Android 4.3 available for original Tmo Galaxy S3 now


As you may well know, we’ve been trying to pin down a release date for Android 4.3 on the Samsung Galaxy S4 for the past couple of days. After a leak last month suggested it was coming today, people have been waiting with great anticipation. Sadly, it’s still not here. But things are seemingly moving in the right direction.

T-Mobile Galaxy S3 models should now be showing that an OTA update to 4.3 is available. If you haven’t received a notification yet, check for updates in your settings menu. It’s important to note, this is for the original SIII, not the LTE version. Full details on what is included (also available on Tmo’s support page):

  • Version:
    • Android version 4.3/Software version T999TUVUEMJC
    • Approved 11/19/2013
    • OTA manual pull down and Samsung Kies update available
  • New Features:
    • KNOX
    • Samsung Galaxy Gear support
  • Prerequisites
    • T999UVDMD5
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 486 MB

No word on when the LTE version’s update will be available. But for those of you with GS3’s, let us know how you get on with the update.

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  • AndTheWorldMayNeverKnow

    Finally updated via OTA, no issues thus far. Disabled a few apps and cleared the cache on any apps with large amounts of internet data. Working smoothly, no lag and I haven’t noticed too much extra battery drain other than the fact I’m using the phone non stop checking everything out.

    I like some of the new menu and settings changes and some of the new additions but not all. The others I won’t use but it’s good they were included, they covered all their bases it seems. You can disable any apps you don’t want to use so that’s not that big a deal. This will hold me over until I decide what phone to get next.

  • Tony

    Downloading now for my S4. Wouldn’t allow it via mobile network, wifi only. Im located in Wisconsin

  • Nicole

    Since updating my GS3 last night I keep getting download notifications for past PDF files that have been deleted from my phone. I have gone through all my apps and files trying to find where they could be located but they are no where to be found. If I click on the notification it says file not found. And before I get the obvious answer yes I have restarted and pulled my battery more than once now. I don’t want to have to factory reset my phone but I’m thinking it may be my only option any other ideas????

    • Erica Davis

      if you figure out an answer to this, please let me know. I am having the same issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nicole

      Go into application manager, scroll over to all, find dowmloand manager and delete the cache works perfect now.