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Software Update For Verizon Galaxy S3 Rolled Back Over LTE Bug

It looks like there is a problem with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S3 because it has been suddenly pulled, at least for now.

Two weeks ago, the users of the Verizon Galaxy S3 were very happy to hear that the update set to bring their devices to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean was finally rolled out. The software update came along with lots of new features including multi-window support, Multi-Screen, S Beam’s Auto Share Shot, and various bug fixes.

All was fine and dandy as everything was going according to plan, until something unexpected happened. Some of the Galaxy S3 owners started to complain about the fact that the 4G LTE connectivity was not working properly after they had installed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update.

Some of the users have been sending feedback, according to which their 4G LTE connections were very weak, with the download speed being affected, while other got it worse because they entirely lost the LTE connection. Quick fixes like restarting the device, or switching to Airplane Mode did not work.

According to online publication Droid Life, the carrier has taken the problem seriously and pulled the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update.

Verizon has not specified how long it will take until the issue gets fixed. However, until the mobile network manages to solve the problem, you can try another solution that looks like worked for some of the Galaxy S3 users: head to¬†Settings > More Networks > Mobile Networks and switch the network mode from Global to LTE/CDMA. If this does not work for you, you can’t really uninstall the update, so you’ll need to have patience until Verizon releases a fix.

Let’s hear it from the Verizon Galaxy S3 who have installed the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update. Any problems with your 4G LTE connection?

  • me

    Ready to toss Samsung and Verizon. After the last update my phone at best gets one bar. I cannot even connect to the Play store anymore and my phone is very slow now. Hoping these two powerhouses can get this resolved quickly. The update has made my phone pretty useless. Wonder if they’ll give us a price break on the monthly fees since the phone is pretty useless now. Ugh.

  • Nat

    This update has really damaged my happiness with Verizon. My 4g connected is spotty and unreliable. Worse yet, when I lose data connection, text messages often fail. Or send out but I still get a notification it failed, causing annoying double texts from me to others. It has been long enough, and is ridiculous that a fix has not been sent out yet!

  • mike01975

    I completely lost 4G connectivity and connectivity in general in most places I am at during the day. Very unhappy with the update and lack of support from Verizon. I can connect to WiFi just fine, but only at home. Lesson learned…don’t install any updates until feedback has been reviewed!

  • Rick

    My connection is fine..just installed the update yesterday..but now lots of my apps are buggy and will either freeze or not work properly. Also received some additional bloatware I can’t uninstall and will never use. Bad update, Verizon.

  • compduck

    Wait until you try the camera and gallery . They no longer work and I am at my wits end. A lot of pics taken and unable to see them or transfer in Kies Awful