A new firmware build for the international Samsung Galaxy S3 SM-I9300 has appeared. The I9300XXUGML3 build is reportedly another bug fix and stability patch for the ill-fated 4.3 firmware that failed to keep many people happy when it arrived a few days ago. The update is the latest in a string of problematic updates from Samsung and their global carrier partners.
The new firmware is available as an OTA update in various Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines. Despite the months of preparation time between the original Android 4.3 rollout in the UK that sparked the debate about dodgy updates, the same issues appeared on other international variants of the Galaxy S3, in the US on both the S3 and S4, and elsewhere since, including India which recently received the 4.3 update. Now, it's Southeast Asia's turn to deal with the bug issues.
If the OTA hasn't arrived automatically on your Galaxy S3, you can simply connect via Kies and push it onto your device manually. There's various sites hosting the firmware but I haven't checked any of the contents so I won't share those links here. If you want to search them out it's easy enough. If you've been experiencing problems with Android 4.3 on the Galaxy S3, let us know what you're seeing, and if you've got the new firmware let us know how it goes. And remember, we have a couple of Android 4.3 Galaxy S3 bug fix articles to help you through the tough patches.
Is your Galaxy S3 running smoothly? How many issues have you experienced with Android 4.3?