Nov 13 AT 5:12 PM Dima Aryeh 6 Comments

AT&T updating Samsung Galaxy S 4 to KitKat 4.4.4

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If you’re a Samsung Galaxy S 4 user on AT&T, then you’re in luck. The device is getting a small update from Android 4.4.2 to Android 4.4.4, which is the latest Android version out there aside from the just released Lollipop. With this update come all the bug fixes and security updates that Google included in the new build, which are plentiful.

In the classic carrier style, a few new apps have been added to the device. Keeper, Mail, Live, Uber, Remote Support, and Device Help will now be installed on your Galaxy S 4. They’re already on newer AT&T devices and can be disabled if you wish, so it’s not a big deal. Other than that and the inclusion of Knox 2.0, you shouldn’t notice any major differences in how the software works.

If you want to download the update, head to Settings > About device > Software update and check for new updates. Do this over WiFi so you don’t waste data, as this update is between 392 and 488 megabytes.

Source: AT&T

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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  • steelew

    Will break towel root. It looks like towelroot only works on the older 4.4.2 version.

    • http://www.androidandme.com Dima Aryeh

      Most likely, Towelroot works on kernels built before a certain date.

  • Michael Beeton

    My S3 got an update, too. But not the same thing. Only 69 MB I wonder what changed. Was 4.4.2 already. I wonder what was upgraded?

  • Jay Garrison

    I’m not so excited. It’s great the S4 is getting the update but still no word on when the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will.

  • Bart

    It would be helpful if this site would provide a summary list of devices receiving or have recently received whatever the current update is. Place that link somewhere conspicuous.

  • tinkgrrrbell

    Whatever was in it, 90% of my phone’s functions no longer work. I wish I’d never switched to AT&T or the Samsung S4. I’ve had to constantly restart this phone to get a data connection from day 1, and googled it to find thousands of others with the same issue. I miss T Mobile and my Windows phone. At least that crap worked.