T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 gets Android 4.1 update

Just as T-Mobile’s network is graced with its first Android 4.2 device, another is dipping its hand in the Jelly Bean jar. TMo’s Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999) is now receiving its update to Android 4.1.1. While it isn’t the latest version of the Jelly Bean software, users can still expect plenty of enhancements, including Google Now and the performance-enhancing Project Butter. As part of tweaks to Samsung’s TouchWiz UX comes an improved pop-up play experience with resizable second window.

The official designation for the new software version is T999UVDLJA/JRO03L. It will reach users as an over-the-air update, but can also be installed directly using Samsung Kies. T-Mobile is the second US carrier to deploy Jelly Bean for their Galaxy S3 handsets, following Sprint’s launch of the OS refresh last month. The remaining US service providers are expected to roll out the update in the coming months.

[via SamMobile]

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  • Thomas

    Verizon hello ??

    • shooter50

      You should be saying Verizon goodbye. High rates and slow updates make their LTE speed not worth it. Getting average 9M down with T-mo and reduced my bill by 45%

      • blest

        Everything ain’t about updates. When you’re someone who tinkers with their phone you get those updates from leaks. And until the real one comes down the pipe you get excellent coverage(depending on where you are) and fast lte(I generally get 30mbps – 50). With unlimited data..
        Premium price for premium service good sir.

        • Guest

          And the more people support them, the more they can justify a closed off network.
          How long until they find a way to stop non Verizon certified firmware / kernels from authenticating on the network?

          Wanna play the ‘open’ card, then play the ‘open’ game!

          • blest

            Of course big red probably would want to do it but there’s things in the way of that.

      • peanutsrevenge

        And the more people support them, the more they can justify a closed off network.
        How long until they find a way to stop non Verizon certified firmware / kernels from authenticating on the network?

        Wanna play the ‘open’ card, then play the ‘open’ game!

    • JMcGee

      Shocking, isn’t it?

  • deeoh1084

    i’m already downloading them right now from xda forum!!! Woot! can’t wait to flash them tonight

    • Jason Walker

      Oh the ROMs that will come from this

  • Chimphappyhour

    Great TMO. Now where is my multi-window for my GNote2?

  • Brian Menius

    Here’s hoping that the Note 2 update trails Sprint’s in a similar matter- ergo, within the next couple weeks.

  • mred612

    wohoo! got mine! I did mine ota 340mb!

  • Jayshmay

    To those of you on Tmo, is it TRULY unlimited??? Or does Tmo slow your speeds when you reach a certain amount of GB’s?

    • Tbone

      Yep, truly unlimited. And loving JB!

    • Chimphappyhour

      It is truly unlimited but there is one caveat on the network. If there is a heavy load on the network, the unlimited plan gets “managed”. I’ve had areas that can reach as high as 13-15mbps with the Note2 suddenly run down around 3-5mbps during peak usage times. TMo states that they will do as much in the fine print.

      • malcmilli

        i think thats pretty much any network. i’ve seen Verizon phones get 15 mbps at night and 4.5 mbps during the afternoon

      • peanutsrevenge

        So, those that pay the most, get the slowest speeds?
        Is that what’s happening, the capped accounts will still get 15Mbps? Or aren’t you sure as you have unlimited?

        I realise that there’s a finite amount of bandwidth, but slowing the people that pay the most, generally because they the data seems rather backwards!

        • Teddy_Ruxpin

          You actually don’t “pay the most” for the unlimited.

  • rudyydx

    “The remaining US service providers are expected to roll out the update in the coming months.”

    This does not include the Straight Talk TracFone Galaxy SII.

  • HeatFan786

    Is it worth flashing the roms from T-Mobile over using Frost Jelly as my rom? I don’t want to lose my wi if tethering and hotspoting for free.

    • http://www.facebook.com/AGx07 Chris Brown-Demoreno

      You probably wont be able to flash it OVER any other ROMs, The instructions I’ve read thus far and what I’m in the process of doing will likely wipe your phone, mostly because of how the update affects partitions (or so I hear, I don’t know the truth). Either way I’d recommend a full wipe just to avoid any possible issues.

      • HeatFan7861

        What about losing root access and Wi-Fi Hotspoting for free?

  • phil falkenholm

    its about time!!!!!!!!

  • chuckles87

    What a good day my s3 got its update and my n7 also got its update

  • chuckles87

    I actually restored my device last night due to an issue installing cyanogenmod now my question is the rooting method still the same or will I have to wait for a new method

  • TroiCake

    upgraded a stock T-Mobile SG3 with no problems but just realized that
    USB mounting isn’t working. Charging works fine but the phone nor laptop
    sees that something is plugged in. Is this happening to anyone else?