My Galaxy S4 got a KitKat download while in the states

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I was in the states this weekend.  My phone was roaming to AT&T.  On Saturday night, I got a message that KitKat was downloaded and was waiting for me to press Install.  I chose Cancel but the choices were different reminder time periods, the longest being 3 hours.  Got back to Vancouver last night.  This morning noticed the phone rebooting and got the successfully installed message.

 

I went to the AT&T website and found KitKat for S4 was available since Feb 19, 2014.

 

These are the info on About Device:

Android version:  4.4.2

Baseband version:  I337MVLUFNC1

Kernel version:  3.4.0-880525 , dpi@SWDD5608 #1

Build number:  KOT49H.I337MVLUFNC1

SE for Android status:  Enforcing , SEPH_SGH-I337M_4.4.2_0010

Secure boot status:  Type: Samsung

Security software version:  MDF v1.0 Release 2

 

What is the consequence getting the AT&T's version vs TELUS version?

Can I upgrade to TELUS version when it becomes available?


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Connector

Unless. You were using a Att sim card in your Telus phone then you should have received the Telus version of the update.  I know the Telus version has been rolling out over the last few weeks. 

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Rockstar

That's definitely strange. The OTA updates are dependant on the carrier settings on your device. Were you using an AT&T SIM card?

 

If the phone is functional, i'd suggest the wait and see approach. Worst comes to worst, you can use Samsung Kies to manually install the TELUS version later. 

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Dark_Knight,

I had my TELUS V3 Sim Card.  I updated the About Device info on the original post.

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http://www.android.gs/android-4-4-2-kitkat-update-files-leaked-for-canadian-samsung-galaxy-s4/

Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware update has been leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Canadian model on XDA forums. The update brings all the features and functions that were previously pushed to all the other Samsung devices already running the latest KitKat build.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat leaked for Galaxy S4 I337 works with Bell and Telus carriers and it has the KOT49H.I337MVLUFNC1 build number. This firmware version confirms that the update is the latest build and that we should expect the official release announcement to arrive soon.

 

 

Depending on how the OS build and the Junkware that the Cell provider installs, is bundled... The OS is booted seperate from the Carrier add ons...

 

You may have the upgrade(according to the build number) without any specific Carrier  add ons.

 

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Unless. You were using a Att sim card in your Telus phone then you should have received the Telus version of the update.  I know the Telus version has been rolling out over the last few weeks. 

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Tgreencorn,

Thanks, this is good news.  That explains the build number is the same as Nasty noted.

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I've a [Samsung Gxy S4Mini] ver.4.2.2. Searched on the web, learned that in the Usa- Horizont and At&T + other carriers, are offering users to download the KitKat ver: 4.4.2; Download recently the <kies.com> launched to check for updates firmware, result U've the latest ver. same answer  in my Phone, when checks for Updates

 

So I'm confuse is Telus network the one, who doesn't get updated, with the latest vers. or what.happens, we're behind here in Canada , with the latest Phone  tecnologies. Wait for replies.  <ReadMe soon>  "v9"

 

 

@v9-12 yrs.Telus mobile user & Ex-BC Tel cable installer.
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