Software versions and updates: Samsung Galaxy S 4

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

     

    Beginning December 14, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will have a optional software update to Android version 4.4.4/ Baseband M919UVUFOK3 via Wi-Fi, OTA, Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC. This update provides

    New features

    NA

    Improvements

    Google Security update

     

    Software version

    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Software update:

     

     

    Software version

    Check the software version

    To check the current software version, follow these steps:

     

    1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
    2. Tap About device.
    3. Read the Baseband version on the phone, and check it below:

     

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

    M919UVUFOH3

    M919UVUFNK2

    M919UVUFNH7

    M919UVUFNB4

    M919UVUEMK2

    M919UVUAMDL

    M919UVUAMDB

    You can manually update to Android version 4.4.4 Baseband version M919UVUFOK3. See above for steps to manually update via Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch for PC.

    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.

     

     

    Requirements to update

    To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

    • 50% or higher battery life
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • File size is 133.29 MB

     

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    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Update automatically Over-The-Air (OTA)

    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.

     

     

     

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    Software update: Download

    Download and install software update

    You can download and install the software update:

    From the phone

    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.

     

     

    Update software from a computer

    To download updates for your phone and install them using a computer, follow these steps:

     

    Samsung 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)
    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 device
    1. From the home screen, tap Settings
    2. Tap Developer options, if available. If not available, skip to step 8.
    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.

     

    Update the device
    1. Open the Samsung Kies application.
    2. Allow the application to detect the device and display an available update notification.
    3. Follow the on screen prompts to complete the update.
      Note: Using Samsung Kies to update the device software is support by Samsung. If there are any questions about the update process via Kies, escalate to Samsung for further assistance.

     

     

    Samsung Smart Switch for PC

    Follow the device requirements above, along with the following:

    • Use a Samsung USB cable.
    • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

    During the update:

    • Do not use the device or press any keys.
    • Do not remove the battery.
    • Do not turn off the device.
    • Do not disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

    Note: You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

    1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer fromhttp://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/
    2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
    3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
    4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
    5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
    6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
    7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
    8. Click OK to proceed.
    9. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.

     

    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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