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    Default Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Any news?

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    I read May 2.
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbunder16 View Post
    I read May 2.
    Oh, today!

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Just got it

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    I'm not feeling good about the update. My phone works now. I'm reading where working phones start having problems after the KK install.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    I just downloaded the update today. On Verizon.

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Let us know how the latest release works on S4s

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    I downloaded kit kat last night on my S4 & it works fine as far as I can tell. But I am in the UK.

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Just got it this morning. Seems OK.

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Any changes in battery life? That is the only complaint I have with my phone. It rapidly drinks and battery. Hopefully KK will help. It sure can't get worse.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    My battery life seems fine. On the first night I got 14 hours out of it but it was on stand by for about 10 hours as I left it on over night while I slept.

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    I'm down 15% in 29 minutes seems excessive battery drain. Can't wait til contract is up so I can dump this piece

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    So far battery life seems better to me. I've had my s4 for about a year now and the kitkat update seems to have improved the battery. I'm running the google now launcher with location services on and the battery is doing just fine. Overall I like the simple Ui tweaks. Also not sure if this makes a difference but I've done this for the Android 4.3 update and, now, the 4.4 update. Before I even download the update I make sure that all my apps are updated from the play store. Secondly I restart my phone (the actual restart option). I then download the update itself. Restart the phone again, then install the update immediately. After installation is complete I again restart the phone. I've done this exact same thing for the last two updates and I did not experience any of the issues found in 4.3 and (so far) none in 4.4. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    I may follow your proven procedure and update.
    Don't reckon it could do that much damage. Might help battery life.
    It's 1100 am and I have 35% left and I took my phone off charge at 6am.
    No phone calls, little bit music streaming, no sync, Wifi off. Screen on full but still...
    That's pathetic.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    I was actually gonna upgrade tonight in hopes it would help my battery life
    BUT... I just read where my windows 8 launcher isn't ready for kit kat and not working well. I guess I'll wait awhile because I love that launcher.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Well I bit the bullet and upgraded to KK last night. Did as the previous poster and said and did all of the app updates. Seems fine this morning. I can say it is MUCH faster. Battery drain seems about the same. Been off 30 minutes and down 4 %. Lol. That's just amazing what a great phone this is to have such a sad battery life. Coming from a RAZR Maxx, it is possible to have a
    great phone with a great battery life.

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    Cool. I'm enjoying kitkat. I've also noticed a major speed boost with kitkat, especially in the settings menu. It's buttery smooth on mine. Yeah battery life isn't the best, but as long as my s4 can make it a full day I'm content with it. But I do keep the brightness at around 40-45% most of the time which helps a lot.
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    As bad as I hate to I may have to do a factory reset due to this battery drain issue. It's 130 and I'm down to 49 percent....
    THAT'S AFTER A FULL RECHARGE AT ELEVEN AFTER TAKING IT OFF CHARGE AT 5.!
    so much junk running in the background. You can turn it off and it just restarts.


    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    Tab 2

    rootless
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Factory reset and new KK. It maybe a little bit better on the battery life.
    But it certainly isn't that big got a change. The people getting 12-13 hours on their S4 either have their screen set to barely able to see, completely not using this phone to pix, text or call, or staying in airplane mode or lieing, lol.

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    4g connection absolutely sucks. I'm in the middle of town and can physically see a Verizon tower, yet I can't connect. Hard reset wasted hours of my life but did not improve anything.
    I can't wait to get rid of this POS phone.
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    My battery sucks always has this update made no noticeable improvement to me. But I'm not terribly tech savvy I just want a phone I can use and not have to keep attached to a frigging charger . How can samsung health count my steps if phone is on desk charging lmao!!

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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsbcarman View Post
    My battery sucks always has this update made no noticeable improvement to me. But I'm not terribly tech savvy I just want a phone I can use and not have to keep attached to a frigging charger . How can samsung health count my steps if phone is on desk charging lmao!!

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    That's funny. So true.
    This phone has a beautiful screen, but that's it. I yearn for my HTC Thunderbolt. Maybe I'll get an iPhone? But never another Samsung. Hell . . . I may not buy another Samsung product period.
    POS.
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Quote Originally Posted by gxblin View Post
    So far battery life seems better to me. I've had my s4 for about a year now and the kitkat update seems to have improved the battery. I'm running the google now launcher with location services on and the battery is doing just fine. Overall I like the simple Ui tweaks. Also not sure if this makes a difference but I've done this for the Android 4.3 update and, now, the 4.4 update. Before I even download the update I make sure that all my apps are updated from the play store. Secondly I restart my phone (the actual restart option). I then download the update itself. Restart the phone again, then install the update immediately. After installation is complete I again restart the phone. I've done this exact same thing for the last two updates and I did not experience any of the issues found in 4.3 and (so far) none in 4.4. Hope this helps.
    Thank you for the advice, but could you please elaborate on what you mean by download then restart then install? I thought once we select to do the update it automatically & subsequently installs? Please help me understand, thank you.
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    Default Re: Verizon GS4 Kit Kat Update?

    Battery life seems the same to me. As long as it gets me through one day, I'm fine. I did notice that it takes longer to shut down now. I'm also having trouble receiving text messages. Three times yesterday, the message was not able to download and a picture message I was sent a few minutes ago wouldn't download as well. Never had this problem. Same thing happened with my girlfriend after she updated with ATT more than a month before I did. Kind of sad because Verizon says they take forever fixing all the bugs which is why it takes so long but they obviously haven't. My phone also still lags/delays when I type in search engines and stuff. So yeah, I've noticed really no difference in performance but a couple annoying issues. Might be moving to ATT after my contract is over in a few months.

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