SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 ACTIVEThe Samsung Galaxy S4 Active is a phone that is remarkably powerful having in mind the phone segment on which it competes. Besides some minor diminishes in performance due to small downgrades in hardware and the inferior LCD screen ( inferior when you compare it with the AMOLED screen of the normal Galaxy S4) the phone has basically all the components of the more popular Galaxy S4. So it was only normal that it receive an update of its operating system and AT&T has recently started shipping out this update. So all of you out there who own an AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4 Active will probably have the pleasure of receiving the 772 MB Android 4.3 update in the following .

There are a couple of improvements that will come along with Android 4.3. For example, if you have a Galaxy Gear, you phone will now be able to connect with it since Android 4.3 brings Galaxy Gear compatibility along with it. Other interesting features of the Android 4.3 are of course the 3.0 version of the OpenGL and the Bluetooth 4.0 LE support, brand-new home screen and shooting modes for your camera and the noticeable improvement in speed.

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But as it always happens with these updates, it may take a while until your phone will actually receive the update. SO you can choose between two options: you can wait for Samsung to roll out the update to your phone or you can go to “Setting”, then tap “About phone” and after that “Software Updates”. In “Software Updates” you should tap on “Check Now” and you might even get lucky and discover the update. So if AT&T started delivering this Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S4 Active then it would mean that other carriers will probably start doing the same in the following stretch of time. We will see how fast they move in the next few days. For all of you who own an AT&T Galaxy S4 Active: have you received the 4.3 update for your AT&T? And if yes, what do you think of it?

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  • crawler350@aol.com

    I uninstalled at&t software updatesģ(wssyncmld.apk). will at&t send the update to my phone or do I need at&t software updates to download 4.3 jelly bean without having to use a computer

  • crawler350@aol.com

    I have the wssyncmld.apk at&t software updates app but when I open the app file and try to install at&t software updates says application not installed? Is there any way I can stop this from happening and install at&t software updates file name is wssyncmld.apk

  • Stephen Bennett

    FYI, my Sprint Samsung S4 was automatically upgraded from Android 4.2.2 to 4.3 in early January 2014. Moments later, I rooted it. ;-)

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool