Verizon announced a new Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update is now being pushed to the users. Even though your device will not be updated to a new version of Android, the new firmware brings quite a few changes, so keep an eye on the notifications bar.
Because all the KitKat-specific goodies such as transparent status and navigation bars, white status bar icons, immersive mode, cloud printing, color emoji support, new Location menu, or full screen movie and album art in the lock screen were patched in the previous Android 4.4.2 update for Galaxy S4, the new firmware arrives to address bugs and improve the security of your device. According to the changelog posted on Verizon's support page the update improves connectivity with messaging app, accuracy of AOL email count, voicemail, and Bluetooth connectivity. It also brings KNOX 2.0 and changes ISIS Wallet name to Softcard and adds "Apply" and "Cancel" buttons to Home Screen mode. The new update brings Keyboard enhancements and support for MyVerizon Diagnostics, Side Sync Call Forwarding Framewok, and Kids Mode, too.
As usual, Verizon will roll out the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4.2 update in phases, which means that some of you might have to wait longer than others. Once your Galaxy S4 becomes eligible to receive the new firmware update, you should be able to see a system update message in the notifications bar. Tap on it, then follow the on-screen instructions. In case the system update notification failed to show up, you would also want to perform a manual check under Settings > More > About phone > Software update > Check for software updates. Alternatively, you can grab the USB cable and check out for the update via KIES.
The new update has build number KOT49H.I545VRUFNG6. Verizon didn't reveal the size of the update file, but expect it to exceed 300 - 400 MB. It's recommended to download the new update using a WiFi network in order to avoid unwanted data charges.
Are there any Verizon Galaxy S4 owners reading this? Have you received the new OTA update? Please let your fellow S4 owners know in the comments section below.