i just had words with SAMSUNG o.s update team.
after update i also started facing same issues like 1.hanging
2.sd card problem
3.display going black and have to take off the battery and put it back for display.
4. compatibility issues with s-cover.
Through SMART TUTOR they taken the control of my s4 and cleared the cache memory .
settings->application manager->Badgeprovide-> clear cache.
and after this they asked me to do a factory reset (most easy and reliable as on some other sites i saw few are suggesting for manual wipe clean which is bit tricky and risky)
and they told every update comes with 3 sub updates and after rolling the 4.4.2 they are shortly coming up with kiktat stability update (might be around 70MB) IN 4 TO 5 working days (estimated time as after 4.2 they given after 4 days and on 4.3 they took 7 days)
So guys there is nothing to worry you can wait or just give a factory reset . and badageclear.
I updated S4 to kitkat yesterday. absolutely not much change though fone became a bit fast. but major issue in GPS locking, phone continously searches GPS (if on) unable to lock and heats up, then hangs which has to be rebooted by taking battery off... repeatedly facing this problem. GPS icon flashes continuously in lock mode..then in home mode.
Dr.Gourav, 26 Feb 2014Problems problems problems.....
finally find few.bugs in indin firmware i9500 android 4.4.2... moreI just hv updated my i9500 yesterday, it is working fine. Moreover, very little change has been observed after updating it to kitkat 4.4.2.
You may also try to update the device through Odin.
Problems problems problems.....
finally find few.bugs in indin firmware i9500 android 4.4.2
2. hanging issues
3. video flickering during.video playback
4. sd card problems....very few limitations to write on ext storage.
samsung now update is needed...for i9500 for bug fixes.
android 4.3 is gud....
but nw downgrading.is not.possible frm 4.4.2 to 4.3
so need minor update now..for quick bug fixes..fr lag n hang..nd video playback problems
its seems very big disappointment to everyone from samsung update after long wait. this is not real kitkat 4.4.2 update from the original google os. sam is incapable to deliver the proper service to the customers.They only want to sell their products in everywhere in the globe. In india samsung below 15k priced mobiles or totaly crap. sam should wake and listen and deliver to end users, otherwise samsung will starts fall in india in 2014. finally to SAM we(customers) know what is original kitkat os, pls don't think that we are fools.
Some people told me not update till new binory update otherwise yr phone more heat it is right or wrong tell me
After updating 4.4.2 in S4 through kies today the middle button isnot working. what to do? any suggestion??
When i checked via wifi, it showed that the latest updates have already been installed. But, when i tried using 2g, it showed the update!!
i have got the update today, there is no big difference between 4.3 and 4.4.2 kitkat. i think samsung customised the kitkat os due to unnecessary trouble.
The S4 Kit Kat is totally crap. DO NOT expect any new features - except from a white notification bar. The phone has become strange as it sometimes does not wake from the deep sleep mode on pressing the menu button.
If I would have had a choice I would have reverted back to Jelly Bean.
I am updating it is 353.59mb 4.4.2 i am from vijayawada,andharapradesh