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Old July 16th, 2014, 08:01 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Good to see that carriers are releasing updates to keep up with the unbranded models.

A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.

DRE = Austria (Hutchinson) update from NC5 -> NF6

WIN = Italy (Wind) update from NB9 -> NF1


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Old July 17th, 2014, 05:17 AM   #52 (permalink)
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A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.

HTS = Sweden (Tre) update from NC5 -> NF6


A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9500, octa core, Galaxy S4.

OXE = Uzbekistan update from NB3 -> NF4


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Update for U. S. Cellular SCH-R970 is downloading as I write this. I will pass on whatever good or bad occurs.
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A further KitKat update has been released for the U.S. Cellular, SCH-R970, quad core, Galaxy S4.


USC = U.S. Cellular update from NAE -> ND1 -> NF6


This is the 2nd update that this model has received on Android 4.4.2 and is the best supported U.S. model to date. See post #45.
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Well, it appears the new update was a success. Battery life has been extended and I am getting better signal strength for calls. Prior to the update, the battery would be drained to less than 50% overnight. This morning it was still at 85%. I now get a couple of bars in the basement where I got much less before the update.

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Well, it appears the new update was a success. Battery life has been extended and I am getting better signal strength for calls. Prior to the update, the battery would be drained to less than 50% overnight. This morning it was still at 85%. I now get a couple of bars in the basement where I got much less before the update.

Will keep you posted if things change.
Thanks! That pretty much falls in line with what people are experiencing on the latest NE, NF and NG releases on the International editions which is why it is always a good idea to grab these improvement/bugfix updates and why Samsung are so keen to get them out.
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A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9500, octa core, Galaxy S4.

OXE = Uxbekistan updated from NB3 -> NF4

SER = Russia updated from NB3 -> NE7 -> NG3

OJV = South Africa updated from NB4 -> NE7


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I may have been a bit over anxious in stating the battery life was extended. That extension (over a period of a few days), proved to be minimal, at best.

Signal strength seems to have increased by only a small margin in actual use.

Speed of apps is a bit better. WiFi seems better. No measure for Bluetooth.

The real test will be when I go back up to northwestern Wisconsin. Reception up there is dismal. 4G LTE is non-existent (it drops to 3G sometimes, 1x most of the time). Text and WiFi (when I can find a place that has it) are the only way to communicate.
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A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.

OLB = Singapore update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Philippines (Globe) update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Philippines (Sun Cellular) update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Singapore (SingTel) update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Philippines (Open Line) update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Malsaysia update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Philippines (Smart) update from NBE -> NG4

OLB = Singapore (Star Hub) update from NBE -> NG4



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I'm pretty much a noob, and been wondering why my S4 is yet to update to kitkat while friends on same carrrier around me have been updated already via OTA.

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I'm pretty much a noob, and been wondering why my S4 is yet to update to kitkat while friends on same carrrier around me have been updated already via OTA.

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Currently, there is no update to Android 4.4.2 for CSC code XSA.

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Thanks Ironass, appreciate the response.
I've seen your updates and seems like basically all countries have received updates except Australia. I'm guessing the carriers here are dragging their feet which is typical.
Have you heard anything that explains why Australia is so slow?

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Thanks Ironass, appreciate the response.
I've seen your updates and seems like basically all countries have received updates except Australia. I'm guessing the carriers here are dragging their feet which is typical.
Have you heard anything that explains why Australia is so slow?

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Your guess is as good as mine as to why Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, Australia, have not released Android 4.4.2 some 7 months after its debut.
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Frankly, the U.S.A. minority variants below, are way behind most of the worldwide unbranded models that are largely on May, June and even July builds.

There appears to be a reluctance on the part of these U.S. carriers to pass on any improvement updates that Samsung issue. This could, in part, be because of the enormous amount of time, effort and money that needs to be invested by some of these carriers to incorporate all of their add-on's and firmware changes to the stock Samsung builds before they can be released.
It's not like Samsung haven't provided the carriers with all the updates. U.S. Cellular is the only U.S.A. carrier to offer a bugfix update since the original launch of Android 4.4.2. In fact, they have had 2 bugfix updates that now means they are on June firmware. See post #54.

IMHO, if U.S. carriers stopped piling on their own apps and modifying the Samsung/Android firmware and also passed on regular updates that the rest of the world receives, there would be far fewer complaints on this forum from the 7 mainstream U.S. carrier branded handsets that, collectively, only represent less than 2% of all Samsung Galaxy S4 firmware releases worldwide.
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A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.

HUI = Italy (H3G) update from NC5 -> NF6

H3G = United Kingdom update from NC5 -> NF6

3IE = Ireland (Three) update from NC5 -> NF6


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A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.


OJV = Unknown (Product code XSZ) update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = United Arab Emirates update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = Unknown (Product code XST) update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = Unknown (Product code XSN) update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = Unknown (Product code XSB) update from NE5 -> NG2



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In #1.2 of post #1, I cite, as an example, the updates received by the International, GT-i9505, unbranded model for Germany. At that time, April 2014, it had received 8, "bugfix", firmware updates above and beyond the the 2 platform updates and the original release firmware.

Since then, it has had another platform update to Android 4.4.2 and a further 4, "bugfix", updates, (roughly 1 every month), to improve and enhance the firmware...

OXA = Germany update from NB8 -> NE5 -> NF1 -> NG2 -> NG8


I am by no means a Samsung fanboy but I do not know of any other manufacturer that offers this kind of support to a 16 month old phone that has had 3 platform updates, 4.2.2 -> 4.3 -> 4.4.2, as well as 12, "bugfix", updates in that time. Therefore, I stand by my opening statement in post #1...

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YBT = Germany (Black Edition) update from NF1 -> NG2 -> NG8

OXE = Russia update from NC9 -> NF1 -> NG8



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OZS = Hong Kong updated to NF2

OZS = Taiwan updated to NF2


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I've just had a "bugfix" update yesterday on 3 in the UK, the NF6 update I believe.

Since the update my phone keeps restarting randomly, for no apparent reason. The screen timeout also keeps resetting to 15 seconds annoyingly. When the phone restarts the screen is also on a low brightness for about the first half of the 3 logo showing, and then it goes back to full brightness, which I think is odd.

Does anyone know what might have gone wrong, and is anyone else experiencing these issues?

Apologies if I should've started a new thread, I thought this was an appropriate place though.

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Try a cache wipe as per #1.2 of the Update Problems - Dummies Guide. See if that helps.
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Thanks, I tried it and thought it worked, it lasted a couple of hours but seems to have just restarted again while I wasn't looking. The screen timeout changed back to 15 seconds again too :-(

Any other ideas? I really don't want to have to reset my phone, but this is very annoying behaviour.

Edit: definitely still have this problem, it has done it again.
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Thanks, I tried it and thought it worked, it lasted a couple of hours but seems to have just restarted again while I wasn't looking. The screen timeout changed back to 15 seconds again too :-(

Any other ideas? I really don't want to have to reset my phone, but this is very annoying behaviour.

Edit: definitely still have this problem, it has done it again.
Try a Factory Data Reset or re-flashing your firmware as per #2.0 and #2.6 of the Update Problems - Dummies Guide
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ODD = India update from NB3 -> NC1-> NE4 -> NG1


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Ended up having to factory reset and I think it has fixed it, thanks.
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A further KitKat, 4.4.2, update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4 to give them the latest NG8, July, bugfix firmware. Changelist = 2309103.

These handsets are in the main unbranded and therefore Samsung can update them directly and immediately without waiting for carrier approval or bloatware. All come with the latest global modem, XXUGNG8, for improved signal quality and clarity.


OXX = Hungary update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8

OXX = Portugal update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8

OXX = South East Europe update from NB9 -> NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

OXX = Spain update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8

OXX = Slovakia update from NB9 -> NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

XEO = Poland update from NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

VIM = Macedonia update from NB8 -> NG1 -> NG8

PHN = Netherlands update from NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

ITV = Italy update from NB8 -> NF1 -> NG8

ATU = Switzerland update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8

ATO = Open Austria update from NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8


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The only answer I can give you Funderbolt is the one from post #45...



It's not like Samsung haven't provided the carriers with all the updates. U.S. Cellular is the only U.S.A. carrier to offer a bugfix update since the original launch of Android 4.4.2. In fact, they have had 2 bugfix updates that now means they are on June firmware. See post #54.

IMHO, if U.S. carriers stopped piling on their own apps and modifying the Samsung/Android firmware and also passed on regular updates that the rest of the world receives, there would be far fewer complaints on this forum from the 7 mainstream U.S. carrier branded handsets that, collectively, only represent less than 2% of all Samsung Galaxy S4 firmware releases worldwide.
So basically we have a greed issue?
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So basically we have a greed issue?
I'll leave that for you to decide Funderbolt.

What you have in the U.S. are carriers who demand their own variants of the worldwide model, in some cases with hardware changes, (see, Gorilla Glass 3 not on all Galaxy S4's!!!), who then proceed to add, change and modify the stock Samsung firmware, to a greater or lesser degree, to offer their own eco systems and branding and in the process create a whole set of new problems for their customers and who then refuse to offer those same customers the regular updates that over 98% of firmwares for the rest of the world enjoy. These U.S. carrier branded variants are not confined to just Samsung but cover a number of manufacturers, such is the power of the carrier , "cartel", that operates in the U.S. and is the price demanded from manufacturers for U.S. sales. The notable exception to this is the Apple iPhone, which may account for its success in the U.S.A.. Also, unlike most countries worldwide, there are no unbranded handsets readily available as this would break the seeming stranglehold that carriers have. See #1.3 and #1.5 of post #1...

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#1.3. Of course, Samsung pass all these updates on to carriers who can then choose whether to spend the time, effort and money on adding their, "bloatware", to these improvement updates and return them to Samsung for release either OTA or via Kies. (N.B. U.S. carriers, AT&T and Verizon, do not use Samsung servers for firmware releases.)

Thankfully, because competition is so hot on the worldwide market, these carriers are, by-and-large, usually keen to update their firmware as they do not want to be seen as lagging too far behind the non carrier branded models in case customers opt for these in future.
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#1.5. So, if you are on unbranded firmware for the S4, the chances are that any problems you may experience could be rectified with an update in about 4 weeks or so. For those on carrier branded firmware, depending on your carrier, the update could be around 6-8 weeks.
It is no coincidence that there is a direct correlation between the number of complaints on this forum to the amount of, "bloatware", and modifications, coupled with a lack of updates for U.S. firmwares which, in the main, are running on releases that have received numerous "bugfix", updates, as can be seen in this thread, from Samsung that are not being passed on to U.S. customers who are left on some of the most out-of-date firmwares, worldwide. For a country that prides itself on competitiveness and a free market, there appears to be a distinct lack of it as far as cell phones are concerned.

As consumers, you should...

1. Demand that these Samsung updates are passed on to you by your carriers.

2. Demand they should cease modifying hardware and firmware to such an extent that it is not profitable or viable to offer updates quickly.

3. Demand the sale of un-branded handsets which would disincentivize carriers from adding bloatware and not updating.

Alternatively, you could...

1. Root your handset, (the U.S. only has a 1 year warranty period), and run one of the latest, up-to-date, custom ROMs that are based on the latest releases.

2. Get an iPhone.
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A further KitKat, 4.4.2, update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.


OJV = South Africa (Vodafone) update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = South Africa (XFM) update from NE5 -> NG2

EUR = Greece update from NF1 -> NG8

OXX = Bulgaria update from NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

OXX = Romania update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8


Check both Kies and OTA, (Over The Air). For more details on firmware, CSC and Product codes, see 28 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?

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OJV = United Arab Emirates update from NB4 -> NE7


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ODD = Bangladesh update from NC1 -> NE4 -> NG1

ODD = Sri Lanka update from NC1 -> NE4 -> NG1

ODD = Nepal update from NC1 -> NE4 -> NG1


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OXX = France update from NC4 -> NG8

OXX = Baltic update from NC4 -> NF1 -> NG8

SFR = France (SFR) update from NC4 -> NG8


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BTU = United Kingdom update from NB8 -> NB9 -> NG8

OJV = Saudi Arabia update from NE5 -> NG2

OJV = United Arab Emirates (Etisalat) update from NE5 -> NG2


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A further KitKat, 4.4.2, update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.


NRJ = France (NRJ) update from NB8 -> NG8

TIM = Italy (TIM) update from NB8 -> NF1 -> NG8


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OXX = Slovenia update from NB9 -> NG8

OXX = Luxembourg update from NB9 -> NF1 -> NG8

VVT = Bulgaria update from NB8 -> NG8


A further KitKat update has been released for the International GT-i9500, octa core, Galaxy S4.


UUB = Argentina update from NB3 -> NG1


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SER = Russia update from NB3 -> NE7 -> NG3 -> NH4

OJV = Afghanistan update from NB4 -> NE7 -> NH2

OJV = Kenya update from NF3 -> NH2

OJV = Saudi Arabia update from NB4 -> NE7 -> NH2

OJV = Mauritania update from NB4 -> NE7 -> NH2

OJV = Algeria update from NB4 -> NE7 -> NH2




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A further KitKat, 4.4.2, update has been released for the International GT-i9505, quad core, Galaxy S4.


VFR = United Kingdom (Vodafone) update from NB8 -> NC8 -> ND7 -> NE8 -> NH7

VFR = Germany (Vodafone) update from NB8 -> NE8 -> NH7

VFR = Netherlands (Vodafone) update from NB8 -> NC8 -> ND7 -> NE8 -> NH7

VFR = Italy (Vodafone) update from NB8 -> NE8 -> NH7

VFR = Spain (Vodafone) update from NB8 -> NE8 -> NH7

MEO = Portugal update from NE1 -> NG8


Check both Kies and OTA, (Over The Air). For more details on firmware, CSC and Product codes, see 28 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?

See, also...

International i9505 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

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PAN = Hungary (Telenor) update from NB9 -> NG8

OXX = Croatia (TELE2) update from NB9 -> NG8

OXX = Serbia (Telekom) update from NB9 -> NG8

OLB = Philippines (Sun Cellular) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Philippines (OpenLine) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Singapore (XSP) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Malaysia update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Philippines (Smart) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Singapore (SingTel) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Singapore (StarHub) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Philippines (Globe) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8

OLB = Singapore (MMI) update from NBE -> NG4 -> NH8


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International i9505 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

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