In an earlier post, we mentioned about the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 KitKat 4.4.2 OTA update. In this post, we will discuss the KitKat 4.4.2 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini by Verizon. Both these updates were released to update the existing Jelly Bean 4.3 firmware to Android 4.4.2.
According to the official document for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini KitKat 4.4.2 OTA update, this new update will bump the existing firmware version to KOT49H.I435VRUBND5. Since this update is a major update, it will bring many new features, functions and enhancement fixes. Some of the major enhancements are introduction for Enterprise Support for KNOX 2.0 and enhanced security while using My Places.
Many of the major issues have been resolved such as Wi-Fi network stability has been improved, sync issues with Backup Assistant, force close issues with Google Voice Search and much more.
Many apps have received improvements such as Verizon Cloud and Emergency alert apps now come preloaded along with Camera shortcut which has been added as default on the Lock Screen and many more Emoji’s have been added to the Keyboard.
Many new features have been introduced such as Google Printing framework, Google Hangouts now comes preloaded with SMS features, Google+ Photos have been renamed to Photos and Play Magazine has been renamed to Play Newsstand.
Like all others OTA update, this update will be released in gradual steps, which means that the users of different regions will have to wait for a couple of days before the update officially arrives on their devices.
Once an update is available for your device, you will receive an official OTA update notification on your system’s notification screen. To install this update, just tap on this notification and follow onscreen prompts.
If you want to check for the update manually, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software Update > Check for updates. If an update is available for your device, you will receive the OTA update notification, just tap on this notification message and follow the onscreen prompts.
Have you received Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini KitKat 4.4.2 update? If so, then please review what do you think about the new features, functions and enhancement fixes? Does this update resolves all the issues that you faced earlier? Please mention in comments.