Hello everyone, I received a new update today via OTA on my S4 GTi9500, the pacakage is 86mb and it says Improved stability.
From- Bangalore, India.
Currently i have just downloaded, my battery is 5%, so I will charge and install it, and get back.
shubham yadav, 03 Apr 2014There is no 4G network in India. And i9500 can't support 4G. So no chance.u say no 4G in india ! WRONG again ! 4G available via special business/GOVT services in delhi mumbai -MNTL -running LTE CAT 4 .. SPEED 120 ..
Gash2401, 03 Apr 2014Shubham, did you received a further update for the I9500 model? I am from India and have last ... moreno. Not a single update after that. I think the next update will be based on new features of S5 and the new touchwiz. Waiting for it.
Have a nice day
Anonymous, 03 Apr 2014Is S4 (GT-I9500) runs on 4G network in INDIA??There is no 4G network in India. And i9500 can't support 4G. So no chance.
shubham yadav, 03 Apr 2014Check it via kies.Shubham, did you received a further update for the I9500 model? I am from India and have last received 4.4.2 in February, the current Build Number is KOT49H.I9500XXUFNB3 and Baseband Version is I9500DDUFNA4.. I guess this is the latest one.. Is it? Appreciate your response on this.
zeus, 02 Apr 2014I received 4.4.2 via OTA. So can I just download and install it, or backup the data first, fac... moreUse kies rather than ota. First backup data, up data, do reset, install and now do another factory reset. Now restore your data.
shubham yadav, 02 Apr 2014Can you please give me some more information:
What is your android version now?
When did... moreThanks Shabham you never fail to give your time and offer help even during an exam! you are remarkable.
In reply to your questions -
- version 4.3
- updated approx. 3 - 4 months ago
- updated via Kies
- did not perform factory reset. The update was performed before i was aware of the benefit of reseting.
- I generally kill apps at least once per day
- I try to do a restart (when I remember) once per week sometimes more often
Other than that I really can't tell you much more. Yes the phone gets hot if i talk for a while but I accept that after reading other comments on this forum.
You also mentioned that you were once technically deficient but that you learned along the way. I think your studies also help you to understand as I read some of your postings in the last couple of days and I was totally lost in the technological detail. Probably stuff I don't need to understand in any case.
I should also mention that i am from Melbourne Australia and that I have the international 19505 version. Prior to that I had an S2 for a couple of years and it was a great phone.
Hey Shubham, I have tried a lots for OTA update it says already updated. Last time I got 4.3 update by OTA but it's only for once. I didn't get any stability update. Only I got 640 MB 4.3 software update. After that no stability or minor update received. I dont know what happen to my phone. When u got 4.4.2 update? Last time u updated 4.3 after exact 1 month later I got 4.3 OTA update. Plz help me why my phone is not getting 4.4.2 update.
I have updated my Galaxy S4 I9500 Octa version to 4.4.2 using Odin as i was on 4.2.2 and no updates were available in my zone(Assam,India). After the update the phone has become buttery smooth and fast and no lags till now whatsoever. Now about battery- I removed my phone from charger at 11 pm yesterday and till now at 11.20 pm today i have about 31 percent battery left. I have been checking my mails, facebook status all day. About 25 calls and also played Modern Combat 4 and NFS Most wanted for half an hour or so. So according to me battery backup is also pretty nice.
shubham yadav, 02 Apr 2014You can always expect my reply. I'll always reply if i have time. There are many factors. I pe... moreI received 4.4.2 via OTA. So can I just download and install it, or backup the data first, factory reset and upgrade?
ManoharManohar, 02 Apr 2014Hai Mr.Shubham yadav.... Thanks a million for your valuable advice! I had read many many of yo... moreYes, I live in IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Note 3 is better than s4 slightly but i don't think the indian version is worth the price. There is no 4k video, no snapdragon 800 and the price is 37k.
By going for value for money basis, s4 is much better but if your budget permits, better look for a 32 gB lg g2 if you want the best. It's really good as my father has one g2.
the international note 3 (not available in india) is really good. But here, i think g2 will be better bang for buck.
Still, S4 octa matches all of them in almost all the fronts.
Actually, there is not better. See, g2 is slightly better than s4, but is more expensive. So s4 is value for money while g2 is simply going for best. the g2 has one problem though, it doesn't have sd card, so get 32 gb one and the ui is not so good. But some people like it.
Make your choice. You can ask me again. BTW, if you want to sell your pureview, contact me. If price is good and camera is functioning great now also, i might consider it.
Have a nice day
zeus, 02 Apr 2014@Shubham Yadav... dude, can I upgrade my s4 I9500 to 4.4.2.?
I respect ur immense knowledge ... moreYou can always expect my reply. I'll always reply if i have time. There are many factors. I personally am on 4.4.2. I feel that the performance on 4.4 is miles ahead of 4.3 .The phone is as smooth as butter. Battery backup is not so great but it's not bad either. You get 6 hrs of on- screen time if you use it for one day, 3-4 hrs for 2 days and 2.5- 3 hrs if you use for 3 days. That means the standby time has gone down . in 4.3 ,I got 5 hrs exact screen time whether i used for 1,2 or 3 days. heating is negligible(almost non-existent in both)
To install 4.4, first backup all your data somewhere by the method you prefer. I would advise not to backup apps. It's more preferable to download again. Now do a factory reset, install the firmware via kies. Do a factory reset and backup your data. Stay for 4-5 days, if the phone doesn't settle and starts giving problems like battery drain, Do a factory reset again ( i had to do it and it works). Now after 2-3 days , your phone will work like charm .
I feel 4.4 is better as it gives really smooth performance.
Have a nice day
shubham yadav, 02 Apr 2014Note 2 has a bigger screen but it is no match for screen quality against s4. The s4 screen has... moreHai Mr.Shubham yadav.... Thanks a million for your valuable advice! I had read many many of your reviews. You have become an Icon in this page! Ok, I'll forget Note2. S5 is not in my budget. I'll choose between S4 and Note3. Your maths is superb! But I come across many complaints on S4!
Your name suggests.... You are an Indian! Am I right! By the by I'm from AndhraPradesh!
I hvnt received any update for my handset.
Mine is still on 4.2.2, anyone else using the same OS
and can anyone tell me where can i get 4.4.2??