19
Sep
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Quick, Galaxy S III users on AT&T: check your device's settings for a new over-the-air download. Just be sure to temper your enthusiasm, because the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update (which we weren't really expecting for another month at least) is nowhere in sight. The latest version of the software is build IMM76D.I747UCALH9, which adds a number of small tweaks that users might find useful.

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There's no official change log as of yet, but according to posts on the XDA forums, most of the additions are designed to make the phone a little easier to use. The most obvious change is a brightness slider in the pull-down menu, seen on some previous Samsung devices and quite a few custom ROMs. Other changes include a new Samsung-created VPN app, additional press-and-hold keyboard options, some tweaks to the Settings menu, a more persistent fully charged reminder, and a few new filters for the camera, among many others. Users are reporting noticeably better performance for S-Voice as well.

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Software details for the 82MB download are below. As always, rooted users won't be able to install it, and it may break custom recoveries.

Model number SGH-I747

Android version 4.0.4

Baseband version I747UCLH9

Kernel version 3.0.8-985684

Build number IMM76D.I747UCALH9

[Via XDA-Developers - Thanks, JQ and Joe!]

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • ajbapps

    Breaks third party tethering, bastards!

  • Lien Wee Hoo

    Seems similar to last month update for international version.
    Anyone can check whether the stock browser "Internet" can now adjust the color brightness?

  • spydie

    Mine started the update, last time I looked it was about 4/5 done, then when I picked it up it didn't ask if I wanted to install anything. My build number still ends with ALG1 and it says I can't check for updates again for 24 hours. WTF?

  • spydie

    OK, restarted phone and then it finished it.

  • h0ckeysk8er

    Ugh...email conversation view mode now defaults to opening expanded and isn't configurable. Who thought that was a good idea?

  • Adam

    TouchWiz is so hideous.

  • CCMOOr

    I have been trying to get this update for 5 days now and even factory reset my phone and still will not get what up? I have I747UCLG1 What do I do ?

  • DavidTek

    Has anyone else noticed a LARGE drop in battery life since the LH9 OTA upgrade?
    Suddenly Cell Standby is using 26% of my battery!

    • brusch

      Yes, I have noticed a rapid decline in the battery. Fix one thing, break another. I don't get it!!

  • gfsweet

    Can't even update my phone. Does anyone have this problem. It says communication failure when trying to update

  • brusch

    does anyone know when we Galaxy S3 owners will be getting Jelly Bean, and whether it will be ota or are we going to need to upgrade through Kies? It's puzzling that a number of other countries already have Jelly Bean, and have now for sometime. Seems like the good ol USA is not high on Samsung's list. Thanks to all that may have an answer

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