Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean leak

Verizon's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III gets Jelly Bean leak
Recently, a leaked version of the Android 4.1.1 update was made available to owners of the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. Not to be left out, Verizon customers with the sizzling hot flagship phone now have a leaked Android 4.1.1 update to call their very own. This version, which comes from the Mensa material over at XDA, has the latest TouchWiz UI running over Android 4.1.1, but does have a few bugs.

The biggest bug is the failure of GPS to show directions. It is unclear if the problem refers to turn-by-turn navigation or some other form of directions. Either way, it is something you need to be aware of. There is a minor bug involving setting the wallpaper on the device using the long press method. This seems to bring on some f/c shut downs. You can eliminate the problem by setting the wallpaper directly from the gallery.

The ROM has the oddly appropriate name of "Touch My Beans" and you can install the update by heading to the sourcelink. Don't forget that doing this will probably void the warranty on the device, so be sure that you want to take the risk.

source: XDA via Phandroid

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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)

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7 Comments

1. yonith

Posts: 226; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Alan, this article is misleading and inaccurate. The rom you mentioned is actually based off of another user's rom which is just a port of the tmo leak. Says it right in the original post that it's based off the other guy's rom...

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

LOL.......o well i guess this jus means that jelly bean is on its way for the GS3 wether this article is correct or not....

4. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

jelly bean is jelly bean no matter what leak it is. besides, the non verizon rom doesn't have the annoying wifi notification that you can't get rid of

6. FAUguy

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

You can turn off the WiFi notification. Do a Google search for "anycut apk" and download and install it. Run the program and select New Shortcut, Activity, and scroll down to HiddenMenuWiFiOffload. That will create a desktop shortcut. Open it and select Disable. Restart phone.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yeah, I got excited when I saw the headline, but when I saw the sentence about GPS issues, it turned to disappointment. I had AOKP Jelly Bean on my Verizon SGS3, but it wasn't prime time yet then, so I went back to ICS. Then, people started losing their IMEI's flashing JB roms, so I haven't tried another. Not with the hassle yet.

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Gotta love the Android Dev community. Open Source FTW!

5. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

even if this was verizon jelly bean i would suggest not flashing it because who knows what it could do, especially if you have a phone with an unlocked bootloader, it could break it and even brick it(unless you know the unbrickable mod or have money for JTAG), even worse it could also have unforseen bugs(ie. emmc failure on leaked gs2 builds that caused their phone to completly brick) it could also relock the bootloader making it harder to unlock again. point is: don't flash anything leaked until you know it is safe and you can revert

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