Sprint Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S4 (SPH-L720) has officially introduced by Samsung. The 4.3 update now comes in the form of firmware build L720VPUEMJA, and this update now brings the Samsung Galaxy Gear functionality support and the new Samsung KNOX security apps. Sprint is the second largest carrier in the United States that has pushed the Android 4.3 update on the Galaxy S4 devices next to Verizon Galaxy S4 (SCH-I545) that has also got their official 4.3 update to build version I545VRUEMJ7. This update has already been reported to come earlier to this date, and Sprint had keep their promised and delivered it right on time for all of their Samsung Galaxy S4 subscribers.
Aside from KNOX security suite and the Galaxy Gear smart watch connectivity function, the MJA update also brings the Galaxy S4 camera improvements and better stability to the overall system performance. Some other minor tweaks in the user interface can be noticed.
The L720VPUEMJA or MJA update is now live over the air and it scaled around 537MB in size. Every firmware updates are rolled-out in stages, only select areas can download it first. Lucky Galaxy S4 owners should receive the OTA notification first says that the update is now available for download, but for those who not see the availability of this 4.3 update, then you must wait for your turn and just keep on checking it now and then by hitting your Galaxy S4 phone Settings » About phone » Check for Software update. Everyone can receive this update so there is nothing to worry about, this is normal since updates were being pushed as first come first serve basis.
Stock OTA MJA File:
For those who can’t wait from OTA to arrived and knows how to manually flashed it via stock recovery.
You may find and grab the OTA update zip recovery flashable file from here – samsung-galaxy-s4-stock-firmware
Just another info for L720VPUEMJA 4.3 update:
A friendly advise only for those advanced users and tinkerers like me. The Android 4.3 update build L720VPUAMJA includes the KNOX functionality, you must be aware that it has now comes with a newly updated bootloader. You can see this KNOX function via download mode screen of your Galaxy S4 (press volume down+home+power) button, and it says; ‘Knox Warranty Void: 0x0″ . The 0x0 is the default KNOX counter which tells you that your device has not been modified, now if you will try to install any unofficial or unsigned system images, including ROMs and root kernels, this KNOX warranty will be void and it tripped to count as 0x1. So before you make any decision into further personal customization, do not ever compromised that KNOX warranty void red-flag or your Galaxy S4 warranty for any future repairs will be forever gone. Make sense?
Drop us some of your first impressions about this Android 4.3 update on your Sprint Galaxy S4.