While Sprint has yet to announce it, an OTA update has begun pushing to its version of the Galaxy S4 (model SPH-L720), build number L720VPUAMDL. The version the device shipped with was L720VPUAMDC. There are no immediately apparent changes in the new build, though I do think the lockscreen animation is a little snappier than it was before. Then again, it's easy for that sort of thing to be placebo.


The update is around 30MB in size, and the fact that it's already pushing out means most customers will probably receive a notification to install it the moment they power on their devices. Like I said, it really doesn't seem like this update does anything obvious. More than likely, Sprint or Samsung were slightly behind schedule preparing the final retail software for the S4, and they've just now got around to pushing it out.

David Ruddock
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  • http://twitter.com/MysteryMannnnn Mystery Man

    Is it to fix the smearing issue?

    • MrBoingo

      What smearing issue?

    • eyecon82

      it actually caused a smearing issue for me...i didn't have it before the update....

      I did have the red hue during black backgrounds prior to the update, and the OTA fixed that

  • matt

    I know the OTA for Bell was to enable faster LTE speeds, this could be the case with the Spring OTA aswell.

  • bufordt13

    It looks like this update prevents rooting the phone. I installed it and now the rooting process ends with a failure message.

    • http://www.twitter.com/morenicano Morenicano

      Silly me didn't own an S4 at the time of this message and didn't look for rooting issues and ended up doing the update in the store when I bought it. Now I'm upset because I can't root it.