Verizon Galaxy S 4 now being treated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat update [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: April 25, 2014

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 4

Verizon Galaxy S 4 owners, it looks like you’re getting a pretty nice treat to help end your work week.

Several owners of Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S 4 are now reporting that the device’s Android 4.4.2 update is now rolling out over the air. The update bumps the Verizon S 4 up to software version VRUFCN5. Neither Samsung nor Verizon have posted a changelog for the update yet, but because the S 4 is getting bumped up to KitKat, we know that it’ll at least be getting white status bar icons as part of the upgrade.

The AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular Galaxy S 4 variants all got updated to Android 4.4.2 in February or March, so it’s nice to see that the Verizon model is finally getting its own taste of KitKat. I’ll be sure to update you once a changelog for the update officially goes live. Until then, if you’ve got a Verizon-branded Galaxy S 4 and haven’t yet gotten an update notification, you can head into Settings > More > About device > Software update to check for it manually.

Be sure to give us a shout in the comments below once the update hits your device!

Thanks, Jason!

UPDATE: Verizon has posted the official changelog for the Galaxy S 4’s update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. You can read the whole thing below:

MULTI-WINDOW

  • Now more applications are available on the Multi-Window tray
    • To access Edit mode, open the Multi-Window tray, touch more and edit 
  • Help Tip now offers pop-up 
    • Long-press on back key to access
  • ‘Create Multi-Window Combination’ is now available
  • Trip Advisor app has been added

KEYBOARD

  • Set of Emoji icons in Samsung keyboard has been updated

CONTACTS

  • ‘Create Contact’ tip has been added to Contact Tips pop-up

THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE:

  • Google+ Photos is now Photos 
  • Play Magazine is now Play Newsstand
  • VZ Security is now VZ Protect

THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN MADE:

  • SMS to Google Hangouts
  • Google Printing framework
  • Google+ User Location widget has been added

THE FOLLOWING APPS ARE NOW PRE-LOADED:

  • ISIS Wallet 
  • VZ Protect (version 2.0.0) 
  • Verizon Cloud 
  • Audible app (version 1.5.4)

THE FOLLOWING IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE:

  • Phone book and contact syncing to some Bluetooth car kits 
  • “Locked up” display and device heating 
  • Group messaging performance on the messaging app
  • Stability and power cycle issues 
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth audio disconnect when using Music/Navigation app
  • ISIS activation issue
  • Now supports roaming to Canada (TELUS) network
  • Improvements to Accessibility (subtitles) settings

THE FOLLOWING ISSUES HAVE BEEN FIXED:

  • Shortcut Folders on Home screen 
  • Contact issue when using messaging and dialer apps 
  • Backup Assistant Plus contact sync 
  • Bugs when using KNOX app

Via @HTTR_NJ, Droid-Life, Verizon Wireless

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