Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L72 Receives MF9 OTA Software Update

Update Sprint Galaxy S4 to MF9

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is definitely the best selling Android smartphone yet, a handset introduced in March which managed to sell over 20 million units in less than two months  after its market debut. Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is also available on the US market, and Sprint is one of the carriers that has it listed in its offer.

As you probably know the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes pre-loaded with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean customized with Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz Nature UX interface. Well, you might be glad to hear that the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S5, codenamed SPH-L72 has now received a software update. Don’t celebrate yet, we are not talking about the highly-anticipated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update, but rather by a minor one meant to bring small improvements and bug fixes.

The MF9 software update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 comes to bring HD Voice improvements along with Audio Clipping with headphones at higher levels. The new firmware update also comes with wallpaper modifications (removes one and adds two new ones) and it will also fix the ”Unfortunately Messaging has Stopped” bug.

Anyway, to me the most important feature brought by the MF9 update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is that you will now be able to install Google Play applications on your SD card, which will definitely come in handy when storage space gets low.

As most of the Sprint updates, the new firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is rolling out OTA, so don’t rush to grab your USB cable and launch Kies. If you didn’t already receive the software update notification, it’s worth checking for it manually. In order to do so you will have to go to Settings > More > About device > Software Update then hit the Check for Updates button and follow the on-screen instructions.

You might also want to know that the MF9 update for Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is sized 357 MB, so we are recommending you to download it through a WiFi network.

Because it would be rude to talk about Samsung Galaxy S4 software updates and not mention anything about its technical specifications, I remind you that the flagship smartphone of the South Korea-based company sports a 5-inch full HD display with Super AMOLED technology and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while packing 2 GB of RAM and 16/32/64 GB of internal storage expandable through microSD cards.

There are two international Samsung Galaxy S4 variants, one powered by the company’s proprietary octo-core Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four Cortex A15 cores at 1.6 GHz (for the tasks that require more processing power) and four Cortex A7 cores at 1.2 GHz (for the basic tasks and improved battery life), and one based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 solution with Snapdragon 600 SoC (quad-core 1.9 Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU). Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 is based on the latter version.

Since the Samsung Galaxy S4 is a high-end smartphone of 2013, you will find connectivity options like HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, NFC chip, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host, and IR blaster.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 boasts a feature-packed 13 megapixel camera with autofocus, LED flash, Dual Shot, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, and video recording support at 1080p@30fps with dual-video recording. The front-facing camera has a 2 megapixel sensor and is also capable of full HD video recording.

Have you received the software update on your Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Josh

    I have NOT received this update. Whats going on?!?!?! I keep restarting my phone and checking the phone manually under settings to see if this would help and still nothing

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  • S

    Not showing up here yet either… I need it to fix the “messaging has stopped” error, most annoying.

  • roger alvarado

    Still waiting………..tick tock tick tock

  • Tristram

    My update came through first thing this morning (Sprint OTA). It took about 10 to 15 minute via WiFi. After it is done, launch the camera app to let it update its firmware.

    • williamrselectroncs

      What state r u in?

  • thequestioner

    Just got it. Once move apps to SD shortcuts change and are greyed out but still work. You can change then back by deleting the original shortcut and creating a new one from the apps screen.

  • anonymity86

    Got it!

  • Curtis Ropp

    Downloaded and updated this morning. PDX, OR

    • lisxl70511

      I live in WA and my phone still hasent received it :(

  • barlee

    I was notified this morning…downloaded and installed on the way to work….

  • bryzen

    I have it. If your phone is rooted…DO NOT install it until they have a work around. They have installed code that blocks wifi. I’ll be flashing the firmware back on later today to put it back to stock. I’m sure this is an attempt to halt tethering which sucks anyway. I tried sprints 20 bucks per month plan without root and I also tried rooting and free tether both are horribly slow. In addition to blocking wifi, I have a prevention information warning on the phone. I thought Verizion just paid a couple million dollar fines for blocking “unlimited data”

  • Josh

    All of the people saying you have received it already: what state are you at????? I live in Tx and STILL have NOT received anything! :(

  • The Saint

    Miami, FL – Yes. Received.

  • turtlkky

    I received the update (sprint variant non-rooted) to MF9 on 07/21/2013. Since then, I see an error randomly popping up regarding a “MIPErrActivi..” in my app close screen (not sure what that screen is called but I can get to it by going to the home screen and holding down the bottom button until another screen pops up which allows me to close running programs). If I tap on it, nothing happens. I am unable to see the rest of the exact error. Can’t find any reference to it on Google. Does anyone have an idea as to what this error is referring to?

    • RacereX

      I have the same error and if you use predictive text in IE on Google search line, once you hit the arrow in Rt corner it hangs you cannot type anything else keyboard will not collapse either. They really need to test these updates alot more in depth before rolling them out.

  • Apothecy

    Galaxy S5?

  • Jim Edwards

    I received the Sprint update OTA and now nothing google works. Phone freezes up constantly. Ready to go back to my old evo.
    very disappointed.

  • Snarf2948

    They enabled the ability to move applications from the phone to SD card. If you go to move it back it says “Move to storage”.