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Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update now available for T-Mobile Galaxy S III (SGH-T999)

Two weeks ago, Samsung started rolling out Android 4.3 update for the international Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) but due to some major bugs in the new firmware the upgrade service had to be suspended. However, if you own a T-Mobile Galaxy S III (SGH-T999) then you are in luck! T-Mobile has just released the new Android 4.3 software update for the Galaxy S III. Though, the update is only available for the non-LTE variant (SGH-T999) and if you own the LTE variant (SGH-T999L) then you would have to wait a few days.

To update your Galaxy S III to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung KIES or simply use Samsung’s OTA service. To download and install the firmware via OTA, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update. It’s a pretty big update at 486MB, so make sure you are connected to a Wi-Fi network or have an unlimited data plan before downloading the update to your device. Samsung doesn’t provide an official change log for its updates, but we can give you folks our own list of changes and improvements that we have noticed.

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
– GALAXY GEAR Support
– TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
– Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4’s theme all over)
– New Samsung Keyboard
– GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
– New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
– New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
– Daydream
– Driving mode
– Actionable notifications
– Move-to-SD-card feature
– New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
– New Additions in Notification Centre
– Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
– Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
– New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
– Full screen Samsung apps
– New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)
– Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!

PRESS RELEASE

Beginning November 19, the Samsung Galaxy S III (original) will have an optional software update to Android version 4.3 / Baseband version T999TUVUEMJC. This update includes KNOX and Samsung Gear support.

This software update only impacts the Samsung Galaxy S III (original) T999. A software update for the Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE) T999L is coming soon.

You can update in two ways:

  • Over the air (OTA) manual pull down to T999TUVUEMJC: OTA update is available as of 11/19/2013.
  • Manual download to T999TUVUEMJC: If you did not want to update via OTA, you can update via Samsung Kies. Ensure you are on the latest version of Kies prior to attempting the update. Seehttp://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ to confirm the version.

Android version 4.3/Baseband version T999TUVUEMJC- Current version

  • Version:
    • Android version 4.3/Software version T999TUVUEMJC
    • Approved 11/19/2013
    • OTA manual pull down and Samsung Kies update available
  • New Features:
    • KNOX
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear support
  • Prerequisites
    • T999UVDMD5
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 486 MB

Source: T-Mobile Via: Android Police

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nawarneno
nawarneno

Wit time now s w 4.4.4

jshar85
jshar85

I’m not to savvy with phones but I know I cannot find the “Screen Mode” settings to adjust the colors on My s3 T999… I hate the over saturated look to My phone and was really excited when I read the screen mode update that the s3 will get… Maybe it’s under a different sub menu that I’m not checking under… if anyone can help Me find it I will really appreciate it… Thx

RikaKunisaki
RikaKunisaki

I update my T-999 and I miss al my 3g conections. I put the configuration of the network by hand and still not work :S

u1988
u1988

hi,what about SGH-T999 4.3 it full with bugs?
my friend have an update should he update?
It has KNOX? If it has knox I can’t return to 4.1.2 or other roms ?

hagi-naser
hagi-naser

fu …. sami. where is update for i9300 without lag & bug?

gilgamesh12
gilgamesh12

This shit is just unbelievable!.. i Bought a Galaxy S4 SGH – M919 ’cause i thought the update 4.3 was gonna be first on the S4. Samsung released 4.3 two weeks ago, we don’t have it yet. AND NOW THE GALAXY SIII HAS IT? are you kidding me?

gilgamesh12
gilgamesh12

This shit is just unbelievable!.. i Bought a Galaxy S4 SGH – M919 ’cause i thought the update 4.3 was gonna be first on the S4. Samsung released 4.3 two weeks ago, we don’t have it yet. AND NOW T-MOBILE RELEASE 4.3 ON THE GALAXY SIII FIRST? are you kidding me?

yaser alasi
yaser alasi

اريد تحديث جهازي سبرنت اس بي اتش ال 720

donny81
donny81

Hi,
Maybe a stupid question but i’m a noob with android.
I bought A second hand Galaxy S3 can somebody give me a direction how to know which S3 I have? I understood there a different types of S3’s?

Under the battery it say’s:
Model: GT-i9300
FCC ID: A3LGTI9300A
SSN:-I9300GSMH
I has 4.1.2 on it and i want to upgrade to 4.3 soon. I used the 4.1.2 PHN version but i don’t know if it is the right one.

Thank you in advance for reading and answering.

Greetings,
Donny

donny81
donny81

And where can i see the information about my hardware such as cpu and memory?

audiocomm_07
audiocomm_07

sgh-m919 ??????? :@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@:@ nerde lan bu samsung galaxy s4 t-mobile sgh-m919 :@

audiocomm_07
audiocomm_07

ta nisandan beri 4.2.2

sinop27
sinop27

i just checked my AT&T sgs3 sgh-i747 and the android 4.3 update is there 623.10 mb its downloading right now finallyyyyy ill let you know the details when its done downloading

tsps
tsps

Salam,

how about s4 and s3 AT&T ???? any information for the update 4.3 ???

pbm5362
pbm5362

The AT&T S3 update is starting to roll out. Downloading as we speak. The download size is 623.10 mb. I’ll let you know of new features.

F4LL3N4NG3L
F4LL3N4NG3L

I hope it’s not as buggy. Also I hope I can still use Minecraft PE mods for it! :p

pbm5362
pbm5362

Just updated. Haven’t run into any bugs yet other then when I tap on group play it keeps saying application not installed. I am not seeing knox. The update is pretty much the same as the i9300’s update without the bugs. No new launcher or weather widget. A little disappointed with that but it’s not a deal breaker Only additional camera feature is sound and shot. The lockscreen has the new light and ripple effect and shortcuts. Also the notification is now transparent. Still the same stock web browser. No tabbed browsing but full screen browsing can be enabled manually.… Read more »

F4LL3N4NG3L
F4LL3N4NG3L

Mine is installing right now. Glad to know you are not having those previous issues. I will see if I can root this with the same method I used on 4.1.x

pbm5362
pbm5362

@F4LL3N4NG3L, I accidentaly hit report this comment to you which I didn’t mean to. I meant to reply to your comment but I am having no issues other than the battery draining slightly more than before the update. The battery drain issue usually works itself out in a few days. Everything runs super fast now, it’s like getting a brand new device.

Pranavansp
Pranavansp

Hi,
I have update my Samsung S3 SGH-T999 4.1.2 to 4.3 via Samsung Kies, it’s become hardbrick ?
can’t turn it on back, can’t able enter recover mode, fully dead. only red light up while connecting to PC/Power without battery.

Please help me, Thanks

F4LL3N4NG3L
F4LL3N4NG3L

Take it to T-Mobile and see if they can jig it. If not, they should replace it if it’s still under warranty.

umeshrajput2305
umeshrajput2305

will it be available in the International version’s 4.3 update.

umeshrajput2305
umeshrajput2305

Where is the Knox that samsung promised to roll out

george.caltut
george.caltut

Ok so i have instaled this Android 4.3(version for Romania) on my S3 and it works just fine …. no battery problem …. no lag when unlock no nothig …. but … I installed it usig ODIN 3,07 and I wipped all data before …so voila ! NO PROBLEMS .

ladifat
ladifat

Please on what device did you install the Romania version? is it GT-I9300

pizzaman
pizzaman

Them not saying anything about the issues with the 4.3 update can mean two things. ..

1. They fixed all the bugs in just a few days together with Samsung which is impressive and they don’t take the credit for it. Stupid!

2. They’re releasing an update which is just as buggy. Stupid!

pizzaman
pizzaman

Probably the latter. Either way it’s ignorant to release this update without clarifying if they solved the bugs.

nenadpoljak
nenadpoljak

Thank you.

nenadpoljak
nenadpoljak

Can this update be installed on samsung galaxy S3 I 9300 international version?

cruian
cruian

Absolutely no, due to hardware difference. You will brick your phone. The T-Mobile version has Qualcomm processor. The international version has the Exynos processor.

nenadpoljak
nenadpoljak

thank you

tepnkt
tepnkt

It seems , that samsung tries to re-rollout tbe update really fast now , hope the found all the problems, that germany can get the update soooooon 🙂

dhruv1411
dhruv1411

Hey which country has most stable 4.3 for international S3?

ametist4
ametist4

I think Korea has the best update (I have it 2).

dhruv1411
dhruv1411

Thanks pal, Does It have any issues, and hows the battery as compared to 4.1.2 ???