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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 update pulled due to connectivity issues
The latest update for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3, which became available a couple of weeks ago, has been pulled until further notice.
The update was pushed two weeks ago to bring Android 4.1.2 to the Galaxy S3, along with multi-window support, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, as well as bug fixes.
Everything seemed okay, until some users started complaining about the 4G LTE connectivity issues their phones were experiencing after installing the update.
Some users were getting very weak connections on 4G LTE (one or two bars), with speed slowing down a lot, while others completely lost their LTE connectivity. None of the usual quick fixes, like restarts, or turning Airplane Mode on or off helped.
Verizon appears to have acknowledged the problem and pulled the update, according to Droid-Life. One of the readers of the website has posted the support page screenshot below.
No time frame is given for the fix. Until that happens, there is a solution that has worked for some users. Go to Settings > More Networks > Mobile Networks on your S3 and change the network mode to LTE/CDMA instead of Global. If that doesn’t work and you’ve already installed the update, you’ll have to wait and hope that the fix comes quickly.
Are you a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 user? Have you experienced the 4G LTE connectivity issues?