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Samsung Galaxy S III owners have waited patiently for their Android 4.3 update, and though Samsung put the international version's update on hold, American carriers have started to push out OTAs to their customers. T-Mobile got the ball rolling yesterday, and now AT&T is doing the same. The company is distributing the most recent version of Jelly Bean via an update to build number I747UCUEMJB.

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The download is over 600MB. When it's done, users should have access to such things as support for Galaxy Gear and Samsung KNOX. There are also general touch-ups for TouchWiz, camera improvements, and plenty of under-the-hood niceties. The update is rolling out to Galaxy S III owners gradually, but that doesn't mean there's any harm in checking manually.

Source: XDA

Thanks, Rama Krishna Nagamalla and Matthew Edwards.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Ben Enos

    So did they fix all of the bugs yet? Or should we stay away from this one?

  • Sebastian Nuñez Del Prado

    I'm still waiting for the At&t Note 2 to get updated.

    • Jerett

      Same here.

  • androidkin

    Have the issues and bugs from the international S3 been resolved for the AT&T and T-Mobile S3 update?

  • Purdy1066

    I just did CyanogenMod 10.2 with 4.3.1.... Atleast it's bug free and has no bloatware :-) I just used the CyanogenMod installer from the app store

    • Crispin Swickard

      I did the same for a friend on Sunday. I would recommend the same to anyone instead of getting this even more bloat introducing update..

      • http://j.mp/scottbeamer Scott Beamer

        So how does on install all the Google Apps (which have to licensed from Google) AND keep them up to date?

        • Crispin Swickard

          After the OS download it does a separate download of the GApps Package, and installs them after the OS just like you would do manually. Its just done automated through the installer program. Just like side loaded versions of the GApps as long as they are updated through the play store they will update like normal.

        • Ben

          There's normally an extra zip file to flash to add the Google apps, and they're kept up to date as normal on any other phone

  • ants1993

    Downloading now but different baseband version

  • tbealmear

    So the GSIII is getting updated to 4.3 while my HTC One XL is still sitting at 4.1. That's just wonderful. I'm glad I'm running Cyanogenmod. What a bunch of crap.

    • Purdy

      I'm running CyanogenMod 10.2 jellybean 4.3.1 on my galaxy s3

  • Darkbotic

    OMG! 600 MB compared to the 238 MB KitKat OTA update for the Nexus 4.
    There's a lot of bloatware in there right Samsung?

    • MystiFay

      Or, maybe it's just because they're two pretty different devices, so you can't really compare update sizes... also, the GS3 has more to catch up with and there are way more new features on Samsung devices that need to be implemented as well, features that I wouldn't count as bloatware. just sayin

  • Brandon

    Sprint, y u no do this?

  • Blowntoaster

    @benenos:disqus @androidkin:disqus

    I think the bugs are limited to the International (1 gb ram) variant. These should be fine.

    • http://j.mp/scottbeamer Scott Beamer

      Nope. They're not. I had problems galore.

      • Blowntoaster

        have you tried a full wipe yet? wipe dalvik/cache n data and restore...

        • http://j.mp/scottbeamer Scott Beamer

          I did a factory reset. Bugs persist.

  • Phillip DeVore

    Mine said it could not finish the update. And of course it can't check the server again for 24 hours.

  • twm01

    The new 4.3 update seems to make my S3 sloooowww.

  • http://j.mp/scottbeamer Scott Beamer

    I updated around midnight last Thursday morning. It was a disaster.

    I've since had all kinds of problems. I wound up having to do a factory reset. Apps were crashing all over the place. The reset fixed that, but I had to do two more, because it was hanging at boot after a certain number of apps had been installed. After the last reset, I installed about half of what I had previously installed before the update. But this is not acceptable.

  • Manoj Bansal

    I haven't received this update yet from AT&T. Now Samsung guys are saying, I have to go Samsung experience center in Best Buy to update phone software.

  • Erlind Demaj

    please send my file android 4.3 for galaxy s3 AT&T