The Android Kitkat 4.4 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is just around the corner (SamMobile‘s twitter account said that the update is due today or tomorrow), but for folks who can’t wait to rock the latest Android OS version on their Galaxy S4, there’s actually a workaround–the Android Kitkat 4.4.2 Test firmware for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505). More details after the break!
SamMobile, a popular online Samsung community, reported on Friday that they have found–and tested for 5 days–the leaked Test Android KitKat 4.4 Firmware (I9505XXUFNA1) built for the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Note that in any Test firmwares or Beta versions of any OS includes a whole lot of bugs and are always expected to bear changes until the final build is released. SamMobile reported that “the most noticeable being the status bar icons being changed from Gingerbread style green to all new awesome KitKat style white. BTW, white icons look stunning on top of the transparent status bar.” They also stated in the said article that there’s also a little improvement when it comes to the performance and as well as with the benchmark scores. They find that typing is also easier when on landscape mode with the improved keyboard layout. There’s also a camera shortcut right on the phone’s lock screen.
So, if you’re brave enough to try the 4.4.2 Kitkat on your S4, we’ll be posting below all the info you need, as well as the instructions on how to install the leaked Test Firmware.