1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a galaxy note 3 that won't update without wifi. How do I get it to update without the wifi. To be clear this is the os update that the phone says it needs.
    02-15-2017 11:15 AM
  2. Jason Carrico's Avatar
    I guess I should also mention that I took the phone back to factory settings, completely erased everything. I'm giving it to my son to play games on, no sim. I've read seveal threads and tried, in vain, to find a setting allowing updates via wireless data. We live in the middle of nowhere so the closest wifi Hotspot is 35 miles from my home.
    02-15-2017 11:38 AM
  3. belodion's Avatar
    I guess I should also mention that I took the phone back to factory settings, completely erased everything. I'm giving it to my son to play games on, no sim. I've read seveal threads and tried, in vain, to find a setting allowing updates via wireless data. We live in the middle of nowhere so the closest wifi Hotspot is 35 miles from my home.
    Welcome.

    If you go to Settings, About Phone, Software Update, presumably that is set to update over wifi-only? If so, and you uncheck/untick that box, then tap Update Now, does the option to do so over mobile data appear?
    02-15-2017 03:41 PM
  4. Jason Carrico's Avatar
    Settings, about phone, updates, check for updates, you must be connected to wifi. No option to download without it.
    02-15-2017 05:10 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try updating using either Samsung Kies or Samsung Smart Switch (I'm not sure which one the Note 3 is compatible with).
    02-16-2017 12:29 AM
  6. Jason Carrico's Avatar
    Those options would be great if I had a computer. But, we don't have a laptop. We don't have a desktop. We don't have fiber optic or cable. We don't even have access to dial up as att abandoned the phone lines out here 2 years ago. What I do have is cellular data. That's it. Cellular data is the ONLY Internet access we have.

    How do I download a device update using cellular data only?
    02-16-2017 06:23 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Tricky situation. Do you or any friends/family have a device you can tether the phone to? That is, turn on the wi-fi hotspot of the other phone, then use your phone's wi-fi to connect to the hotspot. Be aware that this will still count towards that account's data allotment, and many wireless plans limit the monthly tethering amount.
    02-16-2017 06:51 PM
  8. Jason Carrico's Avatar
    Thanks B. I was afraid that was going to be the answer. My wife and daughters phones both only get 4 gig a month, go phones. They still have unlimited at a slower bit rate, but it will just time out trying to do the 335Mb update the phone wants. I'll have a new Moto X Pure tomorrow or the next day. I should be able to wifi Hotspot it and dowe load everything then. Why the rush? The second post says it. My son is 5 and he knows dad's phone is about to be his and he is so far up my *** right now I can't even **** alone. I should have waited til I had my new phone to tell him. Totally my fault. But I digress, thanks for the replies and I will be keeping you guys in the favorites list.
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    02-16-2017 08:06 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My son is 5 and he knows dad's phone is about to be his and he is so far up my *** right now I can't even **** alone.
    I can't lie -- this made me LOL and snort.
    02-17-2017 12:18 AM
  10. Jason Carrico's Avatar
    UPDATE: Phone order delayed. Will not receive new phone until Wednesday. Sometimes you just have to laugh.
    02-17-2017 09:28 PM

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