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Fri, Nov 15, 2013 4:59 PM

Galaxy s3 android update to 4.3

So I am a little bothered that I havent seen this topic on the front page with how popular the S3 was/is. The AT&T support staff tells me to check with samsung. Is this something we should look forward to or will it be skipped? Since we no longer can upgrade after 18 months it would be nice to at least get the newest software on time.

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hertzsae

Scholar

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50 Messages

7 years ago

Per another thread (and various reports on around the net) the 4.3 update was live and then was pulled due to reported issues. For those of you that have upgraded, how's your battery life and are you experiencing any other problems?

 

 

 

Other thread with links to reports of it being pulled:

http://forums.att.com/t5/Android-Discussion-and-Support/Galaxy-s3-android-update-to-4-3/td-p/3818523

pbm5362

Mentor

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33 Messages

7 years ago

Those issues are  for the UK and Irish i9300 models which is way different than the SGH-I747 we have. I've been running the update for about 6 hours now and the update is very reliable.  Everything is much faster now.  I haven't run into any bugs or issues yet.  The only thing is that the battery drains slightly faster than before the update.  Usually it takes about 7 to 10 days after the update for battery consumption to go back to normal.

pbm5362

Mentor

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33 Messages

7 years ago

I recently updated my Galaxy S3 to android 4.3 and I gotta say it is a great update. My phone runs much faster and the improvements all around are very nice.  Its like I have a brand new phone.  My only complaint, which i hope you pass down to AT&T and Samsung's software engineers is that It would have been nice if you would've updated the touchwiz launcher and weather widget to look like whats on the S4/Note 3.  I hope and expect that you release a patch to update these very soon. I am definitely leaning on purchasing an S5 when its released and if you update the launcher and weather widget I will definitely be buying an S5 with AT&T.

 

Good job Samsung and AT&T on this update.

Scholar

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394 Messages

7 years ago

Update for S3 was Pulled by Samsung.  People having issues with it for Now.

gooberjeff

Explorer

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26 Messages

7 years ago

Well lets see here, I have waited for 2 hours for the software to download to my phone and guess what it did. It stopped at 35% and said was looking for the server then quit working. So I tried checking for update it said I could check in the next 24 hours. Forget that so I moved my date a day ahead. Now lets see if it will completely download this time. If it doesn't the Google Nexus phone looks pretty sweet on the specs.

Scholar

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394 Messages

7 years ago

Got on my S3 and went to the Update setting just for the heck of it, and it said I have an Update. So downloading it now here in Tn.  Can tell it is very Slow 623.10MB to download.

Scholar

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394 Messages

7 years ago

Yep mine in Tn. is downloading now. 623.10MB seems very SLOW download.

gooberjeff

Explorer

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26 Messages

7 years ago

I finally got it to download and it is running better than ever. It only took 4 hours to download. But is good for now !
jrussell06

Teacher

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20 Messages

7 years ago

I just saw that myself I can't believe it I am downloading it now it looks at it will take 20 minutes to download.  I am 14 minutes into it and I am at 48 percent. Will give another update soon. 

norbarb

Teacher

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16 Messages

7 years ago

My phone said that update is suspended and i need to try in next 48 hours.. I think ATT phone are getting worse and wors same as ATT with all not caring about what customers want..

norbarb

Teacher

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16 Messages

7 years ago

I think ATT is so small company they can not handle more then 1 update on time... They always sucks that why i'm thinking to change provider as soon as my contract expire.

jrussell06

Teacher

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20 Messages

7 years ago

ok download of the update was about 30 minutes adn updating was about 15 minutes it almost looks like the phone bricks at certain points but just letting it do the update it came up no problem.  It does seem quicker and the settings meu has changed and the mobile data butto is gone.  It does have knox but haven't been able to see how to access the app also lookout antivirus is not part of the update as far as I can see.

jrussell06

Teacher

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20 Messages

7 years ago

I was able to download the update in 30 minutes this morning and no problems it did take about 15 minutes to go through the update and it seemed like it was going to brick but just let it do its thing and now its running just fine still going through the menus no battery drain issues so far and it is charging with no problems. When I did the update I was righ next to my wireless router and it was pretty quick in downloading.  

NJR

Former Employee

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59 Messages

7 years ago

Tailgunner the update that was pulled was an international one and that has a different memory config than the AT&T version from what I understand. I updated mine yesterday with no issues, and a few new looks and feel to email and messaging apps.

Tutor

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4 Messages

7 years ago

My download started, but then it stopped.  When I go to check for update, I get told I can't for another 13 hours.

 

Is there anywhere on the phone that I can start the update again?