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Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Update U.S. Release Date Details Leak Again



Another Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update release date has seemingly leaked today with the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 update now pegged for November 8th, just a few short days after Sprint and Verizon began rolling out the Android 4.3 update to their variants.

A short time ago, U.S. Cellular, the nation’s fifth largest service provider, confirmed that it would be rolling out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates for the Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 in the coming weeks. It did not specify when it would roll out the software but the fact that it was the only carrier to release such an announcement went a long way with customers.


Thus far, we haven’t seen anything emerge out of U.S. Cellular and owners unfortunately weren’t helped by a leaked update schedule that presented dates for the AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon variants. That schedule was dead on about the Sprint and Verizon Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean updates which became the first updates to hit the United States.

That said, a leaked document from Android Police has seemingly confirmed the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean release date for November 8th. The document isn’t confirmation for this Friday but it means that a roll out is likely. The carrier likely won’t confirm a date until the software itself arrives so owners should not be hopeful for early confirmation.

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The update may not roll out OTA but instead, could come through Samsung Kies, but owners will want to be on the lookout for the official installation instructions when they arrive.

If this date holds, the U.S. Cellular Galaxy S4 will become the third Galaxy S4 in the U.S. to receive Android 4.3 Jelly Bean following Sprint and Verizon. The AT&T and T-Mobile Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 updates are rumored for later on this month with the schedule pegging the AT&T update for November 13th and the T-Mobile update for November 18th. Neither of those dates are set in stone.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 roll out is set to be joined by the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.3 roll outs in the United States, both of which are set to begin sometime later this month.



  1. brittany

    11/06/2013 at 5:30 pm

    8:29pm– 11/6—sprint s3…still no update

    • Jc

      11/06/2013 at 7:40 pm

      Still waiting ob s3 update…nothing yet

      • Dave

        11/06/2013 at 11:00 pm

        [email protected] pm MST my Sprint Galaxy S4 prompted me that the 4.3 update was ready to install.

        • Dave

          11/07/2013 at 12:00 am

          That was 6 pm MST

        • Anthony Whitehead

          11/08/2013 at 6:41 am

          I haven’t gotten any kind of update with my Sprint S4. :/

  2. ej

    11/07/2013 at 6:07 am

    Sweet cant wait to get the 4.3 for my s4 thats going to be sweet. Then I can go get my galaxy gear. Been waiting on the release date for my s4 on us cellular.

  3. Ryan

    11/07/2013 at 10:25 am

    11/7 – 10:24AM PST — No update available.

  4. Tiffany

    11/07/2013 at 10:58 am

    I got my update Sprint S4 :)

  5. Daniel MacGregor (@DMac80)

    11/07/2013 at 11:09 am

    US Cellular has confirmed the update tomorrow via their official Twitter feed:

  6. Jason

    11/07/2013 at 11:12 am

    1:15pm (CST)(Sprint) Galaxy S3 no update.

    • Jason

      11/07/2013 at 11:13 am

      11/7/13 sorry, didn’t post the date.

  7. Mackin Cheez

    11/07/2013 at 2:46 pm

    No update s3 yet damnit

  8. Pamela Curry

    11/07/2013 at 10:02 pm

    My Sprint S4 hasn’t gotten 4.3 update yet, had any one gotten it pushed down yet. Is Sprint outing it in hold to jump directly to 4.4?

  9. Nick

    11/07/2013 at 10:48 pm

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Nothing For Sprint 11/8/2013

  10. Penny

    11/08/2013 at 1:29 pm

    Samsung Galaxy S4 Nothing from Sprint (Texas) 11/8/2013

    • Cameron

      11/08/2013 at 10:17 pm

      Still no update Sprint S3 (Texas)

  11. Paul

    11/09/2013 at 5:05 am

    Got the up date 4:30 friday morning. Installed it and it is confirmed v4.3 (sprint NE USA)

    • Jason

      11/09/2013 at 6:38 pm

      What phone do you have Paul?

  12. damncoolgadgets (@damncoolgadgets)

    11/18/2013 at 4:41 am

    Check out this list of the best Cases and Covers for the Galaxy S4!

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