The Samsung Galaxy S3 Sprint variant got its first Jelly Bean 4.1.2 firmware update. Start checking the ‘System Update’s menu to see if the new software has been delivered to your smartphone.
The new Android 4.1.2 JB update brings the Multi-View support feature that allows you to split your smartphone’s screen in two. This is a multi-tasking tool that should enhance your Android experience. Also, the camera and the gallery applications have been greatly improved for better access. After the update is installed you will notice the Samsung Paper Artist app, which is a photo editing tool. Bulk SMS enhancements have been applied, too. More info about the update can be found at Sprint’s web site here.
In order to update your device, you will first need to find the Build number version of your device. Open Settings, scroll down to About Device and then check the info listed under Build Number. After you confirm that your device is running stock Android OS you will need to get back to the Settings menu, then open System Update. Open the Update Samsung Software menu and then tap the ‘Check Now’ button. Follow the instructions listed by your phone and that should help you finish the installation. In case you’re told that there is no new Firmware Update, it means that it wasn’t pushed for your device for the moment. Check the same menu in the next few days as you will surely receive the firmware update to Android 4.1.2 VPBMD4 ROM.
If you don’t check for the update manually, then you wait for the OTA Update to be sent to your device. You will get the update alert in the Notification panel of your Sprint Galaxy S3 device.
Note that your phone will receive the OTA Update only if it is 100% stock, as it won’t work with rooted device. Also, if your device is rooted and you wish to flash this update, then you should return to our website in a couple of days, as we will post a guide on how-to manually flash the firmware using ODIN app.
Did your Sprint Galaxy S3 receive the L710VPBMD4 Android 4.1.2 JB update? If it did, then tell us in comments your opinions after a few hours of testing.