Sprint Galaxy S4 update available, brings apps-to-SD card installs and Knox support

by: Chris SmithJuly 9, 2013

Galaxy S4

Sprint is apparently rolling out a Galaxy S4 update that brings some new features including Samsung Knox support but also the ability to move apps to the microSD card.

The update comes about a month after the European Galaxy S4 has been similarly updated – although Knox support was not part of that particular software release.

The Sprint Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) update should be available over-the-air (OTA) to users that still run the default firmware (unrooted), and measures a hefty 357MB. In case you have rooted your device and/or run custom firmware then you’re either going to have to revert back to factory settings, or wait a while until your ROM provider includes the new features in your current custom firmware.

In addition to letting users install apps on the SD card – thus fixing the storage problem signaled by various users – and bringing Knox features, the new update will also include other features such as the addition of a Smart Pause toggle to the notification panel, Briefing and SPDclient apps and a status bar transparency that works with custom wallpapers.

Sprint Galaxy S4 software update

Since the update comes with work-friendly Knox features, it is believed that it also brings a locked bootloader.

Considering that Sprint is already rolling out its software update for the handset, we’re probably soon see other U.S. mobile operators that carry the handset issue their respective updates for the smartphone.

  • King-Podigy-X

    This is great news. Now I don’t have to get the 32GB version from Verizon.

  • Piyush

    does game data can be saved on sd card

    • mikegonzalez2k

      You can save game data from the folder the game is stored manually. However when you update typically that game will also have an update, so your save may not be compatible.

      Use Titanium Backup and you can fully save the state of your game. I have done this many times when upgrading my GS3.