1. lasermark's Avatar
    I am currently running Android 4.1.2 and I want to upgrade to a higher OS. Is this possible or are these newer versions not compatible with my GS3?
    11-03-2013 07:42 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I am currently running Android 4.1.2 and I want to upgrade to a higher OS. Is this possible or are these newer versions not compatible with my GS3?
    Welcome to the forums.
    4.3 is supposed to be released within a week or so, depending on your carrier. You can run 4.4 (which is now available for developers and isn't available for ROMs just yet), but would need to root and flash a custom ROM.
    11-03-2013 09:35 PM
  3. lasermark's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums.
    4.3 is supposed to be released within a week or so, depending on your carrier. You can run 4.4 (which is now available for developers and isn't available for ROMs just yet), but would need to root and flash a custom ROM.
    Cool. I didn't know that about the pending release of 4.3, I assumed it was already out if they were already working on 4.4. I'll look out for that. Thanks!
    11-03-2013 10:17 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Cool. I didn't know that about the pending release of 4.3, I assumed it was already out if they were already working on 4.4. I'll look out for that. Thanks!
    There is always a delay with updates. In the case of your device: Google sends it to Samsung. Samsung modifies it for their skinned version of Android, tests it and makes sure it works. Then they ship it to carriers, who then skin it a little more, and test. Then it goes to you. One of the reasons why Nexus devices are becoming more popular. They get the updates a couple weeks at most after the release.

    Because of the rapid releases of 4.2, and 4.3, Samsung chose to skip to 4.3 for many devices.
    Manuel Melendez likes this.
    11-03-2013 10:24 PM
  5. TheeWolf2's Avatar
    I think its funny Samsung announces an 4.3 update for the S3 a few days after Kitkat is announced

    Hopefully Samsung will update the S3 to 4.4. Maybe, just maybe, it will get the S3 to stop getting stuck every now and then (sigh), lagwiz...
    11-05-2013 02:54 PM
  6. mwara244's Avatar
    If you're on Verizon, they are suppose to update their gs3 on November 11th.

    I've been wondering if they'll get 4.4 too. As Asurion gave me a gs3 as a replacement for a gnex since it's eol. I missed having 4.2 also. I wish they'd skip 4.3 and go straight to 4.4 faster tbh. Verizon was the first carrier to update the sg4 to 4.3 shockingly. It seems now that Samsung is a huge success, now, they have better push on Verizon to get updates faster. But we'll see.
    mcgowane79 likes this.
    11-07-2013 07:50 AM
  7. fzrq2012's Avatar
    There are 4.4 can upgrade yet?
    11-08-2013 01:50 AM
  8. Harold Timson Jr's Avatar
    Anybody notice you lost Picture message support with stock SMS program?

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
    11-10-2013 11:50 AM
  9. antonio360's Avatar
    Do any of you guys know when will Canadien carriers have th update ?

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    11-10-2013 07:38 PM
  10. Jonathan Schmitt's Avatar
    Anybody notice you lost Picture message support with stock SMS program?

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk
    On 4.4? With Hangouts being the default, I can still send photos over SMS.
    11-28-2013 09:00 AM
  11. Harold Timson Jr's Avatar
    Textra with Google Keyboard is a nice combo. I don't want to use Hangouts.

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    11-28-2013 03:48 PM
  12. Harold Timson Jr's Avatar
    Stock SMS (mine anyways) wasn't Hangouts. But my pictures kept being converted to 3 sec video mms

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    11-28-2013 03:50 PM

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