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T-Mobile And AT&T Galaxy S4 Updates Hit The Deck

Edwin Kee
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So, you are still living in cloud nine with your recently purchased Samsung Galaxy S4 firmly in the grasp of your hands, and cannot get enough of fiddling with it? Well, hats off to both T-Mobile as well as AT&T in the US, as these mobile carriers have already issued updates for the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4 in order to help it maintain its cutting edge ahead of the pack.

Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S4 did start to receive its first Over The Air (OTA) update a while back, and T-Mobile intends to follow suit just a week after they made the smartphone available for purchase by the general public. Those who have downloaded and installed the update would see the original baseband version M919UVUAMDB get a bump up to baseband version M919UVUAMDL. You can choose to pick it up via OTA, or take the Samsung Kies, and considering how the entire update is approximately 168MB in size, either way should be just fine. What are some of the improvements that you would find with this update? There would be a better experience where the Visual Voicemail app is concerned, not to mention ISIS app improvements. Needless to say, one should be able to figure out and notice other changes and fixes under the hood for a smoother and more stable user experience.

AT&T, too, does not want to be left out of the picture, and in their update for the Samsung Galaxy S4, we are looking at version I337UCUAMDL. Too bad there is no official changelog available, but you can grab this update Over The Air (OTA) and get cracking. At least there are no user complaints about the Galaxy S4 being bricked after installing the update, which is always a good thing.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) May 8, 2013 Link

    Why the hell are theee neas about an android update for carrier phones?
    In german APit I never see news about an update of a branded fw...
    ANY WHY THE HELL HAVE AMERICAN PROVIDERS THE RIGHT TO PRODUCE THEIR OWN S4 AND SO ON?
    (sry for capsing), app doesn't have bold functionality yet...)

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  • Sterling Keys May 9, 2013 Link

    Canadians can also look forward to the first OTA update for their S4 devices as well!

    http://mobilesyrup.com/2013/05/08/samsung-pushing-out-first-software-update-for-canadian-galaxy-s4

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  • Dvoraak May 9, 2013 Link

    @Phillip - It's not the American carriers. It's Samsung giving us (Americans and Canadians) different hardware than the rest of the world gets. Might be that the international model doesn't need updating. According to what I've seen on XDA, the North American versions definitely do (need an update).

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) May 9, 2013 Link

    but why do the carriers have different versions compared to each other???

    and why do they get other hardware in the first place?

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  • Dvoraak May 9, 2013 Link

    I can guess that the hardware decisions are based on the wireless technology used by the North American carriers compared to Europe or Asia (that's just a guess). The S3 also came with different hardware. As for the separate updates, that's a matter of how long a Samsung update takes to be approved and processed through a carrier before it goes out "over the air". Some take longer than others. Some take MUCH longer.

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  • Philipp Junghannß (My1) May 9, 2013 Link

    does that mean that I have to buy a phone from America when I am in vacation and wat to make calls or sth. like that???

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  • Dvoraak May 9, 2013 Link

    I don't know. You should check with your carrier for your device's roaming capabilities.

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