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?