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15 Messages

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 9:30 PM

Galaxy S4 MF3 update not available

I was able to update my S4 to the MF3 version the day it was released OTA. But I've tried to update two other S4s since then and it always says it's up-to-date even though they still have the old MDL version. Any ideas?

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Archienj7

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130 Messages

7 years ago

Sorry, wonder why no edit button here on mobile. As I was saying if you are looking to root MF3 totally breaks it. Might not be a bad thing and I found out too late myself.

Tutor

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5 Messages

7 years ago

Definitely not interested in root - as great as I've heard it to be. I just want the latest update. I tried calling AT&T, and they tried pushing the update from their end - but they couldn't push it through.

Contributor

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2 Messages

7 years ago

thank you so much Nwilb832! did your trick and it worked. Been looking on all the android forums to find a way to get this update, even contacted technical support (HA) thanks again!

Tutor

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5 Messages

7 years ago

THIS METHOD WORKS!

Nwilb832, thank you for your response. I did exactly as you mentioned:

1. put the date to August 7th
2. turned off phone
3. removed battery
4. replace battery
5. turn on phone
6. Update

I think it may have something to do with actually removing the battery, but it worked! I recommend anyone having this issue try this approach. If you'd tried Nwilb832's approach, did it work for you? Please comment.
Nwilb832

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9 Messages

7 years ago

Great glad other people are able to get their updates too now.

@iUmair  I agree I think it has more to do with powering down and removing the battery.  Aug 7 just happened to be the next date I could use to try the update.  The date could be whatever each person can use next.

FuturePilot

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15 Messages

7 years ago

Thank you Nwilb! I didn't even have to take the battery out. I just rebooted it. I had to change the date because of all the previous attempts. I checked immediatly after rebooting it and it found the update.

Archienj7

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130 Messages

7 years ago

It's not useful unless you use apps that require or it or are a ROM junkie. I like TouchWiz just fine tbh and most of what I like is particular too it. I would have liked to have access for a few apps but it will be able to be done again in time.

Tutor

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6 Messages

7 years ago

I too had the update not available issue. I just set the date ahead three days, checked for upates, viola - update downloads and completes process. Family has three S4's now all on same firmware finally!

Contributor

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2 Messages

7 years ago

The given solution doesnt work for me. I have tried moving dates one by one. I checked out till 30th August but no luck. And now even for the current date it shows me adding up hours till the 30th august for update to be availalble.

 

Though Kies, it shows me that i have an update available. But it downloads till about 11-12% every time and then just stops. Doesnot download after that. I have tried this many many times.

 

Is there a solution to this? anything via OTA or Kies.

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2 Messages

7 years ago

Even more than 2 months of release, I am not able to get this update on my S4. I tried doing this through Kies and i am still on

 

  • Android      version: 4.2.2
  • Baseband version:      I337UCUAMDL     
  • Build      number:      JDQ39.I337UCUAMDL

 

Is there any work around possible?

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