Sharaf, 01 Feb 2014Guys.. how can i upgrade my software from 4.2 to 4.3?
Bro you can upgrade your phone by going into setting then about then software update..........it takes some time to donlowd the firmware.....ok
Do you really want to update? As Jelly Bean V 4.3 & 4.3.0012 and KNOX has spyware.
Alot of people on here have been having lots of problems after the update, look for them and read. I don't want you to regret it.
Its up to you.
I just bought galaxy s4 i9505 about 3 weeks ago, my phone's front camera was working fine until yesterday. I checked the front camera today and it says "camera not found". Guys pleaze help. I even factory reset my phone, but it didn't help.
Vikram , 31 Jan 2014try using z1..battery is awesome...its lag free...n after 1 hour of gaming if my phone is hot.... moreYou are going to bury your z1 very soon. Bad idea to dip in cold water, you try to run an sweat than jump in to cold water
TheBeast042, 30 Jan 2014@rsnsvs @solee It's definitely legit, I even checked the IMEI. Asphalt 8 seems to be the ... moretry using z1..battery is awesome...its lag free...n after 1 hour of gaming if my phone is hot..i just dip it in cold water for 30 seconds and phone is ready again..i m just loving it
Thanks for your responses guys.@rsnsvs
I didn't get it on contract, and it came with 4.3 out of the box. Could you tell me what baseband version you have?
TheBeast042, 30 Jan 2014@rsnsvs
It's definitely legit, I even checked the IMEI.
Asphalt 8 seems to be the ... moreHi Beast042,
Yup i am on 4.3 from 2 months. I have also played these games like shadowgun and dead trigger 2 and my device works perfectly smooth without any lag in these games.
The reason of your lagging can be the carrier giving you updates. If you have baught your phone on contract, then the updates provided to you are not by samsung, they are provided you by the company like vodafone, At&t or T-mobile. They make their own modifications for the updates. If you check a contract phone with an off-contract phone then you will come to know about many changes like- different wallpapers, inbuilt memory, rebooting screen having company logo of the contractor with samsung.
Samsung provides slow updates with different countries so that if there is any problem in the update, they can fix it, but you will find that the guys with contract will find updates earlier than samsung provides in that country. This is because the company use the earlier version of updates by samsung and is modifying those according to their requirements but whereas samsung provides latest update with modifications and stability.
Same is the case with my friend. He baught on-contract s4 from telecom nz and whereas my phone is off-contract and he gets almost every update 1 month earlier than me but he is always having issues with it, but i get updates from samsung which are modified with time by samsung while seeing the issues with customers from different countries, so even though my updates take time but they are stable.
But you should definitely go to samsung customer center they will help you.
TheBeast042, 30 Jan 2014@rsnsvs @solee It's definitely legit, I even checked the IMEI. Asphalt 8 seems to be the ... moretry hard reset, if it stays same, then I suggest you sell it, becouse I think somethings wrong with your device.. I am heavy gamer, all I get is warm back, and battery drain, but lag never
do not buy Replica or Clone phone because the specs of Original phone to Replica are not the same.
TheBeast042, 30 Jan 2014@rsnsvs @solee It's definitely legit, I even checked the IMEI. Asphalt 8 seems to be the ... moredude that's not true, I have this device and I'm a gaming person using Galaxy s4 i9505 but no one can see about laggy or slomo for Dead Trigger 2, Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3, and Nova 3. dude try to format your phone and check your external memory.
It's definitely legit, I even checked the IMEI.
Asphalt 8 seems to be the only one not lagging but I still have to test it a bit more.
And I didn't use to hate Samsung, I do now.
I tried another game today, Shadowgun Dead Zone and it lags exactly the same like Dead Trigger 2. Every few seconds it stutters big time, from 30 fps to 20 and then quickly goes up to 30.
Other games like NFS MW, GTA VC, IM 3 lag almost all the time, very low frame rates (from 20 to 30) and occasionally drops even more.
Btw I'm on 4.3, phone came with it. I don't know if that's the problem or what the hell is, but such a bad performance from such a costly high end device...
Is there anyone who can play these games without problem? Is it just me lagging?
TheBeast042, 29 Jan 2014This phone lags in all games, literally all. Even lighter ones like subway surfers, vector, mi... moreYou should give your phone for repair. I also play heavy games like asphalt 7, asphalt 8, the dark knight rises, wild blood and never faced any lag in these games. If you are facing lag even in small games, then you seriously need to check your phone that you haven't got a fake one.
TheBeast042, 29 Jan 2014This phone lags in all games, literally all. Even lighter ones like subway surfers, vector, mi... moreAre you sure that you have this mobile phone, maybe you have replica, or maybe you just hate samsung, becouse there is no lag at all this games, I have it, or just check on youtube.. maybe your phone is damaged, or you are
This phone lags in all games, literally all. Even lighter ones like subway surfers, vector, mini motor racing. It drops a couple of frames randomly every few seconds, its 60 but then drops to 57 or 53 and then immediately goes back up.
Heavier games like Vice City, San Andreas, NFS Most Wanted, Iron Man 3, Dead Trigger, Dead Trigger 2 lag and stutter like hell. Very annoying.
NFS MW gets from 25 to 35 fps, GTA VC goes over 30 but often even drops slightly below 20. GTA SA gets 30 max with it stuttering and dropping to around 20. Similar situation with other games as well.
Not only that it gets lower fps compared to other devices, but also randomly stutters and reduces it even more.
I've heard it's due to games' optimization, but I don't care. This phone doesn't offer smooth gaming at all. Period.
So I'd recommend this phone to those who don't play games at all, 0 games. Cause it seems ok for everything else, haven't found any other problems yet.
I bought my S4 one month ago, and I have to say that I prefer galaxy S3 that I used to have. Samsung's stock rom for galaxy S4 comes with many apps that's not possible to uninstall. Most part of these apps are just trial, and are useless apps. These apps cause many lags, making this phone slower than my old Galaxy S3. Sincerely, I'm thinking about buying Nexus 5. I don't recommend anyone to buy Galaxy S4. Samsung should release a clean android version, without these apps that just makes the phone slower and occupy storage. Furthermore, I can't instal Cyanogenmod, because if I do this, I'll loose the warranty of my device. Shame on you Samsung!