Test Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4
The Android 4.4.2 KitKat version was released several weeks before for Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and people have been anxiously waiting for a similar update for the Samsung Galaxy S4. A leaked test firmware with the build date January 28, 2014 and build version I9505XXUFNAD had been located on the Internet to allow Galaxy S4 users to bring slight changes in their user interface, such as:
- White status bar icons rather than the usual multi-color icons
- Settings menu now has an option for printing
- The lock screen features a shortcut for the camera app
- A full screen album art
- Music playback has immersive mode and has gesture typing
- Emoji support
- Samsung keyboard can now be used in landscape mode
- Users are given the option to transfer from the stock messaging app and Handouts app for SMS and Home settings
The new firmware also noticeably improves the performance of the Galaxy S4. Updating the device to Android 4.4.2 KitKat allows users to modify the default launcher through the Settings menu.
Before proceeding to try out the test firmware, take note of a few things:
- The test firmware for KitKat can only be used with Galaxy S4 I9505 with a Snapdragon 600 processor.
- Installing the test firmware will remove all of your data on your Galaxy S4.
- Expect the version to have bugs because it is only a test version
- Installing the test firmware may damage your Galaxy S4 – so if you are not too keen on this risk, just wait for the official launch of the new update.
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