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General kit Kat update question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Nightbreed, May 15, 2014.

  1. Nightbreed

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    Hi, sorry this has probably been asked but a search is pulling up loads of things...
    If I do the of a update will it simply slip into place or do I need to do a full factory reset?
    Are there many problems associated with simply downloading/installing it over the top of what's already there?
    Cheers.
     

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  2. ironass

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    There have been remarkably few problems worldwide with the KitKat update when compared to the Jelly Bean 4.3 update, as explained here...

    KitKat 4.4.2 release... fact and fiction

    There are 3 ways of approaching an update...

    1. Connect to the Samsung Kies, PC suite, (not all operators allow this), and install the update or download and install OTA over a strong Wi-Fi connection or via your data connection, (not recommended), and hope for the best.

    2. Back everything up first using Kies or Helium and then update. This allows you to use option #3 in case there are any problems.

    3. The Full Monty or Vanilla Install... Back everything up. Wipe internal and external, (SD card), in Settings and then Factory Data Reset and update your firmware and then sign into your gmail account and automatically re-download your Contacts, Calenders, apps, etc; and re-do your settings as shown in post #2 of Update Problems - Dummies Guide.

    Personally, I would recommend #2.
     
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    Nice one, cheers. I'll go for option 2 when I get in.
     
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    It probably depends on a lot of things. My personal experience - Verizon OTA (automatic download, probably over WiFi), manual OK to install after moving all apps back to internal memory, and that was it. No problems, no reset, etc. :)
     
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    I was just upgraded to KK today on AT&T. I was really holding out on the update because of not being able to move apps to SD card. Well, the download went very well. My phone kept all the apps that I had moved to SD card and they work. (I haven't tried everyone of them, just a few.) The only problem I had was a battery drain issues right after. I did a restart and that seemed to fix the problem. I really like the update, even though its not as big of a jump like GB to JB was.
     
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    Depends on your carrier, phone model, apps on the phone, and speed of down loading the update.
     

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