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.
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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.
@WesoLabeshnai We don't like to give out bad news Rohan but the Note 2 and the Galaxy S3 won't be receiving the Lollipop update.— Samsung Mobile UK (@SamsungMobileUK) July 4, 2015
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.
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