Software Update Weekly Wrap - 21st March 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager ‎21-03-2014 08:54 AM last edited ‎03-04-2014 09:58 AM by Social Media Manager
Device Portfolio Manager

We know how much you love to have the latest software on your phone and we love to get it to you. But, we can't always get it to you as quickly as you'd like. What we can do is keep you in the loop throughout the process. This weekly wrap is our way of doing that.

Stuff you need to know about software updates

Just as we don't make the phones we sell, we don't code the software that runs on them. We do some testing to make sure they work as we expect them to, but that's all there is to our part in the process.

Software updates are complicated, and there's a lot of moving parts to take into account (enough to fill three whole blog posts). But that's for us to worry about, not you.
We'll do the hard work behind the scenes like chasing our suppliers and doing the testing. The easy stuff is letting you know how we're progressing, and that's where this post and the table below comes in.

News from overseas

All the info we have on the updates we know about is below. Keep in mind though that this just for us here at Vodafone AU.
What happens overseas doesn't apply locally, so that info on a UK release or news about Android 4.4 KitKat you read on the web won't be coming to your phone straight away.
As soon as we hear news though, this is the place to read all about it. I'll be back for you again next week so stay tuned if what you're looking for isn't here yet.

What's in the labs?

Device models which are listed in bold type indicate a change from last week:

ManufacturerModelUpdate Status
HTCOne4.4.2Available now.
HTCOne mini4.4Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
HuaweiG5264.1.2In testing.
HuaweiPocket WiFi 4G (R215)V3.1In testing.
SamsungGalaxy Nexus4.3 N/ACancelled by Samsung. They've confirmed there will be no further updates for this phone.
SamsungGalaxy Note 24.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy Note 34.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S44.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506)4.3In testing.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506)4.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195T)4.2.2In testing.
SamsungE3300E3300DUML1 / E3300VAUNA1MR software failed. Awaiting new software from Samsung.
SonyXperia M4.3In testing.
SonyXperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)4.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia TX (Quick Maintence Release)4.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia Z (Quick Maintence Release)4.3Available now.
SonyXperia Z4.4Testing scheduled.

Want to stay up to date?

We can let you know when the Software Update is published on our blog each week. If you’re not already a member of the Community, then you can create an account, or sign in using Facebook, from the links at the top of the page.


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Got questions?
We've got answers! Post any questions or comments below, and we'll be able to help you out.

by Community Lead ‎21-03-2014 09:16 AM
4.4 for the Note2 yeah!
by JulianBravo ‎21-03-2014 09:58 AM

por fin Xperia M =D ahora a esperar :-/

by ‎21-03-2014 10:03 AM

Note 3 , only 4.4 ? not 4.4.2 ? why ? anyways its still on the process :smileyvery-happy: goodluck make it quick :smileyhappy: hehe

by tpr91 ‎21-03-2014 11:03 AM
the HTC one update is available but not for the HTC one mini.. um, why?!
by keith85 ‎21-03-2014 11:09 AM
Can't wait for the 4.4 on my S4
by HendroSaputro ‎21-03-2014 11:54 AM

Finally Xperia M is "in testing" !


woohoo :smileyvery-happy:

by ‎21-03-2014 04:14 PM

Isn't the update for the Galaxy Note 3 going to be 4.4.2? Why 4.4?


I hope it's not a repeat of when the Galaxy S3 was updated to Jelly Bean from Ice Cream Sandwich... They rolled out update 4.1.1 first which was atrocious then they decided to roll out update 4.1.2 Premium Suite. Why couldn't they just do this in the first place I don't know.

by Ciento ‎21-03-2014 04:26 PM

Wooooohoooooooo XPERIA M "in testing"!) :smileyvery-happy:

by Harm ‎21-03-2014 05:02 PM - edited ‎21-03-2014 05:02 PM

Updated my HTC One to 4.4.2 and now it wont connect to the wifi at my house anymore....


Is this a software or hardware problem, or another issue all together?

by Help and Support ‎21-03-2014 05:31 PM

Hi @tpr91 


We're still waiting on the release dates for the HTC One Mini. As soon as we have a date for you, you'll see it here first.


by Help and Support ‎21-03-2014 05:33 PM

Hi @Harm 


Is it just your home Wi-Fi that the phone won't connect to, or is it all Wi-Fi networks?


While it's rare, sometimes you'll see small bugs like this when you update your software. If you haven't already, your first move is to back up all of your important data. From there, try a factory reset to re-install the new software. More often that not, that'll see you back up and running.


Keep us posted.


by saleem6791 ‎21-03-2014 06:02 PM
thanks Xperia M anroid 4.3 testing now Q1 finesh next week when rool out 4.3 xperia M..? Lawrence_s
by atul27 ‎21-03-2014 06:08 PM
Xperia m 4.3!
by Harm ‎21-03-2014 06:40 PM
@Bruno that was the first thing I tried, only my home one.
by luckymouse17 ‎21-03-2014 08:06 PM

Gr8 news for Xperia M :smileyvery-happy:

by astarman ‎21-03-2014 08:47 PM

i put in my 4.3 HTC one into repair the other day and today i received a refurbished unit back


i received it and updated to 4.4 

however whenever the screen is on the notification LED keeps blinking regardless of if there is a notification or not


is this a software issue or hardware issue. 

by SurajBalaJr. ‎22-03-2014 12:42 AM

Xperia M 4.3 in testing.
atlast,something worth a smile. :smileyvery-happy:

by mutlu ‎22-03-2014 05:03 AM

thanks for xperia m

by ysharma722 ‎22-03-2014 05:16 AM
Atlast sony xperia m in testing..... Really happy to hear that..... My friend has got the xperia m dual and he got an update to walkman app today...... Are we ,the single sim users also going to get that ?? And is that update a part of this testing???
by 5speedeb ‎22-03-2014 11:33 AM

hi guys just a quick question in regards to the s4 mini which software update  is actually in testing 4.3 or 4.4???

by grelf ‎22-03-2014 11:37 AM
Lawrence, when are we going yo hear about an update for the 9305T? I see the s4 is being updated again while we the s3 supporters are still waiting! please get in contact with Samsung and ask whats going on? Thanks Lawrence.
by Help and Support ‎22-03-2014 01:26 PM

Harm wrote:
Bruno that was the first thing I tried, only my home one.

Thanks @Harm. Can you try telling your phone to forget the network and re-add? This can help kick it back into gear.

Hey @astarman,

astarman wrote:
however whenever the screen is on the notification LED keeps blinking regardless of if there is a notification or not

May have a little bug in the update. Can you try a quick back up and factory reset? It'll make sure everything has installed correctly. We have a guide that'll run you through backing up here, and doing a factory reset here.

Hey @5speedeb,

5speedeb wrote:

hi guys just a quick question in regards to the s4 mini which software update  is actually in testing 4.3 or 4.4???

We're currently testing 4.2.2 for the S4 Mini. We'll keep you updated on testing each week so you know where it's at.

by 5speedeb ‎22-03-2014 04:13 PM

ok thats interesting as i allready have 4.2.2

by astarman ‎22-03-2014 04:54 PM



i have already reset 4 times

and i also have asked others on kitkat and they dont have that problem


by Community Expert ‎22-03-2014 06:15 PM - edited ‎22-03-2014 06:16 PM

Hi @5speedeb 


When the firmware version is updated with the same version it is a Maintenance release. This is normally done to improve stability and security updates for your handset :smileyhappy: 

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