S3 Kit Kat Update for Verizon

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S3' started by strang66, May 1, 2014.

  1. jssmith76

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    I'm downloading kit Kat over the air as I type this... Wooo hooo!
     
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    Just downloaded.

    The apps stayed on the SD card and the device is faster.
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    Update- everything functions better now, but especially the audio quality on calls. I noticed it yesterday, but the real test was calls to 80 year olds across country, both with dirty landlines service. They said it was better on their end as well.

    The device seems to have decreased use of cache, freeing resources for multitasking and just better speed. I am pleased.
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    Just loaded the chocolate crunch candy bar, will be back with results.
     
  4. cybertec69

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    I have kitkat running since yesterday, everything is running smooth, no issues yet that I can tell, seems a bit smoother than JB, but not night and day improvement.
     
  5. cybertec69

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    Just discovered an issue, when I plug in the charging cable a red zone appears inside the battery icon at the top of the task bar, but the battery is still charging like it should, when I unplug the cable and plug it back in the red carpet disappears, but I don't see the charging lightning bolt inside the battery icon that is usually there.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Droid Forums

    Update, seems to be the charging block that the charging cable was attached to.
     
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    No ART runtime for us. Bummed...
     
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    I noticed that with the update some things that were supposed to be added were not (at least for me). There's not any extra emoticons on the keyboard, and the lock screen still has the old camera icon and the other icons (which I think with the update they could be/were removed.)

    Any one else see this?
     
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    I noticed that the radios have been very spoty, not as reliable as before.

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    I updated my S3 to 4.4.2 and ran towelroot on it with no Issues. It's now Rooted! Now if they can only get Root for my Note 2 so I can get break me off a Piece on it.
     
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    My wife and I got Kitkat yesterday morning OTA. So far so good, no issues. I like the font tweaks and things seem smoother too. Battery life *appears* better too but that might just be perception and wishful thinking
     
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    Overall phone is faster and smoother. I am still having horrible battery drain and the phone gets hot quickly (this started with the update right before kit kat). Any suggestions?
     
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    My rooted S3 won't take the kit kat update. Can someone help. I know it's probably something easy.
     
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