A new version of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat namely FXXU1ANG1 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini handsets as we speak and it will continue to do so in the coming weeks. The situations are tricky because the S5 hasn’t come out yet, but developers still like to get their hands on software updates so they can get to work and release other add-ons such as Custom ROMs. Furthermore, it helps could-be owners understand what is in store for them if they decide on breaking one of these babies out of the box.
If you are a developer or just somebody interested checking it out, the new software update is available to download from this page and is for the SM-G800F model smartphone. If you look underneath the writing on the page it also says that it is strictly for the Russian region. That usually means it’s where the OTA will arrive as a system notification. However, when it comes to manual installations anybody can install them from all parts of the globe without any worries.
In addition to this, the new build comes with the details PDA G800FXXU1ANG1, CSC G800FSER1ANG1 and modem G800FXXU1ANG1. The build date is the 1st of July.
People can install the file the usual way by suing the Odin v3.09 application and uploading the file through the AP button. Leave the default settings with Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options checked and uncheck the re-partition if the box is marked. You will need a Windows-based PC to use the application. Make sure you have enough battery power if the USB charging feature is not working.
The S5 mini comes with Android 4.4 off the shelves so the newer 4.4.2 Kitkat will come as a new experience. Look out for new white status bar icons, more Emoji icons, the camera app on the lock screen, wireless printing, immersive mode, updates to the Easter Eggs, landscape keyboard improvements and much more.