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Verizon Samsung update (not OTA)

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by trail_guy, Jul 8, 2013.

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    I follow Samsung update on twitter and the last few days thay have been putting out updates. How do you tell what region you are in? I am hoping that this means update may be soon.
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    What part of the world do you live in? The updates have only been for European customers, nothing for USA yet.
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    The updates have been released for the International version and not all of those have been updated yet. Any other model of S4 will depend on your carrier. If it's Verizon they're typically the last to release.
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    Go and look at Samsung updates.
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    I can't find the sch-1545 update I saw but this is what they are posting.I live in ca /Verizon just want to understand what to look for in the posts looking forward to a update. Thanks New GT-I8262 Firmware! Region: INS, Version: I8262XXAMG2 (4.1.2), Date: 03.07.2013 : Latest Firmwares | Samsung Updates Enjoy!
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    Hey Trail,

    Verizon is the last carrier typically to release the update. This is for a few reasons, most of which aren't all bad. Verizon has the most expensive yet robust network in the US. The sink tons and tons of cash into their network. As a result they have a very strict "network certification" process that has to be done each time there is a release of a new hardware device (phone, aircard, etc.) or a major software release (OTA). So, once it is available your phone should let you know.
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    OK thanks.
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    Actually what Mandy said isn't entirely limited to Verizon. All the carriers, on subsidized phones, have their own custom bloatware they need to make certain works with the new release. Because of the potential for poor interaction with other installed apps the testing takes time and the last thing they WANT to do is release their modified version and have it brick your phone.
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    Yes, and to add... carriers would rather have customers complain about the delay of updates than to rush out a new ota and have to fix potential issues. It's a pain, but be patient.

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    I just completed the installation of the Software Upgrade Assistant software for my PC, the download of the update to my computer, and finally the installation of that update to the S4. I only timed the last part, which took 14 minutes from start to reboot.

    The status bar is now transparent and there is updated firmware for the stock Camera app. It also went through a process of optimizing the apps.

    I took a very quick look at the Camera app, but didn't see any major changes.

    I set the animations back to 1X and the phone feels pretty snappy even with those settings. No problems opening any of my apps.

    It looks like my Available Storage actually increased with the update. Before it was 7.72 GB and it's now 7.85 GB.

    Certain apps can now be moved to the SD card via the application manager as was shown in the DroidLife news item. This is exactly the same process as in the old Android days.
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    GVLBob, is your S4 rooted?
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    Kinda sorta done. ;)
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    well I had a feeling !! just got done with upgrade. look nice and clean with new bar.
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    No. For those who are currently rooted and wish to remain so, I would pass up this upgrade, as it will cause you to lose the ability to root your phone.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
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    I just finished with the update, moving all my apps to the external micro SD card which is nice, in regards to root, this phone is hardly in the need of root, as it flies, as an owner of the S3 which is rooted and unlocked, that phone was in need of root to make it spiffy. I might root the S4 in the future, when the devs have a handle on things.
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    I'm going to wait since I have apps and utility stuff that needs root for complete functionality.
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    Those who are going thus route... Be prepared for a long process.

    Took a good 30 minutes just for the desktop installer to download and install it's own update.

    Not the phones update mind you, the Verizon desktop software.

    Once that finished I got to the actual phone software update and was informed that it would take another 30 - 90 minutes to install and not to disconnect my phone.

    I was out of time at that point so I never got the update.

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