Update: Verizon has since removed the document (maybe to fix the typo we pointed out, though who knows), and changed it back to the document for the last update to the GS3. We'll let you know if that changes.

Update #2: The document is back, this time correctly identifying Google Now as Google Now instead of Google Plus.

Verizon has posted up the official support documentation for the Android 4.1 update to the Galaxy S III, meaning an update should be on its way in the next week or two (typically - there are cases where delays happen).


Sprint, AT&T, and T-Mobile have already had their variants of the S3 updated to Jelly Bean, so that makes Verizon last. As usual. The update, version JRO03L.I535VRBLK3, brings everything you'd expect - Google Now (which Verizon has decided is called Google Plus), expandable notifications, and all sorts of other stuff. See the detailed changelog, below.


Verizon Support

David Ruddock
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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Lol @ Google Plus. Verizon /facepalm

    • Andy McDearmon

      first thing I noticed too

  • http://twitter.com/thespennie Spencer Buchanan

    About freaking time. All I see is everyone else getting 4.1 and verizon finally gets on this. I wish I could know the delay.

  • Avohkah Tamer

    Well, it's about time!

  • http://twitter.com/AlexDeGruven Nathan

    Looks like the latest leak is the official OTA. Not going to bother waiting here, will be flashing up tonight. Been needing it for a while, anyway. Cruft has been getting out of hand.

  • Mapekz

    "(which Verizon has decided is called Google Plus)"

    I lost my shit when I read this. The implied frustration/eye-roll created a hilarious image in my head. Furthermore since I've worked at telecoms such as AT&T I know exactly how and why these fuck ups happen - not because people are stupid but because of rushed release schedules, lack of correct information, and the sheer amount of people associated to a given project - so it comes off as extra funny because I can picture exactly what happened that could justify that lack of care for correctness.

    • http://twitter.com/MyndMayze John

      There wasn't anything rushed here. They took their sweet time getting this out. Luckily we have a great community with talented devs to pick up the slack... been running jellybean since July (thank you CM team)
      On a side note, I was looking forward to trying Google Plus out haha.
      My guess is they took this long to load it with bloat, or trying to figure out how to lockdown the bootloader better.

      • Mapekz

        The rush was in terms of the highly probable fact that the employees who made the flyer were only told a few days prior to uploading to get it done while already backlogged on all of their other duties, duties that cannot be completed because they are stuck in meetings 8 hours a day. Enterprise life is an unproductive mess, especially in older corporations.

  • http://www.facebook.com/boe.dillard Boe Dillard

    The only item I TRULY care about isn't listed - fix for the crappy radio on Verizon's network. I know Verizon's network isn't bad as the Motorola phones work fine - so why isn't Samsung and Verizon can't play nice

    • Casen Brashear

      Samsung has always has shit-tastic radios in their phones.

  • theShamrocker

    Does anyone know if they have removed that STUPID notice to connect to wifi, even when wifi is off, when opening an internet based application?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

      Only way is to root

    • Derek Traini

      They haven't :( They also screwed up expanding the notifications :(

  • http://samsung-updates.com/ Krzysztof Bryk
  • RaptorOO7

    Wait, Verizon is last with an update, say it isn't so Joe, say it isn't so.

  • jaysann22

    I honestly dont want it.... Im afraid it will ruin my SIII... Updates always seem to have messed up my devices... I had a Droid X and when i got Gingerbread, it turned into the biggest nightmare ever. And every update after that was just as bad if not worse...