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Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 OTA Update Is Being Pushed to Verizon Users

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 OTA update is now available for download for Verizon’s customers, and, just like the software updates rolled out by AT&T, T-Mobile, or Sprint, it brings, among others, Galaxy Gear compatibility.

The Verizon Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 OTA update is being rolled out in phases, which means that you might not be able to download and install it on your devices right away. In case you didn’t receive the system update notification, you might also want to perform a manual check; who knows, maybe you’re lucky. The manual check can be performed in Settings > About phone > System update > Check for updates.

The Android 4.3 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 is sized approximately 116 MB and it will change your firmware build number to I535VRUCML1. Given the size of the update file, it’s recommended to use a stable WiFi network while downloading it.

Besides Galaxy Gear support, the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 also brings another Verizon-specific app called Verizon Cloud which will allow you to back-up text messages, call logs, contacts, music and multimedia files.

According to the official change log posted on Verizon’s support website, the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update brings move-to-SD-card functionality, a new mode for the Camera app called Sound & Shot, Group Play, Galaxy Note 3-like Multi Window, music player controls on the Lock Screen, support for more Bluetooth Smart Accessories, and Easy Mode. Also, some of Samsung’s apps were renamed and updated: AllShare Play is now Samsung Link, Starter Mode is now Easy Mode, and AllShare Cast is now Screen Mirroring.

The same Verizon document also informs that the Android 4.3 update for Samsung Galaxy S3 will improve Isis Wallet App, Call Settings, Lock Screen Settings, and Notifications.

I remind you that the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB of microSD-expandable storage, 8 MP rear-mounted camera, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, and microUSB 2.0, while the processing tasks are handled by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor.

Please let us know in the comments section below if you were able to update you Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.3 I535VRUCML1.

  • Izhan Ahmed

    Still no update for my unlocked s3 in Pakistan.

    • Gregory Joseph

      Stop being a terrorist and maybe we’ll let you update your phone you stupid fucking sand nigger

      • Adam

        Stop randomly drone-bombing his country and killing civilians you terrorist ass hole!!!

      • Izhan Ahmed

        Shut up you fucking cock sucker otherwise i am gonna blast you.

  • Bashkim Ismajli

    no update for my unlocked galaxy s3 in Kosovo!!

  • bill

    Where is knox???

  • Carly

    got the update and still updating from half 12pm yesterday until now and still waiting for it to be finish!!! when am i gonna get it back!!!!!!!!

  • Paul

    yes I got the update and I don’t see to many changes

  • Paul

    I got the update here in ohio about 6pm est.. No real big noticible changes yet

  • Steve Rid

    got the S3 Vodafone not rooted updated to official android 4.3 the phone shuts internet on certain sites and i also cant get the screen mirroring to work.

  • shawn

    update sux cant install games and screen freezes is it possible to revert back to previous os without rooting the phone

  • Doug Reynolds

    I’ve had the update for 3 days now, and haven’t seen one problem yet on my Verizon S3. Battery life seems to be actually improved, really like all the new capabilities. My wife and daughter both got the update as well, and neither of them have seen any problems either. Verizon waited for the better upgrade, maybe it was worth the wait?

  • Zach

    Very very laggy. Did the update as soon as I could and everything is just slow now even just responding to a text message with no tasks open. Keyboard lags uncontrollably. Very disappointed. Not recommended to update yet. Would go back for sure if I could.