T-Mobile Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update released for T999 model

November 19, 2013

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    A new Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update is available for users to install, this time for the 3G T-Mobile version (model number T999), although you should remember that various Galaxy S3 owners had issues with similar updates, albeit in other markets.

    As expected, the update is available either as an over-the-air (OTA) download on the phone, or via Samsung Kies. Furthermore, the update measures 486MB, so you should make sure you have a dependable Internet connection and enough battery juice to go through it.

    In addition to all the expected Android 4.3 Jelly Bean goodies, the update also brings Galaxy Gear and Samsung Knox support, if either feature is something you’re interested in.

    We’ll remind you again that Samsung UK confirmed that the Android 4.3 update for the international Galaxy S3 has been pulled until further notice following the many issues encountered by users in the region. Similarly, the AT&T Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been stopped, so you may want to make sure the T-Mobile Galaxy S3 update is safe before proceeding.

    The LTE T-Mobile Galaxy S3 version (model number T999L) will receive its Android 4.3 build at some point in the near future.

    Comments

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      yea, I’m gonna hold off on it for now… It may not be my daily driver, but I still don’t want it bricked.

    • SSDROiD

      “Furthermore, the update measures 486MB, so you should make sure you have a dependable Internet connection and enough battery juice to go through it.”

      I recommend only downloading and installing any updates for any smartphone when you are charging. Downloading it may not be a huge battery drain, but installing it sure is.

    • Loren Railsback

      Why ATT?? Please don’t lag far behind T-Mobile.

      • pmenn5362

        It’ll probably come out after they resume the rollout of the S4. I’m patiently waiting myself. If anyone has downloaded the T-Mobile update OTA yet can you tell me if they updated the launcher and weather widget. That’ll hold me over til AT&T releases their update.

      • pmenn5362

        AT&T update is rolling out. Downloading as we speak. Download size is 623.10 mb.

        • Loren Railsback

          Is it on kies as well? I’m running aokp right now so I can’t ota

    • Minh Ngo

      The weird thing is that the Samsung released the update for the T-mo Galaxy S3 even earlier than the T-mobile Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919). I guess T-mo GS4 will still have to to wait for quite a while…

    • Lamont

      Just updated to 4.3 on T-Mobile s3. Phone is doing a lot better than before. I haven’t had any issues. New look and more apps for the multi window.

      • pmenn5362

        What new looks?

        • Lamont

          No big changes just looks like note 3. Different settings layout

          • Sam

            How bout battery life…any performance changes bro?

            • pmenn5362

              Is the s4/note 3 launcher and weather widget present in this update?

    • rhay

      Using it for 24 hours now. works great. lot faster than. 4.1.2. No lag so far.

      • Zaria

        Is it on kies as well? I’m running aokp right now so I can’t ota

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