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Android 4.3 Update Rolling Out to Verizon Galaxy S3 Users as Build VRUCML1

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Do you have a Galaxy S3 on Verizon? Perhaps you’re the proud owner of a few of the 800,000 Galaxy Gears Samsung shipped last month. If you answered “Yes” to either of those questions, you’ll be pleased to hear that an update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with full support for the Galaxy Gear has begun rolling out to Verizon GS3 users.

Besides Galaxy Gear support, the update includes access to the Verizon Cloud, a ‘Sound & Shot” option in the camera, fuller support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE devices, the ability to move apps to the SD card, and various enhancements to Multi-Window, call settings, Isis Wallet, the lock screen, and notifications. A number of bugs have also been addressed.

The update is rolling out as build VRUCML1 according to Verizon support documents, all of which we have included below.

Let us know in the comments if you’ve received the update, and if you notice anything we failed to mention.

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Via: Verizon Wireless Support
  • Steve

    They took away the on/off option for the data at the top. That sucks. I wish they would use their brains when pushing new software. Stupid morons.

  • Kelli

    Now my S3 has the flash go off when docked. I think it happens when I receive an email.

  • Nick

    Beautiful update. Loving it., Fast, smooth, great battery time.
    But Dashclock does not work at all with this 4.3

  • getting pissed guy

    Well, after the update, my phone froze and is slower to wake up. Just like most posts have already mentioned. I just noticed when I do a swipe screenshot, the sound is gone. Is that an enhancement? Seems like a problem to me since I was used to the way it was. Anyways, sounds like there are definitely issues with this update. I hope we don’t have to suffer too long. We pay money to have a service, not a problem. They better get on the ball before a class action law suit materializes. Then it’ll cost them a whole lot more money cause this is affecting millions of people. Millions times hundreds equals hundreds of millions of green backs. Do the right thing and fix it. It’ll cost you less in the long run.

  • JazzoRenee

    This update rendered almost all my apps to have to be uninstalled and re installed. PITS.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone who takes this VRUCML1 update will never be able to ROOT or use custom ROM’s again. This essentially locks your bootloader and forces you to be stuck using Verizon software only for life.

  • chelsie


    • Justin

      Is that in the stock messenger app? In hangouts?

  • disappointedgalaxy

    Update is horrible. Lots of features look cheap. Google suggested results don’t show up properly. Battery life is shorter. Why has the music player changed? And the home screen? And the wifi feature on the pull down status screen? Why? Why change the look of the features? Thought I had a great device, turns out it transformed into a cheap toy. Thanks for the disappointment

  • Bobby Edwards

    It did not change the screen mode name to easy. Mine still says “starter mode.” And I don’t see Knox. My stepdaughter is on AT&T and in her applications, Knox has 4 or 5 categories but Verizon only has 1 category and says Knox notification manager. And I really think the file size was bigger than 116 MB.

  • wizteknet

    While the 4.3 update was really awesome. The battery drain is twice as fast. So was it worth it? NO. Be warned!

  • DocW

    I up dated my Verizon GS3 two days ago and now have lots of issues. WIFI shuts off with a wifi unstable or too weak so it switches to data plan. Battery life real short now. Internet is unstable and locks up and is unresponsive from time to time. This up date needs fixes. I did not have any issues with my GS3 prior.

    • Justin

      Turn off the auto switch feature in the advanced settings of wifi. This worked for me. Hope it helps.

  • Mr. J

    Love the Gear support, hate the fact that FoxFi is now broken.


      They updated Foxfi to work with the 4.3 update!

  • Sacchin Thomas

    My camera app is completely broken after the update, I can’t even get it to open.

    Actually after looking for it in the processes, it doesn’t even look like the camera process is on my phone altogether after the update. What the hell?

  • Jawbox

    I just realized bluetooth seems busted no too. I can no longer connect to my car stereo! 🙁

  • chilidipper

    What happened to the data toggle button?

    • pizzaparties

      I have it.

      • chilidipper

        I found where you select which toggle buttons you want to see.

    • wizteknet

      You have to access the top right pull down toggles. Supposeably its configurable.

  • Steve Spiro

    Any gps fixes??!

  • Jawbox

    Wow, bummer dude. Yep, I don’t like how the choices are pretty weak. I guess that’s what happens with manufacturers trying to have their own identity though. You should watch the documentary on Helvetica font if you haven’t seen it. 🙂

  • Annoyed

    On my S3, 4G seems to be gone. 3G only cuts in after turning on/off mobile data several times at start up.

    • chilidipper

      If wifi is on try turning it off. 4G came on when I turned wifi off.

  • I Barely Know What I Am Doing

    As near as I can tell you can have multiple widgets but each one goes on a separate page. I have a flashlight widget that is just a button but I can’t put anything else with it.

  • lawnboymike

    Lost root. Even with OTA Zookeeper!

  • Justin

    Shane, to get the tabbed settings like the galaxy s4, open settings, then press your menu button on the bottom left of the phone and it will bring up the option to have a tabbed settings like the galaxy s4. Hope this helps you.

    • Jawbox

      Thanks, didn’t know that one. 🙂

    • DOD

      Thanks for this post. I’ve seen this on custom roms, but thought it was only possible with one.

  • iceburgh

    I’m trying to figure out how to use lock widgets. I tried following the tutorial that was used for the S4, but the lock screen option is not the same. I want to start using DashClock. Any ideas?

    • Justin

      Press and hold on the time on the lock screen for a sec then try sliding over it’ll show you a plus on the next screen. Hope it helps you out.

    • Justin

      Is dash clock installed already?

      • iceburgh

        Yes it was. Thanks to you two I figured it out. Plus I had to change my lock screen setting from pattern to swipe.

    • Bobby Edwards

      When ur on the lockscreen then swipe the clock to the right and ull be able to set a widget on the next page. U have to have the multiple widgets box checked in settings under the lock screen setting.

      • iceburgh

        Meant to say thanks earlier….Thanks!

    • Nick

      Current version of Dash clock simply doesn’t work at all with the 4.3 S3 update

  • Okki125

    Boot up seems slower and now has an obnoxious Verizon animation in it. has someone figured out yet how to kill that off?

  • Bob Evans

    Fox-Fi will not work after the update.

  • shawn

    updated and now whenever i switch tabs or open up chrome its black unless i scroll and since it uninstalled swiftkey, i put it back on but now there is no haptic feedback with the swiftkey board. same for others?

    • Jawbox

      I have the same issue with chrome. It also disabled SwiftKey, which I re-enabled. I don’t use the haptic feedback though. The flash going off for every message is mildly annoying/perplexing.

  • 94Q45T

    Just started downloading, so I googled the update and found this article. Guess we’ll see what happens.

  • BroRob

    Hopefully it wont be long until someone de-bloats and zips it up so I can flash the rooted, de-bloated stock ROM.

  • Travis Hendricks

    Tip: Go into App Manager and hit the Turn Off button for Samsung Font if you want to use Roboto system-wide. It looks wayyyy better in my opinion.

    • Jawbox

      Is it SamsungSans? I son;t see anything called “Samsung Font”. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

      • pizzaparties

        Did you figure it out? I want helvetica back. All of these fonts are ugly!

        • Jawbox

          Nope, I just stuck with the one called default which looks like the one I used pre-update. the others are all too cartoon looking. I never figured out the tip Travis was talking about though.

      • Travis Hendricks

        My bad, you’re right. It’s SamsungSans that you need to turn off.