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AT&T Galaxy S3 Gets Jelly Bean Update

Edwin Kee

If you happen to be a Samsung Galaxy S3 owner (with AT&T as the mobile carrier of choice, of course), then this bit of news will definitely keep you happy - the Samsung Galaxy S3 from AT&T has just received the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update.


I guess the long wait is finally over, and it certainly pays homage to the adage that patience is a virtue worth pursuing. For folks who have been pining for the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update on the AT&T Galaxy S3 all this while, it is time to rejoice and perform a little jig, no matter where you are. Forget about what people think about you dancing in public, if they have any love for smartphones, they will know how you feel.

It is rather unfortunate that there is no option for an Over The Air (OTA) update, so you will have to take the Samsung KIES route in order to obtain this particular update. All you need to do is install the most recent version of Samsung's proprietary software (Samsung KIES), hook up your Galaxy S3 and start performing a check for the relevant updates. It ought to be sitting right there, waiting for you to get in on the Project Butter action which is silky smooth.

Imagine your AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean as well as the most recent version of the TouchWiz user interface right on top of it, isn’t it something? Having said that, AT&T is now the third major carrier in the US to roll out the Jelly Bean update to its Galaxy S3 smartphones, following the footsteps of Sprint at the end of October, and T-Mobile in November. That leaves Verizon as the lone ranger. Hopefully all the waiting will be at an end soon.


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  • Dvoraak Dec 4, 2012 Link

    "I guess the long wait is finally over, and it certainly pays homage to the adage that patience is a virtue worth pursuing"
    Especially if you don't trust CM or other ROMs not to mess with needed phone features.
    Been checking for this update daily. Already downloading the stock tar to get this thing unrooted and experience some JB goodness. Now if they'd just get it out to the Note 10.1.


    I can't get Kies to even finish the JB download..... So, in the mean time I went reading through user comments posted today and see that enough are disappointed and accusing the update of being bug ridden.... maybe my Kies problems are for the best.

    I'll wait.