1. taylormah's Avatar
    Just got my GS3 on Sprint. I bought the device on ebay. It came with L710VPLG8 update. Has there been any update beyond that. I know there is an update that is currently rolling out, but if I dont have any update in between these, I guess the new one wont be available for me. If the phone does not detect the updates that were in-between, how do I force them?
    10-08-2012 04:58 PM
  2. onslaught460's Avatar
    Welcome to the forum and I hope you're enjoying your s3. To manually update your phone just follow the instructions in this thread. Manually Update from LG8 to LI3 (UNROOTED STOCK PHONES) Sprint Only

    Sent from my Galaxy S3
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    10-08-2012 05:10 PM
  3. taylormah's Avatar
    Thank you very much onslaught460. I will do it once I get home from work. BTW, I cant find a LTE on/off switch as there was one for wimax on my epic 4g touch. How do I actually turn LTE on/off on GS3?
    10-08-2012 05:52 PM
  4. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Settings >More Settings> Mobile Networks> Network Mode>
    You will have LTE / CDMA or CDMA
    10-09-2012 03:17 PM
  5. mobdad's Avatar
    Thank you very much onslaught460. I will do it once I get home from work. BTW, I cant find a LTE on/off switch as there was one for wimax on my epic 4g touch. How do I actually turn LTE on/off on GS3?
    I recommend that you leave it on CDMA (default) unless you are in an LTE area. Otherwise it will drain your battery searching for an LTE connection. Also it is more of a pain to switch now. It reboots your phone any time you change the setting unlike 4G (Wimax) which allowed you to just switch. You will find a ton of information on this forum and also Xda when you are looking for information a bit more technical. Enjoy your new phone.
    10-09-2012 03:29 PM
  6. boomerbubba's Avatar
    I recommend that you leave it on CDMA (default) unless you are in an LTE area. Otherwise it will drain your battery searching for an LTE connection.
    I believe that to be a myth. I have run in both modes and never noticed any difference in battery performance, which is good either way.
    10-09-2012 03:42 PM
  7. Skunkape60's Avatar
    I believe that to be a myth. I have run in both modes and never noticed any difference in battery performance, which is good either way.
    Absolutely true. I have tried it both ways and have not seen any difference in the battery life.
    10-09-2012 06:23 PM
  8. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Not in my case. Partially
    Using SystemPanel i let my device sit over night. One night with CDMA/LTE enabled.
    The next night with CDMA only enabled.
    My CPU consumption was 3-5% over night with CDMA only and it was 5-10% with CDMA/LTE.
    Now why my device is being affected by this is because i used RealSignal and noticed im on the edge of eHRPD/LTE tower and EVOD/A tower.
    I can watch my devices data source change from EVDO/A to eHRPD several times in a 5 minute period.
    I also noticed that when my phone is in a solid LTE coverage area the CPU usage in stand by is about 5-7%..
    10-10-2012 03:39 PM
  9. mobdad's Avatar
    I believe that to be a myth. I have run in both modes and never noticed any difference in battery performance, which is good either way.
    OK I am going to give it a try! Even though we haven't had a sniff of LTE in South Florida, you never know when it's coming.

    EDIT: I am now in the never ending boot animation of the LIH leak with the new kernel
    10-10-2012 04:04 PM
  10. Maltova's Avatar
    Does anybody now why this happened on my Verizon GS3
    I am missing the lte/wcdma network setting in moble network setting.....
    12-11-2012 08:06 PM
  11. Skunkape60's Avatar
    Just got my GS3 on Sprint. I bought the device on ebay. It came with L710VPLG8 update. Has there been any update beyond that. I know there is an update that is currently rolling out, but if I dont have any update in between these, I guess the new one wont be available for me. If the phone does not detect the updates that were in-between, how do I force them?
    Yes lg8 is not current. If you haven't gotten your update, is your phone rooted?
    12-12-2012 12:06 PM

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