Software versions and updates: Samsung Galaxy S 4

    Learn how to check the software version and update the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

     

    Understanding the software version

    How tos

     

     

    Understanding the software version

    Learn how to check the software version and see official versions for the Samsung Galaxy S 4.

     

    Beginning August 31, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will have a optional software update to Android version 4.4.4/ Baseband M919UVUFOH3 via OTA or Samsung Kies. This update provides

    New Features

    N/A

    Improvements

    Stagefright fix

     

     

     

    Current Baseband VersionUpdate Status
    M919UVUFOH3This software version is current. Your device software is up to date.

    M919UVUFNK2

    M919UVUFNH7

    M919UVUFNB4

    M919UVUEMK2

    M919UVUAMDL

    M919UVUAMDB

    You can manually update to Android version 4.4.4 Baseband version M919UVUFOH3. 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.

     

    Prerequisites

    • M919UVUFNK2
    • Device software not rooted
    • 50% or higher battery life
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • File size is 15.37 MB

     

     

     

    How tos

    Download update via OTA

    Check for updates

    To check for updates and download the update from the Samsung servers, follow these steps:

    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.
    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.

     

    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

    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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