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[Q] Upgrading S4 Active I9295 to 4.4 Kitkat

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8th August 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #1  
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First of all, hi.
I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active I9295 with android 4.2.2 and I've seen on internet that 4.4 is out, but not for all devices.
I didn't received any notification through wi-fi, i checked for updates even using kies but no result.
I just want to ask.. can I update using another 4.4 version ? (from nordic countries or germany or etc).. without carrier-locking my phone ?
Do you recommend me any official 4.4. rom that would be compatible with my phone ?
And, not at least, are there any improvements in battery on Kit Kat ? (that's the reason I want to update, my battery sucks).
Right now I have baseband I9295XXUBML3; VERSION NUMBER JDQ39.I9295XXUBML3, KERNEL VERSION 3.4.0-2015525dpi@DELL136 #1.
Please answer as soon as possible.
Thans !
10th August 2014, 09:39 PM   |  #2  
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nobody ? >.>
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Same situation here... same specs.
19th August 2014, 09:29 PM   |  #4  
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Nobody ?

Sent from my GT-I9295 using XDA mobile app
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Nobody ?

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It is safe to flash any other i9295 firmware. When the firmware for your country is released you can just reflash.
23rd August 2014, 03:42 PM   |  #6  
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I'm still not sure.. are there any reasons to take the risk ?
I've seen a lot of people complaining about wi-fi and having to flash modem separately.. and so on.
So, it is 100% safe ? and are there any improvements which deserve the risk ?i
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Hi,

i got this one: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2764500

works like a charm, for me.
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I'm still on 4.2.2 as well as there has been no official update for me yet. Yay for Eastern Europe.

From what I've heard 4.4 should handle the battery a little better and microSD cards a lot worse. Apparendly Android 5 (Lollipop?) will fix the SD card trouble, look a lot more like Ubuntu Touch (rumoured Q4 2013 ) and will only take a few months until it is out (rumoured Q4 2014). So you can flash twice or wait and flash once. It depends on how you use your phone, though I doubt S4A will be getting Android 5 as an official Samsung update.

The flashing guides are good enough to minimize the risk either way.
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Official OTA came for this firmware.. Kies didn't find any update btw.
I'll come with an edit or something else after it finishes.

// So far so good.
Everything works like a charm, battery looks promising, can't tell until a full charge.
Love white battery indicator.
Not big modifications btw, i'd have loved if they put S5 UI...
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