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Old September 14th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just got the Verizon OTA .

I really hope this fixes the Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

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Old September 15th, 2012, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't seem to include any connectivity improvements and does remove universal search. I've never used universal search anyway, i keep my apps and widgets organized well. Did it allow you to search for files?
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Yeah, I just got it too. Started at 4:39am CDT and took about 5 minutes. The mute icon was present in the notification bar after the update but a tap on the volume button erased it. Other than that, a very uneventful update. I'm still stock. No root, unlock, etc. I'm in Nashville, TN if anyone's trying to figure the rollout.
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My download keeps failing, is it because im rooted?
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Probably. Rooting itself probably won't cause a failure, but if you froze certain bloatware, running a custom ROM, or themed parts of the OS (changed icons, colors, etc) it will cause a failure.
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Here's the Verizon update info. Not too exciting.. but at least it means we're one step closer to JB:
http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/galaxy_s3.pdf

I'm looking forward to Google voice search and having brightness control in the pulldown menu. Maybe also some added smoothness & speed (not that it's not pretty good already).
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Here's the Verizon update info. Not too exciting.. but at least it means we're one step closer to JB:
http://support.verizonwireless.com/pdf/system_update/galaxy_s3.pdf

I'm looking forward to Google voice search and having brightness control in the pulldown menu. Maybe also some added smoothness & speed (not that it's not pretty good already).
It won't add any of the other features of JB, but Elixir 2 allows you to add a brightness widget (and other things) to the notifications/status bar area. It doesn't add a slider, but lets you toggle between preset levels including auto brightness.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ok this might sound dumb but what is universal search? i got the update and it seems all my search options are still there...so i don't know what you guys are talking about when you say it's gone. Can somebody explain universal search to me? where is it located? how do you get to it. i still have search in my contacts and when i hold in the menu button so i have no idea what universal search is
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So, if you are rooted and accept the update, do you lose root?
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ok this might sound dumb but what is universal search? i got the update and it seems all my search options are still there...so i don't know what you guys are talking about when you say it's gone. Can somebody explain universal search to me? where is it located? how do you get to it. i still have search in my contacts and when i hold in the menu button so i have no idea what universal search is
You know how on a Windows PC, you can type something into the bottom of the START menu and it searches your files and email for something? Or on a Mac you can click on the cute magnifying glass and do the same? Or in Outlook, it can show all of your email, appointments, contacts one search screen? It "universally" searches the machine. Some bozo at the patents office gave Apple a patent on doing this on your phone. I think Blackberry was doing it before Apple anyway.

So now when you type something in your google search bar on your phone, it will only search the web. Not on your phone. Type a name, you won't get the emails on your phone with that name anymore.

I hate Apple but I hate the patent system even more.
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Probably. Rooting itself probably won't cause a failure, but if you froze certain bloatware, running a custom ROM, or themed parts of the OS (changed icons, colors, etc) it will cause a failure.
i defrosted all the bloat, not running a custom and not running any themed parts. and it still fails. when the download reboots the phone it goes into CWM recovery and asks if i want to install the unknown zip, then i say yes to install then it aborts the install and fails.
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Just a heads up.

I had done the "WiFi fix" (Thank you jerofld!)

"(*#0011#), hit menu button, select WiFi and disable the power save mode"

Which really seemed to help my connection, but the OTA reset it back to "Power saving mode on"

So if anyone else has changed that setting, you'll have to do it again after this OTA.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Looks like you might be lucky it failed. Apparently the update defeats the bootloader unlock options. I was thinking about root and unlock, guess I'll have to wait till they find a workaround for this update.

Verizon forced update I535VRLG7
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i defrosted all the bloat, not running a custom and not running any themed parts. and it still fails. when the download reboots the phone it goes into CWM recovery and asks if i want to install the unknown zip, then i say yes to install then it aborts the install and fails.
Make sure your phone is not plugged into a computer via usb.
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Mine was just updated and I lost Root!
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The subject message just popped up on my S3 this morning. The update is 30.7mb. Anyone installed this update and if so did you notice any issues/problems?

Just curious..
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The subject message just popped up on my S3 this morning. The update is 30.7mb. Anyone installed this update and if so did you notice any issues/problems?

Just curious..
I merged your topic into this previously announced topic so that you can review the information already posted. Thanks for understanding!
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Looks like you might be lucky it failed. Apparently the update defeats the bootloader unlock options. I was thinking about root and unlock, guess I'll have to wait till they find a workaround for this update.

Verizon forced update I535VRLG7
Is it safe to assume that if one has no clue about this "Bootloader unlock" stuff and has no interest in rooting their device, we need not worry about this with the update ?.

Just curious
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The subject message just popped up on my S3 this morning. The update is 30.7mb. Anyone installed this update and if so did you notice any issues/problems?

Just curious..
I installed this yesterday. No problems or issues. I have not noticed any differences after the update.
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Updating now, so we have the option to control display brightness in the pull down menu? That would be clutch because I always end up going into settings, it would be a lot more convenient for me when using this phone!

Anybody know? What exactly was changed? I know people have links but lets hear from the users
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I installed this yesterday. No problems or issues. I have not noticed any differences after the update.
No differences at all?
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Just downloaded the upgrade and it is currently installing. The update says it takes about 4 minutes to install and while it is going on your phone is not usable. After downloading, you have the choice of installing or defering the install. If choose install, you get a flashy intro just before the actual upgrade and it goes though my apps claiming to "optimize".
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i defrosted all the bloat, not running a custom and not running any themed parts. and it still fails. when the download reboots the phone it goes into CWM recovery and asks if i want to install the unknown zip, then i say yes to install then it aborts the install and fails.

Greetings steve,

I don't know if your still having issues, but the reason your failing the update is because you have a custom recovery installed (CWM).

If your determined to install the update, you have to return your phone to stock in order for the update to work.
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None that I have noticed.
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Updating now, so we have the option to control display brightness in the pull down menu?
No, this upgrade does not add this.
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I got the update this morning and all my attempts to copy text to the clipboard cause it to lock up and the program to force close. I have been reading about the issue on the forum, very annoying
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So now when you type something in your google search bar on your phone, it will only search the web. Not on your phone. Type a name, you won't get the emails on your phone with that name anymore.

I hate Apple but I hate the patent system even more.
Dang. I really liked using that =(
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Just installed in San Diego. A quick check is showing everything working so far.
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Do I have to re-enable all the apps I disabled before updating?
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doesn't seem to do anything.

It for sure didn't fix any of the problems I've been waiting 2 months to have fixed.
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i defrosted all the bloat, not running a custom and not running any themed parts. and it still fails. when the download reboots the phone it goes into CWM recovery and asks if i want to install the unknown zip, then i say yes to install then it aborts the install and fails.
Update will fail if you have non-stock recovery.
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mostly just a maintenance update, fixes the no sim error on reboot, improves S beam a bit, adds Verizons remote diagnostics tool (it allows verizon techs to view your phone over the internet while your on a troubleshooting call with them) bla bla bla bloatware, new bootloader... not really to exciting
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I checked for the update on mine and it keeps saying service unavailable. Anyone else get this and how did you fix it? I'm not rooted or unlocked either. Bone stock. Please help!
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As soon as that bootloader got unlocked I flashed a custom rom (CM10 nightlies). I'm awfully glad I did it now, would hate to lose that unlocked bootloader.

To anyone who has no idea what I'm talking about- rooting and loading a custom rom allows you to use YOUR phone to its full potential. Not being rooted means you have to use whatever is deemed appropriate by VZW. A good example is that if you're rooted you can use wifi tether without paying the skim to Verizon for it. I know someone will accuse me of stealing (not saying I use tether, but theoretically...). That argument is more complex than you might think.

It's very difficult to brick this phone, so don't be afraid! (to "brick" means you kill the phone, effectively turning it from a phone into a brick).
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Just double checked, it seems that root & unlock are still possible with this OTA. Please ignore my rant above
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I got the update this morning and all my attempts to copy text to the clipboard cause it to lock up and the program to force close. I have been reading about the issue on the forum, very annoying
Sorry to hear that. I've heard about the issue, too, but I guess I dodged that bullet. This update did not adversely affect my phone, and copy/paste still works for me.
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Seems no change for me. Same many good things, same few bad things.
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My phone just got pushed the update as well.
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I ran the update 2 days ago. Just tried GPS and it is VERY wonky, It took 15 minutes to get a position and then was a poor one. It might just be a poor constellation or the update. Time will tell.
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Is there a way to turn off automatic updates? I know with my droid X one update made it harder to root so I just never took it. I'd like to choose to update my phone.
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I got the update notification few days ago. I ran and failed a few times. And now it says I am up to date. ? I do not have the new L7 update. Still on original L2 as before. Should I even care? Phone under check for update now says no update available,

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Mine just updated, so came here to see what ya are saying....not sure what the upgrade includes/does/etc. Should I be concerned about anything or just enjoy?
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I'm looking forward to Google voice search and having brightness control in the pulldown menu. Maybe also some added smoothness & speed (not that it's not pretty good already).

Hmm, doesn't look like much of note...shrug...
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I never had the choice to accept this update. Just had a notice this morning that my phone was updated. Universal search is now gone.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:07 AM   #47 (permalink)
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What's Universal search?

Mine was a notice that it was going to be installed, not sure if there was a choice or not. Probably not I suspect as they need to keep everything in line for support and it looks like a lot of this update was devoted to being able to support the phone/os.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #48 (permalink)
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looks like the AT&T update got different stuff than the Verizon update.. Thought it was the exact same update for all carriers.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 09:12 AM   #49 (permalink)
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Updating now, so we have the option to control display brightness in the pull down menu? That would be clutch because I always end up going into settings, it would be a lot more convenient for me when using this phone!


Anybody know? What exactly was changed? I know people have links but lets hear from the users
Do I understand correctly that you keep going to settings to adjust screen brightness?

There are plenty of widgets that allow to change brighness from one of the home screens. I use one thats part of Widgetsoid and have it set to toggle between 3 brightness levels, 10/40/100% (these are user definable).
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Mine tried to update over night. Woke up to an update failed notice. I'm stock, not rooted. Not too worried about this one, but concerns me for JB.
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