Samsung Galaxy S4 update for T-Mobile with new features

By Posted 7 May 2013, 08:21

We have some good news for those who have already been lucky enough to pick up a lovely new Samsung Galaxy S4 on T-Mobile’s network. The US carrier has sent out word that the very first official Galaxy S4 software update is going live this week, adding some brand new functionality to the device that users will certainly appreciate.

For those that have the device on T-Mobile, your current baseband version should stand at M919UVUAMDB – you can double check this in your device settings. Now, we have official confirmation from T-Mobile that a minor update will be going live on Tuesday May 7, which will update your baseband to version M919UVUAMDL.

We say minor as the updates are nothing too amazing, which shouldn’t really be expected for a device that is only days old anyway. What will be coming though is improvements to the Visual Voicemail service, as well as enhancements to the Isis app as well – the carrier-endorsed mobile wallet alternative to Google Wallet.

While the update is deemed a minor one, the install size certainly isn’t as you’ll still need to prepare for a 168MB installation. T-Mobile has confirmed on their update notes that the download will be available both OTA and via the Samsung Kies software. If you are going to wait for an OTA method, obviously make sure you have sufficient battery life to handle a 168MB update.

As it is now approaching midnight Pacific Time, T-Mobile Galaxy S4 owners could be receiving the new update at any time. Don’t forget that you can also try to push the update manually by heading into your device settings and into the about device section, followed by software update.

So there we have it, it’s not a major update as we said but something that T-Mobile owners will be happy about, especially if the carrier is planning to keep up with official support on a frequent basis. Let us know if you have installed the new update already and indeed if you have spotted any ‘hidden’ improvements that we should know about.

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