Software Update Weekly Wrap - 27th March 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager ‎27-03-2014 11:51 AM last edited ‎02-04-2014 04:37 PM 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
HTCOne (M8)Maintenance ReleaseIn testing.
HTCOne (M7)4.4.2Available now.
HTCOne mini4.4Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
HuaweiG5264.1.2In testing.
HuaweiPocket WiFi 4G (R215)V3.1Available now.
SamsungGalaxy Note 24.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy Note 34.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S44.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506)4.3Testing complete. Awaiting roll-out schedule.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506)4.4Testing scheduled.
SamsungGalaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195T)4.2.2Testing complete. Awaiting roll-out schedule.
SamsungE3300E3300DUML1 / E3300VAUNA1MR cancelled by Samsung. Awaiting new software for testing.
SonyXperia M4.3Testing complete. Awaiting roll-out schedule.
SonyXperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)4.3MR cancelled by Sony. Awaiting new software for testing.
SonyXperia TX (Quick Maintence Release)4.3MR cancelled by Sony. Awaiting new software for testing.
SonyXperia Z4.4Testing scheduled.

Want to stay up to date?

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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 mutlu ‎27-03-2014 03:05 PM
Thanks for xperia m
by JulianBravo ‎27-03-2014 03:49 PM

bueno ya lo tengo en mi xperia M por .ftf XD


by saleem6791 ‎27-03-2014 05:00 PM
Thanks. Xperia M 4.3 already rool out Sony blog site....
by SimgeYıldız ‎27-03-2014 07:00 PM

Still waiting for Galaxy S4 I9505 LTE... What does it mean "Testing scheduled."?

by ÖmerErgin ‎28-03-2014 12:20 AM

Where is Android 4.4.2 for Galaxy S3 (GT-i9300)? Can you share we? Thank you.

by Community Expert ‎28-03-2014 12:44 AM

@SimgeYıldız - you and Vodafone are in the same boat. If testing is scheduled, it means that they haven't received the update from Samsung yet.

@ÖmerErgin - The S3 was only updated to 4.3 four weeks ago. Have Samsung even confirmed their plans to bring the update to the S3? 

by MohamedBahrawy ‎28-03-2014 02:23 AM

what about xperia M dual ?? 

by Community Expert ‎28-03-2014 02:35 AM

I don't believe Vodafone Australia ever sold the Xperia M dual, @MohamedBahrawy - so they would not receive an update to it. This information is only for phones that were sold by Vodafone Australia. If you bought your phone from somewhere else you'll need to ask your supplier.

by RadosławJasiński ‎28-03-2014 05:24 AM

thanks Sony for xperia m

by tpr91 ‎28-03-2014 12:46 PM
have you guys got a date for the HTC one mini 4.4 update yet? its been a week and still nothing
by Help and Support ‎28-03-2014 01:01 PM

No dates yet @tpr91 and any updates that we get will be listed on the weekly wrap, so keep an eye out.

by grelf ‎28-03-2014 02:37 PM
Any news on the galaxy s3 i9305t? ??
by akkush ‎29-03-2014 01:08 AM

XSP : MR cancelled by Sony....

Congratulation... Bunch of lamers.

by ÖmerErgin ‎29-03-2014 05:33 AM

Samsung will update 4.4.2 for s3?

by Help and Support ‎29-03-2014 11:41 AM

Hey @grelf,

No news on the update for the  Samsung Galaxy S3 4G. Keep an eye on our weekly software updates for any update about it.

by Help and Support ‎29-03-2014 03:39 PM

Hey @ÖmerErgin ,

We've got no news on when 4.4.2 will hit the Samung Galaxy S3. Keep checking the Weekly software update for any news on this update.

by AaronFromm ‎30-03-2014 07:20 PM

Hey, I can't find anything in relation to the S3 getting 4.4. Is there anything out there about it?

I've read that the S3 can't handle 4.4.2

Also, is there somewhere I can get vodafone stock roms? 

by Help and Support ‎31-03-2014 03:11 PM

Hey @AaronFromm , 

When we have news about if the S3 is getting is getting 4.4.2 you'll see it on our weekly blog update.

If you've popped a custom ROM on your phone and need to get it restored, you'll need to head in store and get it sent to our repair team. Keep in mind that any cost involved with getting software reinstalled will be at your cost, as installing a ROM voids the warranty.

by Sopaneel ‎01-04-2014 04:06 AM
When Sony xperia M 4.3 update available in India?
by Community Expert ‎01-04-2014 06:22 AM

@Sopaneel this info is only for phones sold by Vodafone in Australia. You'll need to contact your provider for info.

by Android_Fan_Boy ‎01-04-2014 08:32 PM
S3 4G still on 4.1.2
by mpat ‎01-04-2014 10:34 PM
It has been more than 5 days since last update. S4 9506GT is waiting for 4.3 update to roll out. How long does it take to roll out?
by Community Expert ‎01-04-2014 10:45 PM

Hey @mpat - "It has been more than 5 days since last update". Sounds about right to me - "Software Update Weekly Wrap - 27th March 2014".


If Vodafone haven't published a date that means that Samsung hasn't advised them of a date. Samsung distributes updates for hundreds of carriers around the world. Once Vodafone's approved it Samsung need to identify when the next available slot to release the update is and then they'll tell Vodafone.


As soon as Vodafone have info to share, they'll let you know in the next Weekly Wrap, which by my reckoning is about two days from now (5 days + 2 days = 7 days or 1 week).


by Help and Support ‎02-04-2014 12:49 PM

Hey @mpat 


@kjmci is on the right track. We're keen to get the updates out to you as soon as possible and we'll always let you know as soon we have some more info to share!




by akkush ‎03-04-2014 01:54 AM

XSP has a new FW ! (12.1.A.1.201 ,not displayed on PCTRB)



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