitKat OTA update you should receive a system update message in the notification area. Tap on it, the follow the on-screen instructions. You can also check for the new firmware manually under Settings > More > About device > Software updates > Check for software updates, or you can grab the USB cable, connect your US Cellular Galaxy S3 to the PC and check for the update via KIES.

Even though there’s no official changelog for the US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.4.2 update, expect the new firmware to arrive with the usual KitKat goodies such as transparent status bar, white status bar iconography, cloud printing, color emoji support, full screen album art in the lockscreen, immersive mode, new Location menu, or Phone dialer app with Caller ID, along with update Samsung native apps, improved Samsung Keyboard, better power management, and performance boosts.

Because the new firmware might have a size of over 500 MB it’s recommended to download the update file using a stable WiFi connection in order to avoid unwanted data charges.

Have you received the new Android 4.4.2 OTA update on your US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S3? Have you spotted any changes asides the ones mentioned above? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Unheardofpro

    I downloaded this update and now my wifi doesn’t work. Im not super impressed.

  • Alison K

    I downloaded this update for my Samsung Galaxy s3, and now I can’t send picture messages through texting… I can’t use my data (Even though I’m PAYING for unlimited data) Super annoyed.

  • Dantevious Smith

    AT&T lagging behind U.S Cellular now…

    • John

      Dude I know, I hope we get the update soon android 4.3 was a total failure

  • Thomas Hochnadel

    I downloaded the update for my galaxy S3 and now my WiFi no longer works.

  • Starfall

    Same here as a bunch of other people. WiFi stopped working right after the update, the on/off button is just greyed out. I tried every solution on the the internet, the only one that worked is the last resort, AKA factory reset which wiped out everything on my phone. Very unhappy with this update. I noticed that battery life IS longer, but what’s the point if you can’t use WiFi.

  • Chris Radenovic

    silly, silly people. This is why you don’t download software updates right away. There is ALWAYS problems. EVEN iOS 7 had problems when it came out. Lol people will never learn…

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  • Fethi NOUAR

    What about International Galaxy S3 I9305 LTE ? They said that KitKat update will be on May 2014….

  • Carolina

    I don’t like the new update…. It is giving so many problems!!!!

  • Sarah

    I downloaded the update right away just because the notification woke me up and I had no idea what I was saying ok to. It might have been the only option. But I didn’t have any problems. I like the way everything looks so far. Except for the battery icon, I like it being green and now it’s just black and white.

  • mrstink

    I downloaded it today when it offered, not a fan of grey status bar but it’s only been a few hours I’m not sure what all has changed but Wi-Fi is working (I think) lol.. I have boost mobile phone tho, some problems could be the carrier?? Idk we’ll see

  • Gizmotech

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Verizon service. I had to laugh while reading “… it’s
    recommended to download the update file using a stable WiFi connection
    in order to avoid unwanted data charges.” This won’t happen on my phone because, ever since the Jellybean 4.3 update was installed on my phone in January, I NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER have a “stable” WiFi connection! In fact, that update has rendered my phone a worthless POS and NOTHING has been done to fix the problems that update caused my phone! Resets don’t fix it, changing settings doesn’t fix it, NOTHING fixes it!!!!

    • Jon Manalo

      downgrade to ML1

  • Beverly

    Downloaded update now can’t download picture texts!!! Not happy!!!! Please help

  • Andrew

    i started to download it and it has been in recovery booting for 8 hours and i cant turn it back on