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Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S4 already gets an OTA update

Sprint version of Samsung Galaxy S4 already gets an OTA update
You just purchased the Sprint branded Samsung Galaxy S4 this past weekend and already there is a 24MB update zooming at you OTA. There is no official changelist for the update, which probably just covers a number of last minute things that needed to be taken care of. The new build, L720VPUAMDL, is probably being sent out in waves; so if it didn't arrive tonight, there is no need for panic.

By the way, the initial version of the software is L720VPUAMDC. If we might be allowed to speculate for a moment, the only difference in the old software version and the new one is that the last letter has been changed from a "C" to an "L". Perhaps the update flipped the LTE radio on inside the phone, which had previously been set up to work on Cellular only.

You can always try to coax out the update manually by going to Settings > More > System Update. This is not an update to the rumored Android 4.3 build that is now talked about as being displayed at Google I/O so again, we wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 29 Apr 2013, 23:58 5

1. deadstroke (Posts: 113; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


already wiz the updated dam that my boy samung ^-^

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 11:02 1

8. wumberpeb (Posts: 406; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)


umm, what?

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 00:53 4

2. iushnt (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


thats why they are on top

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 02:34 1

3. roscuthiii (Posts: 1720; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


How can you speculate that the update has something to with LTE vs cellular usage, and then go on to say that it's not something to lose sleep over? That's... that's kinda important.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 06:12

6. AdamLeonard (Posts: 42; Member since: 24 Aug 2011)


Yeah that's my thought too. However, I bought one on Sunday and the settings showed LTE enabled and the screen showed the 4G icon so I tend to think that the the original version supported LTE. That said, I was suprised at how bad the battery life was on the device (I shouldn't have been since reviews have mentioned that the Sprint battery life was worse than that on the AT&T version). I got less life than I did on my GS3 with the same use so hopefully the update will be doing something about the battery use.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 04:06

4. darkkjedii (Posts: 9330; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Send one to AT&T's STAT.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 05:51

5. Hemlocke (unregistered)


Yes, but does that update unlock the bootloader? U.S. variants having a locked bootloader is an epic fail.

posted on 30 Apr 2013, 09:57

7. bitslizer (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)


Its not update to turn on LTE, my phone is still on C and it can use LTE out of the box

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