An update for your Galaxy S4 (Cat 4)

From 1:00pm AEST on 15/12/2014, you’ll be able to update your Samsung Galaxy S4 Cat 4 (GT-I9506) with the Android 4.4.2 S-Beam Maintenance Release.

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What’s in the update?

  1. Fixes an issue where S-beam cannot be turned on under the Quick Panel
  2. Fix an issue where the location icon is greyed out under Power Saving mode
  3. Samsung applications update
  4. Other global bug fixes, stability and security improvements 

Things to do before you update your phone

  1. Make sure your phone is charged, or is plugged into power
  2. Remember to back up any important info

How do I install the update?

  • This update is available via Samsung Kies (desktop companion software) only at this stage
  • The update release is staggered, meaning not everybody will be able to update at the same time
  • Updating via Samsung Kies is roughly 2.32GB (2320MB)

Roll-out details

The update will be released according to the following schedule:
  • Day 1-3: 30,000 phones are selected at random to be eligible for update
  • Day 4-13: An additional 20% of phones are selected at random each day
  • Day 14: The update will be available for all users

What are the technical details?

Android version:4.4.2
Kernel version:3.4.0-2986314 dpi@SWDD3913 #1 Mon Oct 13 19:30:53 KST 2014
Baseband version:I9506XXUCNK1
Build number:KOT49H.I9506XXUCNJ1

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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