It's not uncommon for the new handsets to need a couple of software tweaks hear and there, and the Galaxy Note 3 makes no exception. Even though Samsung's latest phablet isn't quite new on the market it appears that needed some improvements in terms of connectivity and sound quality and that's exactly what the latest software update rolled out by Verizon is addressing.

As you've probably guessed this is a minor update and, according to the change log provided by Verizon, you won't see any changes besides the aforementioned improved connectivity and sound quality. Some users have complained about Galaxy Note 3's call quality and we are glad to here that the folks at Verizon were prompt and provided a fix for that. Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 3 OTA update comes about a week after Sprint's update that aimed to solve the same issues.

Even though the Big Red carrier didn't revealed what's the software number of the new firmware it looks like the build number will be changed to VRUBMJ7 after you perform the system update. As always not all Verizon users will be able to update their Galaxy Note 3 units right away, thus if you didn't receive the system update notification you would have to wait a couple more days.

Of course, you can check for the update manually too by heading to Settings > More > About Phone > Software Update and hit the Check for Updates button. Since we're talking about a minor update it shouldn't be sized more than a few tens of MB, so you can safely perform using your mobile data.

As a refresher, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of microSD-expandable storage, a 13 MP feature-packed rear camera, and a massive 3,200 mAh battery.

Have you received the VRUBMJ7 OTA update on your Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Please let us know in the comments section below.

Marcus D Phelps · 5 years ago

Just woke up to the notice of the update on my Note 3. It took a couple minutes to cycle through it all and it's done. I actually wasn't expecting an update so I had to search for why it happened. Thanks for explaining it.

Elizabeth C · 5 years ago

did not receive the ota update notice and checked via settings... update available but receiving "402" error message. so now what ? going to google to find solution :(

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