Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 gets new update to fix 4G LTE connectivity issues

by: Bogdan BeleJune 20, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 has caused some of its users 4G LTE connectivity problems following the latest Android 4.1.2 update, but these problems seem to be coming to an end now.

The update has even been pulled by Verizon, as the carrier has said that it was aware of the issue and that it was working on a fix together with Samsung. Users were wondering how long it would take for things to come back. A little more than a week later, a new update is being pushed to users via OTA, and should already be available to you if you’re a user of the device.

As you can see in this screenshot, taken from Droid-Life, the update has build number JZ054K.I535VRBMF1, while the previous update was JZ054K.I535VRBMD3.

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 Image credit: Droid-Life

The update seems to fix the connectivity issues, judging from comments left by Verizon Galaxy S3 users on the same site. They are reporting faster speeds and say that things seem to have returned to normal. The update seems to be just a small bug fix, without any other enhancements, but, if you’ve been facing the issues, it most certainly makes a huge difference.

If you are a user of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3, have you received the new update? Do you see any changes?

See also: How does 4G work?

  • korg60

    After updating my phone, it seems to be using the 4G connection all the time even though I’m on Wi-Fi.

  • hydrow

    4g and wi-fi stay on together. Constant loading renders videos unwatchable

  • guylene

    Mine shows the update but I wasn’t having problems before, now I am! I have 4G if I take my battery out and then turn it back on. for about 2 minutes. Then 4G gone again. Not even 3G! Super slow!