T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S4 starts receiving Android 4.3 today

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S4 starts receiving Android 4.3 today
T-Mobile customers sporting the Samsung Galaxy S4 are receiving an update to Android 4.3 starting today. The update is arriving OTA starting today. Or, you can manually pull the update out of Samsung Kies by syncing up your handset to your PC. To do this, you need to have the latest version of Kies installed on your desktop computer.

Besides sending Android 4.3, the update will make the phone compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. It also adds Samsung KNOX to the device. This offers a number of applications that are fenced in to prevent a security breach. Tapping the icon offers a secure browser, contacts list, email and calendar applications.

Considering the large size of the file at 781MB, your best bet is to make sure you have a Wi-Fi signal when downloading the update, and your battery should be at least half filled. These types of updates are usually sent out on a staggered basis, so if you don't get the update today, or tomorrow, it will come soon.

source: T-Mobile via AndroidCentral

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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)

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19 Comments

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

781mb? That is one massive update. Cyanogenmod nightlies are only 200mb at most.

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

It includes a ton of new software and bloatware so...

3. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

The T-Mobile Galaxy S3 got the 4.3 update last Tuesday. 6 days before the S4 got it haha. But PhoneArena didn't post anything about it. Odd.

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

The reason for that is the initial batch of 4.3 cooked up the S4 was found to be very glitchy. It was pulled very shortly after it started.

8. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Ya for AT&T's S4 not T-Mobile's S4. But yet the international S4 didn't have problems and international S3 did.

9. g2a5b0e unregistered

Right, but that's the reason T-Mobile delayed it. They wanted to wait until all the major problems were resolved.

10. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

So why didn't T-Mobile delay the update for the S3 if the international had problems? Wouldn't that affect the U.S. GS3 too?

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

Not necessarily. I would assume that the bloated U.S. carriers versions are more similar to each other than they are to the international versions, especially considering AT&T & T-Mobile are the 2 big U.S. GSM carriers.

16. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Ok... So why didn't PhoneArena have any news about the 4.3 update for the GS3?

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't know. Why don't you ask Phone Arena?

4. k1ng617

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

My Note 2 is still on the exact same version of android that it had over a year ago when I bought it. Comon Samsung what gives!

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You can always root until the official build gets sent OTA...

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Called it!

11. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

What about KitKat? Again, users HAVE TO beg for updates and be patient. Why are people so forgiving? They seem almost brainwashed into believing it to be just natural this way.

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Or maybe most people just don't care. You post on a tech website. That makes you the minority. Most people don't even know the difference between Gingerbread & Jellybean.

17. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

S4,N3.January KitKat

14. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

Just got it today... it runs very smoothly..images more crisp...don't mind waiting a week to get the bugs out

15. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

What!!!! I thought it was 4.3 jb out of the box, the issue now is 4.4 kitkat, right....or am I still dreaming? Anyway ,advance " thanks giving " to all!!!

18. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

Does anyone know how long it will take for the note 2 with T-Mobile to get the 4.3 update.

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