Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    My friend has an ATT GS3 but she doesn't have ATT service anymore and doesn't have an ATT sim card. Is there a way to update her GS3 to Kitkat? As I understand it you can't update an ATT phone without active service.
  2. #2  
    cpaight's Avatar

    Posts
    223 Posts
    Global Posts
    225 Global Posts

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    Since it's the carrier that pushes the update, if you don't have service with them, they aren't going to send you an update. She can root the phone and install a ROM without service though.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    I figured I would be able to get the update over wifi. I guess not.
  4. #4  
    cpaight's Avatar

    Posts
    223 Posts
    Global Posts
    225 Global Posts

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    If it was a Google Play edition, then yes....AT&T or other carrier, I'm thinkin no
  5. #5  

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    You should be able to use the Kies software to update it. Or, if the image has already been posted online you can manually load it using Odin.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  6. Thread Author  Thread Author    #6  

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    I tried Kies but it said I had the latest software. Does Kies get the update after it's available over the air?
  7. #7  

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric The Duke View Post
    Does Kies get the update after it's available over the air?
    Yes. Sometimes it takes awhile, depending on the carrier. It took about a month between the time the OTA was available and when it became available through Kies (for my SCH-i535 Verizon variant). YMMV.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
  8. #8  
    jd914's Avatar

    Posts
    784 Posts
    Global Posts
    4,356 Global Posts

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    You should be able to use the Kies software to update it. Or, if the image has already been posted online you can manually load it using Odin.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    Do you have the link for the image? I been looking all over but haven't been able to find it.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    2013 Nexus Seven and HTC M8 Developer edition =)
  9. #9  

    Default Re: how to update to 4.4 android without sim card?

    Quote Originally Posted by jd914 View Post
    Do you have the link for the image? I been looking all over but haven't been able to find it.
    Unfortunately both of the sites that I normally recommend don't even have CURRENT AT&T firmware, much less the latest. So you're probably going to have to see if someone on XDA has posted an image - sorry.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk

Similar Threads

  1. isit harmful and unsafe to Defra my Cache each day
    By eddiebhoy in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-26-2014, 10:17 PM
  2. HTC One (M7): Sense 6 update problems
    By Derbyshirec97 in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-24-2014, 04:01 AM
  3. SD Card keeps "Unexpectedly" removing itself
    By checcles in forum Virgin Mobile Optimus V
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2014, 09:29 PM
  4. How to delete auto save pictures
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2014, 06:31 PM
  5. android galaxy centura locking up
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-23-2014, 06:29 PM

Posting Permissions