I need to find the right Kies version for Samsung S4 mini but the info provided by samsung is not clear:

Please check your mobile phone model before downloading:

Kies Supported model : Feature phone, Smart Phone/Tablet before Galaxy Note III (including Galaxy S4, Note II, etc)

Kies3 Supported model : Smart Phone/Tablet from Galaxy Note III (Android OS 4.3 or over)

I suspect that it has to do with android version but it is not very clear

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What Android version are you on? Check System Settings > About phone > Android version. Kies3 is for Android 4.3 and above. If your Android version is lower, use Kies.

  • it says 4.2.2. But I wonder, won't there be an update past the 4.3 for S4 mini? A samsung s3 (older smartphone) has a 4.3 version.. that's weird. Jun 23, 2014 at 1:56
  • @YannisDran S4 Mini has 4.3 already, but that would depend on your network if they rolled it out already. Try to check via Settings > About > System Updates. If you're on a custom ROM, you usually wouldn't get an update notification. techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/…
    – geffchang
    Jun 23, 2014 at 3:43
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    It is Settings > About Device > Software update. It says that the latest updates have already been installed. So I guess I install Kies and if new version later than 4.3 comes up I will install another kies accordingly, right? Jun 24, 2014 at 13:55
  • @YannisDran Correct.
    – geffchang
    Jun 24, 2014 at 14:44

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