The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the AT&T Galaxy S4 has resumed after being postponed nearly two weeks ago due to various bugs that impaired the update. In addition, a patch update for international Galaxy S4 handsets, which were affected by the bugs in the initial Android 4.3 update, has begun to roll out.
Many Samsung Galaxy S4 models were affected by the bugs and post-update issues that arose with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The AT&T Galaxy S4 update and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 update to Android 4.3 were postponed. Verizon and Sprint Galaxy S4 owners also reported issues with the update prior to its halt. International Galaxy S3 models were also among Samsung Galaxy models affected by Android 4.3 bugs. Reports indicate that many overseas models were left completely nonfunctional after the update.
Issues with Android 4.3 appear to have been quickly resolved, at least in the U.S., as it was not long before the update began to roll out on the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 and then the AT&T Galaxy S3 and Sprint Galaxy Note 2, the Sprint and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S3 and the T-Mobile Galaxy S4. No further bugs have been reported following the updates of these models. IBTimes has also done an extensive bug check on the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 and discovered little to no issue with its Android 4.3 update, aside from what appeared to be a bit of battery drain due to having several connectivity mechanisms on at once.
There is no word on whether the Android 4.3 update for U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 models has resumed, but for AT&T Galaxy S4 models, Android 4.3 has a new build number, JSS15J.I337UCUEMK2, and is available over-the-air to AT&T members who had not yet updated to Android 4.3. According to AT&T, the update “includes multiple improvements” is 727MB in size and requires a Wi-Fi connection to download.
Meanwhile, the build number for the Android 4.3 patch update for international Galaxy S4 models is I9505XXUEMKE. The firmware, labeled as a stability update, has begun to roll out onto Galaxy S4 handsets in Germany, France and the U.K.
To check manually for either update, users can access Settings > About phone > Software updates on their handsets.
There is no word on a stability update for U.S. Galaxy S4 models or international Galaxy S3 models.
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