It’s safe to say that everyone is looking forward to the Galaxy S5 unveiling next Monday. And that not to many people are still thinking about the Galaxy S4, except for those that own it, which is a pretty big number actually. Just last week, Sprint started rolling out Android 4.4.2 to their variant of the Galaxy S4. But we’ve yet to see it on any other variant, or even a Galaxy Note 3 in the US. This morning, the folks over at Sammobile leaked out another firmware of Android 4.4.2 for the Galaxy S4, this is the GT-I9505 variant, aka Snapdragon 600 variant.
For those interested, the build number here is I9505XXUFNAD, and was built on January 28th, so it’s rather old, and has been in testing for a bit, most likely. Additionally, it’s meant for Europe. So those of you in Europe with the Galaxy S4, feel free to check out this leaked firmware. You will need Odin to flash this on your device though. Sammobile has been using it for a bit and have said that it’s pretty stable.
Judging by the screenshots shown in Sammobile’s website, it looks like the only real major change is the icons in the status bar. Which are now white instead of green. Otherwise the interface looks identical to Android 4.3, and 4.2.2 (which is what the Galaxy S4 launched on). Of course it will also support immersive mode, which a few apps do have already, which is nice to see, especially when you have on-screen navigation which the Galaxy S4 does not have.
So if you’re one of the many that picked up a Galaxy S4 and are stuck with it on a two-year contract, you’re probably going to like this update to your Galaxy S4. Even though the Galaxy S5 is right around the corner and that’s going to be all we talk about for the next few weeks.
If any of you decide to take the plunge and download this firmware for your European Galaxy S4, be sure to let us know in the comments how it works out for you.