General update available (May 7, 2013)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by josborne6, May 7, 2013.

  1. josborne6

    josborne6 Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 18, 2012
    188
    15
    38
    Male
    Healthcare
    Lithia, FL
    Just saw this am that there was an icon in my notification bar for a software update from tmobile. Anyone know what this update is for? Had anyone else seen this? Just curious as sometimes these early updates have been known to cause functionality problems.
     

    Advertisement
    Atma likes this.
  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member
    523

    Dec 26, 2011
    6,069
    2,901
    523
    Male
    Survival
    North Carolina
    Beginning May 7, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will have a software update to Android version 4.2.2/Baseband version M919UVUAMDL via OTA and Samsung Kies. This update improves the Visual Voicemail app and includes ISIS app improvements.

    You can update in two ways:

    • Over the air (OTA) update to M919UVUAMDL: OTA push update is available as of 5/7/2013. Please wait for the notification to update. The update is also available for manual update using Kies.
    • Manual download to M919UVUAMDL: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See SAMSUNG KIES to confirm the version.
    T-Mobile Docs
     
    2badmice, R=G and josborne6 like this.
  3. sincarafan

    sincarafan Well-Known Member
    53

    Feb 20, 2013
    220
    29
    53
    Male
    Port Richey, FL
    I got the update this morning. It said it was for stability issues. I would caution everyone with this because my battery is draining way to fast now. It dropped 10% in just 5 minutes. Wasnt doing that before. I looked into some things and dont know why as nothing running is at a high %. So just a heads up that it might make yours drain faster.
     
  4. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member
    523

    Dec 26, 2011
    6,069
    2,901
    523
    Male
    Survival
    North Carolina

    That happens with updates sometimes. It might take a day or two to settle in .. hopefully.
     
  5. R=G

    R=G Well-Known Member
    38

    Mar 3, 2011
    110
    21
    38
    Just saw it a few hours ago and updated a few minutes ago..Ill be back in this thread if this battery draining thing actually occurs.
     
  6. josborne6

    josborne6 Well-Known Member
    38

    Sep 18, 2012
    188
    15
    38
    Male
    Healthcare
    Lithia, FL
    Yeah definitely think I'll wait on this one then. I'm currently getting about two days out of charge. Loving it after having a basically wired EVO 3D.
     
  7. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member
    18

    Jul 25, 2011
    84
    16
    18
    New update is available for S4 phones. 21.39mb in size. People are reporting massive speed improvements and that the lag is gone. I'm updating now. I'm on AT&T.
     
    worfwood, speedlever, Shocky and 5 others like this.
  8. HATCHPOWER

    HATCHPOWER Well-Known Member
    16

    Dec 28, 2011
    57
    5
    16
    i can confirm this downloading now.
     
  9. archer75

    archer75 Well-Known Member
    18

    Jul 25, 2011
    84
    16
    18
    The lag is gone! I turned animations back on and no lag. I also seem to be using about 300mb less ram than before.
     
  10. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member
    103

    And you guys have the AT&T Galaxy S4?
     
  11. 2badmice

    2badmice Well-Known Member
    58

    Jun 9, 2011
    132
    16
    58
    Male
    Quality & Compliance Officer
    Blackpool, UK
    US only?

    Not had anything on my device, just tried a manual update and it informed me that I've made too many attempts, this is the first time :thinking:
     
  12. cmhsam

    cmhsam Member
    15

    Apr 22, 2013
    13
    0
    15
    seems to be working for me. thanks for the info
     
  13. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member
    103

    You have to wait 24 hours to check for an update again on AT&T.
     
  14. waternut13134

    waternut13134 Well-Known Member
    16

    Dec 19, 2011
    56
    2
    16
    I can confirm that the lag is gone even with animations turned back on. I am also seeing less memory used for RAM.
     
  15. charliehowes

    charliehowes Well-Known Member
    36

    May 5, 2010
    117
    6
    36
    What are these animations I keep seeing people mention?
     
  16. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    Moderator
    10,118

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,623
    70,354
    10,118
    New Mexico, USA
    charliehowes likes this.
  17. rkkeller

    rkkeller Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 25, 2010
    588
    105
    93
    The Dog Pound.
    Must not be out for Sprint yet.
     
  18. DualMonitors

    DualMonitors Member
    5

    Oct 23, 2008
    5
    0
    5
    I updated my firmware last night (TMobile) and today, i found that the auto-rotation no longer works!!

    i.e. when you look at a landscape picture with the phone vertically oriented, it would be more desirable to rotate one's phone, and typically, the phone would autorotate the display.

    i also checked the checkbox under Display in the phone's Settings menu, and, yes, Auto Rotate Display is checked.

    any ideas to correct this please?

    thanks.
     
  19. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member
    103

    I forced the update on my phone. The AT&T Updating software kept telling me to wait 24 hours to check again for an update. So I bumped the date up by a day or so and checked again, sure enough the update checker checked for the update again and downloaded and installed it for me.

    Seems to be acting better after the update. Less sluggish, less laggy, overall better performance.
     
    worfwood likes this.
  20. Shocky

    Shocky On Probation
    163

    Jun 20, 2010
    2,872
    319
    163
    US only for now, but user comments looks promising so far. :D
     
    2badmice likes this.
  21. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member
    78

    Jun 17, 2012
    604
    69
    78
    North Carolina
    Thanks for the heads up. Just snagged that 21.39mb update.

    Edit: and yep... the video doesn't automagically auto-rotate now. But when I checked settings under display, auto-rotate was UNchecked. Now that it's checked again, auto-rotation for video functions normally.

    After the update, I went back into the developer section and reset the animations options back to 1x from 0.

    Perhaps DualMonitors should reboot his phone and check auto-rotation again?
     
  22. jejb

    jejb Well-Known Member
    53

    Apr 29, 2013
    233
    43
    53
    NW Arkansas, USA
    +1. I looked twice today, once just a minute ago. No updates available yet.
     
  23. worfwood

    worfwood New Member
    5

    May 7, 2013
    3
    0
    5
    Good tip on the manual bumping of the date.
     
  24. Poweranimals

    Poweranimals Well-Known Member
    38

    Apr 28, 2011
    362
    10
    38
    There's nothing on Sprint. I feel kinda cheated.
     
  25. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Well-Known Member
    143

    Jul 28, 2010
    1,482
    200
    143
    student
    north alabama
    yep worked on at&t, havent noticed any of the little jumpiness when changing screens. i like the quick updates from samsung, another reason I stuck with them when choosing phones
     

Share This Page

Loading...