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    Default KitKat is Here for the Verizon Galaxy S3

    I just got the update notification for KitKat on Verizon's Galaxy S3! Check out your update option in the About Phone section of Settings.

    Posted from my Verizon Galaxy S3 via Android Central App... And Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
    Don't Eat Yellow Snow!!!
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    Same here..waiting on others to download and give feedback first.

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    What are your impressions of the update so far?
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    It's only been available for 1.5 hours. Give it some time.

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    Default re: KitKat is Here for the Verizon Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by rxgadget View Post
    Same here..waiting on others to download and give feedback first.

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    That is exactly what I am doing. I need a little more feedback myself.

    Posted from my Verizon Galaxy S3 via Android Central App... And Don't Eat Yellow Snow!
    Don't Eat Yellow Snow!!!
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    I downloaded it and have been running it for about 2 hours. It is actually really good. My phone feels a lot faster and my battery has been lasting a lot longer! This is a great update!
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    I just got it too and so far so good. I don't like the white icons in the notification bar though. That's my only complaint right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    It's only been available for 1.5 hours. Give it some time.

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    That's why I said "Impressions so far".
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    According the vzw software update documents it says "S Suggest, S Bookmark 1x1 and Samsung Music 4x1
    widget have been removed" Well I still have S Suggest and Samsung Music 4x1 widgets. Other than that it seems fine as of now.
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    I just loaded it and got my S3 work phone all put back together. I wiped it first just to do it. I also tried to update it from Kies 3 first but it wouldn't do it, which was weird. I did the OTA after a wipe and partial setup. Then I tried to do an update in Kies 3 again, but Kies 3 was stating the connected device does not support initialisation or something like that. I didn't have that issue at all with 4.3....not sure why I can't do it with Kies 3.. Runs good so far. No issues at all really. Encrypting now. Sure would like some feedback about the Kies 3 thing...
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    Anyone experiencing issues with WIFI not turning on? I have a buddy with an SGS3 on Verizon (I have ATT) he said his WIFI will not turn on. when trying to turn on it seems to lock up the phone, then wifi turns off again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyMcgee View Post
    Anyone experiencing issues with WIFI not turning on? I have a buddy with an SGS3 on Verizon (I have ATT) he said his WIFI will not turn on. when trying to turn on it seems to lock up the phone, then wifi turns off again.
    Mine is working fine. ...

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    Mine is working fine, but I have some annoyances:
    • I was expecting the new dialer app. Instead, I got the same crappy old one. I was able to find the new dialer app apk, but it doesn't work
    • I installed Google Camera (one of my principal reasons for looking forward to KitKat). The lens blur feature does not work. Tried on my son's Moto X and it works perfectly.

    I'm wondering if we got the cut rate version. If Google Wallet's Tap to Pay doesn't work, I am really going to be pissed.
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    I noticed a new message on the status bar: "network may be monitored by an unknown third party". This is a "feature" of KitKat documented by Google. It's due to some Euro-roaming thing. Swipe it away and it will return on reboot. Fix is planned for whenever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyMcgee View Post
    Anyone experiencing issues with WIFI not turning on? I have a buddy with an SGS3 on Verizon (I have ATT) he said his WIFI will not turn on. when trying to turn on it seems to lock up the phone, then wifi turns off again.
    You were supposed to do a factory reset after installation!!

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    Default re: KitKat is Here for the Verizon Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by SlappyMcgee View Post
    Anyone experiencing issues with WIFI not turning on? I have a buddy with an SGS3 on Verizon (I have ATT) he said his WIFI will not turn on. when trying to turn on it seems to lock up the phone, then wifi turns off again.
    I mentioned this in the other KitKat thread, and was told that I was "wrong", but it happened to me as well. Had to do a Factory Reset, just as I said yesterday.
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    Why would they design this to have to do a factory reset? Doesn't make sense. I have work programs on my phone such as Touchdown for company emails and Remote Access software so I can't just do a reset just because Verizon pushes out an update. If I do that I have to get with my IT people for new access codes to reinstall these apps. The announcement doesn't say anything about having to do a reset. Guess I will be postponing this update then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColbyJvonBrown View Post
    You were supposed to do a factory reset after installation!!

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    I updated my wife's GS3 and it is excellent. Much faster, and wifi works.
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    No factory reset required. That's just not true what ColbyJvonBrown said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColbyJvonBrown View Post
    You were supposed to do a factory reset after installation!!

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    I didn't and everything is fine so far. I've never had to do one, whether it was 4.1.2, 4.3, or now 4.4.2 Backed it up just in case though.

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    So far, so good. Both mine and my wife's phone took the update without having to reset.
    Fingers are crossed.

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    No problems here. I just don't like the new locations that replaced the gps toggle. Now need to go into settings to switch between network location and gps. Turning off location doesn't allow apps to get a fix on the your location, so that's not a solution. I also don't like using gps, unless I'm using navigation. Oh well.

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    Wolfie.
    You can edit the pull down menu to put Location in the bar.

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    Default re: KitKat is Here for the Verizon Galaxy S3

    Quote Originally Posted by Prent Rodgers View Post
    No factory reset required. That's just not true what ColbyJvonBrown said.
    A factory reset may not required for KitKat to run on the GS3 on the Verizon Wireless network but in my honest opinion it's not a bad idea to do so just to get any kinks out that may pop up on the phone after upgrading the OS. I learned this lesson on the 4.3 OS update back in December. I had updated it and not run the factory reset. There were all sorts of little bugs I was finding that weren't there before. After I ran the factory reset, the phone ran just like a champ.

    I did a factory reset after taking the KitKat update because the battery life just wasn't quite what I thought it should have been on my way to my aunt's visitation yesterday. It seemed to drain faster than normal. (May have just been me on this.) When I got home from the visitation, I performed a factory reset on the phone and now the battery life is just as good if not better than before.

    Just my two cents here. Hope it helps someone out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AxlMyk View Post
    Wolfie.
    You can edit the pull down menu to put Location in the bar.
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    True. But it appears you cannot turn GPS itself on and off anymore, its tied to Location. Not liking that, but it looks like it's not active unless an app is going that uses/needs it. Maps for instance.
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