1. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    Wondering how to update my SGH-1337M to 4.4.4. It is at 4.4.2 currently and there is no updates through Kies or from Software Update in About. How do I upgrade to 4.4.4 and SHOULD I upgrade to 4.4.4?

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    10-14-2014 07:34 PM
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    10-15-2014 03:35 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    If there are no updates available from your carrier yet, you can't update. Should you? It's called the Ann Landers Question - would you be better off with 4.4.4 or with 4.4.2? (IOW, is there anything that 4.4.4 does that would bother you more than the advantages and/or additions? Going from 4.3 to 4.4, remember, we lost the ability for multiple apps to write to the same folder on the SD card.)
    10-15-2014 05:21 PM
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    The most recent update I got is draining my battery very quickly. I'm hoping updating will fix it.

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    10-15-2014 07:53 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) Clear the system cache. An update (it was probably from 4.3 to 4.4.2) shouldn't need it (mine didn't, my wife's didn't), but some phones do.

    2) Look in your battery stats (Settings/General/Battery) to see what's eating most of your battery. The screen should be first, followed by Google and system stuff. If there's something else using a lot of battery, that's your problem.
    10-16-2014 12:33 AM
  6. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    Android System is what is using up the most battery.

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    10-16-2014 07:07 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    Tap the graph at the top. Look at the bottom, at the Awake line (after the phone's been sitting for a few hours doing nothing). It should be sleeping almost all the time. If not, you have an app keeping it awake, and that uses a lot of battery.
    10-16-2014 03:27 PM
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    Device does seem to be staying awake.

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    10-17-2014 06:55 AM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    That's about normal - email and phone wake it periodically, for short checks. So do a few other apps. It was awake when the screen was on at the beginning - it has to be. It's not a "non-sleeping" problem.
    10-17-2014 11:09 PM
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    Would downgrading be a good idea sense the battery issue has been happening sense I updated?

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    10-18-2014 07:52 AM
  11. Rukbat's Avatar
    Make sure you have the files for both downgrading (assuming you can downgrade the S4 to 4.3 - if it's like the Note 3 you can't - which is why I won't until at least a few months after the 4.4.4 update to mine comes out) and upgrading, so if downgrading doesn't fix the problem, you can upgrade back.
    10-18-2014 08:50 AM
  12. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    OK. But I have 4.4.2 so I should downgrade to 4.4.1

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    10-18-2014 01:00 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    I looked on Sammobile Firmwares and didn't see anything later than 4.2.2, so I don't know where you got your 4.4.2 or where you'd get a 4.4.1 for it, but if there is an earlier 4.4, it should be flashable.
    10-18-2014 02:44 PM
  14. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    4.4.2 came with the phone. What would be the main differences between 4.4.2 and 4.4

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    10-18-2014 02:52 PM
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    I also noticed phone goes does down much faster then it should when I'm using it. 12% lost just using this app for 20 minutes. My screen brightness is on lowest and I have power saving mode on.

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    10-19-2014 07:48 AM
  16. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only big difference as far as I'm concerned is the ssl fix in 4.4.4. The rest of it is just stuff I don't care about or use. It's not worth losing root (which would happen with my phone), since I don't use the phone for anything secure. (Over the air anything is inherently insecure, so I do all my secure stuff with an Ethernet connection and a PC.)
    10-19-2014 03:18 PM
  17. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    If I factory reset my phone will I get the version of andoird that came with my phone?

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    10-20-2014 04:56 PM
  18. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, you'll just lose any changes you made to the phone (like the initial setup, any apps you added, etc.)
    10-20-2014 11:40 PM
  19. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    So what do you suggest I do?

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    10-21-2014 09:13 AM
  20. Rukbat's Avatar
    The carrier has to release 4.4.4 for that model phone for their network, so about all you can do is wait. In the mean time, do all the things that are normally done to conserve battery - short screen on time (I use Tasker to keep the screen on longer when I'm reading Flipbook or an app that I want a longer on time for), all radios not in use turned off, etc. (Also, try to not run the battery down to more than 40% charge level. Lithium batteries don't last as long if you do. See the second chat at Battery University - How to Prolong Lithium-based Batteries and do the math yourself if you prefer, but 50% is about the best charge point for maximum life, as far as how often you have to replace batteries. (A spare isn't very expensive, so if you need 100% of the battery capacity carry a fully charged spare and swap them when the one in the phone reaches around 50%.)
    10-21-2014 04:11 PM
  21. rejectedpotato's Avatar
    I do have 2 power banks just in case I need them. The next software update is supposed to come out next month (4.4.4)

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    10-22-2014 08:15 AM
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    Thank you for your help.

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    10-22-2014 02:22 PM

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