Samsung Galaxy S4 gets a tasty KitKat test build

10 January, 2014

KitKat for all! Sammobile has received a pre-release firmware of Android 4.4.2-running TouchWiz for the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505 (the Snadragon version). The release has build number I9505XXUFNA1.

The build is still shaky here and there but stable enough to be used as a daily driver. The final update is expected to be released to the masses in the February to March window.

The most notable changes are the white status bar icons (moving away from the green ones), a camera shortcut on the lockscreen, performance boost and an improved landscape keyboard. Check out some screenshots below.

TouchWiz KitKat screenshots

Flashing the firmware is pretty straightforward but does include risks of bricking. You need to download the file (around 1 GB) and then flash it in Download mode through Odin. If you are interested - follow the source link for the instructions and the required files.



Reader comments

I have got this kitkat update on Samsung S4 i9505 set. Should I upgrade it ? I have heard many negative reviews regarding this recent update.

  • AnonD-227237

This firmware will mean you cannot downgrade to the stock 4.3 ROM, it also has an issue with external SD card mounting so beware. I have had to go to CM11 until the official ROM is released to the public.

  • Shailendra kumar,Ras

Samsung should give same display(borderless display like s4 9505,knox upcoming mob) between 15000 range decreasing other quality in mobile,i like this upcoming samsung galaxy s4 gt i9505 it is best one.

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