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Worth updating to kitkat?

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Default Worth updating to kitkat?

Hey guys. I've been out of the country for 5 months. I read there were some issues with the update. What's the consensus at the moment regarding the best version to be on?

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4.4.2 has been great for me. However if you use Google play music then I would hold off as there is a playback error issue every few songs. Google reckons a fix is incoming though

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I'd install it, I use Play Music and or does throw the error occasionally, but it's not that bad for me

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Knock on works alot better in kitat and there is also knock code in latest update
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Deff worth the update !
So far with the latest open eur rom ( 20d ) i've noticed changes :
Faster auto-focus (but still no 4k recording on stock app)
Audio kitkat bug is fixed (there was hissing on the left channel, now it's just like on jb )
KnockOn works everytime and is a lot faster in actually waking the screen (the delay between tapping on the screen and screen waking up is really small now) and with the latest kk update, you get KnockCode which is awesome !
Ui feels a lot smoother

Now, if you root and install xposed + app settings, you can enable immersive mod in every app ( immersive mod hides the notification bar and navbar, so you can fully enjoy your 5.2" screen)

And if you use emoji, the messaging app now doesn't change your sms into mms ( if you put an emoji on jellybean, the sms will be sent as an mms... atleast i had that on D802 )

I haven't found any other bugs
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For sure you need to be on 4.4.2. Much better all around performance and battery life
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Sweet, thanks guys! How much of a battery improvement are we talking here and what roms are you on?

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