Back in October there was this leaked sheet that contained important information regarding a few of Samsung's Galaxy devices firmware updates to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. Inside the list we also saw the Galaxy S4 mini 3G and Duos (surpringly LTE was not on the list).

However, out of all these three models, the Korean variant of the S4 mini LTE has managed to grab the update first before everyone else, upgrading straight from 4.2.2 to 4.4.4.

A xda forum member named ThuGzta who managed to succesfully update the phone to 4.4.4 via Kies had this to say:

I updated it to Kitkat 4.4.4. and its working pretty good. I have seen the battery performance is better, the phone isn't heating up as much as it used too. The interface is pretty good too. Had to use KIES to get the update, I dont think they (KOREAN S4) are doing the OTA thing. Overall the whole update seems to be pleasing. Haven't noticed any bugs yet, the phone definitely is faster with this update. (I have directly come from 4.2.2 JB). IF I find bugs I would let the thread know.
We have contacted the forum member above to provide us with some screenshots of the update. Be sure to check this post for any updates on the matter.

UPDATE: Screenshots have been provided.
Credits: ThuGzta

No changes to the UI appear to have been made, unfortunately.

If you happen to have purchased your phone at Korea, or your S4 model name is simply SHV-E370K, you may head to the firmware download page and flash it.

This firmware is for SHV-E370K! If you are going to flash it, please check for your model name by going into Settings -> More -> About phone.


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