T-Mobile Pushing Out Maintenance Update For Samsung Galaxy S III

After some early morning news over Samsung’s timetable for a Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Android 4.1 upgrade, comes word that a new maintenance update is on the way for S III owners. It’s a pretty minor maintenance update (Jelly Bean it isn’t) with two notable improvements:

  • Resolved Media Hub playback issues — likely related to reports over The Avengers
  • Pinch & Zoom backend changes — no visible user changes

The update is available both over-the-air and through Samsung Kies pc software. If you want to try to push it through now, hit Settings > About device > Software update and give it a try.

T-Mobile Support

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  • thepanttherlady

    Updating via Samsung Kies won’t be available until after 10/18. No update available for mine yet, even tried restarting. Wait we shall. :)

    • jonathan3579

      Yeah, I don’t have an update either but I don’t know if me being rooted will prevent them from sending it out. Oh well. (It explicitly mentioned not being rooted.)

      • thepanttherlady

        I don’t think it’ll prevent them from sending it but it might prevent you from getting it. =P

        • jonathan3579

          Well I’m flashing back to stock anyhow because my phone has been buggy after leaving CM10 and going to stock rooted. It was fun while it lasted.

      • You can receive the update as long as you have the stock recovery on your phone. Just go and flash the stock recovery thru odin before updating your phone. After updating reflash the custom recovery which ever you are using.

  • UMA_Fan

    T-Mobile really needs to get someone to work on stability of IMS wifi calling on all of their newer phones. Each new implementation of WiFi Calling seems to be getting worse. I wonder if they are aware of the issues???

    • mikkej2k

      Poke around on T-Mobiles website – I think it’s set up like a forum and you will see all kind of questions and sometimes a few answers regarding updates, apps, etc. I’ve seen discussions with topics like wi-fi calling.

      I think they have moderators that chime in and answer questions.

    • od312

      Agreed. My wife has the one s and constantly misses calls over wifi calling. It kicks it straight to vm. It’s fine on my gs3 tho

      • Nice

        Agreed agreed. My One S almost always missed wifi calls – straight to voicemail and wouldn’t show in the call history. I went and got a GS3 and this seems to do wifi calls fine so far.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Not on mines yet.

  • No update available via samung kies yet

    • thepanttherlady

      The screen shot says it won’t be available until after 10/18.

  • timbay

    Good, I need this update. Every time I watch the avengers it lack and freezes.

  • Paul

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  • mreveryphone

    Update came this morning.

  • thepanttherlady

    I just got this message: “Access to software update service is provided to users in the order in which they request it. Try later” I think I just got a virtual flip off…lol

    • jonathan3579

      Yep, I got the SAME EXACT thing early this morning and it hasn’t changed for the past few hours. Also, Kies won’t download the update as it has been disconnected from the update server. (For me anyway…)

      • thepanttherlady

        The screenshot says after 10/18 so perhaps tomorrow we can through Kies.

        • jonathan3579

          Well I should have specified. It did download it and then decided that was as far as it was going to go and “stopped responding” and hasn’t shown back up since. I’ve rebooted my PC and phone in hopes of one or both changing and it’s all been to no avail.

          Edit: I’ve decided I’ll just update with Odin. I won’t lose my data so it’s not a loss to me except more time to download a larger update.

  • Anyone on the leaked 4.1 OTA get the update? I don’t want to get downgraded!

  • Josue

    Nothing yet :|

  • djclove

    Nothing yet in sf

  • Jose Hernandez

    I just downloaded by Kies, it was super slow, but now the Avengers movie does play smooth as butter.

    • shack180

      How did u use kies it just gets stuck on connecting my phone .smh

  • chris

    just did buy kies was slow took like 45 min

  • sharklover

    I just updated and of course they removed universal search. I just put it back and now it works even better as it shows you your recent history of what you want.

    • How did you get the universal search feature on your s3? It was on my Gnexus and I miss it. :(

  • shack180

    I still haven’t been able to download the update keep getting a error mesage on my and my wife’s gs3

  • od312

    Wow. Tried updating via settings and I get a message saying “updates are sent in the order they are requested. Try later.” Really?? Love my gs3 but come on!!

  • Latest ota update won’t come through. I keep getting messages to try it later. Good thing this wasn’t the jelly bean update otherwise I would be pissed.

  • thepanttherlady

    Just got mine via OTA. Took about 3 minutes from start to finish. :)