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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Stagefright security fix

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 gets Stagefright patch with Android 4.4.4 KitKat
T-Mobile Galaxy S4
This older flagship gets Android 4.4.4 KitKat and the new firmware also patches the Stagefright vulnerability.

Samsung Galaxy S4 has been released back in 2013 and, although some may consider it to be slightly outdated, some carriers upgraded it to Android 5.0 Lollipop already. Unfortunately, T-Mobile customers using this handset may not get Lollipop too soon, but at least they got a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability.

The Android 4.4.4 KitKat-based update with the Stagefright security fix carries baseband version number M919UVUFOH3 and has only 15.37 MB in size. Prerequisites include a non-rooted device with WiFi connection and 50 percent battery life or higher that has firmware M919UVUFNK2 installed. Those interested can wait for the OTA update notification or use Samsung Kies to perform the firmware upgrade.

Since T-Mobile unleashed the update yesterday, customers with Galaxy S4 handsets that qualify for the update should update as soon as possible. Unfortunately, they may have to wait at least a few weeks until their devices get updated to Lollipop. We will get back to this topic as soon as we hear about a Lollipop update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S4 handsets, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-09- 2 (Update: 2015-09- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.