When will jellybean 4.3 be released?General


  1. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    And whether we'll want to update (e.g. possibly be stuck with the new version of Google Maps) is another whole different story.

    This has to be the least anticipated update of anything for me, ever.
  2. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

  3. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    I've moved to Waze and really like it. I don't bother with Google Maps any more. For now. ;)
  4. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    A few questions about Waze:

    1. Is there a way to make it recognized as a navigation app so that when you open a Chrome to Phone address it will open Waze. Only about half the GPS programs seem to do that, and Waze isn't doing that for me.

    2. Is there a way to toggle between a close up view and a view of your entire route with traffic information. I'm not seeing it can do that. In fact, I'm not seeing that it shows traffic at all, although it claims to take traffic into account.
  5. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    We should probably start a new thread about Waze.

    Honestly, I don't know about that. But I do get traffic condition reports. Sorry I am not knowledgeable enough about the app to help with your questions. Yet. ;)
  6. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member

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  7. Poweranimals

    Poweranimals Well-Known Member

  8. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    No... but your phone will need to be the GT-i9505, quad core, version.

    See #1.2 of 18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours? to ascertain your version.

    The firmware is Open Europe.
  9. Spewy

    Spewy Well-Known Member

    Be warned though that installing this firmware will wipe all your data and settings.

    (still running completely stable)
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  10. Poweranimals

    Poweranimals Well-Known Member

    Well that is kind of a dealbreaker. I guess I'll just wait until October 31st.
  11. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    I thought so too - but Google re-downloads all apps automatically, Samsung restores wallpaper and texts and all that and when using different Launcher like Nova - you can restore the layout from backup ... so unless you have tons of games which don't save their save games in the cloud - you are back up in no time :)
  12. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    It does ... Juice Defender is so far the only app which doesn't seem to be working with 4.3 ...
  13. Shocky

    Shocky Well-Known Member

    So if I flash this firmware I lose, root and all applications that require it and access to custom roms and kernels.

    That's if I want to keep my warranty which I do, so ill pass. ;)
  14. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    If you got root you are out of warranty already anyway ... You can only hope that if you ever need warranty, you still run a ROM which is supported by Triangle Away and your phone isn't dead and you can actually revert to stock to begin with :)
  15. Shocky

    Shocky Well-Known Member

    No your not, on previous bootloader without efuse you you could pretty much do as you please, so long as you used Triangle Away before shipping it back and flashed the stock rom. ;)

    Triangle away has worked on every rom I've tried, plus it's very easy to revert to stock.
  16. Nick33

    Nick33 Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to avoid this update altogether?
  17. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    You basically just repeated what I said :)
  18. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    Don't upgrade. These upgrades aren't forced. Either Kies or the update manager will prompt you asking to install the upgrade. Simply don't hit 'go' ... And / Or disable the update service altogether to avoid having to decline the updates constantly :)
  19. speedlever

    speedlever Well-Known Member

    And then there are those of us who welcome the new updates!

    ;)
  20. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    This update and all future updates! Get used to the fact that Knox will be on all future firmware updates for the S4, S3 Note 2 and Note 3.

    Therefore if your present firmware doesn't already contain Knox, and a lot do already, you should disable automatic OTA updates and refuse updates via Kies as you are now on the latest firmware there will ever be without Knox. No going to Android 4.3 or KitKat I'm afraid.

    Knox does not present a problem or concern to anyone running stock firmware unless they wish to root their phone and flash custom firmwares and mods. In fact, it provides an added layer of security against malware.
  21. jamsterdm

    jamsterdm Well-Known Member

    does it fix the google play services battery drain issue cos i dont like having location services off?
  22. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

  23. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

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  24. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Yes, Android 4.3 is being rolled out now. First to get it is Product code DBT, CSC code OXA, Germany, for the quad core, International version. Minority variants and carrier branded firmwares are anybodies guess as Gomjaba states. If you are carrier branded, then you should contact your carrier as it is they who have to add their bloatware and return it to Samsung for release.

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