Even though the Android 4.4 KitKat roll out is getting closer, some of the best smartphones out there are still getting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates. The same can be applied for the US Cellular Galaxy S4 which, surprisingly or not, is still stuck on Android 4.2. Anyway, that is going to change as the retail just announced that the official JB 4.3 OTA will be pushed out tomorrow.
Of course, don’t forget that we are talking about an OTA release, which usually is rolled out gradually or in phases. So what, you may ask yourselves; well, actually is quite a big deal as when a firmware is released gradually, the same will embrace your phone sooner or later. In a few words, some users of the Galaxy S4 will receive the Android 4.3 notification sooner than others.
If you don’t want to wait for the official firmware then you will have to flash the US Cellular Android 4.3 OS manually. The manual update procedure implies in using Odin, which is a dedicated program developed by Samsung for these types of operations. You can learn how to use Odin for updating your Samsung phone by using our dedicated step by step guide.
A manual update procedure will be also required if your US Cellular Galaxy S3 is currently rooted or installed with a custom ROM firmware. In that case, your phone will not receive the OTA Android 4.3, so Odin must be used.
Now, as I have already mentioned, US Cellular will release the Android 4.3 official update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 tomorrow, but the software will be offered gradually. Unfortunately there are no words of when the Android 4.4 KitKat OS will be pushed out, but for testing the same ahead of official release, you can anytime choose to flash a custom ROM based on KitKat OS that has been leaked on the Nexus 5. Stay close as we will bring suitable tutorials for you.