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


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. – Yannis Dran Jun 23 '14 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 '14 at 3:43
  • 1
    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? – Yannis Dran Jun 24 '14 at 13:55
  • @YannisDran Correct. – geffchang Jun 24 '14 at 14:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.