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    Default Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    I read in another thread that ATT Jellybean won't be offered over the air, but the poster wasn't clear if was never to come via OTA or just now now.

    Is Jellybean fully baked, or still pretty beta on the S3.

    If I did use Kies to apply the update, what's the likelihood that it will be awesome!

    Basically, do you think I should apply via kies now?

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Mike
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    It hasn't been "beta" for a long time, this is the official release and Samsung was pretty clear, no OTA for AT&T.
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Waiting for AT&T OTA update?

    Might want to purchase this first:


    "Long White Beard, Let 'em know you've been waiting!"
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Many folks, myself included, have found that Kies does not work properly. There are multiple threads about this issue. Some even claim that Kies has bricked their S3. After hours of trying most of the suggestions on this site, I gave up on installing JB with Kies.

    I'm not certain that installing JB is a good idea: there are a fair number of posts claiming that JB has caused problems such as decreased battery life and a host of other issues.

    Unsure why ATT refuses to make JB available OTA; maybe because ATT doesn't want to have to deal with the issue of bricked phones?

    The S3 is by far the best phone I've owned, and ICS works great. The S3 ain't broke, and perhaps it's not a great idea to "fix it" with JB.
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    It is a HUGE file, which could have something to do with no OTA.

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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    It is a HUGE file, which could have something to do with no OTA.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    I don't think that is it. Verizon's S3 JB update is OTA. I think AT&T just doesn't want to nurse a bunch of customers through an update that was prompted by AT&T. Running it through Samsung appeases the more technically oriented while keeping everyone else who doesn't really care out of their hair.
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    how big is the file, and how long since it's been published? If it's been out a month and hasn't been pulled back, then I guess it's pretty stable ?

    Mike
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Does the Jellybean update wipe the phone or will my go launcher, settings, apps, data be there when done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    how big is the file, and how long since it's been published? If it's been out a month and hasn't been pulled back, then I guess it's pretty stable ?

    Mike
    738 MB, I have found it to be very stable. Google Now is nice.
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Btw, when I connected to Kies, I didn't see a link to download the file. Do I download in my browser first? If so, what's the link?


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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Kearns View Post
    It is a HUGE file, which could have something to do with no OTA.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    True but other carriers did it OTA. So.. I doubt that's the reason.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    how big is the file, and how long since it's been published? If it's been out a month and hasn't been pulled back, then I guess it's pretty stable ?

    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by repligation View Post
    738 MB, I have found it to be very stable. Google Now is nice.
    I agree with repli. Even though I'm on sprint I've had JB for awhile with no issues.

    Now I'm not saying people haven't run into some.. But majority of the minor / major issues I've seen have been solved by a factory reset after updating.. And now they are enjoy JB.

    Edit - or an SD card reformat due to media server battery drain (if it hits you).

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    AT&T doesn't seem to do big files like that OTA when they don't have too.

    How long has it been out? Long time, started in the UK first, we were last to get it.

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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    Quote Originally Posted by pcguys View Post
    Btw, when I connected to Kies, I didn't see a link to download the file. Do I download in my browser first? If so, what's the link?


    ---Sent from the most advanced android mobile super-computer on the planet: the Samsung Galaxy S3 on AT&T, featuring simultaneous voice & data and speedy 4G!!!
    When Kies recognizes your phone, it will tell you it is up to date or there is an update available.

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    Default Re: Jellybean NOW or wait for OTA?

    I downloaded the official Rom straight from Samsung mobile and flashed it via Odin... No issues and it works great. For some reason I could not get Kies to connect to my phone.

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