1. ilWalter's Avatar
    Hello,
    It's a few days I am looking for a solution on the forum, then decided to write as none has worked.
    A bit of history.
    I received an update to the 4.4.2, but somehow the update went wrong it said something like "failed, try with Kies". In any case, my S4 is now showing 4.4.2 in the device info O_o.

    Well, after the failed/non-failed update the situation is the following:
    - battery is draining completely in less than 4hrs (Android System is always at 20%)
    - if i try to complete the update from the S4 it says "failed...try later or try using PC Kies"
    - USB connection doesn't work at all with any PC (tried many different things but no luck)

    I am in a kind of loop and I don't want to change the phone now since I want to wait for Galaxy Alpha...

    Any suggestion?
    Pleaaaaaase

    Thanks
    Walter
    08-18-2014 10:30 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello,
    It's a few days I am looking for a solution on the forum, then decided to write as none has worked.
    A bit of history.
    I received an update to the 4.4.2, but somehow the update went wrong it said something like "failed, try with Kies". In any case, my S4 is now showing 4.4.2 in the device info O_o.

    Well, after the failed/non-failed update the situation is the following:
    - battery is draining completely in less than 4hrs (Android System is always at 20%)
    - if i try to complete the update from the S4 it says "failed...try later or try using PC Kies"
    - USB connection doesn't work at all with any PC (tried many different things but no luck)

    I am in a kind of loop and I don't want to change the phone now since I want to wait for Galaxy Alpha...

    Any suggestion?
    Pleaaaaaase

    Thanks
    Walter
    Couple of counter questions:
    1. The device boot/operates normally aside form the excessive drain?
    2. Have you updated Samsung Drivers for your PC?
    3. Is the need to connect to your PC important? Meaning is there files you need to backup?
    08-18-2014 10:37 AM
  3. Bosbouer's Avatar
    Try removing the battery and leave it out for 10 minutes plus, then reboot.
    08-18-2014 11:18 AM
  4. ellisroy's Avatar
    I read alot of threads about the update problem. I must be one of the lucky ones cause other than the sd issue I haven't experienced any problems. None at all. Battery drain~nope. 1% per hour overnight. No wifi problems etc. Solved sd problem by using towel root and xposed modules. Verizon gave me a good phone

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    08-18-2014 07:36 PM
  5. alexcolka's Avatar
    Perhaps doing a manual upgrade with Odin and using a official firmware may help.

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
    08-18-2014 08:09 PM
  6. zetodavido's Avatar
    Flash your official firmware with Odin
    08-20-2014 09:41 PM
  7. ilWalter's Avatar
    Hi Golfdriver,

    1. The device boot/operates normally aside form the excessive drain? Yes it does.
    2. Have you updated Samsung Drivers for your PC? Updated with latest Kies and manually as well
    3. Is the need to connect to your PC important? Meaning is there files you need to backup? There are a number of reason I want to connect (file sharing, backups, etc.) but the main is to try to upgrade the firmware once more, which maybe will fix the problem...
    08-21-2014 02:28 AM
  8. ilWalter's Avatar
    Hi alexcolka & zetodavido,

    it's the first time I hear about Odin.
    Already downloaded and will start studying how to flash the firmware.
    Just a quick one, how can I use Odin if the mobile doesn't connect at all to my laptop?

    Will work on it and update you if there is any progress.
    Thanks a lot
    08-21-2014 02:32 AM
  9. ilWalter's Avatar
    I have tried with Odin.
    Downloaded the firmware, followed the instructions, but it doesn't connect anyway (even in download mode).

    I am a bit frustrated and planning to buy the S5 (or even iPhone :,(( ....).

    I tried downloading USB drivers from several sources but no luck.

    MTP+ ADB - done
    different USB cables - done
    different USB drivers - done
    different USB USB ports - done
    USB debugging - done
    Odin - tried (doesn't connect)

    Any other try?
    Thanks
    08-23-2014 10:39 AM
  10. alexcolka's Avatar
    Try with a different pc.

    Sometimes plugging the phone and restarting it while connected may work.

    Sent from my GT-I9500 using Tapatalk
    08-23-2014 12:28 PM

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