12-17-2012 08:09 PM
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  1. mtech5's Avatar
    I'd say update. I think JB is better. Do the update, factor reset then it's smooth sailing from there. And my battery life is much better since the update.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-16-2012 12:53 AM
  2. Targon's Avatar
    As I have mentioned in other posts, the brightness is higher with JB compared to ICS, so if you had your phone at 40 percent with ICS, you could have your phone all the way down on brightness, or maybe one notch up(10 percent?) and it would be just as bright as before. This drains the battery if you are not paying attention. In other cases, a filesystem error on a MicroSD card can cause "Media" to draw a LOT of battery life.

    Other than those obvious sources of battery drain, JB is a very nice improvement. Now, to avoid the risk of potential problems, before you do the update, uninstall any keyboards, anti-virus, and launchers(such as Nova) just to make sure that the upgrade process doesn't break these apps. If an app breaks DURING the update process, then it will seem like the upgrade itself was the source of the problems.
    makaroni likes this.
    12-16-2012 01:18 PM
  3. repligation's Avatar
    Just got finished with the update. Was about a three hour process from installing Kies on laptop to getting my accounts, homescreens, wallpaper, etc., back to where I want them. Nothing really difficult, just time-consuming especially considering that I use all seven of my homescreens to categorize apps and their functions. (Fortunately my wife took the kids out of the house for awhile)

    Definitely a little more crisp and better flow. I've been using 4.2.1 on my Nexus 7 for two weeks already so my experience is a little muddled.

    My Adobe flashplayer is of course the only obvious casualty (that and the fact that I forgot to back up some of texts). Have to determine whether I want to sideload the player and use the Firefox workaround that works my N7.

    Definitely would recommend the update for any of you fencesitters out there. If you have the time just go ahead and do it.
    Install Kies in PC
    Connect S3 to PC via USB to make sure Firmware Update prompt is there then cancel
    Factory Reset
    Connect to PC via USB again and begin firmware update
    Go make a sandwich, grow a beard, and get account passwords handy
    Factory Reset again when finished
    Enjoy your new phone all over again

    EDIT: The new Samsung Swype keyboard is great. I was going to go back to my swype beta because the other Samsung keyboard was terrible. This is worth the update alone.
    12-16-2012 02:41 PM
  4. jcp007's Avatar
    Battery pull more effective than reset. Resets are a last resort.

    Sent From My Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet
    12-16-2012 06:57 PM
  5. cosmos0001's Avatar
    don't update until they figure out what you're going to do with Flash Player every website goto seems to need it not having flash players sucks
    12-16-2012 11:44 PM
  6. peelersx's Avatar
    I would also add that JB also broke sd card too. Cant read music from sd card from a lot of apps, some have trouble viewing pics too, can anyone check that?
    12-17-2012 12:02 PM
  7. repligation's Avatar
    I would also add that JB also broke sd card too. Cant read music from sd card from a lot of apps, some have trouble viewing pics too, can anyone check that?
    I did not have that problem, fortunately. Did you do a factory reset?
    You may have to take the card out, format it and start from scratch.
    12-17-2012 12:32 PM
  8. gonzo0203's Avatar
    I did the update on Saturday and have to say WOW. Definitely would recommend the update.

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    12-17-2012 03:07 PM
  9. repligation's Avatar
    I did the update on Saturday and have to say WOW. Definitely would recommend the update.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Agreed. I wish I had done it sooner. Love having a true Swype keyboard back.
    It's like getting a whole new phone again.

    The only downside is the flashplayer. I tried the workaround with Firefox that I used for my Nexus 7. It worked great while in Firefox, but then it completely destabilized Touch Wiz and I had to uninstall it.
    12-17-2012 03:43 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    don't update until they figure out what you're going to do with Flash Player every website goto seems to need it not having flash players sucks
    You can download the Flash APK and install it on your phone...solved
    cosmos0001 likes this.
    12-17-2012 03:58 PM
  11. gonzo0203's Avatar
    There was a link I have it bookmarked at home that allowed you to load flash player. Although funny thing is I haven't had any issue. I've browsed the Web last few and had no hiccups. Any particular site I could test it out? Although I'm not using the stock browser, using dolphin hd with jetpack

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-17-2012 03:59 PM
  12. gonzo0203's Avatar
    I did not have that problem, fortunately. Did you do a factory reset?
    You may have to take the card out, format it and start from scratch.
    And I can say I didn't have that problem either. I did the upgrade and factory reset though. No hiccups, minus one. When I restart the device, it takes away SwiftKey being my default. I have to re select it every time after a restart. I saw post other day about it but don't know of there was a fix for it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-17-2012 04:02 PM
  13. repligation's Avatar
    There was a link I have it bookmarked at home that allowed you to load flash player. Although funny thing is I haven't had any issue. I've browsed the Web last few and had no hiccups. Any particular site I could test it out? Although I'm not using the stock browser, using dolphin hd with jetpack

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    Try Monoface monoface
    You might as well be entertained while testing

    Dolphin will not allow you to enable the plugin. You'll have to use Firefox or perhaps Boat Browser
    12-17-2012 04:14 PM
  14. piizzadude's Avatar
    Or the tw browser

    Sent from my X-Band Modem... TY Genesis
    12-17-2012 07:26 PM
  15. gonzo0203's Avatar
    You can download the Flash APK and install it on your phone...solved
    You have link to site to get that from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    12-17-2012 07:27 PM
  16. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You have link to site to get that from?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/t-g...d-install.html
    12-17-2012 08:09 PM
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