Galaxy S3, S4 Android 4.3 update problems persist
The ongoing process of Samsung updating both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 to the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system continues and despite a supposed fix the update still comes with some warnings of possible problems with the software as problesm persist.
Samsung eventually pulled the firmware update for both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 in certain regions while other users continued to receive the Android 4.3 update, but more recently AT&T begun rolling out the new software for the Galaxy S4 and other users have reported seeing the Android 4.3 update for both the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 in Europe.
Trouble is since these supposed fixes the operating system is still causing issues for some users especially in terms of fast battery drain. Pretty soon after AT&T released the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 users began to report problems with their handset that affected the use of Bluetooth and battery life.
But problems are not restricted to the US though as some users in Europe that have recently received the latest version of Android 4.3 for their Galaxy S4 or Galaxy S3 are still complaining of battery drain.
There will be many users that will receive the notification of the new firmware’s availability but will be wary of starting the process of installing the operating system, but at the time of writing the update hasn’t reached our unlocked version of the Galaxy S3.
When it does we will install the software and report back first hand of any problems affecting the handset. Meanwhile one of our readers Rod Walsh has offered the following solution to Galaxy S3 users that have the bug ridden version of Android 4.3 installed.
“Hi All, I had the same problem in Ireland….phone was useless after update. One solution that has helped a lot is to clear the cache memory. Start up the phone in “engineering mode” ….by pressing the vol. up button, the select button, and the power button at the same time. The little green Android icon with “exclamation” mark appears and then the screen with a list of files. Using the vol. down button move the cursor to the “clear cache memory” line and press power button to select. After a few moments it’s done and you can re-boot the phone. Do not be tempted to “reset” as it will clear your memory etc but update will remain so no difference and you will have lost your stuff.”
While this process will have to be done at your own risk a friend tried the solution and can vouch for its improvement.
Have you received the latest version of Android 4.3 yet?