Authored by:

Samsung Galaxy S3 Android update: latest news

Update: Stagefright fix rolls out

Authored by: Scott Adam Gordon — 2 weeks ago

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has now received an update to guard against the Stagefright exploit for users on the Sprint network, but other major carriers are yet to issue a fix. Find out everything we know about the latest Samsung Galaxy S3 update below. 

Highlight recent changes

20141105 IMGL8348
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has received the Stagefright exploit fix. / © ANDROIDPIT

The update brings devices up to version L710TVPU0AOH1 and should have been received by all Sprint Galaxy S3 handsets now. If you haven't been prompted to update already, go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update to download the patch.

Though AT&T issued a security update for the S3 on August 18, updates from the other major US networks are still to come. We don't have an ETA yet, but we will update this page when we learn more.

Samsung has officially ruled out the possibility of a Samsung Galaxy S3 Android Lollipop update via Twitter. It's no surprise, given that the Galaxy S3 is now three years old, but those of you who were expecting the Galaxy S3 update on Sprint, Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile will be disappointed.

There is a custom version of Android Lollipop available for the Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300), however, which you can download now. 

How to install Android Lollipop on the Galaxy S3

Over at the XDA Developers forum, Android developers JustArchi and Moster2 have created a CyanogenMod 12.1 build based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for rooted Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) owners.

It's a work in progress, but all of the major device features are up and running, including Lollipop additions such as the Material Design aesthetic and lock screen notifications. If you'd like to install it in its current state, check out the CyanogenMod Wiki entry for the GT-I9300.

We'll let you know about any other Galaxy S3 Android Lollipop developments as we get them. For now, if you just want to pretend your S3 has Lollipop, find out how to get Android 5.0 Lollipop apps, UI and features on your phone without root

Have you tried flashing a custom ROM on your Samsung Galaxy SIII? Let us know in the comments below. 

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes most of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. A dedicated Android fan, Scott has never owned an Apple device, of any kind, and doesn't see this changing anytime soon.

Recommended reading


Write new comment:
  • Hasaan Khan 1 day ago Link to comment

    hey guys is it necessary to root my S3 before upgrading jelly bean to kitkat ??

  • Hasaan Khan 1 day ago Link to comment

    hey guys is it necessary to root my S3 before upgrading jelly bean to kitkat ??

  • Alan Rouse 3 weeks ago Link to comment

    I have upgraded my Galaxy S3 to CM12.1 Android 5.1.1. Everything seems to work correctly but I can't connect to a PC (Windows 10) through a USB lead. The PC recognises that the phone is connected and tries loading the driver, but Device Manager reports it under Universal Serial Bus Controllers as "Unknown USB Device (Set Address Failed)". Any ideas?

    • Kernel Sanders 2 weeks ago Link to comment

      Download Samsung keys on your computer it should have all the necessary drivers. Try changing to a different USB cable, the stock one works best if it is in good repair. Are you connected to a USB 2.0? Try to connect to a different port with USB 2.0 support.

  • Nuno Marques 1 month ago Link to comment

    Hi, I have installed android on my S3 i9300 and everything was working fine but bluetooth. Didnt worked. So I have to reinstall the original rom. It connected to my car but the sound was horrible. Anyone with the same problem?

    • Digi Tair 1 month ago Link to comment

      I do have the same problem on my Galaxy S3 with the CM 11 Rom installed. To solve this, I need to switch my network from 3G to 2G.
      Hope this will do the trick for you also.

      • Nuno Marques 1 month ago Link to comment

        So, you have installed android 4.4 kitkat and to solve the problem with bluetooth not working you switch the network from 3G to 2G?
        So you will get less speed on internet but bluetooth working properly?

  • Tod Gumtau 1 month ago Link to comment

    i have it installed with galaxy s3 running 5.1 for the last month it works good!

  • Shameej Sha 1 month ago Link to comment

    I have s3 (19300) with version 4.3.when I update then told me "you have the last version".what can I do. .can I update to lollipop version

  • Hongdovan 2 months ago Link to comment

    Sao Samsung galaxy note2 Việt Nam chưa có bản 5.1 vẫn 4.4.2

  • Amr Elbatal 3 months ago Link to comment

    i have s3 I9300 with old version 4.1.2 when i update they told me " you have the last version " sos

  • Dr.jacky 6 months ago Link to comment

    My phone is Glaaxy S3 I9300 International, and when restore backup from my sdcard, it show a error :
    "error while flashing boot image"

    • Richard Gledhill 5 months ago Link to comment

      Just make a backup of your current setup, and copy the Android 5.0 files over your backup. The final step of flashing the kernel writes over the current boot image anyway.

  • Isuru Rajitha 7 months ago Link to comment

    i have s4 gti9515 lollipop not available my device

  • Rashid Younus 7 months ago Link to comment

    Hello, I have Samsung Galaxy S3 SHG-i747 (AT&A) now i have to updated my Kitkat 4.4.2 to Lollipop updated. what should i do ? is there any chance damage my phone?

  • Junior Martinez 7 months ago Link to comment

    this rom works for sprint s3 L710

  • guri 8 months ago Link to comment

    Hi i have samsungS3 GT I9300 i want to update my phone now i have Android Version (4.3.), Based Band:- I9300DDUGNB1 so pls. help how to update my phone.

  • Asif Mitul 8 months ago Link to comment

    I am using S3 GT-19300T. I have installed "CYANOGENMOD" 4.4.4 rom. But I am it made my mobile useless. It removed my video call feature which was included with my dialer, removed my double screen feature, and also I cant store anything directly to micro sd card.

    Now I am downloading your rom. Can I get back all those my features?

Show all comments

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. More info

Got it!