Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update patch working despite confusion


It has been around a month now since Samsung originally launched a new firmware update for one of its flagship smartphones from last year, which led to numerous problems for many users of the device but the Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update patch is seemingly working despite the confusion about the new software.

A few days ago it was reported that Samsung had resumed the rollout of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3, when it fact the only thing being pushed out by the company was a software patch for those that had installed the first release of the operating system.

A friend of ours that lives in the UK that owns the Galaxy S3 via carrier Orange had suffered all the problems with the Android 4.3 update that other users had been facing, such as poor battery life, freezing handset, and an inconsistent Wi-Fi connection among many other things.

Upon hearing news of the resumption of the update he tried to install the software only to be met with the message that the maximum of downloads had been exceeded. Now over the weekend he managed to download the new software which measures 23MB and since the patch has been installed the handset has been working much better than before.

His statement was that the phone was now much faster with the battery easily lasting a full day without the need for charging and that is with heavy use with 3G turned on all the time. There is now no lag either when waking the device up from sleep and performs like it did before the original update.

At the time of writing there is no sign of the update for users that are still on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean but this is expected to arrive in the coming few days once the patch has reached all users with 4.3 JB installed on their handset.

Are you still waiting for the software patch to reach your Galaxy S3?


12 thoughts on “Galaxy S3 Android 4.3 update patch working despite confusion”

          1. naveed ali says:

            I can give you link but it might brick your phone. The firmware is for GT i9300 but what I read from your posts is that you have the American varient. If you still want it I need your email address so you can download from my Google drive.

          2. Jason Hannibal says:

            Could you please email me the patch too!! I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 (international version) Running android 4.3 and now i am having really bad battery life and the device takes forever to charge. Hoping the patch will resolve this. Please send me the patch.
            Email – jason.hannibal1992@gmail.com

  1. annum says:

    For an industry that moves at lightspeed, the 4.3 update seems to be moving at a snails pace. By the time the s3/note2 are updated, the 4.4 update will be ready to download

  2. ABOY says:

    i had no problem downloading the jelly bean 4.3 but i have a serious problem of the constant freezing of my handset. how do i correct this and can i uninstall this and then install the latest one we heard was released to us allegedly fixing the freezing problems?

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