Verizon Galaxy S3 update

Verizon's Galaxy S3 — yes, that old salt — is getting an update today. And this update, apparently, gives the phone roaming access on Canada's Telus network. And ... well, that's it. You'll be up to Build JSS15J.I535VRUCNC1 with this one. So update at your leisure, if you're the kind who has to update all the things. (Like some of us around here.)

Source: Verizon support (pdf); Thanks to Ryan and everyone else who sent this in!

 
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sublimaze says:

Finally! Now I will be able sleep at night.

Why would it need an update to roam on Telus? Couldn't that have been handled via an update to the data on the SIM to tell the phone to connect to Telus is a signal is available? Is there something about their network that makes it incompatible with non-Telus devices?

luqman24 says:

Yes, both networks use different frequencies.

tmcb82 says:

All 4G devices need a software update to be able to use Telus's GSM netwwork due to Telus shutting down their CDMA network that was always used VZW phones by default (and hard coded) in the past. It's not something a PRL/EPRL update would resolve.

ONCE AGAIN MY CELL IS LOOSING CHARGE AFTER THIS UPDATE! I HOPED IT WAS A PATCH FOR THAT LAST ANDROID SCREW UP. ANYONE ELSE NOTICE BATTERY DRAIN?

Damn. My wife's S3 is still kicking. It just won't die!!

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Come on note 4. Damn stop treating me like this Verizon. Lol. Why not update KitKat one more time? Or add the ability to be able to add abilities⁉⁉
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dc5_k20z1 says:

Wow... Who the f**k fell asleep for months of the Note 3 KitKat testing? This is ridiculous! Wtf is the Note 3 update Verizon? What other phones do you still have to update now? The Droid Charge? Samsung Nexus? Seriously, get that damn update out already. It stings bad enough others have had it for 1-2 months now and have received other updates too.

Notajediyet says:

Let's hope they snuck in a few bug fixes, like the battery drain issue in as well.

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Seth Mishne says:

I agree

cmgodwin says:

+10

My cell is draining worse! With this Canada calling whatever it is thing for the S3! Amazing! That stated downloading on its own.

CarterGuy says:

Be careful. I installed this and it corrupted everything on my SD Card. As soon as it finished I get a notification that m SD card is damaged and I need to re-format it.

Just to add, I'm 100% totally stock.

Cat Hunter says:

Mine has been updating for 9 hours. Seriously. This is ridiculous.

Seth Mishne says:

does it fix all of the bugs 4.3 caused like huge battery and lagging. I hope it does I am waiting to download it because of my experiences with the prior update

Franky D says:

Awesome! I'm gonna have a three way...................call with Ford and Bieber!!