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  1. thedrkstr's Avatar
    Sounds like an idea. Tomorrow is Sunday and I sleep in so I will give that a try. Thanks for the info. If I get the update soon I will drop you a note. Thanks again




    I did get the update. I did 2 things , one: I made sure my google account was linked to my phone number. Second I gave a call to Google Play support for GPE They said wait a little while. Eh, Voila, do anothe force procedure and my update was there. Now we will give it a go.


    Another question : Does anyone know how to make a stock recovery file?
    08-03-2013 11:44 PM
  2. TrivialTweeter's Avatar
    I have used this link to restore back to stock. I believe it will have what you need. I have not been able to get the update yet on my phone. Worth a try [FIX]GT-I9505G Restoration from Soft Brick - xda-developers

    My update just came through. Loaded with no problems and running smoothly.
    Thanks for the info. That's great that the update worked for you. The link you shared is actually the image and method I used to restore my phone a few weeks ago. I just used it again to restore my phone, but the 4.3 update still gives an error during the install. I ran the update immediately after restoring the phone, before signing in to my Google account or installing any apps. Not sure why the update worked for you and not for me. Not sure what I can do to fix it.
    08-04-2013 04:22 AM
  3. wilbarger's Avatar
    Just as a sanity check, your baseband is MFD, correct? If it is MFP, or anything else, your update will fail.
    08-04-2013 10:03 AM
  4. TrivialTweeter's Avatar
    Just as a sanity check, your baseband is MFD, correct? If it is MFP, or anything else, your update will fail.
    My baseband is MFP. How do I get it back to MFD?
    08-04-2013 03:04 PM
  5. wilbarger's Avatar
    Not sure that has been accomplished yet. Here is a thread that has discussions going on about reverting back. Good luck [OTA] 4.3 OTA Zip for GT-I9505G Google Edition - Page 14 - xda-developers
    08-04-2013 03:21 PM
  6. TrivialTweeter's Avatar
    Not sure that has been accomplished yet. Here is a thread that has discussions going on about reverting back. Good luck [OTA] 4.3 OTA Zip for GT-I9505G Google Edition - Page 14 - xda-developers
    I have tried this method. It does not restore the baseband to the MFD version. I am still on MFP. I'm trying to find an ODIN flashable baseband that I can apply. Don't know how else I'd get back to the MFD baseband.

    It looks like someone posted it yesterday at XDA, but the file isn't available for download anymore.
    08-04-2013 04:53 PM
  7. Waiting4MyAndroid's Avatar
    Sounds like an idea. Tomorrow is Sunday and I sleep in so I will give that a try. Thanks for the info. If I get the update soon I will drop you a note. Thanks again




    I did get the update. I did 2 things , one: I made sure my google account was linked to my phone number. Second I gave a call to Google Play support for GPE They said wait a little while. Eh, Voila, do anothe force procedure and my update was there. Now we will give it a go.


    Another question : Does anyone know how to make a stock recovery file?
    May I ask what number you used to contact support?
    08-04-2013 05:26 PM
  8. TrivialTweeter's Avatar
    If anyone else is having problems getting the 4.3 OTA to install because they are not on the MFD baseband, here is the fix. I was able to flash the MH1 baseband from the 4.3 OTA and then download and install the 4.3 OTA update.
    08-06-2013 11:31 AM
  9. Swearengen's Avatar
    This has not worked for me. I'm on AT&T. The only thing I can think of that might have cause a problem is that I used Helium Backup And App Sync to backup my Galaxy S3, and then restore a few Apps on the Galaxy S4 GPE (not rooted). The baseband is MFD, for what its worth.



    Galaxy S4 Google Edition AT&T --
    Galaxy S4 VZW --
    Galaxy S3 (CM10.12) --
    Galaxy Note LTE
    08-07-2013 11:52 PM
  10. nic kuhlman's Avatar
    Sadly nothing anyone has tried had worked for me on my gs4 I have no idea what to do..
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    09-26-2013 07:57 AM
  11. Swearengen's Avatar
    Nic mine took almost a week. If yours is not new try this number:

    Google Play hardware support team

    From the following link:
    https://support.google.com/googlepla..._topic=2803008


    Call the Google Play hardware support team


    For questions regarding devices sold on Google Play, please contact our support team at the numbers listed below:


    Country Phone number Support availability


    United States (855) 836-3987 24 hours a day, seven days a week


    Australia 1800-093-181 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    Canada 855-836-3987 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    France 0805 541 040 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)
    Germany 0 8007235105 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)
    India 18001088485 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    Japan 0120-950-065 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday - Sunday)
    Korea 080-456-7030 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Monday - Friday)
    Spain 800900549 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday - Saturday)
    United Kingdom 0800 328 6081 24 hours a day, seven days a weekNic, how long you had it? Mine took almost a week to realize an update was available. None of the tips that I found on the Net would make it happen any faster.

    If you've had yours for more than a week try the following number:
    09-26-2013 09:39 AM
  12. abulletfrom1760's Avatar
    I have a GS4 on At&t as well and am on 4.2.2 but I was curious if there was an update since the phone is slightly laggy. I came across this post and am curious if there is an official update that is rolling out (I checked for an update and it says current) or do I have to force it from the steps you guys have listed? I have a 16G phone with a 64G micro in it. Thanks for the help!
    09-30-2013 12:46 AM
  13. SamuriHL's Avatar
    If you have a carrier S4 then this particular sub-forum isn't for your phone. This is for the Google Play Edition. Your carrier version will be updated to 4.3 "soon". I hear starting next month.
    abulletfrom1760 likes this.
    09-30-2013 09:09 PM
  14. abulletfrom1760's Avatar
    Oh gotcha, still new here and that clarifies a couple of things! Lol. Thanks!
    SamuriHL likes this.
    10-01-2013 01:06 PM
  15. sahilmashah's Avatar
    will it work on my GS4 which is not of GPE... and also will it root my phone ??
    11-03-2013 02:04 AM
  16. sang vu hoang's Avatar
    Sorry but what is 4.3 OTA. Is it the latest patch for original 4.3 ? My S4 GE was at 4.3 when I bought it and this post confused me a lot.

    Posted via Android Central App
    11-03-2013 04:54 AM
  17. SamuriHL's Avatar
    will it work on my GS4 which is not of GPE... and also will it root my phone ??
    No. Very different phones.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 4
    11-03-2013 07:54 AM
  18. SamuriHL's Avatar
    Sorry but what is 4.3 OTA. Is it the latest patch for original 4.3 ? My S4 GE was at 4.3 when I bought it and this post confused me a lot.

    Posted via Android Central App
    When I got mine it was 4.2.2. Then the mh1 update came out and brought us to 4.3. Shortly after that mh5 was released which is a slightly newer version of 4.3. Next up is 4.4 within a month or so.

    Sent from my Xoom using Tapatalk 4
    sang vu hoang likes this.
    11-03-2013 07:56 AM
  19. Shafay Aslam's Avatar
    Please help how can I update my Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus to kitkat ?
    05-31-2014 01:56 PM
  20. rob damiani's Avatar
    Same for me except I'm stuck on 4.4.2.


    This definitely does NOT work on my GE S4. Tried multiple times. I'm still on 4.2.2.
    06-03-2014 07:28 PM
  21. rob damiani's Avatar
    Are you rooted? I'm rooted and the procedure OP posted does not work for my S4 GPE.


    This definitely does NOT work on my GE S4. Tried multiple times. I'm still on 4.2.2.
    06-03-2014 07:33 PM
  22. SamuriHL's Avatar
    I already posted the direct link to google's server for the OTA. Sideload it as I did.
    rob damiani likes this.
    06-03-2014 07:55 PM
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