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General Future Updates? How do they work?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by trparky, May 3, 2013.

  1. trparky

    trparky Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    In the future, if there is an update to the AT&T version of the S4, how will it be delivered? OTA? Something called Kies?

    If it is delivered via Kies, would it be a good idea to backup all apps and associated data before I perform the upgrade? Or is it like an OTA update in which the update is applied over the top of what's already on the system?


  2. Kie

    Kie Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2011
    Risk and Safety Engineer
    Perth, Australia
    Both! You can update via Kies or OTA if you go to Settings -> About device -> Software update. The default settings are to automatically check for updates and download over wi-fi. I think it's always a good idea to backup that stuff in case something goes wrong during the update (e.g. random hard reset of phone or, if using Kies, the PC).
  3. TobesEtc

    TobesEtc Well-Known Member

    May 12, 2010
    MD of software co.
    London, UK
    Funnily enough my (Vodafone UK) did an OTA update yesterday. Little alert came up, and away we went.

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