I have updated my phone to Jellybean.
Now available in Pakistan.
So far so good and running very smooth.
Seems much more improved.
Got an update of firmware today in Pakistan of about 14MB. HASN'T changed anything much though. Was so happy that Jellybean finally made it here but sigh....
Anyone else seen this recent update and any idea what it is about?
Before I continue I would like to point out to the Moderators that I have no connection with Amazon or Anker in any way.
I have just found this offer on Amazon.co.uk for UK S3 owners. It is for 2 Anker 2200mAh batteries and a desktop charger for only £7.99.
They also sell one battery for £4.99 but the former offer is better.
I have always used Anker batteries ever since I owned a i9000. They are superb and I get about 25% longer use than a standard Samsung battery. The Anker ones are non NFC but I don't think I'll ever use that anyway.
I bought my galaxy S3 from dubai shop . model;GT9300,base band model; I9300XXLFB,Build number;IMM76D.I9300XXBLFB.can someone please tell me which country it was destinate for and if locked or unlocked?
I totally Disagree with the Samsung Galaxy S3 portrayed as a Best Smart Phone on the planet.. I had researched a lot when buying a phone initially i found HTC one x being the best in the market but i went to SG3 as it had a replaceable battery and also a SD Card Slot.. I had seen users commenting the battery being the best than HTC 1X. But i am disappointed to say that i usually get a Max of 6 hrs of talktime..
The major problem i had was the quality never be compared to Apple, HTC and i cannot browse for more than 4.5 hrs on WI-FI. Where as my Apple Ipad would serve me for more than 9hrs..
I am totally disgusted being in Samsung as the SG3 being said to be a flagship phone.. But i personally feel being cheated by the users commenting here are the Samsung Employees only....
Sad to have SG3.....
wbt, 25 Oct 2012I have also been waiting for that nordic version for quiet a long time umtil i meat a workfell... moreI a not sure/convinced that you will not lose warranty if you install a stock firmware that is not for your region becuase it is very easy for Samsung to see that you are not on NEE! You can ofcourse use Odin to install NEE when it is up on sammobile.com to get your warranty back!
wbt, 25 Oct 2012I have also been waiting for that nordic version for quiet a long time umtil i meat a workfell... moreI know it is easy to install Jelly Bean from another region than the Nordic NEE, using Odin, but I have no problems with ICS on my S3, and I installed this stock NEE firmware on my S3 using Mobile Odin, after rooting, and I want to test if I can still keep the root from Mobile Odin when using the OTA update to Jelly Bean, because on my S2 I still have root from Mobile Odin even after updating OTA, over the air form within my S2! I like to update OTA that is why I wait for the official NEE for my region!
Dee, 24 Oct 2012That's not true. You do not need to install any antivirus in your phone.U are advised to install some form of antivirus on your mobile.
If not, u just need to be vigilant & avoid downloading or installing anything u do not understand or trust.
Why gs3 is better than iphone5?Here are some reason those iphone doesn't have.
1.4.8 "sAMOLED screen . 2 s-beam to share file
3.micro sd card. 4. smart stay. 5. DLNA share 6. pop up play. 7.LED notification.9. multiple shot camera. 10. multitasking. 11.c-pen. 12. flash support.13. multiple apps store and integration. .14. desktop
browsing 15. voice control. 16. file export, share,17.
home screen custamization.18. togle notification bar.19. driving mode to get voice message.20. zooming,tilting,turn over function.21. T-9 dialing. 22. power saving mode.23. third party launching and screen.24. multiple photo sharing.25. hide apps if you dont want.26. usb host.27. wireles charging.28. delta controls.
Dee, 25 Oct 2012SMS also have been updated as well...there's Attachment function next to SEND Many are using WhatsApp or Viber already.
Maybe u should move on as well.
The story that they didnt tell you about iphone 5
I have also been waiting for that nordic version for quiet a long time umtil i meat a workfellow at my jobb who told about aguy who was developer and i just went theire and hi flash the new official jelly bean firmeware rigth into my sgs3 and i think i took only 10-15 minutes and jobb was done and you wont loose you waranty at all so why waiting for that nordic version it may will take another two weeks before samsung release this version for the nonebranded sgs3
Freefaller, 25 Oct 2012@ ThomasCarlsson
Thanks for the post, but I already have that ROM (along with about 6 other... moreI am also waiting for JellyBean, Nordic Countries NEE, but I do not mind waiting because ICS is ok on S3. I do not know what company/brand is better/faster than Samsung, HTC or LG or...? It is better to wait for a bugfree version!
For me "Voodoo Sound" by Supercurio is more important than anything else and I have been waiting for that since I bought S3!
Freefaller, 24 Oct 2012I reached the decision today that I can no longer remain loyal to Samsung. Regular readers he... moreI am from Romania, since now I had Galaxy S1. That was limited to Gingerbread. I rooted it and put on it custom Jelly Bean because Samsung thought that their 2 years old former star couldn't handle ICS or JB. That didn't bothered me that much. Altough there were a lot of other similar phones from other brands that got ICS update. Even that tiny Xperia x10 mini. Than I felt bad. So I sold the S1 last week, and the next day I bought the S3 on subscription from Orange. Now, I am in the same situation as you are. Last weekend Vodafone Romania was the first operator in my country to get JB update for S3. Today was released JB for S3 from Cosmote operator. Orange will be the last operator here in Romania to receive the JB update sometime next week. Now, should I say that Samsung is not being loial to me altough I payed a lot of money for my S3? Should I buy a shitty iphone instead? As someone sayd before, apple has 4 models to update, while the Galaxy family is huge...I will be patient, I love my phone even if I have my own frustrations...
ThomasCarlsson, 24 Oct 2012I found this at sammobile.com:
GT-I9300 - United Kingdom
CSC: I9300OXADLJ4... more@ ThomasCarlsson
Thanks for the post, but I already have that ROM (along with about 6 others).
That's my point though. If the ROM is out, then why haven't users with unbranded phones been offered it?
Freefaller, 24 Oct 2012I reached the decision today that I can no longer remain loyal to Samsung.
Regular readers he... morebro im in uk and have now got the jellybean update. it is amazing and has transformed my phone into a speed demon!
remember apple only have 4 phones to update to ios 6, samsung have like over 100!
trust me the wait is worth it. galaxy s3 is apart from note 2 the best phone out by along way, destroys iphone 5 on features customisability and performance in every way now it has jellybean.