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Verizon Galaxy S3 update issues emerge, fix MIA

Under: Android OS, Phone Software
By:Gary | May 31st, 2013

A couple of days ago Verizon owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 were treated to a large update that brought a whole host of new features and improvements, but now some issues have emerged with a permanent fix still MIA.

There have been a growing number of users experiencing issues since the update with the handsets 4G LTE signal with data speeds slowing down or completely dropping altogether. The Android Community have been receiving a number of emails from users complaining of only getting 1 or 2 bars of LTE signal, with speeds being really slow.

The signal is also unstable with handsets getting stuck on 3G, and users have tried rebooting their devices, switching the airplane mode on or off, and even performing a factory reset with the problem still causing issues.

Other users though have been singing the updates praises and not had any problems but some have suggested users changing the network mode to LTE/CDMA, which is achieved by going into settings and then more networks before selecting mobile networks.

This is helping for some users but not everyone is having the same luck, but it looks if there are some issues with the firmware that need quickly sorting out by the carrier and hopefully a proper fix will be made available to users soon.

Have you had any problems since the recent update?

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  • Richard Yarrell

    Good old crappy VERIZON and it’s flawed CDMA network strikes again. Definitely nothing new here.

    • squiddy20

      As if other carriers *cough* T-Mobile *cough cough* don’t screw up updates once in awhile… Stupid fanboy

  • Creiss

    I struggled to get a data connection just to Google this issue. Glad I’m not the only one but hope we get a fix ASAP.

  • Alex

    It takes long to upload data. I only have two bars. A lot if time I can’t open the apps. Even though I’m in a good area where there is signal, the indicates a 3G signal. Please have this issue corrected.

  • ceasar

    I just called samsung theyre trying to fix the software update as i speak so hopefully we should be getting a new one shortly !!!

  • Jason Haynie

    I’ve been having problems with 4g/3g signal, mobile data showing as active when on wifi, phone/ app lockups (sometimes complete blackout of screen, dropped calls, and overall slow/choppy performance. I also had the pleasure of auto subscribing to the caller ID service (without notification/ agreeing to anything). This update has ruined what was once a great phone. At least I can serve as a source of warning to all of my friends/family and the internet to stay away from this bugged update!

  • Djarcher

    Can no longer make a call using touch and slide. Must tap the person and then tap the phone to make a call to anyone on any of the lists. That sucks.

  • me

    Yes. The update has caused my signal to be 1 bar strong, 2 at the most and most times 3g when I can get it. I’m ready to toss Version in the trash and head to another carrier.

  • Ben

    The update killed my phone – had to get a replacement – little to no reception for phone calls or internet after update. They sent me a replacement phone that had been “refurbished” or whatever – and it is as bad or worse than the original phone I had after the update. They’re sending me another phone this week……hopefully this will do the trick….

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