T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 has finally started to receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat update and since the OTA update is being rolled out in phases, it might be a while before your region gets lucky. There is no need to worry though, hardworking folks from XDA have now been successful in mirroring the T-Mobile Galaxy S4 KitKat OTA update in the form of a flashable ROM.
Carrying build number M919UVUFNB4, this Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S4 weighs in at 388MB and brings in all the features which we witnessed in the international Galaxy S4’s update including the slightly enhanced UI, wireless printing and other KitKat related features.
Thanks to a senior member of XDA named ShinySide, the OTA update is now ready to be downloaded and flashed manually for those T-Mobile Galaxy S4 folks where the OTA still hasn’t started rolling out. Instructions for flashing this update do not include any special steps and for those who are wondering, flashing this update on your S4 won’t trigger the flag.
If you are a Kernel developer, we have got some sad news for you. It seems that GPL-mandated kernel source code for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 is yet to get updated to KitKat, which means that it will still be a while before you get to tinker with the latest update. That being said, Samsung has usually proved itself quite efficient when it comes to releasing kernel source code, so in all probability, it is only a matter of a week’s time before the Koreans release a source code update.
For those who are interested, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 can be downloaded from here.