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Android 4.4.2 KitKat Update Details For Samsung Galaxy S3 Revealed: i9300, i9305, i747, i535 & More

We’ve been telling you about the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy S3 and now we have a list of devices that will receive the update, once Samsung starts rolling it out. Fortunately there are a lot of Galaxy S3 devices in the list, so you’re most likely a lucky user.

Android 4.4.2 KitKat should be rolled out in May on the following devices: GT-I9300, GT-I9305, SHV-E210K, SHV-E210L, SHV-E210S, SGH-T999/L, SGH-I747, SGH-N064, SGH-N035, SCH-J021, SCH-R530, SCH-I535, SCH-S960L, SCH-S968C, SPH-L710, SCH-I939 and SCH-S968C.

These Galaxy S3 devices represent almost all of them, but there are some that have been left out. We don’t know if the others won’t will not receive KitKat at all, or they’ve just been forgotten on the list.

According to Google, Android 4.4.2 KitKat only needs 512 MB of RAM to run, so it shouldn’t be a problem for any flagship released in the past few years. The lack or delay of updates it only the manufacturers fault, who prefer to focus on newer smartphones in the hopes that users will update eventually, instead of waiting for updates.

If your device is on the list above, then you can rest assured that it will be updated to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Until then, you should come by from time to time, as we keep finding out more information about Samsung’s plans for the older smartphones.

The updates are expected to start rolling out in May, which is very close now. If we’re lucky, we might see updates in some areas in just a few weeks. We will let you know once that happens, so you can force your device to search for updates.

Please let us know in the comments form below if your device is not on this list and we will do our best to find more information about it.

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  • An s3 owner

    Are you sure that gt-i9300 will get kitkat.will features like smart pause and smart scroll be available? .they are supported because some custom roms hsve it and they are supported. Please reply…..

    • deen

      when will the 4.4.2 update be rolling out for samsung galaxy s3 i9300 in dubai/united arab emirates

    • omar

      No the smart puse and air gusture didn,t resive at android kitkat

  • Ro

    I think my heart just skipped a beat!!! GT-19300 IS ACTUALLY ON THE LIST!!!!!!!! THAT HAS MADE MY DAY!!!!!!

    I hope this is accurate information though. That would mean that the GT-19300 will have had 23/24 months of software support which is 6 months more than Google’s recommendation of 18 months. But that is just a recommendation so firms like Samsung can do whatever they want. I still have high hopes for Samsung and I would be disheartened if they end software support and do not release KitKat just like they did with the Samsung Galaxy S2.

    • Hairy Pooper

      It’s I9300 (i), not 19300.

      • Ro

        Yes, you’re right, I do apologise.

  • Ro

    Where is your source by the way. Now I’m beginning to become wary of the genuinity of this article. Articles without a source should really be trusted lightly.

  • Arfyness

    Please give a link to the information you found. Citing sources is critical to maintaining your credibility.

  • JRM

    Is there any difference between GT-i9300 From my GT-i9300T? Hope that i can update mine too

  • title is wrong

    The title says update details for S4 instead of s3

    • Gregory A Hill

      Well my S3 is downloading KitKat

      • Brett N Brittney Wikstrom

        which s3 model do u have Gregory

      • Guest

        Uh huh. So what’s firmware version?

      • Gregory A Hill


  • klejdi90

    We need a source… I find it hard to believe you could of written all that without remembering to include a source

  • mark

    When does updates rollout in india

  • David

    I hope galaxy grand 2 Kitkat update very soon

  • Sibongiseni Bentley Msomi

    Uhm… what about S3 mini? GT-I8190?.. still stuck on Jelly 4.1.2 in south Africa

    • Moni Mihailov

      yeah,what about the GT-I8190? It has 1 GB of RAM and if it runs Jelly Bean OK, why won’t it run KitKat (the most light android version to date)?

      • Lubo Bachev

        Because the mini’s are never updated. The galaxy s4 mini doesn’t even have Android 4.3.

    • vliegmot

      S3 mini is staying on 4.1.2. Just like the s2

  • b? tùng

    hay.l?i có 4.4.2 dùng r?i :v

  • Gregory A Hill

    downloading time now!!

  • paul

    my moto is already running 4.4.2

  • Jezza819

    Good. Now finally I can stop deferring 4.3.

    • Arfyness

      Yeah! That’s going to be REAL nice to not have. I’m going to try Omni, not wait for Verizon to release theirs in, what, November?

      Edit: Fml it just popped up while I’m trying to submit this comment!

    • James Whale

      Why would you defer 4.3? It brings TRIM functionality to the Android filesystem, which is alone worth the upgrade.

      • Jezza819

        I don’t know what TRIM functionality is. But I’m deferring because there has been a lot of problems with 4.3 and I’ve already gone through one bad update and was able to roll it back to 4.1.2. Now they’ve put something on there that won’t allow you to do that. I would rather be safe than sorry.

        • jeff

          4.3 has no glitches. If you are still on android 4.1 you are missing out!! 4.1 sucks compared to 4.3

  • fsdsfsd

    I’m tired of reading and hearing about this update, it’s a shame that Samsung treat users of “older” devices like s%&, at this point I really don’t care about if the S3 will or will not get the update, the waiting and speculations are ridiculous

    • David McShane

      I agree with you. But if you have an “older” device, then maybe your warranty is up. If that’s the case, then install CyanogenMod, a greatly popular custom ROM. My S3 has been running 4.4.2 KitKat since December.

    • Pumpkin King

      To be fair it should be coming within the month…And is a 2012 flagship where as most 2013 flagships just got Kitkat a couple months ago or are still waiting. The S3 even got 4.3 where as most 2013 flagships did not or it took even longer to get.
      So a 2012 device received on update faster or just at all that many 2013’s did not or took a while.
      And is about to get the lasted within the same time as the newer ones. Being a couple months later, sameish, or faster than some….

      I understand wanting the update…But Samsung is offering many more updates in a much more timely manor and for many more devices.

  • KristelPippi

    Uh oh, what about the SGH-T999?

    • jeff

      The SGH-T999 is on the list

  • Mohammed Akbar

    What about SGH-I747M please tell me the answer

  • gabe

    If I have an unlocked phone on a different network (metropcs) will I still get the update?

    • stephen

      you might just have to download samsung kies on your laptop or pc to do it cause when you tap the check updates it comes up with you will not be able to download update as your phone is modified

  • jose

    If we are lucky it could come in few days…we all need inform this thread when someone gets the update…

  • samstocksuck

    Stop waiting and go for custom. My s3 taste the kitkat since last year

    • Rhema

      Yeah but if you have phone insurance it nulls it so it’s better to wait

  • tbryson92110

    AT&T updated my Note-3 to KitKat 4.4.2 last week…..
    or didn’t you know that they started already. It was a flawless and took around 10 minutes from start to finish. (I did have to re-install “Battery Doctor” that took 30 seconds).
    One of the things I like is the pull down notification screen has moved the running apps to the bottom of the list and moved the notifications to the top. Otherwise I can’t see any big changes. Though, it does run a little faster and I get slightly better battery life.
    I was also having an issue with wi-fi intermittently refusing to connect until re-booting, hasn’t occurred since the update.

  • kamal

    I have galaxy GT-I9300 i got update message and i tried to update my device. After downloaded then reboot my device. Then its got error when 25% installation…i tried it many time but result are same…so now what can i do?

    • David McShane

      It can take 10 to 15 minutes to boot the first time after the update. Alternatively, reboot the phone into recovery mode and do a factory reset first.

  • Daniel Ardan Trajano

    I’ve been searching google for hours and I dont really think that s3 is getting an Update . i’ve searched the samsung site and there’s no update for s3 . only s4 , note 3 , lg g2 , and many more new andriod phones will get the update but us ? i don’t think so . but im still hoping for an Update cuz my s3 Charges like a turtle?…

    • rhema

      Yeah it will. Samsung Support USA official twitter tweeted an official list of phones getting the update and SIII was included

  • gb

    Good info

  • explodingchick

    Wat about SCH-R530U? Isn’t that SCH-R530

  • hooks

    is the t mobile s3 getting the 4.4 update?

  • Mitchell Theobald

    no GT-I9300T?

    • lotto77

      No because Telstra’s going to still be dicking around trying to get 4.3 out…

  • Tmann

    Smt211 tab 3.0 7in. Will be updated?

  • Jachym Kokesh Lukes

    Yay! Can’t wait for the kernel to be ported to i9100 as always.

  • meet galaxy s3

    I have loose my all hope of Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update but seeing the name of GT-i9300 in list iam happy..I was to get jealous when other S4 user handle kitkat android. . Thank you Samsung Team you will never make customers unhappy…

  • william singh

    nice to know galaxy s3 i9300 is not ignored this time. though it would be the last update, i would really wish along with 4.4 update i get galaxy s4 touch wiz and specially the s4 widgets..

  • Mischa W.

    Not until May?
    Sheesh.. Oh well, Just glad its going to get shipped out.

  • Lakshay

    What about n7000 it has 1gb ram

  • Mithun

    I’m waiting for KITKAT update 4.4.2 for S3 mobile, i assumed that May 1st week may release the update…… please release update soon………..:)

  • Pcsangel64

    I have the sch968c and still don’t have the update

  • Joshua Wishon

    I downloaded the new version of 4.4.2 KitKat for my galaxy s3 sch-i535 and for some reason the app frostwire wasn’t working properly. So I uninstalled it and now my sd card won’t read properly. It’ll show my videos, pictures, and music for a few minutes and then it shuts off. How do I fix this.