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    Default Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 - Official Android 4.3 Update Discussion

    Now that Android 4.3 is out, how long before it gets to our Sprint Galaxy S4?
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    Default Re: Android 4.3 for Sprint Galaxy S4?

    No telling. Sprint is usually the first to get updates out though I'm guessing before years end

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    Any idea if it will fix the battery drain issue from the last update?
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    If my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 does not get Android 4.3, I will go back to iOS!

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    What is in 4.3 that is so important?

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    I have great battery life, maybe problem with your phone?

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    I also have great battery life after the last update, maybe even better than before it.
    My guess is you have something running in the background draining your battery.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Galaxy S4
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    It's weird, it happened to both my phone and my husband's phone the same day. Usage hasn't changed and I didn't download any new apps. When I check usage, it's usually either Google Core Apps, Google Services, or Android OS using about 60% of my battery power. My battery life dropped from 20-25 hours to 6-7. I've tried Juice Defender and Battery Doctor with no luck. It literally started the day after we accepted the system update.
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    Have faith , if my epic touch can get 4.1 im sure the GS4 will get 4.3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missa986 View Post
    It's weird, it happened to both my phone and my husband's phone the same day. Usage hasn't changed and I didn't download any new apps. When I check usage, it's usually either Google Core Apps, Google Services, or Android OS using about 60% of my battery power. My battery life dropped from 20-25 hours to 6-7. I've tried Juice Defender and Battery Doctor with no luck. It literally started the day after we accepted the system update.
    I've had the same problem. Also notice that it takes longer to charge the battery.
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    Have you had any luck finding a fix? I'm starting to wish I hadn't gotten my s4, as I now have to carry my charger with me so my phone doesn't die. My old LG Marquee had better battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by missa986 View Post
    Have you had any luck finding a fix? I'm starting to wish I hadn't gotten my s4, as I now have to carry my charger with me so my phone doesn't die. My old LG Marquee had better battery life.
    I know you shouldn't have to do either, but I would instead purchase a spare battery for about $20 and carry that with me vs. lugging the cord and charger around at least until the issue is addressed (and then you can have it for emergencies). Enough people have reported this problem that I am holding off on the MF9 update, but I keep the spare battery with me just in case. It's thin (even in its little plastic case) and since the phone boots quickly, the battery swap is relatively painless. Just a thought.

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    I shudder at the thought of how much bloatware Sprint will add to this update. Probably one big reason the MF9 update is turning these great phones into nightmares. 90% of the junk apps are removable but the other 10% are not. I could care less about setting Sprint as my default id, its my phone and not Sprints !!! Both Sprint and Samsung need to learn to leave well enough alone. No need to ruin something with mindless junk. Leave these stupid part of the updates for the teeny boppers who do nothing but text, babble and play on Twitter and Facebook. It is frustrating for business people like myself who use it for work and email.
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    Finally was able to fix my battery life with a factory reset. Making me really weary about the next system update...
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    Quote Originally Posted by missa986 View Post
    Finally was able to fix my battery life with a factory reset. Making me really weary about the next system update...
    System updates download but do not have to be installed automatically. When the next update comes around and downloads to your phone. Hold off on the install and come here and to other similar sites (Sprint Users Forum, XDA Developers) to see if problems exist. If its pretty benign or people have figured out solutions for the quirks, then go ahead and install. I still have MF9 sitting on my phone until I have assured myself that the battery problem and other issues can be resolved before I install.

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    My S4 has great battery life to.
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    My S4 has great battery life to.
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    I'm rooted on MF9 and don't really have any problems at all. I also don't have any bloatware. I have the native hotspot mod working (love it!) And any app I want in the multi window. The battery lasts all day on heavy use though I do run Snapdragon Battery Guru. I'm not even sure if that really made any difference because it lasted a whole day on one charge before it got any updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jseydak View Post
    I'm rooted on MF9 and don't really have any problems at all. I also don't have any bloatware. I have the native hotspot mod working (love it!) And any app I want in the multi window. The battery lasts all day on heavy use though I do run Snapdragon Battery Guru. I'm not even sure if that really made any difference because it lasted a whole day on one charge before it got any updates.
    Did you root after installing the OTA MF9 or did you just install the MF9 firmware files to a rooted S4 (running MDL). I'm looking for a root method from MF9.

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    Mf9 is fine. I was having some issues with the phone before this update. Great battery life, speed improvements, HD voice, plus all of the new features. I have no idea why anyone would want to stay on MDL.

    This message brought to you in part by Sprint and the letters GS and the number 4
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepolinske View Post
    Now that Android 4.3 is out, how long before it gets to our Sprint Galaxy S4?
    samsung seems to be the first manufacturer that pushes out the latest updates, even before LG, HTC, motorola, etc...

    also, sprint seems to get them first before other carriers
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    I recently read someplace 4.3 is taking our ability to move apps to the sd card away from us. (For those of us that got the last update that allows it) Unitil that mess is settled I don't want 4.3 regardless of what else it may bring.

    Posted via Android Central App on my Galaxy S4
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    Chainfires auto root works on all current versions on the s4 (mf9, mdc, mdl) as for the battery drain with mf9 its true I use mdl but anyone can revert back via odin on windows or mac and flash stock image which all can be found on xda cant wait for 4.3 and the open gl good stuff
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    Foldermount works better on rooted devices anyhow not impressed how samsung implimented this mod
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    Keep the discussion civil. Thread cleaned up.

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