T-Mobile Galaxy S III getting Jelly Bean update OTA and through Kies

November 14, 2012
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Galaxy S III owners on T-Mobile are finally getting the coveted Jelly Bean update. Android 4.1.1 is coming to device owners OTA and through Samsung Kies desktop software. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of the upcoming Jelly Bean updates as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular have to yet to issue updates to device owners.


Of course, Jelly Bean brings some awesome improvements to the Galaxy S III. Some of the most noteworthy features include Google Now, Project Butter, and the new notifications bar. It definitely makes the device easier to use. Users have been patiently waiting, and at least for those on T-Mobile, that wait is coming to an end.

If your phone is rooted, you will need to download and flash the new firmware yourself. The folks at SamMobile have the new firmware available on its download page. You can flash this to your T-Mobile Galaxy S III and get all the slick new features of Jelly Bean 4.1.1 T999UVDLJA on your smartphone. It will also roll out to Samsung Kies soon enough, so you can get the official version of the firmware soon enough.

The update is rolling out gradually, so you may not see it on your device just yet. Be patient, and it will be ready soon enough. Hopefully, we will hear something from the other carriers in regard to a release of the new firmware. As always, we will keep you posted as to when the other major cell phone carriers in the US announce the release timeline for Jelly Bean on Galaxy S III devices.

[via SamMobile]


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  • iWantJellyBean

    i feel like Verizon is never going to release Jelly bean for the GS3 owner. im praying for it to be released this week or next week. im getting tired of waiting for it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/beverly.okoroji Beverly Okoroji

      if tmobile is doing it then verizon will! dont fret! :)

  • jon

    Downloaded it already and installed…. I love it and posting from the t-mobile gs3 happy its here and super smooth and love it thanks to t-mobile the wait is over for that os now waiting for 4.2

  • Matt from Kilson

    downloading as we speak

  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.s.beckstrom Mark Beckstrom

    I am confused. You said “… as AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and US Cellular have to yet to issue updates to device owners.” I thought Spirit got it a couple of weeks ago. I am US Cellular [at least till next summer :( ] so I am still waiting. Of course 4.1.2 is right behind 4.1.1. Perhaps the others are waiting for this update before releasing?

  • Kenny Corzine

    I’ve had mine(Sprint S3) a couple of weeks, received Jelly Bean via OTA the evening I brought it home.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThatFamousGirl Deborah Bruh Gann

    I got mine today. does anyone know if it can sync to a mac yet?

  • http://www.facebook.com/avanbeek Andrew VanBeek

    I sure hope AT&T will release theirs this week. Come on AT&T step up your game. It’s embarrassing that Sprint, T-Mobile, and the almost the entire rest of the world can do better than you.

  • DyzoBandit

    Any word on when T-Mobile will update for the Galaxy Note II, or are the phones similar enough that this update will go to both phones?