It’s been almost a month since the Galaxy S4 received the Android 4.3 update at Verizon and now we hear that the Big Red is now pushing another software update to Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone. No, it’s not Android 4.4, it’s just a minor update so don’t abuse the Check for updates button.
Labelled JSS15J.I545VRUEMK2, the update aims to improve the data roaming in Canada and Mexico and to bring better connection for the enterprise proxy servers.
According to the changelog posted on Verizon’s support page, the Galaxy S4 OTA update also brings improved email connectivity and your device should work correctly with non-Samsung chargers after the new firmware is installed. For some reason, under Key Device Enhancements you will find one that writes “Device will ‘Power On’ after software update is completed.” It’s the first time a Verizon Galaxy S4 can be powered back on after a software update is performed? It’s the first time Verizon manages to do this? Anyway it’s a nice feature to have.
As a refresher, the Samsung Galaxy S4 brings a 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, Snapragon 600 SoC with four Krait 300 cores clocked at 1.9 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 13 MP camera mounted on the back, 16/32/64 GB of micro-SD expandable storage, and all the connectivity features worthy of a modern smartphone, including WiFi in all standards, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, IR blaster, and microUSB 2.0.
The JSS15J.I545VRUEMK2 update for Verizon Galaxy S4 is rolling out in stages so it means that you might not be able to install it right away. If you really want to install the new software update you can go to Settings > More > About Phone > System update > Check for updates and perform a manual check. If this doesn’t work you might have to wait a few more days.