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Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

Best buy says November 13th, Has anyone gotten the update yet? I know it's still early..

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Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update


mabarca26 wrote:

Ive been having problemz conneting to wife ever since I did the 4.3 upgrade on my phone. It is really frustrating because I can not download anything on my phone anymore. I have to use my date.. can some one plz assist with issue.. 


Best autocorrect ever.

 

You'll need to help out with some more info. What kind of Wifi. What happens when you "can't connect"?

Message 196 of 233
Contributor

Re: Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update

Hi,

Ref - "...spoke on the phone with one of the Community specialists..." : I do not know that phone-talks are allowed with the Forum Community specialists. I have a lot of things to discuss about:

1) I see lot of options/shortcuts got erased after my phone auto-upgraded itself, inspite of me chosing "Update Later" every time when it prompted me for about a dozen times, I guess.

2) My phone battery - draining quicker than earlier.

and many more.

 

Thanks

 

VC

 

Message 197 of 233
Contributor

Re: 4.3 Update for Galaxy S4 - Will it be missing the Mobile Data toggle in Notifications Panel?

I realy like that Mobile Data toggle too.
Why delete that toggle? it's realy works.
Message 198 of 233
Mentor

Re: 4.3 Update for Galaxy S4 - Will it be missing the Mobile Data toggle in Notifications Panel?

Re: 4.3 Update for Galaxy S4 - Will it be missing the Mobile Data toggle in Notifications Panel?
I realy like that Mobile Data toggle too.
Why delete that toggle? it's realy works.
 
 
 
Hi,
Just a tip for others that need this toggle switch:
ZdBox app has this toggle and a few others in their widgets.
I use it all the time, it's also a great app!
                                    Ken
Link:
 
Message 199 of 233

Re: Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update

Actually, yes...phone conversations happen all the time with the forum specialists. You fill out their contact us form with your email and phone number and they call you to discuss support issues. This is what happened to me.

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Re: Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update

Yep....and it gets done if it is doable.
In this case it was the only way I was going to get the update and it went flawlessly....with none.of the issues after update that have happened to others.
I just.got tired of telling people that this works.


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S®4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
Message 201 of 233
Mentor

Re: Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update

The 4.3 update popped up as ready to install for me on Dec. 22, never asked for it to download and take up 770MB of space, it was pushed down on my phone without me knowing it was going on.  I didn't want to update after all of the issues I read about here but didn't hit the button to delay installation when it hijacked my screen so the update installed.

 

So far, the only issues I have on my Galaxy S4 are slight lags in launching apps compared to before and lagging keyboard response at times, along with increased battery consumption.  Overall I see zero benefit to this "update".

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Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

I am having the problem with one of my S4s that it downloads all the update, then reboots to recovery, gets to 25% complete, stops, reboots and then back at the lock screen. Once you unlock the phone to use it it says that the update was interrupted. I have kept the device plugged into power while downloading so it would not fall asleep. This is my wife's S4 that is having problems. Mine updated to 4.3 without problems and I'm having no issues either.

 

Really annoying I have to wait 24 hours between tries.

 

It would have been nice if there was a way to get the update on the phone via a USB cable to a PC.

 

Message 203 of 233

Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

Try using Samsung Kies. 

 

http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ Smiley Happy

Message 204 of 233
Contributor

Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

I get:

 

Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies

 

Current firmware version: PDA:MF3 / PHONE:MF3 / CSC:MF3 (ATT)

 

 

Gee thanks, AT&T

Smiley Mad

 

Message 205 of 233
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Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update


Delphis wrote:

I get:

 

Your device's current firmware version is not supported to update firmware via Kies

 

Current firmware version: PDA:MF3 / PHONE:MF3 / CSC:MF3 (ATT)

 

 

Gee thanks, AT&T

Smiley Mad

 


I wouldn't bother updating even if you can; I didn't find any changes that make it worth your while.  What did notice was slightly decreased battery life and some lagging in bringing up the keyboard.

Message 206 of 233
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The news is really good, but the approach is actually bad!


cornieafamily wrote:

I can confirm that I spoke on the phone with one of the Community specialists from this forum and was told that the 4.3 update is back on hold for the Galaxy S4 from AT&T. I was told that I have to wait until the 4.4 update that should be released sometime in first quarter of 2014 (Jan - March).

 

Sorry for the bad news from AT&T.



Who can guarantee that the next release will come smoother?

 

Rather ATT should investigate and find now: what is the reason for the failure of 4.3 OTA update...

 

As for me, I tried to update my [not rooted] S4 to 4.3 twice. Both times it failed exactly at same point while installation progress was 25%... Furthermore, second time it was observed by an ATT tech support specialist having remote access to my phone (at least to its screen) via special ATT Support Utility. However, his virtual "presence" on the scene and his ability to watch the progress didn't help...

 

What about remote monitoring of OTA 4.3 installation in debugging mode (or something similar to it)  by one of the  ATT software engineers responsible for the maintenance/support of the S4 OTA 4.3 distribution?

 

From my own experience I know that if developer can't duplicate (reproduced) user's problem, there is nothing for him to fix, or to start with...  So, ATT developers might work hard to find a reason for our installations' failure, but most probably, they can't duplicate it...  They don't have "real" phones loaded with different set of applications... I'd assume that they rather play with "blank" ones reset to original manufacturer status...

 

Thus, a practical solution would be to offer one of such real phones that consistently and/or uniformly fail (I can volunteer main for remote access and investigation) to an interested ATT developer who would use all his sophisticated tools for remote debugging to see what really happens at the progress point of 24%, then at 25%, and why it never reaches 26%.

 

 May be one of the Community specialists can help in organizing such mutualy beneficial cooperaton between the Company and the Community: when the Community of users would help the Company to serve them even better!!!

 

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Message 207 of 233
Explorer

Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

Dear AT&T Community Manager:

I've noticed that after my GS4 updated to the new 4.3 jellybean I began to have issues with my WiFi connectivity. I often get a message that my connection is unstable or too slow and my phone will drop off WiFi and use data. I must always remain vigilant of this to avoid paying data overages. I never had this issue before the update.
Secondly, I've also lost the ability to access hidden apps. Before the update I hide some apps that I didn't use that often to avoid the clutter. But now when I go to access them I get a "unfortunately touchwiz has stopped" message. How can I access previously hidden apps??
Please reply. Thank you!
Message 208 of 233
Contributor

Re: Galaxy S4 - 4.3 Update

Same problems here.

MK2  - 4.3

 

Wireless and Bluetooth just get disabled on their own..

 

 

i agree with the locked bootloader, if ATT were to remedy this we could fix on our own...

will be making an "angry" call to ATT later...

 

Message 209 of 233

Re: Galaxy S4 - Loss of Mobile Data Toggle with 4.3 Update

The only reason I can imagin taking away the mobile data toggle is to rack up more muniutes. $$$$$ for AT & T at the expense of heri customers.   I use this feature frequently to save batery life. Now i need to go htough five menues to turn my data on an off.   This is some truly ugly greed from AT & T.

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