Just got the Verizon OTA .General


  1. TadeoNYC

    TadeoNYC Well-Known Member

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

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  2. TadeoNYC

    TadeoNYC Well-Known Member

    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?
  3. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    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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  4. steve56

    steve56 New Member

    My download keeps failing, is it because im rooted?
  5. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    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.
  6. cassnate6259

    cassnate6259 Well-Known Member

    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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  7. jaymf

    jaymf Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. mikes1

    mikes1 Well-Known Member

    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
  9. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

    So, if you are rooted and accept the update, do you lose root?
  10. PaulQ

    PaulQ Active Member

    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.
  11. steve56

    steve56 New Member

    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.
  12. Musky

    Musky Well-Known Member

    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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  13. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

  14. davidmanvell

    davidmanvell Well-Known Member

    Make sure your phone is not plugged into a computer via usb.
  15. huffbanger

    huffbanger Active Member

    Mine was just updated and I lost Root!
  16. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Well-Known Member

    Yikes.
  17. Drunder40

    Drunder40 Well-Known Member

    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..
  18. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy VIP Member

    I merged your topic into this previously announced topic so that you can review the information already posted. Thanks for understanding!
  19. Drunder40

    Drunder40 Well-Known Member

    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
  20. valorian

    valorian Well-Known Member

    I installed this yesterday. No problems or issues. I have not noticed any differences after the update.
  21. Drunder40

    Drunder40 Well-Known Member

    Good deal thanks!
  22. rimjay

    rimjay Well-Known Member

    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
  23. rimjay

    rimjay Well-Known Member

    No differences at all?
  24. vikki

    vikki Well-Known Member

    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".
  25. T.M.M.L

    T.M.M.L Well-Known Member


    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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