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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rks69 View Post
    Some of the apps are missing after the update. Any ideas how to get them back without downloading them again?
    Reboot the phone. I know a few people who did that, and for whatever reason the apps were back


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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Yes, that did do the trick. The apps are back again after rebooting. Thanks a lot.
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    The alarm clock is auto snoozing/shutting off if you have a folio cover closed. Similarly reported in Sprint thread (Closed smart cover keeps alarm clock from sounding on Sprint GS4 after Kitkat update.). Note: Disabling Palm Motion - Mute/Pause or even disabling all Palm Motion does NOT fix this.

    Also, I was also missing app icons after update but a reboot brought the remainder back along with another batch of "optimizing apps" message.

    I also thought the new camera icon shortcut on the lock screen was non-functional, but it just requires an upward swipe.

    I don't like the new music controls on the lock screen. Previously you could drag down from the player to show the entire playlist you were currently on and pick an out-of-sequence song. Now it seems the only option is to click forward or back repeatedly.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    I've had the update for a whole day now. And I feel like the battery life is so much better. I'm not sure though. We'll see in a week. I Don't like jumping to conclusions just yet.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Its your turn folks, the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 is receiving its KitKat 4.4.2 update. Some key update points below..


    • KitKat (build M919UVUFNB4)
    • Improved stability
    • New camera shortcut on the lock screen
    • Improved on-screen keyboard


    Source: T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 getting Android 4.4.2 KitKat today! | Android Central


    Feel free to discuss how much you like or dislike the update and list any bugs or problems.

    Enjoy!
    Hey I just updated my note 3 to the kitkat software and I noticed I can't download stuff anymore from my pirate bay app? Can anyone help me out with this plz
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4 : Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by masc69 View Post
    Any issues with the sd card?

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    Sure were problems with my card. I just signed up with T-Mobile with the Note 3 last Friday. Everything worked perfectly, after setting all the settings to my liking (SO MANY SETTINGS!!!), I used Kies to download and install the update to Kitkat. that went well and easily, except that none of my third party apps could write to the SDcard, couldn't control the files through any of my file manager (ES, Astro tried a few), couldn't install A2D pro, couldn't transfer files from internal card to SD etc. Researched the issue, found the fix that required root, confirmed from Google that the situation was intentional. I am an attorney who represents abused/neglected children in foster care, I can't keep my files on the cloud, I must be able to use my SD card so that files are kept confidential, and available even when I haven't a signal, or if the phone bricks. Marched down to the T-Mobile store and exchanged for a new Note 3, which I am not updating. REALLY don't care if I don't have the new notification colors, but am also REALLY irritated that I was not made aware of the changing usability, and that neither Google nor Samsung had any intention of advising me, as a customer, of that change.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Wait so you can't hide apps anymore? As in disabling them from application manager?

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    You can disable apps but you can't hide them. For instance I have a paid media server app and it has the base and then the paid upgrade version and now I can't hide the base version (which has the app's core functions apparently).

    Guys could someone with a flip cover test and see if the alarm auto-snoozes with it shut? I'm going thru tech support with Samsung via twitter and they're making "it's your phone not the OS implementation" noises at me. Somebody over in the Sprint GS4 forums had the same bug so my initial thought is that it's not just me.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    How do I stop Google gallery to stop asking me to sign on

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    I am experiencing the same issue. Appears that it is attempting to upload my photos to Picasa Web album and I do not want to.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    You can disable Picasa upload from Settings - Accounts - Google. Tap you account to see the Sync settings. Picass is at the bottom of the list.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Thanks!! other than that it's been running a lot better and faster.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Is anyone having trouble receiving MMS or group messaging since updating to KitKat? I cannot receive messages through my SMS app, 8sms. Only through Hangouts.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Rirruto View Post
    Is anyone having trouble receiving MMS or group messaging since updating to KitKat? I cannot receive messages through my SMS app, 8sms. Only through Hangouts.
    Samsung KitKat issues (sending and receiving mms) | 8sms

    It seems there is a nasty bug in Android KitKat for some devices which is preventing 8sms from working properly. This seems to affect mainly Samsung phones (the S4 and Note 3) in the following way:

    Galaxy S4: Cannot receive mms if auto-retrieve is enabled
    Note 3: Cannot receive mms
    Galaxy S4, Note 3: Random crashes when composing or sending mms.*
    So disappointing since I love 8sms.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    I have found a weird glitch in the messaging app. Many times since updating to 4.4.2 when text messaging I send the message and it disappears. On many occasions I thought it was sent only to look to see it's gone. Anyone else see this strange behavior? I have noticed the send icon occasionally doesn't highlight, which then when your ready to send it deletes the message.
    Last edited by hamr1; 03-15-2014 at 02:53 PM. Reason: add to it
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    In response to my own comment about disappearing text messages. It seems that it happens most often during a conversation when I'm replying to someone else. Pretty strange as I haven't read about this issue anywhere else.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    I am having issues with kitkat

    1) about 1 in every 5 times I go to on my s4 the lock screen takes 15-20 seconds to turn on. Really is starting to erk me and ready to find a way to switch to 4.3 again because of it. It dies not matter whether I have an app running when I lock it or not.

    2) I also had apps missing that I had to redownload. A reboot did not work

    3) the Samsung Keyboard seems to be worse now when I'm swiping my words. The wrong word about 25% of the time

    4) the Google search widget does not work. When I click on it the keyboard does not open. Nothing happens

    5) when typing in the search bar of Google Chrome words are not spaced when using swipe. I have to manually hit ape between words.

    Any suggestions?
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Battery life seems to be much better but unable to obtain GPS lock after the update.

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    Is anyone else experiencing issues since the 4.4 update? I can't use navigation system anymore.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4: Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando Hammonds View Post
    Is anyone else experiencing issues since the 4.4 update? I can't use navigation system anymore.

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    No issues with GPS/nav. Try installing this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sim.gpsstatus2

    Go into Tools and reset/download A-GPS data.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4 : Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Downloaded the update yesterday and have to say not very impressed.

    My battery is draining very fast. Have already "googled" and found Google is well aware of the issue since last year yet didn't fix the problem and sent out the update anyway, way to go guys. Already shut off Google Now and removed Skype which seems to have helped.

    Noticed some icon apps completely missing from the screens and saved usernames and passwords gone.

    I despise a camera option on the lock screen.Any shortcuts to apps on a lock screen should be optional

    I absolutely HATE the white icons in the status bar, not really sure once again what Google people were thinking but if my experience with them is any indicator as usual they weren't. White blends, apparently no one told them this.

    Don't know why Google is becoming far worse then MS every was. I don't want my phone calls, messages, etc to be "blended" with Google apps. Now your text messages will be "blended" with Google Hangouts. I don't use hangouts and don't want hangouts and I certainly don't want google into my text messages it's bad enough they read your emails.

    I used Gmail for business and paid for it under that version and just recently switched to exchange because of their constant " updates" and "improvements" which were neither. I no longer use my personal gmail account for really much more than junk because I don't like the fact they read your emails and sell off to advertisers everything you've typed into the search and what you're receiving and sending by email. Now they're messing with the phone and looking at more and more information, apparently they want me to ditch android which I love to go to a windows phone.
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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4 : Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dean C1 View Post
    Downloaded the update yesterday and have to say not very impressed.

    My battery is draining very fast. Have already "googled" and found Google is well aware of the issue since last year yet didn't fix the problem and sent out the update anyway, way to go guys. Already shut off Google Now and removed Skype which seems to have helped.

    Noticed some icon apps completely missing from the screens and saved usernames and passwords gone.

    I despise a camera option on the lock screen.Any shortcuts to apps on a lock screen should be optional

    I absolutely HATE the white icons in the status bar, not really sure once again what Google people were thinking but if my experience with them is any indicator as usual they weren't. White blends, apparently no one told them this.

    Don't know why Google is becoming far worse then MS every was. I don't want my phone calls, messages, etc to be "blended" with Google apps. Now your text messages will be "blended" with Google Hangouts. I don't use hangouts and don't want hangouts and I certainly don't want google into my text messages it's bad enough they read your emails.

    I used Gmail for business and paid for it under that version and just recently switched to exchange because of their constant " updates" and "improvements" which were neither. I no longer use my personal gmail account for really much more than junk because I don't like the fact they read your emails and sell off to advertisers everything you've typed into the search and what you're receiving and sending by email. Now they're messing with the phone and looking at more and more information, apparently they want me to ditch android which I love to go to a windows phone.
    Nitpicky much?

    My battery life has improved, contrary to yours. I have google now on 24/7.

    The missing app icons issue was addressed several times in this thread; just restart your phone.

    I like the white icons in the notification bar. It looks a lot cleaner than the mess of colors it was before. To each his own I guess.

    The whole Hangouts blended with sms is optional. I agree with you, I dont want Google having all my messages. It is optional however, just stick with the regular messaging app.

    As far as Gmail info being shared, Yahoo and MS also shared all of your emails with the NSA. No matter where you go, you will still have problems with privacy. The NSA also collected phone calls and text mesaages, its a big infringement on everyones privacy. I do understand your concern with that. I do think it was a good update, and i hope it will grow on you.

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    Default Re: T-Mobile Galaxy S4 : Official KitKat 4.4.2 Update Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Dean C1 View Post
    I despise a camera option on the lock screen.Any shortcuts to apps on a lock screen should be optional

    Don't know why Google is becoming far worse then MS every was. I don't want my phone calls, messages, etc to be "blended" with Google apps. Now your text messages will be "blended" with Google Hangouts. I don't use hangouts and don't want hangouts and I certainly don't want google into my text messages it's bad enough they read your emails.
    The camera on the lockstreen is OPTIONAL. If you don't like it, go to Lockscreen settings, just select None under Shortcuts.

    If you want a more stock SMS experience, download 8sms https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tyeightsms.mms It's fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orlando Hammonds View Post
    Is anyone else experiencing issues since the 4.4 update? I can't use navigation system anymore.

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    This is the one reason I wish I had stayed on 4.3. My GPS functionality has basically gone down the drain. I never rooted my phone, just updated from stock 4.3 to stock 4.4.2. In JB it took 10-20 seconds for GPS fix whereas now it takes a grand total of 10-15 minutes under clear blue sky. This is a big issue while using Google Navigation as you basically don't get a map fix of your location. I have installed GPS Status & Toolbox and also GPS Test and both these apps take the same amount of time. Interesting thing is in GPS Test it shows that 8-9 satellites are in use but the phone doesn't lock and you see the blinking gps icon in the status bar. After 15 minutes it will finally lock and navigation is possible. In frustration, I factory reset the phone but the problem still persists. Not sure what else to try.
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    Nitpicky? Hmmm, I guess I along with hundreds of others complaining about the battery drain and the very fact there is a bug thread that Google admits there is a problem with it escapes you because your battery is running just fine. Sorry, didn't mean to complain as I didn't receive the memo that the android system and all components were based upon your experience, my apologies. In the future I'll keep what is happening to myself until you complain about such as apparently it all revolves around you.

    I'm glad you like the white icons, however you'll notice there are others in this world and if you read threads you'll find many others like myself who do not and prefer the colors as it is easier on some peoples eyes. But once again I made the mistake and didn't know your opinion is the only one that matters.

    Nobody said anything about NSA, but actually taking the time to read along with reading comprehension I was talking about selling your info off to advertisers. So before being snarky in the future it might help if you're actually on point.

    As a linux user for my box, I like the fact I can customize my stuff the way I want, once again has nothing to do with you or what you want. I also expect when an update comes out and is pushed out it is ready for primetime in particular from a major company such as Google. If you know there are flaws do not push it out, it's actually a very simple concept.

    No actually it will not grow on me, hope after reading this post you'll mature a bit.
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