The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-l9305) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now rolling OTA

The Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (GT-l9305) Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is now rolling OTA
Samsung's Galaxy S III may have lost its maddening appeal for customers now that it belongs to the older generation of phones, yet its installed base is quite respectable. If you number among the millions who picked up the 4G LTE version (GT-l9305), then today is a time for celebration, as it marks the beginning of the OTA roll out phase of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Since this actually means that existing S III units will leapfrog Android 4.2, you can imagine that quite a few new goodies are coming our way. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn't really subscribe into all that changelogs-type-business, so there's no official list, though the good folks over at SamMobile have compiled a pretty extensive list of what they've found to be changed. Perhaps most important are the cosmetic changes – the UI has been updated, and now appropriate the Galaxy S4/Note 3 theme elements – and the addition of garbage collection with fstrim support. TRIM helps a great deal when aging devices (like the S III) are concerned, as these that suffer poor storage I/O performance after a while. In other words, expect some tangible performance boost with this update. Check out the full list below.


It's likely that only a few of you have already received the update prompt just yet, however. You could try to force an update check manually, by going into Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update, but you'll probably have to wait a while. Moreover, if you're locked to a carrier, it will take even longer as your service providers needs to do some work as well. Either way, you can keep track of which countries/carriers have started receiving the new firmware with SamMobile's ingenious tool right below.



via: SamMobile 

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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28 Comments

21. ellens

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 13, 2013

does anyone know why voice commands for camera are no longer available after upgrade to samsung galaxy s3

26. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

There is an option in the camera settings : Voice Control . Click on it and it will take you to a menu where you can choose witch voice controls you want to use :)

16. juliaann

Posts: 10; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

awesome

13. emil_xox

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

When is this coming out ?? still it says the latest updates have already benn installed and my version is 4.1.2

15. emil_xox

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

and its gt -i9300

17. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

different phone, Samsung started rolling out 4.3 for the GT-i9300 a while ago.

19. emil_xox

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i tried to update but still syaing latest updates already installed :(

12. polotodd

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

Im on Sprint, will it just update at some point, or can I do it?

22. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

over wifi brahtato

23. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

its over half a gigabyte download. 639.89MB if i can remember correctly.

27. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This is for the international LTE model, not carrier specific models. The Sprint model is named SPH-L710, not GT-I9305.

11. thedarkside

Posts: 654; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

i have an AT&T S3 and just updated to 4.3

10. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Everything works , exept the Share function is Gallery. It says : Gallery has stopped

25. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

It turns out the problem was that I've disabled Paper Artist witch caused that problem !

9. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

I am now downloading the update right now ^^

14. emil_xox

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

from where ru downloading the update ?

18. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

I downloaded it OTA

20. emil_xox

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

ok i tried but still cant :(

24. evtimov96

Posts: 9; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

youtube. com/watch?v=AgVS8XHRW5Q here is proof ^^ Try flashing the rom from samfirmware.com :3

8. bwhiting

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 15, 2013

Sprint customers got theres around 3 days ago if I remember correctly at work. Verizon will be in about a couple of days I think since they usually try to make sure they work out the kinks for their version on the update.

7. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I didn't know they sold unlocked versions of the LTE models in the US. If this article is talking about unlocked phone in the US.

4. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Probably the best value for money Android around the GS3 LTE (I9305). :)

6. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Yes, it is. It is very very capable. It does not lag all and it handles everything you throw at it flawlessly.

3. geetam

Posts: 18; Member since: May 15, 2013

Anyone knows jelly bean 4.2. 2 or 4.3 update for galaxy tab 2 gt p310??

1. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

C'mon verizon, hurry up.

2. longboardluv

Posts: 21; Member since: May 21, 2012

how long will it take Verizon to get this out?

5. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

It is coming at least. Keep in mind that while the GS3 might have the same name, the international and US variants are nearly entirely different phone's inside.

28. chrislars

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 11, 2013

your user picture.......

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