Verizon's Galaxy S3 Jellybean update now live

Verizon's Galaxy S3 Jellybean update now live
For those of you who own the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S3, your long-awaited update is finally here; numerous tips in our inbox and several other websites are now reporting the update is being pushed to customers. The timing on this update is pretty much par for the course for Verizon, as Big Red’s ridiculously prolonged in depth testing process usually results in their customers receiving sought-after updates last among the U.S. carriers.

If you’re one of those Verizon GS3 owners, you can check to see if the update is waiting for you. If not, some users are finding success by heading to Settings>Apps>All>Google Services Framework and hitting “Force Stop” and then “Clear Data”. This will not cause you to lose any data from your phone, but it often results in the phone finding an update that wasn’t previously showing up (sometimes people report needing to do this 2-3 times before an update shows up).

You can find out more information on the update here, and if you’re a Verizon GS3 owner, let us know if you’ve received your update yet!

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Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



30. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Now that I've had it a couple of days, I've noticed battery drain too--not wiped out by the end of the day, but definitely much more than it was using on ICS. I do turn it off from time to time it due to Google Now?

28. Krucial_Konflict

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Now that I have had a few days of the tasty treat Verizon finally allowed, The OS is awesome by far! my tentative complaint is the battery life it savages. I lost 4% as I am writing this passage. Anyone else having this problem or am I running to many programs?

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe you have a memory leak. do you ever turn your phone off or clear the RAM? i'll restart my MAXX HD every couple of days just to clear the cache.

26. justme

Posts: 58; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Searched for update, it came up, spent 10 minutes or so in the download process only to be notified "download unavailable". Guess there's no line-jumping for jelly beans!

24. rb68

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

And how much undeleteable VZW branded bloat and crapware comes attached?

25. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

nothing is undeleteable. ;)

23. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

How is it guys? Don't leave us hanging.

22. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

i for one do not plan on upgrading. heavy users - hows the battery life compared to ice cream.

20. tehalley

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

It is like getting a new phone, so much faster!!!

19. Basicallyevolve

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

i got mine this morning at 9:00 am PST. Woot woot

18. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

droid inc 4g lte come one verizon com on!

16. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Got mine a couple hours ago.....

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

my sister got it as soon as she checked the first time. my dad however is happily rocking CleanROM. now everybody in my family is rocking 4.1+. ;D

17. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Happy times right there!

9. Vince805

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

I got mine a hour or so ago. its about freaking time!!!!!!!

8. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

So far, my GS III hasn't received the update. Even tried manually requesting the update. VZW tech support said they are rolling out the update to groups of users. No matter as I have my Note II with JB.

10. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Thats how it goes. I got the ICS update 3 weeks late on Verizon. Everyone else had it on their Razr before I did. -_-

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Your ICS experience is almost the same as mine was. I think I finally got ICS on my RAZR around the 4th week after the official release. This time around, I am having JB courtesy of my Note II. :-)

14. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I don't like how you can't just go on their website and manually push it to your phone. I know it's probably a server thing, but how many people would actually know about it? Your average Joe would just wait for the push. Give the people that want it on day one the option to have it on day one.

15. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I couldn't agree with you more. The explanation I got from VZW tech support when I called them about not being able to manually update to ICS was that they were managing the roll-out in case there were any errors, the recovery wouldn't become a mess. My response was that they wouldn't have rolled out the update if they didn't think it was ready to roll out, but by then we weren't having a terribly objective conversation. It is what it is. Which was another reason for my decision to get the Note II. :-)

7. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

YAY!! Finally!! Got my update!

6. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

updating as we speak...only 3 months after everyone else. Way to be verizon

5. mrvid

Posts: 77; Member since: Oct 02, 2008

Bout damn time Verizon! Sprint whipped your ass on this one! Oh wait!! All the carriers did! So much for being number 1. Slackers!!

4. longboardluv

Posts: 21; Member since: May 21, 2012

Just started the download! THANKS!!!

21. CellieCell

Posts: 156; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

not to rain on anyone's parade but jelly bean makes the phone feel slow! anyone else experiencing this? I always do a factory reset to make sure any of the apps aren't having any conflicts with an upgraded os. the notification panel isn't as smooth and internet doesn't feel improved. camera quality for low lighting seems a bit improved. those are the only things I've noticed so far. but instantly my user experience doesn't feel the same.

27. mrdannyk99

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 17, 2012

The only problem with my updated GS3 is that the keyboard typing is laggy.

3. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Meant phone came out before S3

2. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder when HTC One x might get a update? Comes little earlier the S3. Hurry up att and HTC

1. Krucial_Konflict

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Rule The Air! Finally a treat I've been awaiting.

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