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Verizon got it first (for once), but now it's time for Samsung Galaxy S4 owners on Sprint to get their Android 4.3 update on. The over-the-air download should be disseminating today, though we've yet to see confirmation from Sprint itself. Assuming that it is indeed going out, the update comes right on schedule, according to a leaked Samsung document.

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In addition to the standard Android 4.3 features, the OTA download (L720VPUAMJA) delivers compatibility with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Samsung's Knox encryption system. If there are any other significant changes to the software Samsung isn't saying, but you can expect tweaks to various TouchWiz apps and settings. There's no word on the download size, either.

If you don't see the update, keep in mind that carriers tend to send these things out in waves. It may be a day or two before the new software reaches your phone... and then another couple of days for it to download on Sprint's network.

Update: Yup, looks like the update is already going out for at least some Sprint users. it's a whopping 537MB download, so head for the nearest WiFi hotspot if you can. Thanks to commenter firecar25 for the screenshot.

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Source: Samsung Support

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Branden James

    Lol. Nice jab at Sprints network :-)

  • Richard mascia

    Believe it when I see it!... lol... on another note... GO RED SOX!

  • Rumblefish

    I manually checked my Sprint S4 this morning for available updates and it said that none are available.

    Your headline is very misleading. It says "Android 4.3 And Galaxy Gear Update For Sprint's Galaxy S4 Is Ready, Right On Schedule", but then you go on to say "Assuming that it is indeed going out, the update comes right on schedule".

    So basically you are saying "It IS on schedule IF it is on schedule".

    Too funny. Journalism is dead.

    • Jeremiah Rice

      I don't have a Sprint S4 to test. The title says that it's ready, not that it's going out to your phone right this minute. I also stipulate at the end of the article (which you should really read - how hard is it to get through less than 200 words?) that these things tend to take a little while to get to all users.

      If you think that journalism is dead, you should see the state of criticism.

      • Rumblefish

        I wasn't saying you were wrong based on the fact that the update wasn't available to me.

        I was saying that your headline does not jive with the information stated in the body of the article (per the text that I quoted).

        Now a commenter has posted a screenshot of an update in progress.

      • http://trip23.tumblr.com Walter

        I hope to be corrected if I'm wrong, but Rumblefish wasn't attacking you personally. Rather, he was noting your lack of rhetorical precision. Which has become maddeningly common across most news media and news genres.

    • Your Mom

      Exactly. I was all excited, then realized the writer is still just typing rumors. Lol.

  • firecar25

    It's official! My Sprint GS4 updated after doing the delete data from Google framework services app then Samsung system update, yay!

    • edd

      i did it but it didnt work idk why

      • firecar25

        Have to do it several times in a row, about 20 times or more but it works, trust me done it numerous of times on previous phones.

    • Ty

      Thank you! I didnt know about that trick.Downloading now :)

    • kejsina

      How did you do this??tell me please becouse I cant update my S4 system :(

  • John Smith

    Galaxy Nexus?

  • frafri

    Thank you for the info

    Galaxy S4 Sprint.
    nothing yet in illinois

    • rapjrftmb

      I'm in Fort Myers, Florida. It took me 26 times, but it is downloading right now!

    • Deborah Sawyer

      I have nothing either in Chicago. You are not alone.

  • Coach Collins

    Checked my phone today and I received the 4.3 update for my sprint s4, about damn time.

    • frafri

      did you do anything special??? :P
      clear data for Google Services Framework??

  • joseph

    On galaxy S4 I have 4.2.2 and it says no new update available . How can I install 4.3 as I received the Gear watch ?

    • Trish Jordan

      I would love to know how too, my son got me a gear Days ago, and it's been sitting there, mocking me, ever since. :)

      • trueblue

        Delete data from Google framework services AND Then Check For Update. It took me about 15 times till it went through

        • Trish Jordan

          Um... How do I do that please TrueBlue? And will it screw anything up I should know about?

          • trueblue

            Go to settings- more-application manager Then swipe to all scroll down to google services framework Then click clear data. Then go to check for system updates. It took about 25 times on my friends. Just keep on going back and forth. I would restart the device before u do this

          • Trish Jordan

            Oh!! I missed this reply while I was figuring it out!! Thank you TB!! :)

          • trueblue

            No problem enjoy!! Lol

          • capcadet

            what update in the phone? samsung software or firmware?

          • Trish Jordan

            Samsung, CapCadet~ Android 4.3 :)

          • capcadet

            still nothing:/

          • capcadet

            still nothing after numerous tries:/

        • Trish Jordan

          Never mind TrueBlue, I studied it until I figured it out, and it is installing Right Now!! :)

  • Mikal Bright

    does anybody have the update in georgia?

    • jordan

      Not yet

    • Mikal Bright

      Any hope for the 4.3 update in georgia?

  • scott04171973

    Nothing in Michigan

    • Trish Jordan

      Nothing in Portland, Oregon yet either.. :(

    • tico

      I got it

  • TrollCock37

    8///////////////////////////////////////////D

  • DG

    My 4.3 upgrade came OTA this morning. Download did upgrade my phone to Android 4.3. So far there are no problems with my phone. There is no wow factor with this upgrade. Nothing as drastic as the iOS7 upgrade that Apple release a few weeks ago.

    Only thing I have noticed so far is that the battery strength icon also with the signal type and strength icons look different. I do not see any new applications, settings, or features that download as part of the update.

    I have a Sprint Galaxy S4

  • trueblue

    Mine is done! Good way to start the day

  • Dave

    Worth reading below post before clearing Google framework services data:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2303434

  • Guest

    Any way to manually update through stock recovery?

  • scarletcross

    im so confused I not only cant find how to check for the update, this is my 1st update abd I dont want to screw it up. what do?

  • DrAllreeds

    How do i access the restricted profiles and user settings. I can't find a user tab anywhere under settings. Also how do I access the KNOX security settings? Or has Samsung and/or Sprint removed those features? Help!

  • tico

    My phone is finally updating, it took me 30 times with the clear data trick

  • frafri

    im still waiting :/

  • Veronica

    I just want my s4 to update already! What's taking so long?!

    • Mikal Bright

      Right along with you.

  • Guest

    Does anyone now, how to found 3x4 keyboard for writing sms on Android 4.3??? please help...thank you

  • amelinho

    Does anyone know, how to found 3x4 keyboard for writing sms on Android 4.3??? please help...thank you

    • greenizz

      take the battery out and let it rest a few minutes and put it back in , I just did this for my friend last night and her keyboard was back

      • Frederic_malaysia

        I have the same problem and I called Samsung. Android has removed this keyboard. No solution for the moment, you must go to your supplier for downgrade your Android.

      • Carrie

        did this work for anyone?

      • Raj

        Will it work?? :O

    • Raj

      Having the same problem i just updated my S3 yesterday to 4.4 and the 3*4 Keypad is gone. i cant type in QWERTY keypad. can i downgrade to 4.1.2?? HELP!!!!!

      • wend

        Down load perfect keyboard from apps it worked for me. Please let me know if it works for anyone else, your all asking so try it going have my old keyboard back. And very happy

  • ec_sincity

    Just geting my 4.3 update now for my S4 in the UK ,,,, says download size is 676.28 MB

  • jantoinejr

    Weird, got the Samsung Gear app but because I still have 4.2, wont work. :/ when will my update get here!

  • jantoinejr

    Oh, CT btw and still no update...

  • MANLEY7878

    Nothing in Lima Ohio I tried clearing several times and nothing what are the exact steps do I have to restart each time I clear before I check for update.

    • rapjrftmb

      Go to settings- more-application manager Then swipe to all scroll down to google services framework Then click clear data. Then go to check for system updates. It took about 25 times on my friends. Just keep on going back and forth. I would restart the device before u do this.

      I was skeptical... It took me 26 times for it to work but is installing right now.

  • Jeremy Graham

    I'm in Fort Hood, Texas and I haven't got the update either. I finally said screw it and downloaded it from the web and did it manually. Installed and working ok right now. I'm used to the CM versions as i hate TW but I'm giving this a go for a little while. Hope the battery is better. Coming from a Note 2, this phone sucks for battery life.

  • D Dynasty

    Where do I even go to delete google data work on my S4????

  • guest

    Anyone know, how to bring back the 3x4 keyboard that disappeared after updating to Android 4.3? Thx

  • Ryan Camp

    I still don't have mine yet

  • Joey

    Best way to force update by clearing data in the Google Framework Services app is to just use your home button to quickly switch between Application Manager and Samsung Update.
    I don't think you need to turn off Wifi and then turn it back on or turn the phone off/on etc like some other posts I've seen say to do because I didn't have to do that. Just clear the data then switch back and press update.
    Do this several times in a row like others have said and it will eventually update. Don't give up until you've tried at least 30 times. This worked after only about 15 tries for me. It doesn't take long if you use the method I explained above. Go get your update!!!

  • amelinho

    thanks to all for answers :D:D

  • Kevin S

    Just updated and this worked for me...

    Put your device in Airplane mode.

    Go to Settings and tap on Apps. Switch to All and then tap on Google Services Framework.

    First, tap on Force stop and then on Clear data and Clear cache.

    Now go back and disable Airplane mode. Go to Settings app > About > System updates and tap on Check Now.

    You should now be able to see the update notification on your device.

    • Logan Price

      EVERYONE!!! This Right Here Worked For Me!!! I usually don't comment on post like these I just read but this guy helped me out!! THANK YOU!

  • AH Brown

    I did what Joey said and after 6-8 times it finally triggered. :-D

  • matt

    recieved ota notification this morning. cleared google framework data as recomended. download and install procedure went through. phone rebooted, and still has 4.2.2 on it. recheck manually for updates via settings and it tells me none are available.

  • The Raging KING

    *angry*FUCK THIS S4 4G LTE PHONE I CANT FUCKING UPDATE!!!! I TRIED EVERY SHIT AND NOTHING. NOTHING..NOTHING!!!

  • Tayler

    Does the update delete anything off the phone?

  • dane

    I updated my Gs4 but I got disappointed of the outcome. 3x4 keyboard's gone. How to retrieve it?

  • kay

    Anyone no how get 3×4 keyboard back after update??

    • wend

      Go to play store put in perfect key board its free and follow instructions and your 3 x 4 key board is back not as good but it's better than QWERTY good luck

      • joe duncan

        How 3x4 keyboard back I am use note 2

        • wend

          Go on your app and just put in a search for perfect key board

  • annoyed

    Bring back the 3x4 keyboard!!!!!!

    • wend

      Go to play store put in perfect key board its free and follow instructions and your 3 x 4 key board is back not as good but it's better than QWERTY good luck

  • wend

    Go to play store and download perfect key board its free and follow instructions and your 3 x 4 key board is back not as good but better than qwerty one

  • matt

    I have done the update 4.3. It loads. Does the system shut down and reboot. Then after the phone starts it says downloading then error. Any ideas?

  • Raj

    Samsung bring back the 3*4 Keypad plzzzz!!! :( Does anybody know how to downgrade from android 4.3 to 4.1.2 firmware??

    • wend

      Go to apps and download perfect keyboard it's free and 3x4

  • Ronie

    Does this update delete any apps that are stored in internal memory ?