Samsung rolling out the last ICS update for Galaxy S3

August 22, 2012
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    For those who have successfully resisted the temptation to bring the leaked Android 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware over to their Samsung Galaxy S3, a software update apparently is heading your direction. It’s not of the jelly variety, but rather the  final Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S3, so says GSMHelpdesk.nl.

    The OTA update, which is being rolled out today, is nothing to get overly excited about.  It is meant only to fix some “stability problems” as well as some bugs fixes. The 27.4MB file will contain no new features and you won’t see the OS version move up a number. So your phone will still run version 4.0.4 of Android once it is installed.

    The source doesn’t mention about the build version of the new firmware, and so far we haven’t seen many users receiving the OTA update. Now we don’t blame you if you’re not really that enthusiastic about the news, but you may want to check on your phone to see if there’s any minor update waiting there.

    As for the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, August 29 is the date you should be marking down on the calendar — at least for the international variant of Galaxy S3.

    Comments

    • VASISHTA

      When I am trying to update it is saying ” Access to the software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try Later ” So please help me solve this Update problem. I am using Samsung Galaxy S3.

      • Deepak

        This is not a problem or issue. yesterday i also faced the same problem but today got the new update

      • Skander

        That means they’re overloaded and you should try later.

    • adil

      same here and when tried with kies for pc it showed an unexpected error

    • Submuta

      I got the update. Only thing I noticed, is a slightly different stock browser with back and forward -buttons next to address bar. Build version is I9100XXLH1

    • blitzkrieg

      mine gets stuck in the middle of the installation. should unrooting be done first before updating?

    • http://www.facebook.com/prosthetics963 Arnold Mach

      The update wasnt something big rather than an improved battery, keyboard layout, browser, some camera features, performance just a bit.. thats all i’ve noticed. Oh and to mention the brightness is now on notification drop bar

      • http://twitter.com/demlasjr Laszlo

        The brightness has been added 4-5 weeks ago ;)

    • http://www.facebook.com/nmanikrishnan Mani Krishnan

      Waiting for update stilll didnt get can u help. is that a rooted mobile will not get update?

      • Nikko Moreno

        yes..most probably rooted devices can’t get this update.. and this is for galaxy s3/…

      • http://www.facebook.com/deon.hamilton.98 Deon Hamilton

        use kies to update it will unroot your phone as it updates your then need to re root it but realy why root this phone if you ask me theres no need to its not a iphone lol

    • Nikko Moreno

      haha…downloading the update now..

    • Nikko Moreno

      aw…I’m still downloading..but as mentioned above it is 27.4 mb.. currently downloading now, Philippine time of 2:45pm, file size is 34.19 mb.. I’ll tell later what the update is about..I think this is new..and different..

    • http://www.facebook.com/deon.hamilton.98 Deon Hamilton

      yeppy now i can take photos wile fliming with the back cam i like the update :-D

      • john

        How can u do that?? Can u teach me??

    • Nikko Moreno

      hyahaha..JUST GOT MY OFFICIAL JELLY BEAN UPDATE!!!! WEEEEEEEEEE!!! Check YOUR UPDATES NOW!!

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      just kidding..it’s just stability update.. hehe…

    • Jon

      I don’t seem to be able to get the updates ( since the XXLG3 update of July 10th) I have a non contract phone purchased in Taiwan. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mrmanunited Waleed Mr’manunited

      no update on mine yet! i have the LH1 update….. which one is this?

    • cuige

      tinyurl.com/cyk9xz2
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    • Finfan2012

      any idea when Canada might get it?

    • Anonymous

      Phone does not needed to be unrooted for installing this update.
      This update, as expected, unroots the phone.
      If you can’t use OTA, use Kies instead.

      Here’s the info:
      Baseband: I9300CELH1
      Build: IMM76D.I9300XXBLH1
      Kernel: 3.0.15-928452

      • blitzkrieg

        thanks for the info. but if I skip this ics update
        would I be able to update directly to jelly beans if it rolls out next week?

    • nallellellelele

      im having problems with 3G connectivity after this update and when i call someone i get no sound

    • http://www.facebook.com/cmho206 Michael Ho

      I noticed that I can’t use pin security anymore…..limited to password security after installing exchange server mail. Anyone has this problem?

      • Campbell Kerr

        Could be the exchange server policy being pushed to your phone

    • Blob

      I’ve noticed that the dropdown menu now has brightness adjustment. The keyboard design is a little more different and the attach button isn’t right next to the send button. Aside from that, I haven’t really noticed too much. Granted, I haven’t searched every nook and cranny for it.

      • http://twitter.com/demlasjr Laszlo

        I repeat: the brightness has been added more than one month ago. Guess your S3 wasn’t too updated :)

    • http://twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

      I haven’t received a thing :-/

    • http://twitter.com/SexciiP JaQuez Avondre

      So how do you get this update? I’ve tried doing it from the settings, but it said there wasn’t any updates available.

      • http://twitter.com/demlasjr Laszlo

        Guess it depends on phone and if you got it under contract or free. I tried 3 days ago to update and I got a notification that the updates are served in the way they are requested and to try later, next day I could download the update. i have Free intl. S3 bought on Amazon

    • http://twitter.com/dj_priyam Priyam Malhotra

      Got the Update… no new features… seems a stability update..

    • muffin

      just got my 4.0.4 update this morning…didn’t notice anything new…just the brightness option added to the notification drop bar.

    • jjjj

      I have a problem with lates update for my galaxy s3,
      error message unfortunatly, the process android.process.mredia has stooped.
      and my phone is very slowe now, do you know how to fix that?

    • Roman

      I got the updatw thw thing that I hate is where ur widget r on top off the sceen when u pull it down I have no mobile widget that make me mad I used that tjong all the time they need to get it back

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