Sprint has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini devices will receive a brand new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update starting today. The new firmware upgrade comes with small fixes and several new features such as International Wi-Fi Calling Support, so you should check the notifications panel or go to System Updates and see if there are any new Android 4.4.2 files available for download.

Android 4.4.2 might possibly be the final KitKat update build released by Sprint and Samsung for the Galaxy S4 Mini, as they will most probably begin work on integrating the newly announced Android 5.0 Lollipop OS for all the other Samsung flagship devices on Sprint. This new KitKat 4.4.2 build has the firmware build set to L600VPUBNJ1 and it comes with following new features: HD Voice Icon Support, International Wi-Fi Calling Support.

This new firmware will also add various Google security patches and it should also tweak the overall Galaxy S4 Mini user interface, so that you will get the best Android 4.4.2 KitKat experience. The official changelog posted by Sprint doesn't specify if there are any other extra features nor which parts of Android 4.4.2 have been fixed in this release.

Samsung and Sprint will launch the firmware update in stages, which means that not all Galaxy S4 Mini devices on Sprint will get the new upgrade files at the same time. Don't panic in case the Android 4.4.2 KitKat L600VPUBNJ1 firmware update doesn't hit your device today, as it should arrive eventually in the following days. Note that the update is only sent for Galaxy S4 Mini devices that are running 100% stock ROMs, you will not get the firmware update in case you're currently sporting a custom ROM on your device.

When the update notification arrives you simply need to confirm the download and installation processes, then the Sprint Galaxy S4 Mini device will take care of them automatically. In case the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update notification isn't shown by your device, then you can go to 'System Updates' menu under Settings and check manually for new firmware files availability. Tell us in comments if the update was sent your way and if you've found any major changes that aren't listed by Sprint in the changelog.

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james · 4 years ago

I downloaded the update on christmas day and now i cant get my 4G to work only the wifi ..... i wish i never downloaded it now

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Deepak · 4 years ago

My s4 mini is not showing any android update its still 4.2.2

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Really!!! · 4 years ago

Like I have a spare 564.34MB of storage on my phone just waiting for their update. They are having a laugh and I can't get rid of the stupid message!! Annoyed

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~one2dance · 4 years ago

Got the update today on my S4 mini but the build is not L600VPUBNJ1, it is L520VPUBNJ1. I don't remember what it was before, but I am not running a custom ROM. Haven't noticed anything new yet - good or bad.

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Amy Kilbride · 4 years ago

Got my update yesterday but wont let me install due to not enough space need 500 mb and have got 620!! Help!!

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Ernie Dernie · 4 years ago

Got the upgrade yesterday. Now email and messaging run real slow. Something ain't right. While inputting text it just freezes for 10 - 20 seconds.

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Melissa Wharepapa-Pera · 4 years ago

I got the download and now my phone is slower, texting slower on the keyboard and the clock on the lock screen stays on what the time was before u last checked it. And most times the lock screen just has nothing on it. The camera on the lock screen also disapears. Swipe on lock screen takes two goes. This is not good enough wish we can go back to the other version before this one. Had no problems before this.

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