Samsung Galaxy S4 Issues and Fixes For Android 4.4.2

The Samsung Galaxy S4’s Android version has struck build 4.4.2, but aside from the positive reaction of having a new update on their hands, S4 owners also had to deal with the frustration of dealing with software issues. Some problems were new, specific to the 4.4.2 build, while others were issues dragged along from previous installments of Google’s Android operating system. Luckily for those in need, there are some fixes for the detected issues.


One of the most often reported problems with the Galaxy S4 involve rebooting. According to the numerous reports that were received about the issue, the device simply reboots randomly, without a definitive reason behind it. Those who are experiencing this problem are advised that it might be related to the device’s SD card and also the software. You can try updating to the latest firmware, and removing the SD card. Once you’ve done these things, observe if the problem persists. If it doesn’t, you’re ok, but if it does, it may be related to your device’s hardware so the only solution left would be to make a visit to your local repair shop.

SIM card detection

The phone not being able to detect the inserted SIM card is also something that users have been complaining about. This one is tricky because it might be hardware related. However, a fix for the problem has surfaced and you can try it yourself if you have this specific problem. There’s no harm in trying, so give it a shot and see if it’s going to fix your problem. First, check your SIM card tray. Pull it out, remove the SIM card and dust the tray, then try placing the SIM back in and rebooting your phone. If it doesn’t work, try a different SIM card, so you can make sure that your SIM card isn’t the one really causing all the problems, as SIM cards can deteriorate too. Just like in the case of the random rebooting issue, the problem might be more technical than one would like. So the ultimate solution would be to take it to your local shop and get someone who knows their way around the hardware to take a look.

For those complaining about broken contact lists, the problem may be related to the synced accounts and how they react after a new update has been installed. Just delete the accounts from the phone and add them again. This should fix the problem.

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