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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update resumes roll out

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The rollout of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update has resumed having been pulled last month due to a number of bugs.

With the original introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update having seen a number of users complain of severe battery depletion and bricking handset, the Korean manufacturer hastily pulled the software patch, with the replacement only now resuming its rollout.

"The fix for the issues with Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean 4.3 upgrade has begun rolling out to selected users in the UK, and will continue to do so,” an official Samsung spokesperson said in a statement issued by the company.

With users of the original Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update having also reported freezing screens and Wi-Fi issues, Samsung added: “We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused."

Available now for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 handsets, the Android 4.3 update will be rolled out across network locked devices in the near future.

"Specific upgrade schedules will vary by mobile operators. Please check your phone for the upgrade," Samsung stated.

Bringing a range of new features to the ageing smartphone, the Android 4.3 update sees the Samsung Galaxy S4 predecessor add support for the company’s recently launched smartwatch, the Samsung Galaxy Gear.

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Via: BBC

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December 9, 2013, 11:38 am

New patch downloaded OTA this morning. So far so good!


December 9, 2013, 1:00 pm

I got tired of buggy samsung roms, my samsung galazy s2 on 4.1.2 is faster than the s3. I'm now using a custom 4.4 rom from http://temasek.hopto.org/?dir=... based on cyanogenmod 11. Works great from what I can see. :) Rom has no lag at all. and Works great. probably won't even bother with the 'fixed' 4.3.

m quinn

December 9, 2013, 4:12 pm

Ok i downloaded this on friday dec 6 on my galaxy 3 and lot sof bugs are happening.....it keeps downloading 40 files that have already been downloaded months ago and when i clear it..it keep coming back on the phone as downloads....everytime...i have restarted it and taken out the battery Plus when i get a call.....the camera flash flashes when i get a phone call! I kinda like the new things it does but there are definately some bugs and glitches!


December 9, 2013, 4:52 pm

Mine will not update
what do i do?


December 9, 2013, 8:39 pm

my battery drained about twice as fast as usual today after this update. wtf


December 10, 2013, 3:44 pm

I downloaded the "FIXED" version yesterday morning. Still has many problems. I get the same flash when a phone call comes in. I use spotify to listen to music and the phone vibrates constantly while music plays. "draining my battery" I have files that show up as new downloads every time I restart. The app that I used to stream a local am radio station no longer works, and watch espn no longer works. Seems odd that Samsung would put out such a messy upgrade at this time of year. Does not look good for them. I left my iPhone behind to start using this phone, but I may go back.


December 10, 2013, 3:45 pm

How do u remove this update


December 10, 2013, 4:02 pm

What about an update of 4.3 in the U.S.?


December 10, 2013, 7:55 pm

MIght want to recosider downloading the battery life now sucks


December 11, 2013, 4:41 pm

I got the download from Kies and i have not notice a battery drain to much


December 11, 2013, 6:35 pm

I have been having the exact same issues after the recent update. I was able to get the downloads to stop happening by clearing both caches in the download process. It continually stops accessing the network as well even though it appears as if it's connected fine. What a pain.

naveed ali

December 15, 2013, 10:38 am

Can u send me a screenshot of the Android version and build to nav19770712@hotmail.co.uk to see if I can help

naveed ali

December 15, 2013, 10:44 am

Any help email me at nav19770712@hotmail.co.uk.
I removed the 4.3 back to the 4.1.2 with no problem.
When the new fix was released I went back to 4.3 no problems
with the new version

naveed ali

December 15, 2013, 10:48 am

Send me a screenshot of android version, baseband version kernel and build number.
nav19770712@hotmail.co.uk I might be able to help you download.

naveed ali

December 15, 2013, 10:49 am

No problems with my update battery lasts full day.


January 17, 2014, 9:41 am

I updated to Android 4.3 and my opinion is as under :
Speed has improved.
Battery backup seems to be better.
If your wifi signal is weak, there is an indication of unstable Internet connection, however Internet does work. Restarting the device helped me resolve the issue.
If you are using SwiftKey keyboard, you need to reinstall after the software update.
Lots of changes on the interface- Calculator, Settings etc.
I haven't noticed any problems as such. It certainly is an improvement over the earlier software.
I don't know the difference between 'install' and the 'install all' options. I chose 'install all'.
I hope this helps people decide if they want to upgrade.

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