Galaxy s3 android update to 4.3

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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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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?

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Yes NJR I got my Update today also. Was shocked.  I know it was pulled for S4 and guess you are correct on i9300 S3.  Mine seems to be running fine.  Just had to unroot and go back to stock before I could install. The settings are a lot different on 4.3.  Have a nice weekend.

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You can go to your settings for the clock and set it one day forward. Make sure you unchecked your daylight savings time and your auto update time. It should work for you.
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I747 Update to 4.3 from 4.1.1?

Hi everybody,

 

Had to pull an old phone out of storage since a new one got busted recently. I have my I747 which I updated via Kies to 4.1.1 a while back and am wondering if I need to upgrade to 4.1.2 first to get the 4.3 update. Been trying to update via Kies to 4.1.2. but it is telling me that my 4.1.1 I747 is up to date. When I try to check the OTA update I still don't get anything and it's telling me 4.1.1 is up to date.

 

Any ideas?

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That didn't work. I get a message that it's downloading the update, and then it just stops.
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I am Stil in SHOCK that AT&T got this update out ahead of others for S3.  AT&T is almost always LAST.  Now lets see if they are last with Kit Kat.

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My phone finally updated.  Woo hoo!  I can stop being a spazz about it.

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The 4.3 update has been reportedly delayed due to some issues.

I'm waiting on the 4.3 for my Note II as well, but same problem, seems to be delayed.

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Mine just updated to 4.3, and it cleared all my ringtones and text/email sounds, even in apps like k9 mail. otherwise it seems to work fine. I like the customizable menu in the top pull down, since I can put useful buttons like sync in the first five now. Swype update finally has a decimal point on the number buttons page. more junk apps came with the update that I'll just remove, as expected.
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How you going to remove bloat ware without it being rooted??   XDA says not safe to root yet as normal since it has KNOX.

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xda will have a way.... just give our time... I haven't looked yet, but I own my phone and I'll root it and remove junk. the funny thing is AT&T is going to delete our posts as if they're going to somehow stop people from finding about about rooting. pathetic.
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I've had the update for a couple days.  It's still running great but i'm running into a couple issues.  First there's about a 1 to 2 second lag on the lockscreen after wakeup.  Second, theres about a 2 to 3 second lag when you access the gallery.  One thing i'm very disappointed after the update is that I can no longer find the gyroscope callibrator.  It was present in 4.0.4, 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 and it was a very useful tool to have and it would be nice to have it back. The mobile data toggle would've also been nice.  One minor suggestion to Samsung, they should have updated the launcher and weather widget.  The S3 mini with 4.2.2 preinstalled has them but not the S3 which is a tiny bit disappointing but not a deal breaker. Overall, its a nice update but there are a couple things need to be fixed or added.

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Got the update this morning. So far not impressed.

 

1) Texting has crashed my phone about 10 times today. I think it might be the Samsung Keyboard so I'm going to download the google one and try it out later.

 

2) Sluggishness. Wile some things seem to respond quicker, like opening/closing applications, other seem less responsive, like navigating within those applications, navigating the app drawer, etc. Apps do seem to crash less though.

 

3) More features removed than added. Unable to disable Samsung Apps, unable to hide applications.

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don't use the stupid Samsung keyboard.. Swype comes for free as of I think 4.1.1 and it's way better. drawing lines to make words actually works and gets the right word unlike in the Samsung one.
I never have anything crash for me on any update so far...and the only big removal was the mobile data toggle which was removed like three updates ago.
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Re: I747 Update to 4.3 from 4.1.1?

You can likely update from 4.1.1 to 4.3 since AT&T device update page says "The size of the update file is 623 MB - 659 MB (Dependent on current OS version)".

Good-luck updating your s3 cuz I have the same issue. I'm stuck at 4.1.1 and I've been trying to update it to 4.1.2 for a month now with no luck. Did the forward date/time trick that went to 3 months worth of changes and factory reset and still no success. I finally called AT&T and they tried to "push" the update to my device, but no success. The AT&T rep finally said that I should call Samsung. Called them and the rep said tell AT&T to "push" the update to my device, lol. I told them that I just talked to AT&T about it and they said they couldn't do anything. Finally I went to AT&T to tell them to update my device and the AT&T rep said that Samsung handles all the update and I should talk to them instead. Rep said that it is similar to Apple releasing iOS7 simultaneously regardless to the carrier and he said that "roll-outs" are dependent to kernel numbers also. Aah yes merry-go-around...though I will likely go to Samsung if I don't get any 4.3 update for the next few days.
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