An Android 4.3 OTA update has already rolled out to Galaxy S IIIs on T-Mobile and AT&T. Now the update is coming to Sprint devices. This release not only gives Galaxy S IIIs the latest version of Jelly Bean, it introduces the ability to pair the devices with Galaxy Gear smartwatches and brings in Samsung KONX compatibility. Many of those pre-installed apps will also see improvements as well.


This OTA is the first in seven months and jumps the Sprint Galaxy SIII up from Android 4.1. The update version number is L710VPMJ9. If the notification hasn't already popped up on your device, feel free to check manually. But if that doesn't work, don't worry, these things tend to arrive sooner or later on their own.

Source: Samsung

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  • skitchbeatz

    Hopefully Verizon gets it soon too.

  • Michael W Rocklewitz

    Isn't that a typo on the Samsung page? Sprint site says version MK3


    Once again Verizon is last to supply this update. No surprises there.

  • Marco Barcelon

    I feel so jealous about this. ..

  • http://twitter.com/erikbates Erik Bates

    And now is that awkward time when I'm stuck on 4.2.2 because I rooted and installed Cyanogenmod. 4.3 gets released, but there's no stable rom builds. It's that magical time when the rom is behind the stock.

    • Carbonrom bro

      What are you talking about? 4.4 is the newest one (KitKat). I've been running 4.3 (still jellybean) via custom ROM for over a month on my S3 T-mobile

      • poweruser9¹¹

        I have had the official 4.3 for tmobile since it came out and have had zero problems

    • AJH

      I've been running the 4.3 snapshot from Cyanogen on mine and have yet to find a bug.

      • http://twitter.com/erikbates Erik Bates

        Yeah, I understand that. I was just commenting on the fact that there is now an official 4.3 released for my specific carrier, but not a full-on final stable release of Cyanogenmod. As far as "official" channels go (be it carrier or officially-stable ROM), my carrier is finally one (albeit small) step ahead of the ROM. No biggie. Just a random observation, and not one that I'm terribly upset about.

        That's all changing with the recent addition of the RC1 build that was released shortly after I posed that comment.

  • Tommy Thompson

    The Update is MK3. Samsungs opensource site and Sprints site both say MK3.

  • Tony S

    I thought Samsung was suspending the 4.3 updated for the SGS3 right now. That said, I see that it's available on my AT&T one, so maybe these guys are just pushing it out regardless. Crossing fingers...

    • Barry D.

      Only for the international version AFAIK.

  • mgamerz

    Samsung KONX?

  • ConCal

    Any know if there is a new modem baseband along with it?

  • MarkR

    My phone isn't picking it up yet, but Samsung's support site also shows a 4.3 OTA update (to version L710VPMK5) beginning today for the GS3 on Virgin Mobile. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00054468/65243/SPH-L710RWBVMU

  • http://www.zkhan1986.com/myblog Zahid khan

    This is not surprise....

  • http://the-jade-domain.com Jaime J. Denizard

    Seeing as how this is bringing KNOX along for the ride, is this something I should be concerned about if I want to re-root the phone?

  • RTWright

    I have not seen a single bit of proof this is real. I've checked and even called Sprint and they don't even tell me anything. So don't fret about Verizon's overpriced arse not getting it when Sprint still hasn't delivered and rarely do they.

    • Me

      You can update via kies ;)

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