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Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK

04 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung releases fix for Galaxy S III kernel exploit in the UK - read the full textSamsung didn’t let the holidays get in the way of patching security holes - it is already rolling out an fix for the kernel vulnerability for Exynos devices, at least for the highly popular Galaxy S III phone. The updated software is I9300XXELLA and is available only in the UK for now. We...

 

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im from the philippines... my galaxy s3 is from japan nttdocomo model sc-06d... can i update it to jellybean OTA? pls help me... thanks...

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  • 2013-01-05 04:38
  • t7Ct

> In reply to s3 rules @ 2013-01-04 23:20 from akKa - click to readhold the back button and the blue tab will appear... then you can pull out the side tray and there are the apps

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  • 2013-01-05 02:46
  • 86c4

> In reply to Sawyer @ 2013-01-04 23:20 from SeWu - click to readI have the Galaxy Note, not the SIII.

Sudden death hasn't been reported for this kind of phone, but it's affected by the Exynos exploit.

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  • 2013-01-05 00:03
  • 3cmk

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-01-04 22:55 from 3cmk - click to readThis update prevents sudden death from occurring, though.

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  • 2013-01-04 23:20
  • SeWu

Updated my s3 today. Location Bosnia. Loving new functions. Where can I find a list of apps that support split screen?

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  • 2013-01-04 23:20
  • akKa

I'm not sure I want the fix. the exynos exploit brought me one-click rooting to my phone, and to be honest I'm very happy with my new privileges.

don't want to do a real rooting because 1.) warranty 2.) too lazy

And I use only more or less trustworthy apps (don't install every single crap game and nonsense apps), so it shouldn't matter really that much anyway

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  • 2013-01-04 22:55
  • 3cmk

> In reply to Ryder @ 2013-01-04 16:26 from srr1 - click to readhows the do not disturb function doing on ios 6? is it still broken?? oh yeah it is! glass and aluminium must be that good!! NOT!!!!

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  • 2013-01-04 19:07
  • HDC}

> In reply to MisterCats @ 2013-01-04 18:53 from j8LN - click to readi agree! bet he is a fan boy!!

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  • 2013-01-04 19:01
  • HDC}

> In reply to peter @ 2013-01-04 16:16 from mZ58 - click to readGo away.

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  • 2013-01-04 18:53
  • j8LN

"It is quick to point out that most well-known, legitimate apps are not carrying any risk, so if you stick to popular apps from the Play Store, then you should be safe.", this "kernel exploit" is absolutly no risk at all for "normal" users!

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  • 2013-01-04 17:50
  • J5QK

> In reply to peter @ 2013-01-04 16:16 from mZ58 - click to readTotally agree with u

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  • 2013-01-04 16:26
  • srr1

I'm very happy with my 4.1.2 update to day!

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  • 2013-01-04 16:17
  • v}7V

This news is so damn wrong,there are no evidence or confirmation that this fixes the sudden death issue alleged with bad emmc chip.Build date of this firmware is before Samsung even acknowledged the sudden death issue.So far all this new boot loader do is check if there are any custom recoveries or anything custom(including root) and show a small red exclamation mark in the boot splash image.Even Triangle away by chainfire won't work if you have custom recovery installed.So if you have this mark and emmc bug comes samsung can simply reject giving you warranty.Think about these things before you update !

For more information check what entropy512 posted in xda,http://forum.xda-developers.co...stcount=188­1

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  • 2013-01-04 16:16
  • tev8

> In reply to Jack RD @ 2013-01-04 14:38 from YQZr - click to readDon't be so naive. They should thank you. Because you had spend all your hard earned money for their crappy plastic phone.

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  • 2013-01-04 16:16
  • mZ58

The reason is cause S3 selling well in UK. Other country don't think so.

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  • 2013-01-04 16:08
  • TrkF

I updated my s3 via ota.im from sri Lanka.

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  • 2013-01-04 16:07
  • X}tP

u r great Samasung

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  • 2013-01-04 16:03
  • uB$D

> In reply to madjoker @ 2013-01-04 15:52 from 7tLK - click to readTell that to the Wave and Behold 2 users.

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  • 2013-01-04 16:01
  • jxxN

> In reply to Jack RD @ 2013-01-04 14:38 from YQZr - click to readhi amazing cell phone

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  • 2013-01-04 15:55
  • 9FI0

Samsung has earned my respect when other companies take ages to fix a small thing look at how Samsung treats and respects its customers

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  • 2013-01-04 15:52
  • 7tLK

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