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If you’re the owner of a generic Samsung Galaxy S4 bought in Australia (ie. not from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone) you should find yourself receiving an OTA — over the air — update sometime today. The major changes in this update include freeing up some internal storage space — about 90MB — and adding the ability to move apps to your SD card. Both of these were added after backlash from customers finding their 16GB devices only had 9GB of usable storage.

Other fixes included in the ‘stability’ update, which is 369.55MB in size, are:

  • Smart Pause Toggle
  • HDR Video Recording
  • Semi-transparent notification bar
  • New icons in settings menu
  • Increase in display legibility
  • New camera firmware
  • Purple ‘effect’ when scrolling should be gone
  • Implemented direct line of communication to PRISM 😉

Be sure to connect to Wi-Fi and have a fair amount of charge in your battery before downloading and installing the update. Once it’s done, let us know what you think!

Thanks: @porkfatt.
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Norman Ma
Norman Ma
6 years ago

Received update today as well. The gallery app a) has had its logo changed, and b) no longer lags like hell. Big improvement in my eyes.

brandonberg
brandonberg
6 years ago

Have an optus model on 4.2.2. Still no updates and still unable to move apps to sd card. Any news?

Djripper66
Djripper66
6 years ago

The other question is does it just move the app or does it move the app and app data?

Djripper66
Djripper66
6 years ago

When does telstra get it? and what build number because as far as i know i have the latest 4.2.2 but the move 2 sd card does not even appear at all?

nomad
nomad
6 years ago

On vodafone and still waiting.

lainey
lainey
6 years ago

On Optus and still haven’t received any update 🙁 Friend’s S4 with update (Virgin or Vodaphone) connects to corporate wifi just fine but mine does not! When is Optus going to release this??

adskilled
adskilled
Reply to  lainey
6 years ago

Yes still waiting on optus update as well. So frustrating! I just want to be able to move apps to my sd card.

curious george
curious george
6 years ago

model #’s please? under battery on white sticker

GingerNutter
GingerNutter
6 years ago

Seems to have fixed the camera crashing issues I had. Oops spoke to soon, I still can’t turn on the voice control setting.

Ooie
Ooie
6 years ago

I have rooted my S4, what is the best course of action here?
Unroot? See what happens? Not bother?

Ooie
Ooie
Reply to  Ooie
6 years ago

Actually I answered my own question.. when I went to ‘software update’ in the settings menu I got a message saying ‘Your device has been modified, software updates are not available’.

Guess I will unroot it tonight and then re-root after I update.

ozboy
ozboy
6 years ago

Got it. Couldn’t notice anything different. Will take Buzz’s word that it did the above. Just one more benefit for buying outright from JB. Contract/Carrier phones never again.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
6 years ago

Does this help with the S4’s lag? I’d love to get one before EOFY but I won’t pony up for the reported laggy experience.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Joshua Hill
6 years ago

I’ve never experienced lag on mine.

Joshua Hill
Joshua Hill
Reply to  Buzz Moody
6 years ago

Cheers Buzz. It was reported around the globe and on Ausdroid. Anyone who experienced the laggy UI got this update? Any improvements?

Matt
Matt
6 years ago

I bought mine through JB Hi-Fi in Adelaide and have the update prompting for install also.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Matt
6 years ago

Yep, if it’s not directly from a carrier, you’re good to go 🙂

Ruzzledorf
Ruzzledorf
Reply to  Buzz Moody
6 years ago

Unless you got it from the Telstra section of JB…

Steve
Steve
6 years ago

I’m with Virgin mobile and received it today too.

Buzz Moody
Reply to  Steve
6 years ago

Yep, Virgin appear to be selling the generic model. Quicker updates for you!