U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 4 update reportedly coming soon

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| May 8, 2013

U.S. Cellular Samsung Galaxy S 4 update leak

Following Galaxy S 4 updates from AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, it appears that U.S. Cellular may soon begin rolling out some piping hot software for its own version of Samsung's new handset. An internal document posted by Droid-Life shows that U.S. Cellular will begin pushing an update to baseband version "R970VXUAMDL" to its Galaxy S 4 this month. Included is an upgraded version of Samsung's S Health app, just like the updates from the other carriers included, as well as a SIM lock and a few other tweaks. The changelog from the leaked doc is as follows:

  • MS Exchange e-mail is opened and fonts are either too large or too small
  • SIM Lock Feature - Inserting a non-USCC SIM will be blocked and "Invalid SIM" message will be displayed.
  • Camera - When you press home key in Sound & Shoot mode you will see message but no sound would play
  • Improved "Ghost Touch / Glove Touch" response
  • Multi-View - Changed default setting to OFF
  • Video content with Watch On/ Samsung app that was deleted was not becoming as FREE space to user unless device was rebooted.
  • S Health app upgraded to version 1.5.4.5
  • Camcorder & Voice Recording - Improve the audio quality by improving recording s/w parameters.

This update appears to be quite a bit beefier than the ones that have been hitting the other U.S. carrier-branded versions of the Galaxy S 4. There are some nice tweaks inside this update, including improved audio quality when recording video and voice as well as a fix for Microsoft Exchange email, though some users may be disappointed about the SIM lock that's also packed in. It's also worth noting that, yes, this doc does contain what's likely a typo that lists the Galaxy S 4 as being on Android 4.1.2 when it actually runs Android 4.2.2

It's said that this update is slated to begin rolling out to U.S. Cellular Galaxy S 4 owners around May 10, which would make sense considering that the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile updates have all arrived in the past week or so with some similar improvements. We'll give you a shout once we hear more, but if you've got a USCC GS4 and want to check for it manually in the mean time, you can do so by hitting up Settings > More tab > About device > Software update on your device.

Via Droid-Life