Samsung Galaxy S4 Updates AT&T, Sprint & Verizon

galaxyupdateThe Samsung Galaxy S 4  update, currently rolling out to Galaxy S 4 users over the Verizon, Sprint and AT&T networks. The 350MB+ update  allows use of the microSD to store apps (for Sprint and AT&T), fixes glitches and adds other enhancements.

Verizon Update PC/Mac Only

Verizon requires the Software Update Assistant (SUA)  that verifies whether your device has the most recent software. When a software update is available and your device is connected to a PC or Mac with a USB cable, the SUA provides an option to install the most recent device software.  Please make sure your battery is fully charged, and you are receiving a strong Verizon Wireless or Wi-Fi signal before beginning your software update. The Verizon changelog shows many glitch fixes.

AT&T Galaxy S4 Update

We checked on a demo model of the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 and there was not update available today over-the-air in our area.  The Update reportedly adds two LTE bands and NFC improvements as well as app installation on the microSD card. The file size is large which some contend includes security fixes.

Sprint Galaxy S 4 Update Details:

The update started on 7/8/13 and will be continued to be pushed out until 7/21/13,  all existing Galaxy S 4 customers. You have to wait for the Google Over The Air (GOTA) servers push the software update before installation.


  • Voice – HD Voice enhancements.
  •  Audio clipping when using headphones at higher levels h.
  •  Enables market application installation onto the SD card.
  • One wallpaper was removed and 2 new wallpapers were added..
  •  Unfortunately Messaging has Stopped error has been resolved.

The update is a two step process, involving a download of the update to your phone, followed by the installation of the update to  your phone. During the installation step, your phone will be unable to make or receive calls.

Prior to download/installation, you will be reminded with a message stating "Your device will be out of service while installing  the download”.

Your battery should be charged to approximately 50% before starting the update and should not be removed during the update. Updates are available OTA (over the air) only and are 'pushed' to devices in stages over a 3 week time period .  Device selection is random.