Software Update Weekly Wrap - 6th March 2014

by Device Portfolio Manager ‎06-03-2014 12:22 PM last edited ‎31-03-2014 11:56 AM by Knowledge Management Analyst
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:

ManufacturerModelCurrent Future Status
HTCOne4.34.4Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
HTCOne mini4.2.24.4Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
HuaweiG5264. testing.
HuaweiPocket WiFi 4G (R215)V2.4V3.1In testing.
NokiaLumia 720GDR2GDR3Available now.
SamsungGalaxy Ace now.
SamsungGalaxy Nexus4.1.24.3Testing complete. Awaiting FOTA dates.
SamsungGalaxy S4 CAT4 (GT-I9506) scheduled
SamsungGalaxy S4 mini (GT-I9195T) scheduled
SamsungGalaxy S III 3G (GT-I9300T) now..
SamsungE3300E3300DULI2 / E3300VAULI1E3300DUML1 / E3300VAUNA1In testing.
SonyXperia M4.1.24.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia SP4.1.24.3Available now.
SonyXperia SP (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia TX4.1.24.3Available now.
SonyXperia TX (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3Testing scheduled.
SonyXperia Z (Quick Maintence Release)4.34.3Rollout scheduled from 11th March.
SonyXperia Z4.34.4Testing scheduled.

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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 ‎06-03-2014 12:28 PM

HTC One 4.4 testing complete....awesome.


Hopefully wont have that delay that happened when 4.3 was tested but took a few weeks to sort out the FOTA so that it wasn't part of the data usage on the plan.

by JulianBravo ‎06-03-2014 01:50 PM

naaaaaa xperia M...????

by ‎06-03-2014 02:31 PM

When are we likely to see something for the Galaxy S4 i9505?


Most parts of the world are already being updated to Kitkat 4.4.2. Seems like we are always left until last here in Aus.

by saleem6791 ‎06-03-2014 02:56 PM
When testing xperia m anroid 4.3 ?
by Harm ‎06-03-2014 03:12 PM

Finally 4.4 for the HTC One.... Can't wait to see some roll out dates!!!!!!! 


Vodafone will you update this when you can give us rollout dates!!????

by androiduser97 ‎06-03-2014 05:12 PM

I cannot wait till the Android 4.4.2 update to HTC One.. I am so excited!. Please inform when is the rollout DATES!?!?!?!? Vodafone.

by Community Expert ‎06-03-2014 07:32 PM

If Vodafone knew the dates, don't you think they'd probably share them @androiduser97? :smileyhappy: 

by androiduser97 ‎06-03-2014 09:08 PM

Yeah i know that.. but i am just telling them to inform us when they know when it will be rolled out.. sorry my bad...

by Community Expert ‎06-03-2014 09:14 PM

Hi @Harm and @androiduser97 


When Vodafone get the said date of FOTA from HTC they will make a special announcement here in the blog.Just have an eye out :smileywink: 

by ‎06-03-2014 10:58 PM
by Community Expert ‎06-03-2014 11:21 PM

Hi @fogal 


That information seems to be for the UK and not Australia. IF there are any changes to the software announced by HTC One(supplied by Vodafone)in Australia ,Vodafone will be the first to get you that information until then what has been published today in the Software blog still applies.So if you're handset is from Vodafone Australia  stay tuned for the FOTA real soon :smileywink: 

by ‎07-03-2014 10:10 AM

Here's Hoping @Cyrille13 , unfortunately I'm not as optomistic as you are, having been through a fair few years of VFone and HTC promises of upgrades that were abandoned at last minute etc.


Obviously I know that 4.4.2 WILL happen for the One, I just hope that we do get it now that we have our hopes so high for it being imminant .

by Community Expert ‎07-03-2014 10:17 AM

Vodafone never promises updates - they only pass on information from their suppliers in good faith, @fogal. It's also worth noting that the KitKat update for the HTC One has successfully rolled out in the USA. They are different variants (but so are the UK models) but I wouldn't necessarily conflate issues in one market as a global issue, especially when there's already evidence of a successul release.  

by Help and Support ‎07-03-2014 10:34 AM

Hi @JulianBravo and @saleem6791 ,


The Xperia M is scheduled for testing, just keep an eye on the Blog updates that come out each week.  They'll let you know when the testing starts and then when the update is ready to rollout.




by SimgeYıldız ‎07-03-2014 07:00 PM

What about Galaxy S4 i9505?


We are still waiting any news where most parts of the world are already being updated to Kitkat 4.4.2!

by lorry ‎07-03-2014 07:33 PM
What about s4 galaxy active gt i9295 ?
by Community Expert ‎07-03-2014 07:44 PM

From the article: "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."


Sounds like they don't have any news. 

by ‎07-03-2014 10:43 PM

Thanks @kjmci. Yep realise different country, market etc. heres hoping.

Basebands in UK are more simliar to Australia due to being GSM. US is a different kettle of fish altogether.

by PrateekMogha ‎09-03-2014 09:53 PM

When xperia m 4.3 update comes??is it in testing phase or not???

by akkush ‎10-03-2014 01:26 AM - edited ‎10-03-2014 02:23 AM

You dont want to change to 4.3. It is a piece of..... :smileysad:  (at least for the moment)

by Help and Support ‎10-03-2014 11:08 AM

Hi @PrateekMogha ,


The 4.3 update for the Xperia M is scheduled for testing.


Our Weekly Software Updates page here is the best place to keep up to date with the update and when it will be ready for rollout.




by atul27 ‎12-03-2014 07:09 PM
Xperia m 4.3?
by atul27 ‎12-03-2014 07:11 PM
You also cheated to xpe.mcustomer ?3weaks for testing
by Help and Support ‎13-03-2014 02:16 PM - edited ‎13-03-2014 02:17 PM

Hi @atul27 

You're in the right place to check out when the updates are coming. As soon as it's gone through testing, you'll get it! Just be sure to keep an eye on the weekly updates to find out when you can grab it.




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