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Jelly Bean Update Now Live for Verizon’s Galaxy S3!

Our inbox just filled up with pure joy. The Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update for Verizon’s Galaxy S3 is live. Users appear to be pulling it like crazy, so if you haven’t been prompted yet, be sure to check your phone.

*Settings>About phone>System update>Check new

If it’s not there, we have been told that the “Google Services Framework” trick works.

*Settings>Apps>All>Google Services Framework>Force stop/Clear data

Full details about the update can be found here.

Cheers Jonathan, Craig, cmpx, DigitalEnforcer, TJ, Matt and Mike!

  • Jess

    ever since i updated this morning, i can no longer send texts – whenever i open any text app (And I DL several to see if that would help) It only says that the program is not responding. I can receive texts, but I cannot reply them without the phone freezing and then displaying the message that the app is no longer responding. Does anyone have advice?

  • jboogie1289

    What’s happening with the notification LED light? It appears to be much dimmer than before. I’ve seen on a few other sites for all variant models that this is an issue with all GS3′s updating to JB. Odd indeed but not a kill move. Just wondered if anyone else is experiencing the same thing too.

  • JohnPA2006

    If you noticed your email is darker now, and the brightness just wont come like it did before the update, here is what you need to do.
    Tap on SETTINGS –> Power Saving Mode —> uncheck Background Color.

    Now you can leave power saving enabled and have your email stay at the normal brightness you had it on before your JB update.

    Wanted to share this with everyone since it drove me nuts for about 20 minutes.

  • http://twitter.com/nsheth05 nirav

    Updated to jelly bean successfully but now battery drains incredibly fast. charged it 100% unplug power adapter at 12:30 at night and @ 7 am phone was turned off due to battery less then 10% phone was not being used at night after charging.

  • iceburgh

    Been running it since Friday. Battery life is worse now. Didn’t notice it Friday or Saturday, but then started using Goggle Now on Sunday, and noticed the battery life diminish. I did turn Google Now on Friday but didn’t do anything with it.
    Also now when I activate the GPS I keep getting the notice about ‘by selecting GPS services, you are allowing access…’ and then either select cancel or agree. I never had that pop up window appear before, and whenever I activate it, up comes the popup window. Is there a way to turn this off so it doesn’t keep appearing?

  • omar izzat

    dose anyone konw how to return to stock i am currently running leaked jellybean rom but i want to run the offical one?

  • SHIV PATEL

    hey Thanks for post. I am looking for it . Also I want to know which firmware is most stable !
    Thanks:)

  • gabravo2005

    Battery life is horrible now! After 5 1/2 hours battery is down to 64 percent. Chrome is the top user at 27 percent. Active for nine and a half minutes

  • Luis M

    The copy and paste bug is fixed…for now

  • http://twitter.com/hightweetts Tareck A

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME, IV TRIED EVERYTHING, NEW SIM CARD, TRIED Google Services Framework” trick, STILL NOTHING. ALSO TRIED SAFE MODE, AND RESTORING. I AM A SALES REP FOR VERIZON AND SOLD A SAMSUNG S3 THE OTHER DAY, AND IT GOT THE UPDATE RIGHT AWAY. SO I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY I AM LEFT OUT AFTER HAVING IT FOR 5MONTHS. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP, VERIZON TECH SUPPORT HAS NO ANSWER, IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE SHARE.

    • JohnPA2006

      ITS NOT A TOOMAH !!!! And please stop shouting.

      Did you get your update yet?

  • avanthomme

    Since our phone is now global ready with the update, go to settings, more settings, mobile networks, preferred network mode and switch it to lte/cdma. This will help save battery life if you noticed any changes in battery life since update.

  • dsim91

    This blows I cannot manually pull this thing to save my life I’ve tried every thing maybe soon someone will post the file online for downloading

  • Repoman210

    Help help my sg3 is giveing me a fail…it updates but when it try’s to install it just crash tryed like 5 times what am I doing wrong

  • JazzoRenee

    It is so much faster and a lot smoother! I love it.

  • yarrellray

    Verizon sucks rotten eggs. Piss on them but I am happy for Galaxy S3 owners.

  • Jake

    Is there any difference between this and blk3

  • http://twitter.com/vdefender Taylor A.

    YEY.. oh wait.. it was already leaked awhile ago, and oh yeah, I’m running CM10. Moving along.

  • Hrothgar

    I downloaded JB earlier and I am now having issues with the message notification tone. When my wife texts, it only plays half of the tone. Seems to work when anyone else sends a text. Anyone else noticing any bugs or issues?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30814337 Brian Rokosz

    my notifications are messed up now…everything else works very well but half of the icon for email isn’t visible…and unlocking the phone triggers the camera a lot more.

  • http://twitter.com/spdivr1122 Stephen

    wow 400 megabytes? why is it such a large download?

  • Jim McClain

    My wife is about to enjoy a big handfull of jellybeans

  • cusco

    Battery life got worst with this update…..was at 70% before update. After the update a reboot and web surf…its now down to 58% and draning.

    • DeathfireD

      I’m running into the same issues. Starting at 100% I open up the reddit app read 5 or 6 articles and my battery is down to 96%. I don’t use the phone for 30 mins and check it again and it’s down to 89%. Apparently there’s several large bugs that cause the battery to drain really really fast.
      1) The media server will cause the battery to drain if you have any corrupt songs on your SD card.
      2) Turning Google Now on sucks the battery extremely fast. I’m guessing because of it’s constant information gathering in the background.
      3) Google Map’s periodicity polls for your current location. It never used to eat battery life but apparently now it does so by turning off that part in the app it’s supposed to save some batter. Personally I haven’t noticed a difference so I just keep it on.

      There’s more things people have been finding but those three seem to be the biggest. I can confirm that turning Google Now off did help a lot. I don’t have any music on my phone so the media server doesn’t really use any battery life on me.

      • hkklife

        The constantly running Media Server bug was present under ICS and it will also kill your battery if it finds a single bad song or jpeg etc. One more reason why TouchWiz & Samsung both blow chunks. And yet another reason to hate Google for pitifully trying to be like Apple and doing everything they can to drop native SD card support from the OS.

        I am really getting disenchanted with the whole Android ecosystem as a whole these days. There are just too many bugs, quirks, delays, broken promises, and caveats even if you are running on a new, flagship, unrooted, bone-stock device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dominick-White/642535026 Dominick White

    Cool, my wifes s3 is updaying right now

  • Kurt

    What happened to S Memo?? It’s not on my phone and I can’t get it after the Jelly Bean update

    • JohnPA2006

      S Memo should still be there, Its still on mine since the update.
      Have you restarted your phone at least 2 or 3 times?

  • Rampancy

    I was rooted with no custom ROM. FYI here’s a guide I found to unroot, install JB OTA and then re-root and unlock bootloader. No data wipe either!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1974114&nocache=1