US Cellular decided to update the Galaxy S3 today to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean latest build. It is available OTA, it will upgrade your device to firmware version R530UVXAMD4 and adds new features and functions that should improve your phone’s overall performance.
You can install the update using the Settings menu and then checking the info listed under System Updates. Also, you can choose to use the Samsung KIES software and connect the phone with your PC to flash the update. If you have a stock Samsung Galaxy S3 US Cellular model, then the OTA Update notification should appear shortly. Users with rooted phones will lose all the data that is stored on their smartphones.
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware version UVXAMD4 for US Cellular Galaxy S3 brings the Smart Switch support, multi-window feature, Samsung Gallery, Contextual page, tag and menu along with other great features that were already pushed out for all other Samsung devices. Updating your device is easy and the process shouldn’t take more than several minutes to complete. However, know that it would be best to download the OTA Update using your WiFi connection.
For users who are experiencing troubles updating their Galaxy S3, US Cellular has made available a page (link here) where they can find instructions on how to download and install the firmware. Head to their web page and complete the installation.
If you update your smartphone to Android 4.1.2 JB, then you will open up tons of other possibilities to run better applications and programs that are constantly updated for Jelly Bean ROMs. This OTA Update firmware shouldn’t be the last build that we will see released for US Cellular SGS3 in 2013, as Samsung is expected to launch the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update, too.
Some users are protesting that the carrier-branded Galaxy S3 devices are the last devices to receive firmware updates, while Google is already readying to launch the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Nexus line.
Did you update your US Cellular Galaxy S3 to R530UVXAMD4 Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware? If you did, then tell us if there are any major improvements and if the battery life is now better on Jelly Bean.