02
Dec
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Lets face it, some updates are more exciting than others. The OTA that Sprint is now rolling out to the Galaxy S4 is not one of them. That's not a bad thing per se, as a small update is better than no update - just don't expect much here. The list of enhancements for this one is just one line long. Software version MK2 "resolves sleep mode issues." That's it. If your phone wasn't sleeping well, it should rest more easily now. And so should you, after reading a changelog like this.

SprintS4Update

There's a decent chance this has already rolled out to your device, but if it hasn't yet, feel free to check manually. This probably isn't the type of update that will have many of you racing to do so, but you have the option. An update is an update, after all.

Source: Sprint

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://randomphantasmagoria.com/ Shawn

    Hey something fixed is better than nothing fixed!

  • diana

    There was nothing wrong with my phone until I tried to get the update this morning. Now all I have is a black screen that doesn't go away with some tiny letters that say "recovery booting" it has been doing this for about 7 hours...

  • Tyler

    Same updating issue here. Mine has been trying to install for 2 hours.

  • Emmanuel

    I was having battery drain isues there gone whit the update when I was on my wifi I could not watch any videos I always have to switch to my phone network now I can now I can run all day whit a single charge for me was a great update it resolve my isues if you didint have any isue whit the phone maybe you wont notice the update

  • Adam G

    Actually I think this addresses more than what is in the update info. My phone used to get super hot after it would charge I mean like so hot you had a hard time holding it. Only solution I found was to reboot and things seem to cooled down. This is no longer the case after this update. Sleep mode was also resolve as stated. So hey. It might not be the newest and greatest thing. But im glad my phone gets updated. Coming from a motorola phone a few months back that was still on Gingerbread im just glad things get updated :)

  • damnmywifi

    I ran this update today, even though it had been in my notification bar for a few days, and immediately my wifi stopped working. I was rooted when I did it, lost root access (i had assumed this would happen) then wifi, when toggled on, would turn green then immediately gray(surprise!). a few moments later a notification popped up saying something like: an app has attempted to access something that it shouldn't; recommend you reboot your device. So I tapped wifi again to see if that was it, and indeed it was. i rebooted, I rerooted. I took the battery out while it was on. I took the battery out while it was off. I placed the battery, back cover, phone, charger, and cable in an ornate marble bowl and proceeded to burn sage around the rim, sprinkle it with holy water (being careful to avoid sensitive parts), blew a lungful of bongsmoke at it, reassembled it, and prayed to all gods that would listen while I waited for the fanfare to play at boot time on my knees with my head bowed to the floor until I was sure one of the gods had provided... but alas, the wifi still will not turn on. Though, after the root, I'm not getting that message about access permission.