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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Still no 4.1.1...Verizon???

Am I the only one that has yet to receive JellyBean on my SGS3? I've been regularly hitting my software update feature but I keep getting the same "Service Unavailable" message. And I'm in a strong 4G area near NYC, so I assumed I would be getting it by now.

The sad truth is that I'm actually not interested in upgrading, but I want to at least have the option.

Am I alone here, or are other metro NYers not getting any love?

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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It shouldn't be saying service unavailable. Sounds like a issue with the phone imo
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Old December 27th, 2012, 03:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Got my update a little bit ago, and I am just south of you in NJ.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 04:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sure you don't wanna hear bit I bet a factory reset fixes that. And a reset after an OS update is always a good thing imo
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Old December 27th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Shut down your phone and pull the sim card and reinsert it. then reboot. See if that helps. if it doesnt go to the V store and see if they can help. you should have it by now.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have never received a notification either, but I really don't want to upgrade anyway so I decided not to pursue it.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Have you tried putting kies on your computer and connecting your phone? I haven't tried it yet, but a friend of mine who had a Samsung phone said that was an alternative to an ota
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Old December 28th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Your sim is faulty.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 07:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Your sim is faulty.
Could be but this same exact thing happened to daughters phone, preventing it from updating. It didn't have a SIM card at all
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Old December 28th, 2012, 12:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Could be but this same exact thing happened to daughters phone, preventing it from updating. It didn't have a SIM card at all
How do you detect if you have a bad Sim card? I just got a replacement phone a few weeks ago and figured thats why I haven't received the update. I swapped the SIM card from the first phone into this one. Did the whole goole services framework trick and nothing.
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How do you detect if you have a bad Sim card? I just got a replacement phone a few weeks ago and figured thats why I haven't received the update. I swapped the SIM card from the first phone into this one. Did the whole goole services framework trick and nothing.
Personally I don't think it is the sim card. But only way to be sure is to take it to vzw and let them activate a new sim. It's free so no harm done for you.

If that doesn't work then I think you need factory reset
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You have to go to Verizon and get a new SIM card. Don't ask me how I know this.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Cool. Thanks guys. Will probably stop in Big Red sometime this weekend and get it sorted out
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How do you detect if you have a bad Sim card? I just got a replacement phone a few weeks ago and figured thats why I haven't received the update. I swapped the SIM card from the first phone into this one. Did the whole goole services framework trick and nothing.
Was gona suggest the old framework thing lol dammit
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Your problem is not the sim, I had a Bionic with the same problem. If you do a search on the internet you will find that if you decide that you want the update the only choice you have is to do a factory reset. It is not convenient but it did fix the issue for me and many others who had the same problem.
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Default Verizon Software Update

Phone is currently downloading something called "Verizon Software update." Not sure what this is yet, I see no information posted anyplace. I've already refused the jelly bean update because i use foxfi.

Any thoughts? I'll post if there's any info after the download is done.
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Old December 28th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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It's probably jelly bean again man
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A few vzw users said the jb update was forced upon them. If so, its probably also because you use foxfi
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Interesting, I was able to "stop" the normal update; the update you would get from going to: check software update. This was a separate Verizon software update. I've been deferring it. Another phone on my account is in the same boat. That phone missed the chance to defer and has since updated.

The Forced update is 4.1.1 jelly bean.

Kinda sad about this.
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Hey guys, I've merged the posts from the "Verizon Software Update" there into here with you all.

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I'm in NYC (with Verizon) and got my Jelly beans like weeks ago!! go ahead and upgrade what's the big deal man....

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