Software updates continue to pile up for US carriers. AT&T is next in line by releasing the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update towards its Samsung Galaxy Mega users. It’s true, Mega is one of the last devices to get this one, but it’s not really Samsung’s favorite device either.

Samsung Galaxy Mega comes from a long period of experiencing Android 4.2, and even though Google already released version 4.4.3, KitKat 4.4.2 is still its latest version.

Meanwhile, check out the official update changelog to see what was added in the new update:

  • Android OS upgrade (KitKat 4.4.2)
    • New platform support for secure NFC-based transactions through Host Card Emulation (HCE),
    • You can add printing support to your apps or develop print services to support specific types of printers.
    • A new storage access framework makes it simple for users to browse and open documents, images, and other files across all of their their preferred document storage providers
    • The new provider and semantics help to improve the user’s experience when multiple messaging apps are installed, and they help you to build new messaging features with fully-supported, forward-compatible APIs
    • Full-screen Immersive mode
    • System-wide settings for closed captioning : Settings > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
    • On-device memory status and profiling : Settings > Developer options > Process stats
    • More details about Android KitKat are available at:
  • Beat Music pre loaded
  • ISIS Wallet pre loaded
  • Default value for Air view is set asOFF
  • AT&T Drive Mode is changed to Drive Mode
  • On-device memory status and profiling : Settings > Developer options > Process stats
  • If you tap 7 times on “Settings > More > About Device > Build number”, Developer options menu activates
  • Camera shortcut in Lock screen added
  • Unified Location Menu: Settings > More > Location Location Settings is same as Location service in JB. User can set the Locating method and check the recent location requests.
  • User can set preferred network & Automatic in security policy update Setting > more > Security > Security update service
    • Send security reports :
  • Set the device to send security reports automatically when the device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
    • Security policy updates
      • Automatic updates : Set the device to check and download security updates automatically.
      • Preferred networks : Select a network connection option to check and download security updates automatically.
      • Check for updates : Check for security updates. (manual updates)
  • Home and Message app can select as default Setting > more > Default applications > set defaults Setting > Connections > More networks > Default Messaging app
  • If you select default home as Touchwiz easy home in Setting > more > Default applications > set defaults, you can see the following screens. For this option, only home launcher is changed. (Applications remain same)
  • If you want to set as easy home launcher plus easy mode apps, go to Settings->My Device->Homescreen mode and select Easy mode. This will change all supported applications to easy mode. (Phone, Message, etc)
  • GMS apps update (GMS 4.4.2_r2).
  • Wireless Printing is added. You can add printing support to your apps or develop print services to support specific types of printers. Apps > Settings > Connections > More networks > Printing
  • Video player closed captioning Settings > My device > Accessibility > Google subtitles (CC) and Samsung subtitles (CC)
  • If HCE apps or OffHostapp(ex ISIS wallet) installs in HCE supporting device, Tap and pay in NFC menu is listed and user can set default wallet. Please refer to URL (
  • Can be set sound for Samsung apps (call/message/email/calendar) Setting > my Device > Sound > Samsung applications
  • As compared with JB4.2, delete menus in Apps Apps > menu key > menu – “Play Store”, “Downloaded application”,”Share apps”
  • “Number” based sync changed to “Day” based sync for IMAP account : Email > Sign-in > Menu -> Settings -> Account settings -> Select account -> Sync settings -> Period to sync Email

If you haven’t received the update yet, rest assured it will reach you in no time, or else check with Settings > About Phone > Software Updates.

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Let us know how the new update performs on your Samsung Galaxy Mega.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

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Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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