Software versions and updates: Samsung Galaxy S 4

Learn how to check the software version and update the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Find out more on this page:

 

Understanding the software version

How tos

 

 

Understanding the software version

Beginning March 10, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will have a software update to Android version 4.4.2/ Baseband M919UVUFNB4 via Over-the-Air (OTA), manual pull down, or Samsung Kies over Wi-Fi only. This optional update will change the OS to KitKat.

 

New features

  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Improvements

 

You can update in two ways:

  • Over the air (OTA) update to M919UVUFNB4: OTA manual pull down update is available over Wi-Fi only as of 3/10/14.
  • Manual download to  M919UVUFNB4: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Verify you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.

 

 

 

Current Baseband VersionUpdate Status
M919UVUFNB4This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.

M919UVUEMK2

  • You can manually update to Android version 4.3 Baseband version M919UVUEMK2. See above for steps to manually update via Kies.

M919UVUAMDL

M919UVUAMDB

  • The update is still being sent to customers via OTA. You must wait to receive the OTA.
  • You can manually update to Android version 4.3 Baseband version M919UVUEMK2. See above for steps to manually update via Kies.
Other versions

T-Mobile and Samsung will not send you a software update.

 

Devices with non-T-Mobile software versions are out of warranty and do not receive updates.

Software versions

 

Android version 4.4.2 / Baseband version M919UVUFNB4

  • Version
    • Android version 4.4.2 / Baseband version  M919UVUFNB4
    • Approved 3/10/14
    • OTA and Samsung Kies update available 3/10/14
  • Improvements:
    • KitKat
    • Improved stability
    • New camera shortcut on the lock screen
    • Improved on screen keyboard
  • Prerequisites
    • M919UVUEMK2
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 388 MB.

 

Android version 4.3 / Baseband version M919UVUEMK2

  • Version
    • Android version 4.3 / Baseband version M919UVUEMK2
    • Approved 11/26/2013
    • OTA and Samsung Kies update available 11/26/2013
  • Improvements:
    • KNOX
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear support
  • Prerequisites
    • M919UVUAMDL
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 781 MB

Android version 4.3 / Baseband version M919UVUAMDL

  • Version
    • Android version 4.2.2 / Baseband version M919UVUAMDL
    • Approved 5/7/2013
    • OTA and Samsung Kies update available 5/7/2013
  • Improvements:
    • Visual Voicemail app improvements
    • ISIS app improvements
  • Prerequisites
    • M919UVUAMDB
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 168 MB

 

Android version 4.2.2 / Baseband version M919UVUAMDB - Original software

Version

 

Features

  • 5" Super AMOLED
  • 13 MP front facing/2 MP rear facing Camera with Dual shot
  • Enhanced Camera experience
  • Air Gestures
  • S Health
  • Watch ON

 

 

 

How tos

Download update via OTA

Check for updates

Note:Update to M919UVUFNB4 requires a Wi-Fi connection.

  1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the More tab.
  4. Tap About device.
  5. Tap Software update.
    • If you are not connected to Wi-Fi, you will receive a prompt to connect.
    • If Wi-Fi is not available, tap on OK.
    • If the update is not available, you will receive the message The device is up-to-date.
  6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
  7. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 4.4.2 /Baseband version M919UVUFNB4.
Download update
  1. You will receive a notification message when the update is available for you.
  2. From the message Notification Screen, tap Download.
  3. Tap Install Now.
  4. Wait as your phone restarts and updates to Android version 4.4.2 /Baseband version M919UVUFNB4.

 

Download update via Kies

Note: All troubleshooting support for the Kies desktop experience including installation, connectivity between handset and Kies as well as device OS updates should be forwarded to Samsung. See Samsung Kies for more information.

 

Installing Kies
  1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC)
    Note:
    • Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
    • Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
  2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
  3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
  4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
  5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
  6. When the process is complete, click Finish.
Prepare the Samsung Galaxy S 4

Note: USB Debugging is only needed when using a MAC to Update via Kies.

  1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Developer options.
  3. Tap Ok.
  4. Tap USB Debugging.
  5. Tap the Home key to exit the settings menu.
  6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
  7. Select Media device(MTP) at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.
Upgrade the device to Android version 4.4.2 /Baseband version M919UVUFNB4

Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.

  1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
  2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
  3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.
  4. Click Update.
  5. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
  6. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
  7. Click Start Upgrade.
  8. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.
  9. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.
  10. Click OK to confirm.

 

Help

If you are experiencing any difficulty completing the software update after downloading the OTA, contact Customer Care for further assistance.

 

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