Samsung Galaxy S III getting OTA update on Verizon and T-Mobile today

October 17, 2012
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If you're a Samsung Galaxy S III owner and either a T-Mobile or Verizon customer, you should be getting an OTA today. Unfortunately, it isn't the update to Jelly Bean everyone has been waiting for, but luckily Samsung said earlier today that the Galaxy S III should be getting good ol' Android 4.1, so at least there's that. In any case, T-Mobile has announced that a particularly tiny update is going out over the air to Galaxy S III owners starting today, and it only makes some very minor changes.

This update brings Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich up to build T999UVLJ4, and with it, T-Mobile and Samsung have only added a couple of things. The first is a fix for playback issues in the Media Hub, with changes to the Pinch and Zoom backend being applied with this update as well. This means that unless you use Media Hub on a regular basis, you won't notice any of the changes this update brings along with it, as the backend changes to Pinch and Zoom aren't visable to users. The update is only 12MB in size, so it should download in no time once you go into your Settings menu and select "Software Update."

Those with a Verizon Galaxy S III update are in for an update today as well, according to Droid Life. Like the T-Mobile update, this one is going out over the air as well, only Verizon's update is a little more substantial. Coming in at 62MB, and its applied, you'll have an "enhanced zoom feature" for the browser and emails, enjoy fewer device resets, and experience more stability in Google Play. Not too bad, and those stability fixes will undoubtedly be welcomed by Galaxy S III users on Verizon.

So there you have it - if you're using a Galaxy S III on either Verizon or T-Mobile, you should have an OTA update heading your way soon. As we said, they're nothing too substantial, but both at least fix some issues that users have been experiencing lately. Did you get either of these updates today, or are you still waiting?

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  • CelticBrewer

    I wonder if that’s what I got last Sunday via Verizon.

  • Polekat

    Verizon, where is the “world roaming” update for the S3 you promised would be out by now? How about filling us in on what the real fix for the myriad users still getting the “No SIM” error when calling/texting (all signs point to tower issues but Verizon refuses to fess up).

    • Flexible_Science_Girl

      What version is your S3 *HARDWARE*?

      I’ve never had a single “No SIM Error” with hardware #10.

  • Richard Yarrell

    If this is true the Verizon Galaxy S3 was a pretty sad device compared to the others. Sure glad I kicked those to the curb in June cause I am very sure they are about to really mess up the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with all that stupid front and back side carrier branding. Verizon sucks rotten eggs…

  • Miss_Science_Chick

    What version # should USA Verizon S3 users be getting as of today?

  • GuyFlaneur

    A few minutes ago my Galaxy III phone received the Jelly Bean update automatically. I live in Ireland and use Three. ie carrier, The phone is GT-19300.
    So JB is making is way across Europe.
    Now I’ll see what it’s all about.

  • go2denali67

    got the update a few days ago on my tmobile s3 – no problems with the install

  • http://twitter.com/shanepeden Shane Peden

    I rooted my phone and installed clockworkmod and now I can’t get OTA updates anymore despite having the stock rom and receiving the OTA update notification. Any tips on getting OTA updates?

  • http://www.facebook.com/tiffany.kyees Tiffany Kyees

    Got the update, and now my phone is useless… It just gives me error messages for everything I’m trying to use. This blows.