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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29. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

you have a point there.. very true indeed

30. tedkord

Posts: 17136; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It probably took so long to get to your iPod because it used Apple Maps to navigate to your phone. Probably spent the first week trying to install itself on a toaster in Zimbabwe... ;)

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Haha, it tried for nothing, I didn't update anyways :)

25. davidpoitier

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Any word on T-Mobile's GS3 and JB update???

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Right? I plan on getting the LG Nexus 4 for the pure vanilla experience, but I don't want to let go of my S3 just yet....

37. Android

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 04, 2010

My next phone is definitely going to be a Nexus, unlocked, so I don't have to wait for the latest Android updates to be approved by the carriers. Waiting on Samsung to unveil their Nexus.

26. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Kudos to Sprint for being first. It would be nice if other carriers were as fast.

32. GeekMovement unregistered

Thanks Sprint, I just hope the update is clean and fully ready. Haven't seen an update on my S3 yet.

38. knightinc

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

if you cant wait for the update check theis website out!!!! http://www.qbking77.com/manually-update-to-official-jelly-bean-android-411-on-the-sprint-samsung-galaxy-s-iii.html its the real deal im using it on my sprint sg3 and its nice!!!! so it cant wait check it out!!!

40. Panta

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Has anyone actually gotten this update automatically yet? This is ridiculous. First to announce, but not first to implement? They just wanted to be first, but it isn't even true. T-Mobile people have already gotten theirs!

42. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I forced the update on my S3 last night and it worked perfectly. Go to settings, Application manager, All, Google Services Framework, Clear Data and then Force Stop. After that Check for update of Samsung software. The Jelly Bean prompt should pop right up

43. Panta

Posts: 13; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

Dude, this totally worked! Thank you so much!

44. AlexYouOC

Posts: 53; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

No problem... Glad to help

41. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

My mom got the update and the phone is so much better and smooth, now Im just waiting for mines
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