Verizon pushed out an update at the end of May to add a number of enhancements to the Galaxy S III. However, after users flooded the Verizon forums with reports of broken LTE, Big Red pulled the update. A slightly tweaked version is about to roll out with a few more features, and presumably no LTE issues.


The update listing doesn't make mention of the data fix, but that's understandable. It should be noted that this update's changelog is a bit different than the last one. It has new Google security patches, and support for VMware Horizon Mobile Switch Application. Yeah, not exactly headlining features, but all the important stuff from VRBMD3 is there too.


Once Verizon updates its support page, the update usually starts hitting devices in a day or two. You can mash the update button if you want, but no promises. You can checkout the document below for all the minute details.

[Verizon (PDF)]

Ryan Whitwam
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  • BillSchoonmaker

    Just checked for the update here in Charlotte, NC and it is available, downloading it right now. Will try to update on this blog later today with notes regarding the update.

  • Mark LaFlamme

    I just got my S III yesterday. Timely. From what I hear, though, the update makes it more difficult to root. Don't know if that's true or bunk.

  • rogue3

    So still no 4.2. Is it really that hard for Verizon to keep us up-to-date?

  • Hank

    Updated a few minutes ago and everything seems to be working great.