The Samsung Galaxy S3 Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update leaked onto the internet this week.
SamMobile leaked an early firmware build of the new software that can be installed and used on the Galaxy S3. The site cautions that the software is still in testing at Samsung. There is a video posted on the site that displays the Android 4.2.2, JellyBean running on the smartphone. It features lock screen widgets and a revamped design that makes the S3 run a lot like the S4.
The official Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update has been delayed for undisclosed reasons but it should be rolling out soon as SamMobile has gained accessed to this early build. An updated version of the Android 4.1.2, JellyBean update has been issued to Verizon customers.
The original version of the update caused some 4G LTE connectivity problems with the device and with the new one, they are being corrected. Verizon even pulled the original update around a week ago to ensure that this problem did not affect any more users.
The build number for the new version is JZ054K.I535VRBMF1, while the previous update was JZ054K.I535VRBMD3. Verizon users are already reporting that the new update for the Galaxy S3 returns things to normal with the 4G LTE. It mostly functions a small bug fix without any other enhancements. Those facing this issue will notice the difference once the new software is installed.
The Android 4.2.2, JellyBean update for the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 was experiencing delays. “Samsung delayed 4.2.2 for Note 2 and S3,” tweeted out SamMobile previously. “Reason new TW for S3 and Note 2.”
The site was apparently blaming the new Touch Wiz UI for the delay. This news was not been confirmed by Samsung at the time; however, SamMobile frequently reports accurate information regarding the company and its products.