Mar 10 AT 12:19 PM Dima Aryeh 16 Comments

T-Mobile Galaxy S4 latest device to get Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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The KitKat rollout for Samsung’s line of devices hasn’t exactly been fast lately, but another device has received the update here in the US. This time it’s the T-Mobile Galaxy S4, joining its big bother the Note 3 with the newest version of Android. Although it’s not a huge update, it’s an important one.

Visibly, this update makes the status bar icons all white and redesigns the lockscreen with better album art support and a new camera shortcut. But under the hood are where most changes lie. With KitKat, you get better performance, lower memory usage, wireless printing support and more. However, for the general user, this update won’t really do all that much.

Nonetheless, it’s a good update so make sure to install it when it comes around! To check for updates, head to Settings > General > About phone and check for new updates. And if you don’t get anything, be patient. The update is rolling out slowly, so you may have to wait a few days before it comes to you. So tell us if you got the update in the comments!

Via: SamMobile

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • Chris J

    I got the update notification this morning, first to update to 4.3, then to 4.4.2. Installing now!

  • Folly

    I got the update this morning!

  • Eli

    This update was wack no good changes just the status bar and lock screen With album full site showing no google now no Emoji or nothing…..and I got the t-mobile s4

  • donger

    About time.

  • m mole

    What is the icon that looks like a upside down L And a backwards L in a box.

  • Brook Marin

    Don’t forget this update allows you to use Google Wallet’s “Tap to Pay” feature!! Forget ISIS, this works with whatever card/bank account you have loaded into wallet!

  • hellobane

    I9506 still on 4.3. =(

  • Sebastien narcisse

    Still look the same but the Instagram Look different need more update real of styles that supports to be real kitkat theme

  • Kabong

    If you like editing or renaming files on your micro sd card, do not instal kitkat.

  • sam

    All providers sucks because their phones comes with their firmware and limitations. I’d have loved to download and install a custom firmware from internet but fear that it might be full of trojan and spywares…when does the congress shall vote a law that gives consumers a choice whether to install provider’s firmware or open source firmware ? USA the land of freedom ? Not for some consumers…

  • sam

    All providers s*** because their phones comes with their firmware and limitations. I’d have loved to download and install a custom firmware from internet but fear that it might be full of trojan and spywares…when does the congress shall vote a law that gives consumers a choice whether to install provider’s firmware or open source firmware ? USA the land of freedom ?

  • sam

    Still no plane mode and no data button on quick buttons ! I hate this update !

    • greg

      @sam use two fingers to pull down the notification panel – it gives you a tonne more options including data and airplane mode

    • Amy May

      There is plane mode it is under settings.

  • gilberto

    When will Samsung release Kitkat 4.4 for S4 GT-I9506?

  1. Chris JGuest 1 year ago

    I got the update notification this morning, first to update to 4.3, then to 4.4.2. Installing now!

  2. FollyGuest 1 year ago

    I got the update this morning!

  3. EliGuest 1 year ago

    This update was wack no good changes just the status bar and lock screen With album full site showing no google now no Emoji or nothing…..and I got the t-mobile s4

  4. m moleGuest 1 year ago

    What is the icon that looks like a upside down L And a backwards L in a box.

  5. Don’t forget this update allows you to use Google Wallet’s “Tap to Pay” feature!! Forget ISIS, this works with whatever card/bank account you have loaded into wallet!

  6. hellobaneGuest 1 year ago

    I9506 still on 4.3. =(

  7. Sebastien narcisseGuest 1 year ago

    Still look the same but the Instagram Look different need more update real of styles that supports to be real kitkat theme

  8. KabongGuest 1 year ago

    If you like editing or renaming files on your micro sd card, do not instal kitkat.

  9. samGuest 1 year ago

    All providers sucks because their phones comes with their firmware and limitations. I’d have loved to download and install a custom firmware from internet but fear that it might be full of trojan and spywares…when does the congress shall vote a law that gives consumers a choice whether to install provider’s firmware or open source firmware ? USA the land of freedom ? Not for some consumers…

  10. samGuest 1 year ago

    All providers s*** because their phones comes with their firmware and limitations. I’d have loved to download and install a custom firmware from internet but fear that it might be full of trojan and spywares…when does the congress shall vote a law that gives consumers a choice whether to install provider’s firmware or open source firmware ? USA the land of freedom ?

  11. samGuest 1 year ago

    Still no plane mode and no data button on quick buttons ! I hate this update !

  12. gilbertoGuest 12 months ago

    When will Samsung release Kitkat 4.4 for S4 GT-I9506?