Android 4.4 KitKat update begins rolling out to Sprint Galaxy S4 owners

by: Andrew GrushFebruary 13, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S4

If you’re itching to get your hands on KitKat and are a Galaxy S4 owner on Sprint’s network, you’ll be happy to know that your day in the sun is almost here! The Android 4.4 KitKat update is now starting to roll out to Sprint’s network, arriving under the build name L720VPUFNAE.

So what’s new with the update? First up, you get Android 4.4 KitKat and all the new features that the latest version of Android brings with it, such as Hangouts and SMS integration, camera improvements and more. Beyond that, there’s also some Samsung-specific changes as well.

Although the change-log only specifically mentions S Health and SMS enhancements, prior firmware leaks suggest that we’ll at least see some user interface tweaks such as the KitKat-style white status icons. We’d also imagine some of Samsung’s apps will receive minor updates and bug fixes, too.

If you have yet to receive a notification informing you of the update, you can always try looking for the OTA by going to the “About Device” section on your Galaxy S4. Keep in mind that the rollout will likely occur in stages, so it may take a few days to reach everyone.

Any Sprint GS4 owners get the update yet to KitKat? If so, did all go as expected or where there any snags along the way?

  • Still on the MF9 bootloader. I’m not letting Samsung put KNOX on my device. I’ll wait for a 4.4 flashable rom, so that I don’t get the new bootloader.

    • AndroidBoss

      I’m subscribed to you on Youtube.

  • AndroidBoss

    What about the international version? I’m still waiting for it on my S4…

  • net29

    Those updates so fkin annoying…For my Note 3 no update available yet..That’s really frustrating..I think my next phone will be a Nexus..

    • smokebomb

      The nexus is good for the price. You start to miss the additions OEMs may add and having a permanent battery and unexpandable storage gets very annoying.

  • kayakj

    I think Sprint said that this rollout will go until 3/9.. so it may be almost a month before some see the update

  • Phil Rigby

    Want to see it for the S3… :(

  • sickofs4man

    When is it coming for Verizon

    • smokebomb

      3rd quarter of the year…Never.