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    Default Need SIM to Update OS

    My S4 is still running 4.2.x and currently I don't have a SIM installed.
    Q: Can I use a friend's AT&T SIM so I can receive the OTA update? Will this cause any problems later?
    I cam currently using an iPhone which uses the nano SIM so I cannot use my own.

    Thank for any info.

    -Rich
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    Quote Originally Posted by richv77 View Post
    My S4 is still running 4.2.x and currently I don't have a SIM installed.
    Q: Can I use a friend's AT&T SIM so I can receive the OTA update? Will this cause any problems later?
    I cam currently using an iPhone which uses the nano SIM so I cannot use my own.

    Thank for any info.

    -Rich
    Have you tried connecting the device to a PC and updating with the Kies desktop client? If not, that should get you updated without a SIM. Otherwise, yes, borrow a SIM and see if the OTA will push to the device (it might not be immediate). There should not be future problems if you decide to remove the SIM.
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    Kies hasn't been updated to work with 4.2.2 let alone 4.3. It will just tell you it can't find your model and it can't be upgraded via Kies.

    As long as their SIM is a 4G LTE SIM, I don't see the problem. Just make sure you don't transfer any of their stuff from their SIM to your phone (do people still put things on the SIM, lol?) If they're not a smartphone, I wouldn't do it, they'll encounter charges.

    Other than that, I can't see an issue.
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    pick up an adaptor sim card
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    Thanks.

    -Rich
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    I have just installed Kies and it doesn't find any updates. Do I need to find the 4.3 Update first on ATT&T somewhere?

    -Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Have you tried connecting the device to a PC and updating with the Kies desktop client? If not, that should get you updated without a SIM. Otherwise, yes, borrow a SIM and see if the OTA will push to the device (it might not be immediate). There should not be future problems if you decide to remove the SIM.
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    Also got an at&t galaxy s4. Paid for an unlock code, it now works with non at&t sim but i cant get d 4.3 update

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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    Earlier today I got a new SIM card for my S4 but the OTA update is not available yet. I tried restarting the phone but no luck yet. I am still on 4.2.2.

    -Rich
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    Default Re: Need SIM to Update OS

    I finally got an Update today. It was 357 MB in size. After restarting my phone, the OS still reads as 4.2.2. I can't check for an update for another 24 hours. One difference I noticed is there is a "Continue Update" underneath the Check Update link but it's grayed out.

    Should I expect another AT&T update tomorrow?

    Thanks for your comments.

    -Rich

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