Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware stability update

Samsung have now released a firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 here in the UK (see bootnote). It’s a 1MB XXLH1 firmware update via Over The Air (OTA). Which means you cannot update using Wi-Fi. 🙁 Samsung are referring to this update for the S3 as a stability update.

I’ve looked for an official change log but couldn’t find one, but some of my colleagues suspect that this update improves the wireless performance. The Galaxy S3 XXLH1 firmware update may also be preparing the S3 for Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean. Jelly Bean, Google’s latest Android mobile operating system is rumoured to be rolled out on the S3 later this month (August).

If you are not seeing this update then you can always do the following:

  • Pull down the notification bar
  • Click the ‘Settings’ sprocket
  • Scroll down and click ‘About device’
  • Click ‘Software update’

Safe surfing folks!

Bootnote: Samsung expect to roll out this firmware update to other countries in due course.


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2 Responses to Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware stability update

  1. mary says:

    A friend put my sd card in his laptop to give me some music .will he be able to see my pictures and text messages and facebook information. I have a lock on all three but my text messages and picture was move to my sd card.

    • Julian says:

      #Mary# Did you encrypt your SD card? If you did, the pictures and text can be viewed but not copied unless you are using the same device the SD card was used for encryption. This also applies to your music. I would suggest storing your text messages on your SIM card (you can also setup a PIN to secure the SIM). You can also use any number of apps i.e. NQ Vault (Google Play) to encrypt your pictures on your device. Remember: You will need to decrypt your SD card and or device data before moving your data to another device.

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