Samsung Galaxy S4 Cat 4 (GT-I9506) - Android 4.3 Software Update

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New features for your Galaxy S4 (Cat 4)

From 1PM on the 4th of April 2014, you’ll be able to update your Samsung Galaxy S4 Cat 4 (GT-I9506).

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What’s in the update?

  1. JellyBean 4.3
  2. Vodafone customisations
  3. Updated Samsung applications
  4. Knox and Gear support
  5. General bug fixes  

Things to do before you update your phone

  1. Make sure your phone has a good charge or is plugged into power
  2. Remember to back up any important info

How do I install the update?

  • This update is available via either Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) or Samsung Kies desktop companion software
  • The update is released in a staggered process, meaning not everybody can update at the same time
  • Updating via Samsung Kies is roughly 2.3GB (2300MB)
  • Updating via FOTA is roughly 682MB

Roll-out details

The update will be released according to the following schedule:
  • Day 1-3: 10,000 phones are selected at random to be eligible for update
  • Day 4-13: An additional 10% of phones are selected at random per day
  • Day 14: The update is now available to all users

What are the technical details?

Android version: 4.3
Kernel version: 3.4.0-2210443 dpi@DELL152#1 Tue Feb 11 10:16:25 KST 2014
Baseband version: I9506XXUBNB1
Build number: JSS15JI9506XXUBNB2

If you need support

Our Technical Support teams are here to help should you experience any problems or don’t feel comfortable performing the update yourself. They can be reached by contacting us, or join the conversation in the Vodafone Community forums.

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