Sprint Galaxy Note 3

The Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is getting a software update this morning. New in version MJ3 (that's according to Sprint's website — but the updates themselves are showing MJ4) are:

  • Call audio improvements
  • Samsung Keyboard Handwriting Mode (which also changes the theme on the keyboard)

And that's that, folks.

More: Sprint; Galaxy Note 3 forums; Thanks, Brandon!

 
There are 35 comments

BrianBaker says:

Curious to know about the handwriting mode and what exactly it fixed because I love the gray keyboard and hate that they took it upon themselves to make it dark.

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Amir47 says:

Uninstall and side load the old one?

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The keyboard is not the problem. The only issue I have with this phone is the processing time of the pictures. Its not like the s3 where it snaps and goes.. any idea when this will be fixed?

Chocu1a says:

Turn off image stabilization? I can fire off 20 shots in a matter of seconds.

NoNexus says:

Agreed

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Amir47 says:

On the S4 auto night mode was the reason it took a while to process

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You just improved my phone by alot. Wish we had a thumbs up feature on this site.

The note 3 beast

Turn off smart stabilisation in camera settings!

Omar Diaz says:

Yeah I'm missing that Grey keyboard too..anyway to switch back to it?

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tylerb2002 says:

download swiftkey? Try the free trial. If you aren't convinced it's worth forking out a couple bucks after a month trial, I would be surprised.

linzgeneral says:

I totally agree. I tried it about a year ago and that's all I use now. Their algorithm seems to be such much smoother and far more accurate and impressive than either the Samsung or Google versions..

NoNexus says:

Agreed again

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TLB69 says:

SwiftKey,the only one I use.I think you just missed the half price sale.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

mwara244 says:

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LL HUGH J says:

Wonder what the call audio fix addresses specifically. The crappy speakerphone?

kinster02 says:

No, popping and crackling sounds some are experiencing through the ear piece during calls.

From my Note 2 to you

Stuman1 says:

Im not having that problem. My calls are crystal clear. I use the personalize phone sound and it works well.

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Quadraphonic says:

I just returned my Note 3 back to Sprint and switched to T-Mobile and got another Note 3. There's a big difference. I had crackling noise with Sprint, and the calls are much better on T-Mobile. Especially through Wifi calling. To boot, my data speeds in Las Vegas are much faster too!

Plus Tmobile had Hd calling. Plain and simple nothing beats Samsung or Tmobile period.

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NoNexus says:

Unfortunately that is the one thing I dislike about this phone. The speaker is crud.

Sound through the earpiece or headset is great, the external speaker not so much

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Stuman1 says:

You're right, but the sound is great though the headphones

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NoNexus says:

What kind of beast would this be with boomsound?

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Deke218 says:

How often do you use your device as a social media center? Me myself, never. If I wanted to broadcast music to the masses, I surely wouldn't do it on a phone. Headphones sound so much better.

NoNexus says:

No one is talking about social media. If u play a song through the speaker, it is crap compared to the sound of the headphones

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TLB69 says:

I thought about that when HTC and Beats parted ways.

Sent from my Note 3 rockin Jelly Bean 4.3

murphdsurf says:

Not sure what that means?
"The software update service is not available.Maximum number of roll-outs updates has been exceeded.Try later???
Samsung ran out of credits??

reissc1 says:

I'm getting the same response.

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trusigma says:

Same here

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udazavlanje says:

Seems like Samsung always fails to make it right on CDMA network , right off the shelf. I had problems with their phones on both Sprint and Verizon , while my friends w same devices had 0.

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juicem2 says:

To bad they can't fix their network

mr rrobster says:

Can confirm that the MJ4 update (Sprint) has solved the problem with garbled audio. The phone is now complete!

grd117 says:

Can somebody please upload the apk for this update, because if we wait for the OTA it will take a while based on the servers issues.

OMG!!! I can't update I keep getting this message: "The software update service is not available. Maximum number of roll-out updates has been exceeded. Try later or update your device using Samsung Kies (www.samsung.com/kies)."

I've already tried Kies, but it tells me that the current version is MI5. Can someone please post the firmware update so those who get this message can manually update?

Im having the same problem why is this happening I have a feeling this is a bad batch of phones So having another phone sent to me

Markieb says:

The OTA update servers are back up!