Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.1.2 update

March 6, 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S3

Three months after Android 4.1 came to Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3, the carrier is now rolling out a newer version of Jelly Bean to the phone, a different build than the one that leaked in early February.

You should be getting an OTA update soon — if you’re lucky — that will bring your Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2. The VRBMB1 build is about 150MB in file size, and for those who are wondering, here’s the full change log:

  • Keyboard Predictive Text has been improved
  • Users can take picture while on a call
  • Manual refresh button has been added to lock screen ticker
  • E-mail syncing has been improved
  • Enhanced Bluetooth performance
  • VZ Navigator and Amazon added to stub applications

Granted, it’s not the major update that you’ve probably been waiting for. Think of it as a starter meal before Verizon takes you to the grand feast that is Android 4.2 and beyond.

Let us know below if you’ve received the Android 4.1.2 update on your device.


  • rahul

    so this is the multi window update ??

    • Roger Hernandez

      no multi window is in the 4.2 upgrade which only the international version haved leaked version! unless u try a rom with that option

  • Greg Urbanowski

    got mine a couple hours ago….

  • thinkbiggar

    got it now

  • Steve Rosas

    I really wanted Photosphere

  • DaGr8Pnoy

    I have the at&t galaxy s3 and im just wondering if this is the premium suite update that allows for multi-window and other really cool features. Anyone who gets the update please reply.

    • Lynne Ratliff

      No it isn’t. That should come with the 4.2 update

  • thedoc

    also adds support for group messages in stock text messaging app

    • mate

      how do you enable the group messages?

  • Joe

    finally they got group messages in stock txt messaging app worked with iphone

  • Cee Note

    Just download the Android VRBMB1 update for my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III and I notice absolutely no changes to my phone whatsoever. I disabled the predictive text function after the first week because it SUCKED – so that does me no good. I can type messages faster without it and the other improvements, as mentioned above, are small potatoes as far as I am concerned. The phone worked great before the update and works great now. I’m still holding out hope that Jelly Bean 4.2 somehow lowers my phone bill. I’m dreaming — I know.