Today is a good day to be a Galaxy S III owner. Before the Verizon variant's update even had time to get cold, Cricket's is now fresh out of the oven as well. The OTA brings along the changes from Android 4.2 and 4.3, plus Galaxy Gear support and a lot of UI changes which serve to make the software look and function more like the Galaxy S4's stock ROM.

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With this update, all US-based carrier variants of the Galaxy S III have received Android 4.3. The firmware version is R530CVVUCMK3 and comes in at a whopping 569 MB. As with most OTAs, it is most likely rolling out in stages, so if you don't have it yet, you should very soon.

While this may not be the most widely-owned Galaxy S III variant, big updates like this are always exciting and welcome. Get it while it's hot!

Thanks, Tyler!

Shawn De Cesari
Shawn is a web developer by day and XDA's resident archivist for Nexus and Google Play Edition device OTA updates by night. When not immersing himself in code or Android, he can be found hunting down antique signs, taking road trips, listening to music, or playing video games. His daily drivers are a Nexus 6 and an iPhone 6 Plus.
  • Leonardo Baez

    please Samsung, Mexico next...

  • szabox

    i sold my s3 (i9300)... it caused me a lot of confusion. mostly the
    offical software update. it took way toooooo long! i

  • pizzamanzain

    Do you guys any idea on 4.3 update for metropcs for the gs3?

  • Toboe

    Hey, Samsung...
    Galaxy S3 international? "GT-I9300"? You know, that unbranded thing?

  • rsansour

    Here in Palestine it didn't update yet for GT-I9300 with Jelly Bean 4.3.