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Tutor

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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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Rdechiara

Scholar

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104 Messages

6 years ago

As was said elsewhere, I've spoken to both Samsung and AT&T at length multiple times and was told that they are working on a fix. Personally, since KitKat is now rolling out and the S3 is slotted to get it at some point, I believe that is how we get our fix. When we get updated off this dreadful 4.3 to 4.4, that will be the fix. Just don't know when. I've been pleasantly surprised by my Moto G that I bought unlocked directly from Motorola. It's running KitKat and doesn't have any AT&T bloatware and very little that Motorola put on it. I plan to keep using it until the S3 gets updated to KitKat.

Voyager

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2 Messages

6 years ago

Thanks Ark42.

I unchecked the locate via internet and my battery life went back to normal.

I have android 4.2.2 not android 4.3.

After 3 weeks of good battery life the samsung galaxy 3s mini somehow went to about 6 hour of battery life.

Cliff

Voyager

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2 Messages

6 years ago

After 1 day I am not sure the un-checking of update via internet actually fixed my battery life problem.
Clidd

Contributor

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2 Messages

6 years ago

I have to say since the update, i have only really had two issues.  I, as many other have stated have had issues with the WIFI staying connected.   I don't need to jump through hoops to get it connected again, it usually does it on its own after a minute or two.  The other thing that i notice with the update (but have not seen it posted yet) was the fact that the Develper Options menu item is no longer there.  That had one key feature that i really miss.  That was the ability to "Stay Awake while Charging".  I use my phone in the car a lot to play music. it was nice to have it plugged in and the screen would stay on so i could see/change what was playing.  Loosing this feature is actually a pretty big deal for me.  I hope they are able to get these issues fixed soon.

Ark42

Mentor

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53 Messages

6 years ago

The developer menu is hidden as part of Android 4.2 and higher, not by AT&T. Because really, only developers should be using the options in there. It's easy enough to get back though, just 7x tap on Build Number under About Phone.

 

Contributor

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2 Messages

6 years ago

Thank-you for the reply. That is a big help.

Contributor

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1 Message

6 years ago

Updated yesterday to 4.3.  Seems to work fine except that I keep getting the same 5 notifications that the same 5 images have completed download.  I downloaded those images months ago!  everytime I swipe to enter the phone, they pop up! FRUSTRATING!!!!

 

How do I make it stop?

Thank you!

Rdechiara

Scholar

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104 Messages

6 years ago

Go into Downloads and clear your cache.

Voyager

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2 Messages

6 years ago

Did you get any assistant with this problem Syedshah?

Contributor

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1 Message

6 years ago

so we will be able to update our software to 4.3 or not ??
ATTDmitriyCM

Community Manager

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9.3K Messages

6 years ago

Hello everyone,

 

You have to be an active AT&T subscriber on AT&T's own network to receive any updates from AT&T. If you're using an unlocked phone on any other carrier, you will not be able to update.

 

Thanks,

Dmitriy

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Voyager

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2 Messages

6 years ago

Hi Dmitriy,

 

So are you saying that once you are using an unlocked AT&T phone on any other carrier you will never be able to update the firmware on that phone?

 

Thanks,

GS