As Android 4.4 KitKat is slowly but steadily working its way to Samsung Galaxy Note 3 models in Europe, and the same update is looming large on the horizon for the Galaxy S4, it’s only a matter of time until US carrier-locked versions will get to taste the port’s chocolaty goodness.
Literally any day now shall the “big four” kick the official KitKat rollout into gear, with AT&T in pole position to win the time challenge. Not that Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile are usually slow at these things, but Ma Bell’s firmwares have popped up online, being up for grabs for audacious or impatient users.
Dated January 2 and 4 respectively, the ports look like the real deal, are relatively stable and bug-free, so if you know what you’re doing, you might as well flash them and get the whole thing over with. Remember though, you’re almost certainly to void your precious warranties, so be sure to handle with care and proceed with caution.
First, back up all your data, then make sure you have at least 1.5 GB of free storage space. For both the S4 and Note 3. Sounds hefty, I know, but they’re totally worth it. If you’d rather not gamble with warranties and the integrity of two of the all-around best Android devices, keep in mind AT&T is to launch the OTAs your way by March. Possibly, earlier. Your move, HTC, LG, Sony.
Via [Android and Me]