T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3

The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 is getting updated to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with users already downloading the update as we speak.

The good news has been reported by Tmo News, with users on the XDA-Developers forums confirming it. The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 had received its updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.1 in November last year.

The new update is coming over the air, and it’s a rather large one, at no less than 186.72MB. But there were also users saying that you can also get it through the Kies software if checking for the update on your phone doesn’t do the trick for you. It must be mentioned that the build number for the new update is JZO54K.T999UVDMD5.

A list of changes and details for the update has just been published on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 support page. New features include multi-window, auto-pairing using NFC, enhanced options for the camera, Sound Balance, Samsung Gallery, Blocking Mode (a feature the Galaxy S4 has introduced, allowing you to control your communication easier), as well as the Easy Mode (which has been shown in one of the Samsung Galaxy S4 ads recently). Also included is the Paper Artist app (which has been previously part of Jelly Bean tablet updates).

Users are also mentioning Group Play as being part of the update, as well as a new T-Mobile 4G logo. The most appreciated feature seems to be the multi-window one, allowing you to run two apps on your screen, at the same time.

If you are a T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 user, have you received the update? Have you noticed any other new features? If so, make sure you let us know in a comment.

Bogdan Bele
Bogdan is a tech writer and blogger, passionate about everything mobile in general and Android in particular. When he's not writing about technology or playing with various gadgets (which he's doing most of the time), he enjoys listening to a lot of music and reading.
  • no, moreover it is showing your device has been modified software update not available :/
    PS : its not rooted
    could anyone please be of help :(

    • Luke Knudsen

      Save all your info to Kies and format the phone

  • DaGr8Pnoy

    I am tired of waiting for the at&t version. It has been 5 months since this rolled out internationally. This is the only reason I hate the official carrier version of the Galaxy S3. I understand why they need to test it, but it has been 5 months and it really does not take that long. at&t has so many customers using this phone and it only makes sense to make this update a priority. The only reason I am rocking this version over the international version is because of LTE and I love it. Common at&t, update this phone please. I don’t care if I don’t use half the features just let me and your customers know that we can rely on you to hear and support us.

  • Grayson Terry

    The gallery is set up differently now. You have the tile viewing option arrayed vertically instead of horizontally. There is also an option to scroll the pictures into the screen, sort of a 3d browsing option, the last option is a 3d rotating spiral that filters vertically. There is a “page buddy” option under display settings. I always had the easy screen mode and blocking option. Also looks like they added a software update widget that I don’t remember being there.

  • There is also no more swiping to the right, in message mode or phone model, to call. I actually find that rather annoying now. I used that feature a lot. Especially in text mode or log mode.