KitKat 4.4.2 "bugfix" updates rolling outGeneral


Last Updated: 2015-01-25 11:50:33
  1. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    And yet Canesfan's GS4 problems are not widespread... else the forums would be full of complaints about those issues.

    From my perspective of being a happy AT&T camper with a GS4 running 4.4.2, I am mystified as to the source of Canesfan's GS4 problems.

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  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    You may well be right speedlever.

    I can only go by the disproportionate amount of problem posts that concern the only 2 releases that are very heavily modified by their carriers and released, not via Samsung but directly from the carriers themselves. These 2 carriers, AT&T and Verizon, combined, represent less than 1% of all the Galaxy S4 releases worldwide. The carriers also choose whether to release, "bugfix", updates or not. The, "bugfix", updates from Samsung are an important part of keeping the firmware running smoothly and problem free for customers.
  3. Canesfan

    Canesfan Well-Known Member

    Really wish my G4 didn't have so many negative issues. With all due respect, I think Samsung is problematic. That's one reason why repeated "fixes" are being issued.
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    All the below have been updated to the latest MAY build, NE8, for Android 4.4.2. Change list goes from 481100 to 1567293.


    VFG = Ireland (Vodafone)

    VFG = Romania (Vodafone)

    VFG = Albania (Vodafone)

    VFG = Bulgaria (MTL)

    VFG = Slovenia (Si.Mobil)

    VFG = Croatia (VIPNET)

    VFG = Cyprus

    VFG = Hungary (VDH)

    VFG = Italy (Vodafone)

    VFG = Netherlands (Vodafone)

    VFG = Austria (A1)

    VFG = Czech Republic (Vodafone)



    Check both Kies and OTA, (Over The Air). For more details on firmware, CSC and Product codes, see 23 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?

    See, also...

    International i9505 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    KitKat 4.4.2 release... fact and fiction

    Since no smartphone firmware in history, has ever been 100% perfect at the time of the initial release, you would rather not have the, "bugfix", updates to improve your phone? ;)

    Strange, Vodafone customers were not, in the main, finding any major issues with their 4.4.2 firmware but Vodafone still chose to support their customers with the latest, May build, updates from Samsung. The NE8 modem included in the above releases is very good indeed. See, here.
  5. Canesfan

    Canesfan Well-Known Member

    Maybe in Ulan Bator the "fixes" are great. As long as the released bugfix is going to further "ef" up my phone rather than improve it, no, I would rather not have it.

    Sorry, I can't be a Samsung cheerleader.
  6. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    Canesfan, in all seriousness, I think you should sell your GS4 and go back to an iPhone. I think you will be happier there.
  7. Canesfan

    Canesfan Well-Known Member

    I probably will when the iPhone 6 comes out.
  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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


    H3G = United Kingdom (H3G) CSC code NC2 (Mar: ) -> NE1 (May)

    VFG = Greece (Vodafone) from NB8 (Feb: ) build -> NE8 (May) build.

    VFG = Portugal (Vodafone) from NB8 (Feb: ) build -> NE8 (May) build.



    Check both Kies and OTA, (Over The Air). For more details on firmware, CSC and Product codes, see 23 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?

    See, also...

    International i9505 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    KitKat 4.4.2 release... fact and fiction
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    SER = Russia Update from NB3 (Feb: ) build -> NE7 (May) build


    Also receiving a bugfix update is the GT-i9502, octa core, Galaxy S4.

    CHU = China update from NE2 -> NE4



    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  10. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    VOD = United Kingdom (Vodafone) 4th update on 4.4.2. NB8 -> NC8 -> ND7 -> NE8

    VFG = Switzerland (Swisscom) update from NB8 -> NE8

    YFG = Slovenia (Si.mobil) update from NB8 -> NE8

    YFG = Switzerland (Swisscom) (Black Edition) update from ND7 -> NE8

    NZC = New Zealand update from NC6 -> NE5

    YFG = Romania (Vodafone) (Back Edition) update from ND7 -> NE8

    UUB = Chile update from NC1 -> NE2

    ZTR = Brazil (Oi) update from NC1 -> NE2

    ZTO = Brazil update => NE2

    YIA = Germany (O2) (Black Edition)


    Also receiving a bugfix update is the GT-i9500, octa core, Galaxy S4.

    OXE = Kazakhstan update from NB3 -> NE7


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  11. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    DBT = Germany update from NE5 -> NF1 (latest June build currently)


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

    OJV = United Arab Emirates update from NB4 -> NE7

    OJV = Afghanistan update from NB4 -> NE7

    OLB = Malaysia update from NB4 -> NE7

    QER = Russia update from NB3 -> NE7

    OJV = Tunisia update from NB4 -> NE7

    OJV = Pakistan (PAK) update from NB4 -> NE7


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  12. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Definitely worth updating to these recent May and June bugfix releases from Samsung! :thumbup:

    (The NE, (MAY), and NF, (JUN), modems, (basebands), in these releases are proving very good for signals)


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

    OXE = Russia update from NC9 (MAR: ) build -> NF1 (June) build

    YER = Russia (Black Edition) update from NC9 (MAR: ) build -> NF1 (June) build


    A further KitKat update has been released for the China GT-i9502, octa core, Galaxy S4.

    CHU = China (China Unicom) update from NE2 (MAY) build -> NE4 (MAY) build


    A further KitKat update has been released for the Korean SHV-E330L, quad core, Galaxy S4.

    LGT = Korea update from NB3 -> NC2 -> NC4 -> NE2 (MAY) build


    A further KitKat update has been released for the Korean SHV-E330S, quad core, Galaxy S4.

    SKT = South Korea update from NA7 -> NB2 -> NB3 -> NC4 -> NE2 (MAY) build



    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  13. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    In another post I stated that only the U.S.A. and Communist China mainland did not offer unbranded Samsung handsets to users.

    I was wrong!

    The Chinese do offer an unbranded handset, the International i9500, along with their 3 carrier branded models, GT-i9502, GT-i9508 and SCH-i959.

    They are now on, currently, the latest NF1, (June), build firmware

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

    CHN = China updated from NC6 -> ND1 -> NF1


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    DGT = Venezuela update from NC1 -> NE2

    OXX = Slovakia update from NB9 -> NF1

    ITV = Italy update from NB8 -> NF1


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

    OZS = Taiwan update from NB3 -> NF1

    OZS = Hong Kong update from NB3 -> NF1



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

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

    AUT = Switzerland update from NB9 -> NF1


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

    ODD = India updated from NB3 -> NC1 -> NE4

    OJV = Algeria update from NB4 -> NE7

    OJV = Saudi Arabia update from NB4 -> NE7


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  16. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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

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


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  17. tobyjuggler

    tobyjuggler Well-Known Member

    I can confirm that it is NB9.

    What's the update for?
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    It looks as though Samsung are eager to update from the old NA, NB, NC and ND releases to the NE and NF versions of Android 4.4.2.

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

    OXX = Hungary update from NB9 -> NF1

    ZTA = Brazil (Claro) update from NC2 -> NE2

    OXX = Luxembourg update from NB9 -> NF1

    PHN = Netherlands update from NB8 -> NC4 -> NF1

    ATO = Open Austria update from NC4 -> NF1

    XEO = Poland update from NC4 -> NF1

    VNZ = New Zealand (Vodafone) update from NC6 -> NE5

    EUR = Greece update from NB9 -> NF1

    OXX = Spain update from NB9 -> NF1

    TNZ = New Zealand update from NC6 -> NE5

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

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

    OXX = Romania update from NB9 -> NF1


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

    OJV = Saudi Arabia update from NB4 -> NE7

    ODD = India update from NB3 -> NC1 -> NE4

    YDD = India (Black Edition) update from NC1 -> NE4


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  19. jshaw42

    jshaw42 Well-Known Member

    Awww, come n USA.
  20. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    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.

    These, "bugfix", releases are not from Android but, rather, from Samsung to fix problems with their firmware in the main. As you can see, only one variant, U.S. Cellular, has received updates on 4.4.2 whilst some International models have had as many as 4 or 5 since the beginning of the year.

    This lack of updates from U.S. carriers is yet another reason that we are seeing complaints about issues that were, in some cases, fixed and passed on by Samsung months ago.

    United States of America


    AT&T SGH-i337 = NB1 (FEB)
    (AT&T firmware is not available or updated from Samsung sources.)

    Verizon SCH-i545 = NC5 (MAR)
    (Verizon firmware is not updated from Samsung)

    Cricket SCH-R970C = NC6 (MAR)

    C-Spire SCH-R970X = ND2 (APR)

    T-Mobile/Metro U.S.A. SGH-M919 = NB4 (FEB)

    US Cellular SCH-R970 = ND1 (APR) updated from NAE (further updated to NF6, see post #54)

    Sprint SPH-L720 = NAE (JAN)


    Canada

    Canada (various) SGH-M919V = NE1 (MAY)

    Canada (various) SGH-i337M = NE1 (MAY)
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  21. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Samsung have started to roll out their 2014 JULY, (NG), bugfix updates! :)

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

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

    YBT = Germany (Black Edition) update from NB8 -> NE5 -> NF1 -> NG2

    OXX = South East Europe update from NB9 -> NC4 -> NF1 -> NG1

    VIM = Macedonia update from NB8 -> NG1

    OXX = Bulgaria update from NB9 -> NF1

    OXX = Baltic update from NC4 -> NF1

    OXX = Portugal (TPH) update from NB9 -> NF1


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide
  22. jshaw42

    jshaw42 Well-Known Member

    This did occur on APR 22. However, nothing since then has been offered. There are still issues with 4.4.2.
  23. MYKEL61

    MYKEL61 Well-Known Member

    I might be wrong but I think he means APR 2015
  24. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    That is why there have been further updates since then, issued by Samsung. You need to contact your carrier and ask why they are not providing you with them.
  25. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

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


    OJV = South Africa (Vodafone) update from NB4 -> NE7

    OJV = Turkey update from NB4 -> NF3


    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

    International i9500 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    International i9506 KitKat 4.4.2 releases

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/847201-kitkat-4-4-2-release-fact-fiction.html

    Update Problems - Dummies Guide

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