1. Sambo41's Avatar
    I just checked for an update and there was an AT&T update available. It's over 68MB. Does anyone know what it changes?
    11-12-2014 04:04 PM
  2. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    I'm installing it now and will let you know if I can figure it out.
    11-12-2014 05:28 PM
  3. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    Cannot figure out what's different. Android 4.4.2 before, 4.4.2 now. Must just be behind the scenes cleanup & stability stuff.
    11-12-2014 05:52 PM
  4. Sambo41's Avatar
    I guess so. I haven't found anything different either.

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    11-12-2014 07:37 PM
  5. phessler's Avatar
    Installing it now. Hopefully it doesn't break anything!
    11-14-2014 06:15 AM
  6. fredd17's Avatar
    I did the upgrade 2 days ago... I can only assume its just an upgrade to prepare it for the lollipop?!! ☺ Or maybe it's my wishful thinking. 😔
    11-14-2014 11:15 PM
  7. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    Very wishful. S3 is too old for Lollipop, especially given how long Samsung takes to push anything out. This was the last update we'll see on this device.
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    11-15-2014 05:49 PM
  8. jontalk's Avatar
    Mine's installing now too (SF Bay area). I just returned from a trip to the East coast and had the weirdest experience. The lock screen maintained Pacific time while the home screen switched to East coast time. Hopefully this update will fix that and maybe even improve battery life, LOL. Sure wish we'd get Lollipop
    11-17-2014 01:30 PM
  9. Soggy Paws's Avatar
    Just got mine today for my 2 S3's, model SGH-I747. Though I didn't make a note of everything before and after, I did notice these changes on the About page.

    Kernel version DATE changed to Oct 1. Maybe the last number in the Kernel Version changed. Kernel version now 3.4.0-1514807

    My baseband version changed. Didn't write down the old one, but before I did the 2nd phone update, they were different, now they are the same I747UCUFNJ1

    My build number is KOT49H.I747UCUFNJ1

    Anybody figure out yet what's different?

    Android Version didn't change (still 4.4.2)
    11-18-2014 12:06 PM
  10. Soggy Paws's Avatar
    By googling on the build number I did find the AT&T official release notice for this update, but it doesn't really say what it fixes. I tried to paste the URL for it here, but the forum won't let me because I don't have enough posts.

    But this is all it says:

    Update summary
    AT&T released a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-i747) via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) over Wi-Fi on November 12, 2014.

    Software Update Includes
    - Android OS Enhancements

    On the xda-developers forum, someone said "It just looks like more bloat and a patched kernel so towelroot will no longer work. It might even lock the bootloader." and someone else said "I'm afraid it does soft brick a rooted phone."

    Fortunately I'm not rooted, so I don't have to worry. Though I sure wish I could get rid of the damned AT&T block on sharing wifi hotspot. Even out of the country on a different sim card, I can't use the hotspot on my phone because that darned bit of software. Have been considering rooting, but am timid. This is why, I guess.
    11-18-2014 12:26 PM
  11. anon(5600632)'s Avatar
    Its why I replaced my S3 with a Nexus 5. Pretty complete freedom, even without rooting it.
    11-18-2014 05:18 PM

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