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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 KitKat update goes live today

Samsung Galaxy S4 owners on the T-Mobile network will be able to get their hands on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat features today, as an update has just gone live OTA and through Samsung Kies.
March 10, 2014
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Continuing with the stream of KitKat updates that have been heading out to various carrier branded Galaxy S4 handsets over the past few weeks, T-Mobile is now also pushing out its Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update to the popular Samsung smartphone.

The update is available over-the-air starting from today, with the file size coming in at 388MB. The update brings with it the modified Android KitKat OS and a couple of other Samsung specific tweaks. Here’s the changelog from T-Mobile’s website:

  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat (baseband version M919UVUFNB4)
  • Improved stability
  • New camera shortcut on the lock screen
  • Improved on screen keyboard

If you don’t fancy an OTA update, you can still manually download and install the new baseband version through Samsung Kies. T-Mobile suggests that you’re running the latest version of Kies before installing the update.

As always, make sure that your handset has plenty of charge before starting (at least 50%). You will also already have to be using the existing Android 4.3 software version (M919UVUEMK2) before updating to KitKat, which shouldn’t be a problem if you’ve updated in the past.

Hat tip to Wilfredo and Roger for the heads up.