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[Q] Do new S4 devices from T-Mobile come with firmware updated

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21st April 2014, 07:41 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I want to buy a T-Mobile S4 from store or from t-mobile.com but I don't want KNOX.
Are the devices coming with upgraded firmware or still 4.2 ?

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21st April 2014, 08:06 AM   |  #2  
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The tmo s4 I bought three weeks ago came didnt have kitkat.. I immediately got the upgrade option for the tmo kitkat load when I checked.

You're stuck with knox regardless of what aosp/tw version they are shipping with..

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21st April 2014, 04:23 PM   |  #3  
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The tmo s4 I bought three weeks ago came didnt have kitkat.. I immediately got the upgrade option for the tmo kitkat load when I checked.

You're stuck with knox regardless of what aosp/tw version they are shipping with..

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AFAIK, 4.2 does not have KNOX. KNOX was introduced with 4.3. If the phone comes with 4.2 out of the box and I don't upgrade to stock, I'll remain KNOX free.

Did you order it online or from store ?
21st April 2014, 04:45 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by vortexmak

Hi,

I want to buy a T-Mobile S4 from store or from t-mobile.com but I don't want KNOX.
Are the devices coming with upgraded firmware or still 4.2 ?

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I purchased mine last week and it came with M919UVUEMK2 (Knox). All I did was use the Cyanogenmod installer, wipe and install the CarbonRom 4/10 nightly.
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21st April 2014, 08:18 PM   |  #5  
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I purchased mine last week and it came with M919UVUEMK2 (Knox). All I did was use the Cyanogenmod installer, wipe and install the CarbonRom 4/10 nightly.

But then isn't the warranty already void since you triggered the KNOX counter ?
22nd April 2014, 12:22 AM   |  #6  
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But then isn't the warranty already void since you triggered the KNOX counter ?

Yes, but I do not care.
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22nd April 2014, 01:10 AM   |  #7  
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Yes, but I do not care.

Did you order it online or in store ?
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Did you order it online or in store ?

I purchased it at my local T-Mobile store. The S4 is a popular phone so the chances of getting pre Knox firmware is extremely low. I also purchased a Urban Armor Gear case and Tech Armor Ballistic Glass as I typically keep a phone 2 - 3 years.
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25th April 2014, 01:09 AM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by vortexmak

Hi,

I want to buy a T-Mobile S4 from store or from t-mobile.com but I don't want KNOX.
Are the devices coming with upgraded firmware or still 4.2 ?

Thanks

You could always call the stores and ask if they have any with 4.2.2 and call the franchise stores too if you don't find any at a corporate store.
25th April 2014, 03:02 AM   |  #10  
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You could always call the stores and ask if they have any with 4.2.2 and call the franchise stores too if you don't find any at a corporate store.

I did and all they had was 4.3. I finally gave up and ordered one from the site.
Got 4.3
Sign... well...I guess I'll just root it and hope I don't need the warranty

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