Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T and Verizon getting updated, KNOX expected

Samsung Galaxy S4 for AT&T and Verizon getting updated, KNOX expected
Last night, we heard that the Sprint variant of the Samsung Galaxy S4 was getting an OTA update that added a few features including apps-to-SD support and Samsung's KNOX security suite in addition to performance updates. Now, it looks like similar updates are rolling out for both the AT&T and Verizon models of the device.

The AT&T update is being rolled out over-the-air (OTA) and clocks in at about the same size as the Sprint update for the S4, but the update does not include the KNOX security suite. It does include the apps-to-SD feature and performance updates, but not KNOX. 

The Verizon update is rolling out through Samsung Kies, not OTA, because that update is a massive 1.8GB. It seems that Verizon is pushing the full system image with the update included, rather than an incremental update like the other carriers. But, the update for Verizon does include the same changes as were found with the Sprint variant, including KNOX, apps-to-SD, performance updates and more. 

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Strange that Samsung waited so long with KNOX, when it could've been the key selling point in today's rightfully insecure world. As 10 users if they are concerned of malwares, personal data leaking though connections, personal and work data being mixed up or what happens to your stuff if the device get stolen, and 9 will say yes.

2. androidfanboy

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 24, 2013

This will shut some apple fanboys up who are complaining that all android phones have bad security or can easily get a virus

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

AT&T users..don't install this OTA update if you want to keep root/superuser. Looks like they patched that. They also might have patched loki :(

4. jbjr43

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

My VZW is updating OTA right now...

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