Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition GT-I9505G (GPe) has received the latest Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat update following HTC One GPe and LG G Pad 8.3, within a week of the Nexus devices getting the same update from Google. The new Android 4.4.2 KitKat update brings no major feature changes, except for common bug-fixes and minor UI tweaks.
Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G can now be updated to Android 4.4.2 KOT49H.S0001.131204 official firmware with a file download of size 57.5MB. Though the update includes several bug-fixes and improvements, it omits the App Ops security app which is needed to manage app permissions.
As XDA Developers notes, the Android 4.4.2 KOT49H update for Galaxy S4 GT-I9505G comes a day after Samsung posted the kernel source and modules to its open source release centre for version ML4. As the update is being rolled out in phases, it may take some time before it is released in your country or region.
Those who cannot wait for the official release of Android 4.4.2 update on Galaxy S4 GPe or want to install the update manually can download the same from the following links:
- Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat update via Google server (courtesy of XDA Senior Member EthanFirst)
- Download Android 4.4.2 KOT49H KitKat update via AndroidFileHost (courtesy of XDA Recognised Contributor Danvdh)
Alternatively, GT-I9505 users can try installing the latest KitKat firmware via Over-The-Air (OTA) update by navigating to Settings > About > System updates.