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Android 4.4.3 & 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3 and more

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Leak alert! Update alert! More information has emerged about the illustrious Android 4.4.3 and 4.4.2 updates: relevantly recent Samsung smartphones, such as the Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S4, look like they are now in line for these KitKat updates, the latter now being tested for these devices. However, not just the latest of Samsung flagships are in for the update treat.

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According to a leaked Samsung update status report obtained by Sammobile, the Galaxy S4, and the Galaxy S5 are being texted for Android 4.4.3. This includes the Snapdragon and the Exynos versions of the Galaxy S5. As for the S4, it is the LTE-A model that will expect the update (KTU 70).

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Both the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 are being tested with Android 4.4.3 KitKat. © SamMobile

Good news comes in pairs: a second document reveals information about the KOT49H update, meaning Andorid 4.4.2. This update is already is one of the final stages of the update process, namely phase 5, and looks to start rolling out in May and in June 2014 to a long list of Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) (no date confirmed) and Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9190) for which the update status is complete, meaning it could roll out any day now. The Galaxy Note 3 Neo and the Note 2 LTE should also see the update this month.

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The Galaxy S3, S3 LTE and other devices are soon in line for Android 4.4.2. © SamMobile

In addition, Galaxy S4 Mini and S4 Mini LTE, Grand 2 and Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Mega 6.8 will also be getting the update in June.

Let us know if you have received the Android 4.4.2 or Android 4.4.3 update and tell us about the changes you notice, good or bad.

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  • Peter Van beuren 3 months ago Link

    I got the 4.4.2 upgrade and now my Galaxy 3 is acting up. Crashes alot and very difficult to charge now. Very frustrating

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    • Bojan M. 3 months ago Link

      Use some custom rom instead. Samsung proved itself incapable in software department.

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      Hey @Peter, did you see our article about fixing Android 4.4.2 problems?

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      • Milos Game 3 months ago Link

        How about linking to the article you mentioned..

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  • walter hooks 3 months ago Link

    Peter, what carrier do you have?

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  • Casey Myers 3 months ago Link

    ok why wont galaxy s2 get the update ?

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    • Lewis Jones 3 months ago Link

      The s2 performance is no where near up to scratch to cope with the update. If the s3 with far better performance wont get the update then its obvious that the s2 wont get the update

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  • Marvic Fenech 3 months ago Link

    GT-I9300 update is listed as unstable - no KitKat for it :-(

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  • Gabriel Veranes Correoso 3 months ago Link

    And what about the Note 3...will it gets update???

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      Which one @Gabriel? The 4.4.2 update should already have arrived for your Note 3. Android 4.4.3, well...we need to wait and see if it will still appear or just be absorbed into whatever is announced at Google I/O. I think it'll still arrive, hopefully in the next weeks (at least for Nexus/Moto devices, then the usual delay for OEM/carrier changes and testing)

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  • Lewis Jones 3 months ago Link

    I am using the lte model at the moment and the update isnt here yet. It probably varies between country (im in the uk)

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  • Suzanne Moyer 3 months ago Link

    I received the 4.4.2 update and I have noticed a bit of a lag with apps opening. Other than that no big change. I do have the Everythingme launcher installed. I am thinking with more use things might settle down.

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    • Lewis Jones 3 months ago Link

      Are you in the uk?

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    • Milos Game 3 months ago Link

      Hi Suzanne. It's always recommended to do a factory reset after major updates.

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  • Tony Morgan 3 months ago Link

    Got the 4.4.2 on S4. Battery life has dived. Not just on mine but also on my Wife's S4 too.
    Phone shuts down and keeps trying to restart with battery at about 70%!!

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  • Ron Price 3 months ago Link

    just received the KitKat 4.4.2 update to my GS3 this mornin'. US CELLULAR is in the KitKat game!

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  • martin otto 3 months ago Link

    i know the s4's listed but the s4 active ?

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      Good question @Martin, the Active versions never seem to get the same degree of love as the generic flagship. Same goes for mini and max versions. I can only cross my fingers for you, but unfortunately I don't have any further info on the S4 Active.

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  • Ron Price 3 months ago Link

    update on my previous post concerning my update to KitKat on my GS3. I've been delving into it a bit more and so far I've had issues with the Wi-Fi dropping in and out at third or forth reboot but realized was a third-party locker screen app I was using prior to updating to KitKat when I was on Jellybean 4.4.3 other than that I'll need couple more days to weeks maybe before can comment on battery life change for better or worse haha. I'll keep y'all posted.

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    • Bill Brown 3 months ago Link

      Please do keep us posted! Appreciate it!

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      • Ron Price 3 months ago Link

        hey Bill. sure will man. don't want to be premature but so far I have had a noted battery boost by at least 10 % but I may see a change in coming days to weeks so will keep'ya updated. it may have a lot to do with my settings too I may add. that does play a significant role in battery consumption as well.

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  • Alan Greenwood 3 months ago Link

    Just received 4.4.2 on my S4 but as yet haven't noticed any difference I am in UK on Orange

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  • Liam Duggan 3 months ago Link

    Yeah I got the 4.4.2 and my battery life went from great to WTF!!!!

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    • Bill Brown 3 months ago Link

      Is that the S3? US or UK? I was excited for the update and now I'm not sure whether to even risk it when it's available.

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      Kris Carlon 3 months ago Link

      Best thing to do after a update is backup everything and then do a factory reset and restore. That's the quickest and easiest (well, maybe not the easiest...) way to fix the usual post-update battery drain issues.

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  • ANDREW VAUGHAN 3 months ago Link

    My Galaxy S4 Black Ltd Edition just update to 4.4.2 yesterday night in the united kingdom on EE contract

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  • Eslam Mohamed 3 months ago Link

    Guy's tell me about Note3 neo update

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  • patrice s. 3 months ago Link

    I have LG G2 on AT&T. update screwed my phone up entirely....I hate that I might have to go back to my iPhone until an update....

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    • Lewis Jones 3 months ago Link

      The title and whole article is about samsungs not lg

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  • Patty 3 months ago Link

    Since I updated my galaxy 4 with 4.4.2 upgrade, my service is constantly unavailable with no bars even when i'm connected to a strong internet. my messages will not send unless i frequently restart my phone. Can I down-grade and go back to what I had? My phone worked perfectly before this upgrade. Please advise. Thank you for you time and expertise !

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  • The Meagan 3 months ago Link

    So far, it lags on button touch, doesn't like to "wake up" from sleep mode, even with my S-view cover I have to open & close it several times to use it, the monochrome task bar bugs me, and it totally s*** the bed during a game of robot unicorn and stopped reacting to any screen touch activity. Hate hate hate it.

    Edit: and AT&T took the opportunity to add even more bloatware to my machine.

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    Anibal Camunas 3 months ago Link

    great

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  • Todd Kleinert 3 months ago Link

    I got the 4.4.2 update on my S3 SPH-L710 from Virgin mobile, which uses Sprint. Phone kicks ass! Love it, and its fast with any work I give it finishing quickly.. Battery could be better, but wireless charging is easy to setup.. runs same apps as my tablets, uses micro sd card for media, nfc for super-fast wireless transfers, supports otg for more fun (ps3 controller, mouse, keyboard, hub, hard drive) and device access. Nice..

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