JB - It's here. Official.General

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  1. mrhomiec

    mrhomiec Well-Known Member

    does anyone know how OTAs work? is it by the phone's geolocation or something? for example, i'm in the US, what if i bought an international S3 that just so happened to be a Poland version, would i be getting the OTA right now? =P

  2. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    Yes you would. Doesnt matter where you are, what matters is the phone's version / country.
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  3. mikes1

    mikes1 Well-Known Member

    I hope the US versions will be able to download through kies instead of waiting for Verizon or att to do an ota update.
  4. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    OTA are non-destructive updates.
  5. bupolo

    bupolo Well-Known Member

    I have Sprint too, in California, no update here
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  6. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member

    Here's what I have on the phone in the SETTINGS - ABOUT DEVICE:

    Model number

    Android version

    Baseband version

    Kernel version
    se.infra@SEP-109 #1
    SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 7 00:42:04 KST 2012

    Build number

    Hardware version

    Whatever this update was...it has caused my battery to drain faster just since this morning. My battery would normally be around 93% now (11AM EST USA) but now it is at 70%. I will be PISSED if this stupid OTA update causes my battery to drain faster...up till now I wasn't too upset.

    What was this update I just got if not JB?

  7. blenky

    blenky Well-Known Member

    Its not JB as the Android version would be 4.1.1.

    There have been a few ICS updates from Samsung since it was launched and this must have been one of them.
  8. r12rtpilot

    r12rtpilot Well-Known Member

    That does it. I'm moving to Croatia.
  9. blenky

    blenky Well-Known Member

    My guess - and I'm probably wrong - is that Samsung are releasing what they hope is the final release to a smaller user base to tease out any last minute bugs they may have missed.

    Then they would release a fixed version to a larger base such as the UK following up with a small update for Poland etc to fix any bugs.
  10. mcausey

    mcausey Member

    So let me get this straight. If I want to upgrade in the US I need to:

    1. install samsung usb drivers (which I think already work)
    2. download ROM from links off of xda.
    3. install Odin
    4. do funky button combo to get phone into load mode.
    5. start odin
    6. plug phone into computer
    7. flash .tar file onto phone via the PDA area of Odin.
    8. reboot and pray.
  11. burtonvdp

    burtonvdp Well-Known Member

    He stated a few posts up that he knew it wasn't JB but wasn't sure what it did.


    It should have added a few features like display brightness slider in the menu pull down and some other stuff. I personally think they are patches to get ready for the larger update as well.
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  12. valorian

    valorian Well-Known Member

    Or wait for your carrier to release it OTA.
  13. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Well-Known Member

    The only official ROM (stable) is the one released in Poland. It's for the GT-I9300, so if you have it, then yes. If you have any US variants, do not attempt to do it, it won't work and it will mess the phone up.
  14. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    That about sums it up. Just watch out that you dont dowload a pre rooted rom from XDA. They can only be flashed if you've an unlucked bootloader.

    * important: this works provided you have the international version of the s3. Dont do all this if you dont have the i9300 as it will screw up your phone.
  15. mcausey

    mcausey Member

    I have the US Verizon version SCH-I535. Going to keep researching because the last OTA update made my phone really buggy. Applications just decide to crash and it has not been as stable as it should be.
  16. mcausey

    mcausey Member

    I was just going to get the official release from Poland and that should not be preRooted. Kinda confused if the international version of software is going to work on US branded phone. time to go read read read. any advice or links would be great.
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  17. Toosploos

    Toosploos Well-Known Member

    As I mentioned (too late, apologies) in the edit on my previous post: Do not, I repeat, do not, flash international firmware on a US s3. It will screw up your device.
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  18. mcausey

    mcausey Member

    Got u thanks!!!
  19. bupolo

    bupolo Well-Known Member

    Everything is the same for me except you seem to have a more up to date Kernel. My Kernel looks like it updated last on July 18, yours is on September 7. Also, my Baseband/Buildnumber is the same except the end is not VPALI3, but VPALG8.
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  20. BigHAZE

    BigHAZE Well-Known Member

    How's your battery life? Mine was pretty good..but I have already noticed with this "update", that I am losing juice faster.

    They better hurry up and give us the official OTA JB!!
  21. Wisheezy

    Wisheezy Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you need to root and get that poland jellybean download instead ;)
  22. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Probably not given:

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  23. hvrc

    hvrc Well-Known Member

    us sprint users got the notification slider bar out the box, well i had it out of the box, its patches for sms/mms/LTE tests and such (reported to be small). there was a thread on xda about it. he is actually running the latest update even with weird dates. others have reported better battery life. gearing up for jb!!!!

    also this update is chronological by esn or state, not everyone is getting it at once as im waiting to see when ill get mine, still on lg8
  24. GoldenDiamond

    GoldenDiamond Well-Known Member

    Officall JB and benchmark test with quadrant standard.


  25. mcl1981

    mcl1981 Well-Known Member

    Oh look. Another useless "Jellybean is here" / "When will jellybean be here" thread. Two pages of absolutely no actual information on anything, unless you're in Poland.

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