Samsung rolls out Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy S4 LTE-A (SHV-E330K/S) in Korea

Samsung has begun rolling out the Android 4.4.2 update to the Korean variant of the Galaxy S4, the one that comes with LTE-A connectivity. The update is currently rolling out to two variants of the devices, the ones with model numbers SHV-E330S and SHV-E330K, which are SK Telecom and KT’s variants of the device. The update is now live on Kies, but we’re unsure if an over-the-air version is available at the moment, though it likely will be in a matter of hours. This also bodes well for the international model of the Galaxy S4, which will (hopefully) start getting the update before we enter the third month of the year.

Coming back to the KitKat update for the Korean model, it should include the usual changes and features the newest version of the OS brings, such as white status bar icons, increased performance (at least in benchmarks), inbuilt wireless printing support, ability to easily select the default launcher and messaging apps from the settings menu, a camera shortcut on the homescreen, improved Samsung keyboard, and reduced memory usage.

You can check if the update is available for you by firing up Kies, or through the Settings » General » About device » Software update menu. If you have the SHV-E330S model, you can grab the firmware from our firmware section and flash it manually, though naturally this is only for those who are comfortable with taking the advanced route of not depending on the official upgrade method.

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  1. yeah this is it..its started already..i’ll be patiently waiting for GT-I9505 version… :)

    • same here….using the unofficial version since it came out….can’t w8 for official.

  2. If the S5 in 24 febrary had lime pie then s4 start getting the 4.4.2 update before we enter the third month of the year.

    • There is nothing called Lime Pie yet. S5 will come with KitKat, as will other devices for the next couple of months.

  3. I’m waiting for i9500 version .

    • poor samsung has judged this device to death

  4. That’s a disappointment and disrespect with those who early adopt the orginal model. I had all the S line up, but S5 won’t see my money.

    • I agree. Thats crappy that the 300K/S didn’t get it first. I had a choice when I bought my 2nd S4, after losing my 1st one. I didn’t want the “LTE-A” model, even though it has the faster Snapdragon 2.3 quad core, I opted to keep the Samsung octa-core.

  5. I am not able to download the android 4.4.2 update for my note 3 …..terrafile says “You can download files up to 1024 Mb only., Upgrade your account to download bigger files.”….please help !!! (((

    • Just create a free account and you will able to download it.

  6. Samsung brings out the Exynos and then just refuses to support it!

    Why the hell is there no word on the i9500?

    • we can throw it into the waste bin.

  7. what about i9505????

  8. Can someone please explain what ‘This also bodes well for the international model of the Galaxy S4′ means

  9. Unless i9500 born of a mother who always end up going to update. Android 4.3 update for the end. A year later, the flag yet.

  10. waiting for i9505 update……..my battery is still wasting much more than 4.2……and still not support the HD Voice for oversea mobiles….. exept KoreaTelecom…..

  11. Yeah, where ist the final i9505???? The leak was nearly final, now we waiting 4 weeks for the final an what Samsuxxx done? Korean KitKat with a changelist of 385k from 21.jan. (373k from 14.01. the leak)! Still no i9505 Version, look @ HTC they released HTC One KitKat earlier, Samsung is a crap Company puhhh!

  12. But samsung released 4.4.2 for note 3 before htc. And now they are releasing it for s4 too. And after this more models are going to get kitkat…what about htc? Hmmm. Htc one only? Yea that means “samsung is crap” right?

  13. SHV-E300S No Update ? T^T

  14. Hi,

    I’m very disapointed about the firmware development for the GT-I9506, all other GALAXY S4 have KIT KAT firmware. I think i do the bad choice about this mobile, maybe i change for a GT-I9505. SAMMOBILE what did you say ?

  15. Hi

    I’m using a european version(french) whith Adroid 4.3 Nordic,and i’m very disapointed about the firmware development for the GT-I9506, all other GALAXY S4 have KIT KAT firmware. I think i do the bad choice about this mobile, maybe i change for a GT-I9505. SAMMOBILE what did you say ? This mobile it is abandoned by Samsung ?

  16. could you please tell me when does I9192 get Kitkat update ? :)

  17. I9195 PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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