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4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

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Wizard

4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

Samsung Galaxy SIII Software Update - L710VPBMD4

Enhancements/Fixes

- Home screen security fix

- Multi-view: Split Screen multitasking support

- Camera feature and gallery enhancements

- Addition of Paper Artist

- Bulk SMS Enhancements

Important Notes

- The new software version is: L710VPBMD4

- Updates may be released in stages. When checking for the update, you may receive a message

  that no update is available, check back later or wait until the update notification is sent to your device.

- Refer to the Samsung Galaxy S III Software Updates blog for install instructions.

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Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMC3

Wizard

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMC3

Oops, I've updated it...thanks!

Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

- Bulk SMS Enhancements - Does this mean 'group texting' or are we going to have to wait for 4.2?

Wizard

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

Whoa, website redesign! Take a little of the Cards idea, eh?  This sure will take some getting used to.

MD4 works flawlessly for me. Kudos Sprint to keep the upgrade train rolling.  Only US carrier with the Premium suite features, amIrite?

Wizard

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMC3

dshoem01, you might want to put in your notes how to USE mutli-view.  Long press the back button to initiate it.  It is NOT intuitive how to get it started.

Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

I just happened to access the forums and saw that there was a post regarding a software update for the Galaxy S3.

I don't see an updated swype keyboard listed as an enhancement, and am wondering why. The version of the swype keyboard that comes installed on the S3 has a known bug in it -- the swype keyboard is unable to determine when it's necessary to use "i vs. I." I posted a message about this in the swype forums and received confirmation that this was in fact a bug that had since been corrected in an updated version. A forum administrator stated the fix had been sent out to the OEMs.

I've been in contact with Samsung support, but they have no information about an updated keyboard. I'm using the 1.4.9 beta keyboard. Any word on when Samsung/Sprint will be including an updated keyboard with a software release?

Edit: Just saw that Swype v1.5 (full version) is available for purchase or for use as a 30-day trial. Apparently Swype has been updated again, but the S3 is using an older keyboard.

Message was edited by: c_brookhart

Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

I've noticed that the right swipe on a contact to call is gone. Only left swipe to message is still there

Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

so anyone in San Francisco see this update yet? Forcing it through settings isn't working.

Wizard

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

UPDATES ARE NOT LOCATION BASED, THEY ARE RANDOMIZED BASED OFF YOUR PLAY SERVICES AND GOOGLE OTA SERVICES.

Sorry for the shouting, but people always assume updates are geographically based.  They are not.  When its your time, it'll be your time.  You can try the trick of force closing and clearing data for Google Play Services, Google Framework Services, and rebooting your phone.  Then go back and check for updates, but that doesn't work all the time.

Journeyman

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

thank you! I always wondered how the rollouts occurred.

Wizard

Re: 4/24 - Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update - L710VPMD4

You can follow this link to get the Official Update Zip from google and instructions on how to update your phone from MB1

file name: ebe16cf30fd6.update_SPH-L710_MB1_to_MD4.zip

MD5 check sums 4f1f349cf56afe40807bc641a04a8408

File size: 104MB

AGAIN, this is OFFICIAL from GOOGLE SERVERS (Sprint and Samsung official update file).  No funny business or anything that is warranty breaking at all.  This is how a Sprint Store would do the update if you took it to them.

  1. Download the file, put it on your SD card. Do NOT unzip the file.
  2. Boot phone into Recovery Mode (power off, once all the way off, hold HOME+VOL UP+POWER button until the Samsung logo appears, then let go)
  3. Select Choose update from SD card (vol up and down to move cursor, power button to select)
  4. Find that Zip you saved to your SD card
  5. Update phone

Your phone will reboot and you'll have the latest MD4.

I'm sure Sprint will remove this post.

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