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AT&T stops the rollout of the KitKat update for its Galaxy S4 Active

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AT&T stops the rollout of the KitKat update for its Galaxy S4 Active

Less than a week ago, we passed on the information that AT&T is rolling out an over-the-air update for its Samsung Galaxy S4 Active (SGH-i537) that brings Android 4.4.2 KitKat to the device - the chocolatey firmware upgrade came with some fresh new features on board. However, it seems that AT&T has stopped rolling out the update for the waterproof device today. The carrier did not reveal any specific reasons for doing so, but it stated that it's currently working with Samsung on bringing some "potential improvements" to the firmware update.

“The software update for Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is temporarily on hold while AT&T and Samsung look into potential improvements,“ claims the South Korean giant.

Still, it's speculated that some nasty flaws and bugs in the firmware update have already been spotted by either AT&T or Samsung – for example, some users report that they experience Wi-Fi connectivity issues after they've updated their devices. It is currently unknown when the KitKat rollout for the water and dustproof device will resume, but hopefully, more Galaxy S4 Active users will receive Android 4.4.2 on their smartphones soon.

Are you sporting AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active? Have you received it, and if yes, have you experienced any issues with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for your device? Let us know!

source: Samsung Support via Android Police

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posted on 22 Apr 2014, 09:31

1. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1888; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)

Poor active owners on AT&T :(

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 11:07

2. hwb01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

I got the update the day after it was released, and noticed no bugs or flaws (unless you count the fact that it had barely any changes ;P )

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 13:25

3. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)

When will they update the HTC ONE M8 so we can get extreme power saving mode like sprint...??

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 15:31

4. blaquenoise (Posts: 4; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

Wifi issues aren't just with that model my SGS4 plus countless other who have the SGS4 have had this as well.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 16:08 1

5. Eclectech (Posts: 253; Member since: 01 May 2013)

I think the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is actually more attractive than the Samsung Galaxy S5.

posted on 22 Apr 2014, 23:12

6. walnuttt (Posts: 153; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)

They stop the update maybe because they will release the kitkat update first on the international S4 Active then lastly, the AT&T lmfao haha just dreaming still.

posted on 23 Apr 2014, 01:48

7. brendon (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)

Mine updated and works like a champ no issues at all

posted on 03 May 2014, 05:45

8. music3000 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 May 2014)

Well I updated my wife's active and it fried the phone. Touch screen stopped working. Luckily the warranty covered it but being without a phone for several days was no good.

posted on 25 May 2016, 19:48

9. tristanbarnes (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 May 2016)

they got my phone stuck in a boot loop and when I took it to the store they refused to fix it...they suck

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