Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat 4.4.2 update upsets S4 GT-I9506

- May 31, 2014

The Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat 4.4.2 update started rolling out a few days ago and US Cellular customers knew it was due thanks to a mention on the official website. This handset isn’t the only device getting some Android 4.4.2 update love, although with so many devices receiving the new software recently you can count on increased upset for those being left out.

We’ve seen a number of Samsung’s phones being treated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and this also includes Galaxy Note 2, but what about Samsung’s Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 and its KitKat 4.4.2 update? One Product Reviews reader made their feelings known in this comment, “It is getting really stupid seeing the more recent S4 running on an old OS, while I see friends using the Galaxy S3 getting its KitKat 4.4.2 update. When will we see 4.4.x release for GT-I9506?”.

Do you still want the Samsung Galaxy S4 KitKat 4.4.2 update and if not, what model and phone do you want to see an update for? If you haven’t installed the latest software, then you can check within Settings and click General. Here you will see the About Phone tab followed by Software Updates, so click to this section to see if you can manually install a new update.


If we do see the Galaxy S4 GT-I9506 receive Android 4.4.2 you will be the first to know, so keep connected via Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or another one of our social channels. Upgraders should note that some users updating their S3 received issues with not being able to turn on wifi, so if you have any problems with your S3 leave a comment.

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  • Linda

    Just got the update today and it SUCKS!!!!! I can not see my web pages as I can not brighten them up. Even tho my phone settings for brightness is almost at full. Not a good fit for a visually impaired person!

  • Jen

    Mine updated last week and the battery life sucks!! Not happy at all with it…turned my phone on at 8:15 this morning and have used well over half my battery life. I have made one phone call, sent 7 texts, and check my FB.

  • Khalid

    Custom ROMs are an ideal solution.

  • Ainsy

    My S4 received the KitKat upgrade about a month ago and it is full of bugs. The phone crashes, loses signal and needs a reboot, runs very slowly, many apps were deleted and had to be re-installed etc. I am not the only one, check any forum for more horror stories.This update is not something to look forward to. They have also removed any way of reverting back so I now have to wait for the same bunch of dodgy programmers to release a bug fix version. If you do not have KitKat yet then turn off auto update.

  • Tobi I

    The software on my Verizon S4 is 4.4.2 so…..?

  • Moazam ali

    I am using S4 I9505 in Pakistan, I purchased the set from United Arab Emirates. I didn’t get any updates of kitkat till yet. Can you tell me that kitkat when will be available in Pakistan.

  • toxiicorange

    My sister has s4 in the UK with kitkat. The s3 lte doesnt have kitkat yet though.

  • androidlover

    Are you retarded

  • Danny Dodge

    What would be interesting to see would be a s3 kitkat vs s4 jelly bean side by side and speed test video