AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat Update Leak: How to Get the Update

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By Precious Silva | February 1, 2014 2:42 PM EST

Samsung fans continue to look out for announcements on the official roll out of Android 4.4 KitKat to their regions. The update has not reached all users yet. Some carriers are still testing and certifying the update so people will have to wait for the schedule. Fortunately for those who cannot wait anymore, they can choose to update their devices manually. The AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat has been leaked. 

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A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (front) and Apple's iPhone 5 smartphones are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013.

The Android 4.4 KitKat arrived first on Nexus and Moto X devices. Despite two new versions already, Android 4.4.1 and Android 4.4.2, a number of Samsung devices have yet to receive the update. While Samsung remain tight lipped for quite some time, the company has announced that it will be completing the roll out of Android 4.4 KitKat by first quarter of 2014. This means Samsung Galaxy S4 users around the globe can expect to receive the update until March. 

The roll out or release of the Android 4.4 update may depend on the carrier. Some regions have varying standards for roll out. They also have to go through Samsung approval before they can carry out the update. The Samsun Galaxy Note 3 has also received the update. Some regions have begun carrying out but others remain unsure when the final release will be. 

As United States carriers take some time before they release the update, people can choose to update their devices through leaked updates. Recently, XDA developers have released a leak of the test build for AT&T users. Contrary to what was reported earlier, the leaked builds are not just for Android 4.4. They also cover Android 4.4.2 update. 

Before users can use the Android 4.4.2 build, they have to flash their devices first. Users are advised to be careful when flashing. Providers of the update cannot be held responsible for what happens to their devices following flashing. Users can update at their own risk. It is best to be sure of the instructions. 

For those who are sure of updating, they can download the build from XDA's site. People will have to wait for Samsung's schedule of roll out in other regions.

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A Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 (front) and Apple's iPhone 5 smartphones are seen in this picture illustration taken in Seoul May 13, 2013.
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