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Samsung Galaxy S3 at AT&T: New Update – No Jelly Bean But A New Radio and Some Tweaks

by Mihai Matei on September 20, 2012


The Samsung Galaxy S3 received a fair number of updates during the past few weeks and although we would very much want for Jelly Bean to finally arrive, even Ice Cream Sandwich updates are welcomed.

T-Mobile’s SGS3 received a new update roughly a month ago and a new but rather small Android 4.0.4 build landed on Verizon’s model a few days ago as well, bringing a few bug fixes and the new Remote Diagnostic application.

Next in line seems to be AT&T, so if you happen to own the 16 GB Galaxy S3 from the carrier in question, check back after the break and find out what you can expect.

Samsung Galaxy S3 at AT&T: New Update - No Jelly Bean But A New Radio and Some Tweaks

Samsung Galaxy S3 at AT&T: New Update - No Jelly Bean But A New Radio and Some Tweaks

Samsung Galaxy S3 at AT&T: New Update

The latest over-the-air build is 82 MB in size and will bring your Galaxy S3 to version UCALH9. It also brings a new radio firmware, version I747UCLH9, a new VPN and a few enterprise security enhancements.

However these small details might not interest you so in case you’re looking for more obvious changes, the latest build introduces a new brightness slider in the notification dropdown and well, not much else other than that.


On short, this isn’t a meaty build and it might not keep you satisfied until the big Jelly Bean update hits the waves, but it’s a welcomed addition nonetheless. That being said, if you happen to own AT&T’s Galaxy S3 make sure you head down to Settings > About Phone > Software updates and check whether or not your device is ready to receive the new files.

Feel free to drop us a line if you’ve received the update or not. We’ll keep an eye on things and keep you up to speed as soon as we get word regarding Android 4.1.

Thanks Android Central for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy S3 at AT&T.

  • Eugene

    My text messages randomly stopped sending after the update. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    • J

      Having the same issue… the only way I’ve gotten them to send is while I’m on the phone.. help please……

      • Jay

        I am having this issue as well. any resolution?

        • Rick

          I found the below on another site.

          1) With phone on, take off back cover and press your SIM card so it releases from the spring. It won’t come all the way out as it’s blocked by the battery. This seems fine – I didn’t bother trying to force it out as I didn’t want to break anything…
          2) Once you see the message that the SIM card is removed, go to the dialer and dial *#2263#
          3) You should see a menu with band selections. The current setting is “Automatic”. If you switch to “GSM All”, you will be EDGE (2G). If you switch to “WCDMA All”, you will be on HSPA+ (3G, though AT&T and others call it 4G).
          4) Press the SIM card back into place until it clicks. For whatever reason the phone will not recognize it until you reboot. Upon reboot you should see your new setting in effect.

          I switched to WCDMA ALL… then rebooted. This put it on HSPA only. Then I did the above again and selected automatic and rebooted. LTE came back online and the SMS worked again. No problems since. Hope this helps.

  • Michael

    Randomly decided to check software update and found this. Was jumping enjoy hoping it was jelly bean bit I figured 80mb was a bit small for a new OS. The brightness slider is a nice addition

  • J

    Can’t get text messages anymore they stop working randomly the only way ive been able to get it fixed is to take out sim card and battery

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