Over a week after the Android 4.3 update was supposed to arrive, Tmo-flavored Galaxy S4′s have finally received the update. Around 5am this morning the update went live and is available over the air. The update includes KNOX as well as Samsung Gear support.
If you are you a T-Mobile Galaxy S4, you should have received a notification that informs you that the update is available. If it doesn’t then, head in to your phone’s settings menu and check manually there.
Beginning November 26, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 will have an optional software update to Android version 4.3 / Software M919UVUEMK2 via Over-the-Air manual pull down and Samsung Kies over Wi-Fi only. This update includes KNOX and Samsung Gear support.
You can get the update in two ways:
Over the air (OTA) update to M919UVUEMK2: OTA manual pull down update is available as of 11/26/2013 through February 1, 2014.
Manual download to M919UVUEMK2: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Verify you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. See http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.
As for why the update was delayed, it hasn’t been confirmed. However, following the bug-ridden launches of 4.3 on Verizon and AT&T S4′s, it safe to say that T-Mobile wanted to make extra sure that its users were going to suffer the same fate as 4.3 on Verizon and AT&T.
Full information on today’s update:
Android version 4.3 / Baseband version M919UVUEMK2- Current version
- Android version 4.3 / Baseband version M919UVUEMK2
- Approved 11/26/2013
- OTA and Samsung Kies update available 11/26/2013
- Samsung Galaxy Gear support
- Device software is not rooted
- 50% battery life
- Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
- Data connection
- File size of update is 781 MB