Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to roll out Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy S III: update starts today

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the top Android phone on all U.S. carriers, but it has been lacking one thing for a while - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean…
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44 Comments

1. Thomas032

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2010

Haven't seen a update yet... :(

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Even if you force update: setting/app/all/ g.serviceframe work/ clear data/ and then system update didn't help?

14. Thomas032

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2010

I'm not following You. This is my first flagship device so I'm still new to it, i tried doing what you said butt couldn't figure it out.

20. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Go to :setting/App/All/ google service frame work/ clear data/ and then do your system update...

23. Thomas032

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 18, 2010

Yeah i finally figured out what you meant. I tried several times and didn't work at all.

19. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

No that did not help me either!

36. speed4evr

Posts: 79; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The update will roll out from google servers from 10/25/12 to 11/16/12

28. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

im pretty sure they have the update on xda. no need for sprint to do it just download it from xda because ill bet my house someone posted it there already

31. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

not yet. everybody is checking every 5 minutes only two claim to have it already. and they havent uploaded it.

2. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

Verizon needs to get their sh*t together...i guess i`ll have to wait another couple months.

15. rb68

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

At least a couple months...

17. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Hey, it takes time to make certain you strip every extra bit of functionality out of a device. The SGS3 is an amazing device - it's not easy to lock it down and cripple it. I mean, Verizon wouldn't want people to get anything extra out of it that they could charge for.

27. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

you mean years

3. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

No update available for me yet.

4. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

I'm jealous of sprint customers!

5. FranksGT

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

Dont be jealous any updates sprint phones get all I have is customers complaining about features not working. Im waiting for the calls to flow in.

7. quickweevil

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

When the RAZR's got the ICS update it was a nightmare too. Not cool.

33. thunder18

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 06, 2009

As opposed to having Verizon take features out like Google wallet, etc?

6. Panta

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Not gotten it yet, but I must say my Sprint Galaxy S3 is the best phone I have ever owned! Can't wait until it's gets even better. And the news about the dual screen update in December is awesome too.

9. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

I saw that on the international version of the Note II and its a great feature!! i think that the US version of the Note II will get it as well

10. Beaustir45

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Haven't seen anything yet.

11. redmd

Posts: 1911; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I say it's so smooth on jellybean I'm not seeing and feeling any lag at all. no force closes so far.

12. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

My Sprint Galaxy S3 >>>>>>>> every phone ive had before it

13. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I hope to get my 4.2 update shortly after the Gogle announcement comming up. It feels good to know i dont have to wait. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about my gs3 on Verizon... if Sprint is getting the update today, then it will most likely be at least 3 months until i get the update from Verizon. Why did i switch from Sprint for a better network when i'm in wifi most of the time?

16. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what this article doesnt say is that it may take a couple of weeks for the update to reach all Sprint SGIII owners

18. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

If they wait for it to roll out. Anyone can give the update today if they're anxious. Not bad for a device many said works never get JB.

21. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It will take a few weeks to reach them OTA, but anyone can force update. Not a big deal

22. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wonder how many average onwers know how to force update.. but they are with Sprint so thats punishment enough

24. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Probably not many, but most users don't even know there is an update until their device tells them there is. My iPod didn't tell me I could update to iOS 6 until about 2 weeks after it was released; though I knew there was an update, I wouldn't have known unless it told me or if I hooked it up to iTunes, which I haven't done since it crashed almost a year ago when I jailbroke it and I had to restore.
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