First software update coming to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III

First software update coming to Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S III
It's now been two months since Verizon released the Samsung Galaxy S III, and since then its been one of the hottest selling smartphones for the carrier this summer.

One thing that customers have waiting for is an update from Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean. Recently, there has been a leaked T-Mobile version of a Jelly Bean update, which has been ported over to the Verizon model in the form of a custom ROM. But Samsung has mad it clear that the official Jelly Bean may roll out as early as next month, but stated it was for the UK.

In the meantime, Verizon will be sending out its first software update for the Galaxy S III, though it's more of a incremental update. It is still ICS, but will bring you to version I535VRALG7. You may have either the "F2" or "G1" version on your phone, the only difference being that the "G1" removed some of the Google Search capability.

The main fix in the I535VRALG7 update is that it will resolve the "No SIM" error message that some people have been receiving, despite them changing out their SIM for a new one. Other benefits include improved stability and connectivity with Back Up Assistant, support for viewing the Guided Tour video’s over the cellular network, improved data connectivity when using SBeam, and NFC tagging issues resolved.

One last benefit is that it adds Verizon's Remote Diagnostics, which allows Verizon Support remote access of your phone to help resolve any issue you may have when you call them with a problem.

There's no word yet on when the I535VRALG7 update will be rolling out, but it's relatively small at only 30.7MB.

source: Verizon Wireless

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I wonder when JB is going to be making its way to the VZW GS III?

2. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Whenever pigs fly......lolllll jking. I have Verizon GS3 also. I hope it comes soon!!!! Plzzz Verizon dont do anything to mess it up.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

And does the G7 update remove the local search function?

4. FAUguy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Since the local search was removed in G1 and G7 makes no mention of bringing it back, my guess is an update from F2 to G7 will remove the local search.

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

That is what I was thinking, too. I think I will wait for JB. Hopefully the update isn't pushed to handsets without the owner being able to decline the update?

6. FAUguy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

Even if the update gets pushed, I'm wondering if it will make people lose root or the unlocked bootloader. If that happens, you could probably use ODIN to revert back to stock F2 software. Or just use one of the Jelly Bean ROMs until an official JB update comes.

7. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Complete crap. Where is Jelly Bean? I'm ready for the Galaxy Nexus 2.

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