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.


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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Galaxy S4 Active
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(15h 3G talk time)

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9 Comments

1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Poor active owners on AT&T :(

2. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 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 )

3. Rager722 unregistered

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

4. blaquenoise

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

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

5. Eclectech

Posts: 350; Member since: May 01, 2013

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

6. walnuttt

Posts: 153; Member since: Apr 11, 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.

7. brendon

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

Mine updated and works like a champ no issues at all

8. music3000

Posts: 1; Member since: May 03, 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.

9. tristanbarnes

Posts: 1; Member since: May 25, 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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