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Update for US Cellular’s Samsung Galaxy S4 on the Way as Build R970VXUAMDL

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After updates for the AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint variants of the Samsung Galaxy S4 started pushing out over the last couple of days, US Cellular has decided to join the party. In the update that is scheduled for this month (around May 10), phones will jump to build number R970VXUAMDL. The update also includes a SIM lock, improved “ghost” touch, a camera fix, new version of the S Health app, and improved audio quality when recording video. The full changelog can be found below.

One thing we are certainly confused about, is the fact that this document says the update will be Android 4.1.2. Unless I’m mistaken, all Galaxy S4 models (including this one) should have launched with 4.2.2, so that must be a type-o. 

  • MS Exchange e-mail is opened and fonts are either too large or too small
  • SIM Lock Feature – Inserting a non-USCC SIM will be blocked and “Invalid SIM” message will be displayed
  • Camera – When you press home key in Sound & Shoot mode you will see message but no sound would play
  • Improved “Ghost Touch / Glove Touch” response
  • Multi-View – Changed default setting to OFF
  • Video content with Watch On/ Samsung app that was deleted was not becoming as FREE space to user unless device was rebooted.
  • S Health app upgraded to version 1.5.4.5
  • Camcorder & Voice Recording – Improve the audio quality by improving recording s/w parameters

The update can be downloaded by going into Settings >> About Phone >> Software Update.

  • gregmr

    US Cellular said it indeed IS an upgrade going from 4.2.2 to 4.1.2 because it patches the bootloader exploit and hence better security for the end user!

    • Geoff Johnson

      That’s a downgrade

      • gregmr

        I forgot the /s

  • Mike

    Who the F is US cellular?

  • T4rd

    4.1.2? It’s going to be awesome when they push Gingerbread to it!

  • John Burke

    So before the update the USCC version is unlocked & usable with other networks’ SIMs?

    • Marco Mendoza

      I believe they are all unlocked that’s why every carrier is sending out this update.

      • Tyler Cameron

        Where did you hear this?

        • Marco Mendoza

          Just an assumption. Or else why is every carrier sending an update so soon

  • RAZR_FANN

    Obviously, the software is downgrading to an older version of Android. LOL

  • http://www.androidheadlines.com/ Alexander Maxham

    Update from Android 4.2.2 to Android 4.1.2?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Yeah, not sure what the hell it’s talking about there. US Cellular is clearly confused.

  • jnt

    “Verizon S4 release delayed for new testing, ETA September.”

    • http://twitter.com/jkc120 Josh Carroll

      An optimist I see. :)

      • jnt

        lol, forgive my cynicism… :) We moved to T-Mobile a few weeks ago, so I’m simply taking steps to re-assure myself that we made the right move. ;)

        • Tirionfive

          Can’t say you made the right move in all respects, but yes, it’s for the better.

    • michael arazan

      Unless it’s a security update, they take their sweet @ss time

  • strozykowski

    The update I would like to see is one that removes TouchWiz without being illegal or voiding my warranty.

    Edit: Wait, why does it say “Jellybean (v4.1.2)”? It’s 4.2.2 here.

    • Tirionfive

      why would it be illegal to remove touchwiz? (AKA Rooting and ROMing)

      • strozykowski

        Oops, I wasn’t thinking when I typed that, and was thinking about unlocking the phone for some reason. Thoughts got mixed up, carry on.

        • Tirionfive

          And it doesn’t technically void your warranty. You can always return it to stock before sending it in for service.

          In the case that you can’t return it to stock, you can always smash the screen and get it repaired that way :) through your phone insurance.