KitKat Galaxy S4 AT&T

OTA rolling out over the coming days, or you can manually check

AT&T's Galaxy S4 has a KitKat update ready and waiting, and AT&T says it should be available starting February 26 — which is today!

The update will push to you automagically over the next few days if you like, or if you're the type who just isn't about to wait for an update, you can check for it manually via your device settings. Make sure you're on Wifi and have at least 50 percent charge on your battery. AT&T doesn't mention availability via Kies, but it might be worth trying as well.

The update brings the Galaxy S4 to Android version 4.4.2, and has a few other notable changes:

  • Samsung Galaxy Gear compatibility
  • Drag and drop to uninstall or disable applications
  • Call reliability improvements

Often times these updates start right away on their projected date, so now is the time to check. If you get it, be sure to holler out with your experience.

Source: AT&T. Thanks, everyone who sent this in!

 
There are 108 comments

drokssilva says:

Did you mean to say automatically or did you say automagically on purpose?

But that's good for ATT Gs4 users.

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Sent from inside a cave. Yes, T-Mobile covers caves. N5

twelkit says:

I think I prefer automagically.

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Big Blue customers couldn't disable apps on their Android phones?

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You could disable the app through the app manager, but now you can drag and drop to disable.

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troshs says:

I know I already could with 4.3 and I have AT&T....I didn't know other users couldnt. And I'm not rooted either and never have been.

sidds18 says:

Note 3 Verizon? Anytime soon?

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Lsucrazy says:

Here here

Or is it hear hear?

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eahinrichsen says:

It's "hear, hear." Think of it as the same as "Hear ye, hear ye."

Splitz says:

A post about AT&T and 4.4.2 for the S4 and somebody bitches about their carrier? How is this relevant?

Aaaaanytime now Rogers..my Note 3 needs real, full-on Google Keyboard emoji support!

Posted from my TARDIS!

I just checked my updates on my Note 3 and there was one available. Not sure it was KitKat since it was only 38.47MB.

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Baugherb says:

Not kit kat.

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franky_402 says:

Yawn.....one has had kk for a little while.. I remember when ppl used to bitch that HTC was slow with updates and Samsung was king. Most ppl also forget until recently Samsung didn't offer ota updates and HTC was top.. Yes I love HTC but I'm also very excited that all OEMS have been updating android much faster and that makes all of our lives better not to mention the android ecosystem. Here's to hoping that KitKat numbers grow much much faster than jb did

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zeth006 says:

You almost sound like a hipster

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Kolten Nay says:

Your forgetting samsung has to update multiple phones that had success selling. Not just a htc one max and mini. They're updating phones from almost two years ago

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unglued94ta says:

Well played.

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intrepid359 says:

I don't understand. "Your forgetting"? zeth006 owns forgetting?

Your = possession.
You're = you are.
Yore = long ago.

note3owner says:

+1

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Joshua Wise says:

I'm on AT&T and have the Samsung Galaxy note 3 and just recieved a small 30mb update. I don't know what it did but I'm still on Android 4.3

miketko says:

Come on rogers

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Splitz says:

Post about AT&T, why comment about Rogers?

13Elves says:

With its mutilation to the SD card functionality, do ppl even want this?

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Heck yeah people will want 4.4. 4.4 lets you store music or movies from Google play on your sdcard.

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But nothing else...

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jonnyships says:

Apps need to update to take advantage. KitKat has been out since last summer, it's not like they haven't had time.

Baldguy71 says:

5:14 AM EST and no update yet.

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When the international (i9505) s4 is going to get 4.4.2 update?

Or is it going to be an update for it?

jlh73 says:

Got a small update on my AT&T note 3 yesterday. Hopefully kit kat is coming soon.

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Splitz says:

This thread was about AT&T and the S4, not about the Note3.

robertopod says:

There's nothing to get excited about at all with kit kat. You probably won't even notice a change after you install.

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What???? They will get white status bar icons!!!!! :)

But like I said above, you can store Google play movies and music on your sdcard with 4.4.

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Depends on how you use your phone. Battery saving location services and BTLE are huge to me.

ayg says:

Hasn't every Samsung since the S3 and Note 2 had BLE? Samsung had their own code for it long before it was fully baked inside of the mainline Android code.

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Targon says:

4.3 added the Bluetooth LE/Smart functionality. 4.4 made printing support easier for app developers to implement.

Gvo1975 says:

Should I leave my BlackBerry Q10 and get an Android?....i don't really know what to do!!!!

Incurable Q10 syndrome

Yes

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skiman10 says:

Of course.

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mzanette says:

Q10? You really like that physical keyboard huh?

TLB69 says:

I'll tell you what you can do,fix me whatever is fried with that slice of lime on top.A brotha hungry,Holla!! :-D

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

A895 says:

I'd you don't want it I'll take it.

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Odd place to ask.

But i have a q10 for work and its a great phone.

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sidds18 says:

If possible yes ASAP

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mzanette says:

Any word on when KitKat will hit the Galaxy Tab 3 7"? I'd like to update my daughter's tablets

flipponater says:

YOU GUYS KITKAT OR SOME UPDATE IS OUT FOR THE HTC ONE!!ITS 611 MEGABYTES!!IM REALLY HOPING RIGHT NOW!

posting while eating gummybears in your girlfriends bedroom

flipponater says:

I pressed on it to start the update and closed out to come type that comment..and it wont let me check for update anymore...does that mean that its downloading?

posting while eating gummybears in your girlfriends bedroom

Really? You did that?

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ayg says:

It's a super virus, throw your phone as hard as possible against the wall... otherwise the Russians are coming.

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TLB69 says:

It's Holla!!! Jerry.You gotta put some brotha in your diet.Holla!!!

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

Raptor007 says:

Any word on the GN3 4.4.2 update and when its coming?

Mike Nickles says:

I just checked and I have it!

Mike Nickles says:

FYI: My note 3 is downloading it now! (att galaxy note 3) WOOHOO

Baugherb says:

Nice!!!!!

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Tysonsaurus says:

Probably the same small update that note 3 users have been getting since yesterday...not kit kat.

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Can i update my international s4 (i9505) with kitkat? Please help

eahinrichsen says:

That update started rolling out a few days ago, I believe.

I changed the date to fifth may and it says that i must use pc kies. What is pc kies?

Arpish Shah says:

Nothing here yet

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btswein says:

Must have misread the title, could have swore it said KitKat for "AT&T's Galaxy S4 available today." All I'm reading about in the comments is the Note 3 and HTC One..

Can we please keep the comments on this site somewhat relevant?

That said, no update on my AT&T GS4 8:30am central.

HTC and tmobile fan boys own this site now lol

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drache713 says:

I know this is a little preemptive as I'm not sure if anyone actually has kitkat loaded on their AT&T GS4 yet...when the update comes through I was curious about two things: 1. does full screen album art work with google play music? I love the full screen album art on the nexus 5 and moto x and curious if it's the same thing (since google play music is the app I use), also I'm curious whether tap-to-pay with google wallet will work or if AT&T will have it disabled. Those who grab the update it'd be awesome if you could let me know these things!

hardrocker89 says:

Yrs it does full screen album art. Also works for iheartradio

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drache713 says:

Good to hear! Now just to find out if AT&T blocked tap-to-pay or not for ISIS...

If im outside the US and im using a different sim card im still able to get updates? If not, plugging in my att sim and wifi will work? Or i have to wait until im back in US? Thank you :)

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btswein says:

Putting your AT&T SIM in and being in Wi-Fi should work.

pilotnh says:

I checked on my S4. It said I was current and now it won't let me check again for another 24 hours! WTF?!

btswein says:

Change the date ahead a few days and you're able to check again, however I would wait until reports of the update being available come in.

vblok0910#WP says:

THAT WORKED! its downloading right now. THANKS!!!!

Baldguy71 says:

Mine did the same thing.

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dratsablive says:

Have the Google Play edition of the S4, and got my 4.4.2 last Thanksgiving. There is a tweak rooted users can implement that restores SD card functionality.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2436494

No update for my s4 yet.

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Vacortina says:

No update for my S4 / Note 3
Miami. Florida

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igunz007 says:

The update isn't today for the S4 it was confirm that the phone is getting updates but the update won't be on server to pick up till tomorrow. I called tech support and that's what they said. And about the Note 3 there has been no confirmation so Idk what half this post is full of Note 3 users.

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btswein says:

We'll see. Tech support is less than knowledgeable in my experience.

Chas Tucker says:

Update is out!! 417.66 mb! Everyone go update!

btswein says:

Got it here in Wisconsin. Thanks!

Neal Reed says:

Check earlier this morning and nothing, but just changed the date on my phone so I could check again it was there 417.66 MB.

Guapo104 says:

Just manually checked for the KK update for my GS4 on AT&T and started downloading the update, its 417.66MB large. Check for your update... In North Eastern NJ.

PharmNerd says:

Can confirm. Downloading the 417.66MB AT&T GS4 update in Michigan now. Slooowly...

Update is available here in Tennessee.

Jorge Rullan says:

Got my 4.4.2 update!!! Google wallet "tap and pay" works!!!

esmith2078 says:

Downloading update (very slowly) here in San Antonio, Texas!!

Awesome St Louis MO here, downloading now!

vblok0910#WP says:

Installing as I type. Here in CT!

Got the notification... unfortunatly I have to wait another 8 hrs to get to WiFi

I feel your pain. No guest WiFi here. I'll have to wait until this evening to update.

I ended up using Starbucks and Home Depot Wifi....

Splitz says:

D/FW got it, downloading now!

pilotnh says:

Downloaded it once, failed during install phase. Trying again :(

Wood_doowk says:

Got it in Seattle. Download went pretty quickly, installed first time with no issues. Seems OK so far (read: better than the POS 4.3 update a few months ago)

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samcham says:

Downloading now in rural Georgia!

Alex Davison says:

Downloaded at 10 montana time. Works great
but seems to be a battery hog. Down 25% in that time.

zapfrog says:

Updated my wife's phone and a bunch of apps like PayPal mobile, Handcent and others are now useless and want open... Blah :P

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brytonic says:

All updated, took about 3 hours to download and install. 2:45 to download and then 15 or so to install. Looks good, muted notification bar that I am used to on my Nexus 7, all icons are white now. Beats Audio and ISIS Wallet were added to my app list. Can launch camera from non-secured lock screen now.

Downloading a dozen or so apps again since they were deactivated due to 4.4. 8( Fortunately all settings remain, just have to grab the app anew.

i still don't see the update on my att s4.. i am in california... my phone is unlocked and was rooted earlier but i have removed it using super su.. any suggestion or idea regarding not getting update?

Galaxy gear support? Wasn't that already there when we got 4.3 (which das the right Bluetooth support?)

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Okay so i downloaded Kitkat for my S4 and everything pretty much looks the same minus the battery and time being grey. When will I get the updated touch wiz on the S5?

drache713 says:

So looks like google wallet tap to pay works along with full screen album art...now the question is did they break sd card functionality? Anybody able to test this?

I think there's something wrong with my update... My phone says I have kitkat but I'm missing features like the full screen album art, updated touch wiz etc. Le Sigh.

Got the update in Bay City, Michigan. Fast update took about 40 minutes in all. Update and install.

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Chris5544 says:

Just got it myself a little while ago, looks better.

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SoCalMario says:

Not impressed with Kit Kat on the S4 at all. It deleted a lot of my apps upon installation and added some bloatware. Can anyone direct me to a list of additions to this version of android on the S4 because other then the color changes on the status bar up top, I just don't see any impressive changes.

ctleng76 says:

The update deleted a few of my apps as well, Android Central being one of them. Anyone else notice this?

priuspulida says:

yup. it removed a few of my apps also including juicedefender

kingofk1ngs says:

Can this be downloaded with Kies?

Jacques says:

No, it's too large for it to go through Kies. It's OTA only.

My wife's GS4 got the update late last night. I noticed saying "OK, Google" didn't kick on from the home screen. Is there a setting that needs to be changed for it to work?

benass49 says:

Not impressed with this at all. In fact, the opposite. My phone is slow; not just on the home screen either. It's slow in menus, apps, and games. Over half my apps were uninstalled during the update (including the AC App - gasp!) so I'm redownloading them at the moment. Haven't run into any more issues as of now, but it's only been 10 minutes.

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steve Sharra says:

I didnt even receive the update yet...im in new jersey:( why its taking so long ?

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