AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 update

Galaxy Gear support, new features land in 719MB update

Right on the heels of its cousin on U.S. Cellular, the Galaxy S4 on AT&T is receiving its Android 4.3 update. Coming in at a whopping 719MB with build number JSS15J.1337UCUEMJ9, the update brings support for the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, a new KNOX enterprise security suite and of course the latest features from the new version of Android. It is also landing on the very day that leaked documents showed it would, be that a coincidence or not.

Several members in our forums are starting to pull down the update, so it seems to be heading out in at least some capacity. Seeing it on your own Galaxy S4 yet? Head to the forums and let others know how it's going.

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Thanks, Casey!

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ne0ne says:

Always a good thing. Step in the right direction.

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luqman24 says:

I know this is off topic but any word on an LG G2 update?

ctk4949 says:

When ever LG G2 do get it, im sure verizon LG G2 will be 3-6 months later!! I HATE VERIZON!!

still1 says:

Kudos to HTC once again

Jacques says:

Uh, wrong manufacturer. :p

brannan.f says:

Better late than never.

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Barb d says:

have the said the GS3 was to get it today...LOL... wrong again~

lunodfox says:

Don't update the gs3 had mine 3days. Awful. So sluggish and buggy.

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verpeiler089 says:

You mean even more sluggish than the S3 already is? :-P

Targon says:

The European/International versions of the S3 only had 1GB of RAM, while the versions over here in North America have 2GB of RAM. Note we have the dual-core processor over here vs. your quad-core, so there are other differences. The RAM difference may be a reason the S3 update might not be an issue for those on AT&T.

lanimul says:

Mine is available in Salt Lake City! Gonna wait for a root method first..

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btswein says:

Just got mine in Milwaukee. Had to change time and date. Download is going slow on my 15/1 connection.

Mine is downloading here in little Rock, Ar

cadude67 says:

Just got mine in San Diego

SpookDroid says:

Wowzies! With that sizable update, won't it eat off the already scarce internal storage? :S

Well once the update applies that OTA file doesn't stay on your phone.

Guapo104 says:

Got mine in NJ. Took over an hour to download... Installing now, finally...

baltamazter says:

downloading now in salem OR..going pretty slow,but it's going..looking forward to see 4.3 on my gs4..

planoman says:

Thank goodness I have a 32GB model! Might have to ask Santa for a galaxy gear!

Sent from my bada$$ Nexus 5

leodagamer says:

nothing here in miami FL i check on kies and my phone

leodagamer says:

kies says your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via kies.

Mine said that too

mhmmdy123 says:

I`m on Sprint, we had our GS4 rocking 4.3 for almost four days.. AT&T to slow for the update.


I've been rocking 4.3, on both my Nexus 4 and 7, since July. Can I haz a cookie, too?

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return_0 says:

Lol +9001

mhmmdy123 says:

Yes,you are using Google phone not a carrier phone. That's what we are talking about.


You said yes, that means I can haz a cookie!?

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I was only joking, brother, lol.

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Wow, you get it 4 days earlier...that's probably how long it takes to download the file on that crappy network.

David Soler says:

All that matters is that AT&T has recieved it and everyone is happy now! Sprint received it first but AT&T is still bigger and badder than Sprint so zip it!

carraser891 says:

I'm on Verizon and I've been rocking 4.3 since October GET AT ME BRO lol

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suavemezie says:


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Nothing in West Virginia

Thirte3nt says:

Lol 4.3 rolling out 4.4 rolling out for me :)

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NoNexus says:

Thanks for beta testing it for the rest of us!


Lol, if I recall, you have a Nexus 7. That makes you a beta tester, as well. =)

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NoNexus says:

Yeah but I don't feel the need to blast a device getting 4.3 everytime someone announces it.

I don't need the latest and greatest os. 4.3 is fine for right now

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caddi27 says:

I hope that the date for T Mobile as accurate. I want to pick up a galaxy gear soon!

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BugSlayer1 says:

Downloading now Sacramento Ca

steven278 says:

Is it Via Kies?

leodagamer says:

change the date and now im downloading the update :D

leodagamer says:

720mb thats big of an update

NoNexus says:

yeah but most of the files are replacement files, not new ones. I would guess maybe 30MB worth would be new. Depends on the Galaxy Gear files

Jacques says:

Updating my wife's GS4 over OTA as we speak.

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darthmel71 says:

OK but I try to update and it telss me that I'm up to date

The update cancelled itself halfway through, and now it won't let me update OTA or with Kies... HELP

Amandab219 says:

My s4 was downloading the update for 1 hour. And then said interrupted. And now it wont let me start it over it says up to date. Try 21 hours. Any ideas how to restart it?

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Mine too! Glad I'm not the only one, I thought it might have been a problem with me phone!

David Wendel says:

Change the date on your phone. It will then let you check for updates again.

vk_vk says:

What is the big deal sbt this update? Any major featues??? Just wanting to know if it is worth the update....


Targon says:

Bluetooth 4.0 with LE support, and ANT+ support will help compatibility with some devices. This update is more about the tons of smaller features that came out with 4.2.2 and 4.3 than about any big features. KNOX support probably means very little to the majority of users, but is there as well.

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bhatech says:

They want you to buy the S4... it's a SCAM!!!

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swimmaholic says:


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Amandab219 says:

I went into settings and changed the date to tomorrows date and redid the update.. it is now starting over. I hope it works this time amd wont say interrupted

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yakko says:

Downloading right OKC.

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morechoff says:

No update for S3 because show stoping bugs where found in the European release of 4.3....They caused issues for those that did download. Update was pulled.

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lunodfox says:

Oh yeah its God awful. I'm onGS3 O2UK. buggy sluggy 4.3 update ;(

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pldavila says:

So happy for my stepdad to get the update but no love for the att galaxy s3

darthmel71 says:

I'm in new York and nothing for me at s4

Maisoumenos says:

im in ny also and i got it. it didnt show up in my notification but when i manually checked for update, it was there. so i guess just check again

Currently downloading mine. Just an FYI, I believe it's currently just California. As All the other AT&T users who have upgraded are all in California (At least the people I've asked)

Antaurean says:

Downloaded, installed, up and running in Dallas, TX. Comes preloaded with Lookout Antivirus and Security. Haven't noticed much else new yet.

Timelessblur says:

Sorry samsung and AT&T you get zero praise from me. Instead you get the this was 3 months later than it should of been. 3 months is the MAX time that it should of taken to get it out. Not the 6 months. So no this is shame on you for taking so long to get it to roll out. This is unacceptable.

brytonic says:

All updated here in Sacramento.

Took an hour and a half, but it is all updated now. So far so good.

eenoneemo says:

Is this causing anyone else problem? I'm getting the "an application attempted to access your system without authorization " notification. And worst: I can't connect to wifi.

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docbeatle says:

Select "update" in that message box and it will update your security policy. It also wiped out my WiFi passwords, had to re-enter, but now working okay.

Lizmacq says:

I'm getting the Knox notification: " Security information: An application attempted to access system on your device without authorization. This attempt has been blocked." but when I click on the notification, it just goes away. Where is the "update"?

Got mine this morning AT&T Westland, Michigan tried late last night before bed when I got up I had to set the date one day ahead because it makes you wait 24HRS so after getting up at 4:30 AM for work I tried again so far with the update I am doing well at 12 Minutes I am at 235MB of 719.16MB! Hopefully I won't be too late for work! :o

teamfoster03 says:

Is it recommend to back before doing this update? Any concerns about loosing anything? Settings or files?

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David Cui says:

It's a minor annoyance, but the 4.3 update got rid of the "Hide Applications" feature in the setting menu. I can't find it anywhere now.

Facing same issue. Any comments?

bonespiel says:

This is not going to be a popular comment, but I actually don't recommend the update. I currently have 4.3 on my Note 3 and the customizable functions are more limited or don't work. I can't change my fonts except what's factory installed on my phone. My Note II I was able to change them. What is disturbing is Samsung links to where you can download more fonts and none of them work at all. Maybe I am wrong about 4.3 being the problem but they worked on 4.2.2 of my Note II

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PharmNerd says:

Surprised I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere, but if you long-press the microphone/options button on the default Samsung keyboard, you can type with emoji. And they show up in full color onscreen. Different versions than the hand-drawn Google emoji, but nice nonetheless.

(although when you go back to view them after you've typed them & exited the screen you did it at, they appear to revert back to the B&W Jellybean versions)

EDIT: Scratch that.. **Some** emoji revert to B&W. Others stay full color.

EDIT 2: Okay... for whatever reason, in the Twitter app, for some views the emoji are in color, and for others they're B&W. Whatever. Color emojis are a thing for the S4 on AT&T 4.3.

jza95 says:

Why was the Mobile Data quick button removed from the notifications panel with 4.3 update??????????????????? WHY?? I loved it. Very inconvenient now to disable/ enable that feature. It was great to save even more battery life. Bring back the fricking Mobile Data button ASAP!!!!!!!!!

Howard Sylve says:

Dude I lost that feature on my last update.

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jza95 says:

I had the Mobile Data button on my AT&T S4 with Android 4.1.2 up until this 4.3 update.

Pittcago says:

I feel the same way!

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deanodrums says:

If its anything like the 4.3 update for unbranded s3 international phones. Dont bother. Its very buggy. :(

cmikea says:

Just updated last night. Had to uninstall my norton antivirus as it was interfering with my wifi by no letting it connect to my network.

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antonum says:

I noticed my Amazon Kindle app was missing after my update. Everything else is running fine.

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anberlinsmom says:

Same thing happened to my kindle app. I also don't like what it did to my Google+ app. I was keeping the old version because I preferred the way it worked over the new and it was updated with the firmware update :(

Has it fixed the issue with WiFi on Dlink routers? That's been a HUGE issue for me!

btswein says:

What router do you have? I have a DLink DIR-655 Rev. A and there is a firmware update out there for it to specifically resolve S4 issues.

leodagamer says:

ok i update my galaxy s4 but i don't have the new camera firmware

leodagamer says:

so im thinking on downgrading to 4.2.2 the upgrading to 4.3 to see if it gets fixed

heatonandy says:

how do you do this? #struggling

Downloaded last night but won't install???? ATT Galaxy S4.

fanaticalism says:

I have apps I didn't have before like lookout, Amazon book store, att mobile locator. I can't uninstall them either. My battery performance is also subpar after the update.

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This update not only takes forever but it stops for whatever reason and won't let you resume unless you change the date or wait for 22 hours. wtf?

Baldguy71 says:

I'm just worried as I've heard too many ppl complain that the battery life is horrible after its updated.

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aw1974 says:

Weird because my battery has been great today. Also, it's much smoother with no noticeable lag that I had before. Loving this update!

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Targon says:

Every time there is an update, battery life, or this or that is an issue. A part of this is that when you do an UPDATE, your existing apps may have issues, or screen brightness settings, or various things you had turned off are now on again after the update. This is why doing a factory reset often helps(followed by re-installing apps), simply because the UPDATE process may cause some issues for apps that love to run all the time in the background.

brojoesc says:

I still don't have it in NYC at 9:00 PM on November 14th!

Maisoumenos says:

i love how i got this update and the google plus and google search updates but still havent gotten the Hangouts update which supposedly dropped before all of them. im not complaining though(actually, maybe i am)

Ok ,so yesterday I waited about an hour for this 4.3 update to download. Once it rebooted the at&t logo came up and it said applying update. Got halfway through and then said update failed when I hit OK it went back to the check for updates screen when I checked for updates it said I needed to wait 24 hours. Under the check for update it says continue update but it won't open. I tries the trick of setting the clock forward three separate times and each time it would start to download it would say update interrupted. I have 40 hours left to wait now to check again. I called at&t and they have no knowledge of any problems with the 4.3 update. They are going to call me on Sunday and have me try the update one more time and if it does not work they are sending me a new phone because it might be a hardware issue I'm just wondering if other people are having the same problems.

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Manuel Roman says:

Im having same problem it started the download then it stopped. Now i see the continue download button but wont let me press it. and it now says i have to wait 47 hours.

jadewolf3 says:

Mine down loaded 20% then just stopped

Shawntay79 says:

Takes to long to update. Is it worth the wwait