T-Mobile’s Galaxy S3 receiving small update today


T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S3 is receiving a small update today to address a few bugs in the original software, but it’s what isn’t mentioned in the changelog that could be the most noteworthy inclusions in the update. While it hasn’t been confirmed, it is believed that the update will strip the TMo GS3 of universal search functionality, an element that recently disappeared from new devices being sold by T-Mobile. It is likely that this latest software update will bring Galaxy S3 handsets in the wild in line with new units stocking T-Mobile’s shelves, including the addition of a brightness slider and new radio and kernel versions.

If the update doesn’t contain such changes, users should consider themselves lucky. We’re still looking to confirm that matter either way. For the full rundown of what else has changed, head over to TMo’s site now.

[T-Mobile via TMoNews]

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  1. Yup, looks like universal search is gone. It also updated the stock web browser with navigation buttons on the top row in addition to the brightness slider.

  2. Other than rooting and roming, any chance of blocking OEM Updates? Mine is rooted and Id love to block this update!

    1. You can always decline to update and push it off for later, but you’ll be hounded to update every 5 minutes or so..

      1. I thought if you have custom ROM, you will not get OTA prompt?

        1. you shouldn’t.

    2. don’t accept the update? Install a custom recovery so the update will fail during the install?

  3. Haven’t gotten the update. Nor am I looking forward to. Happy with running Cm10 JB

  4. The “Universal Search” functionality might return when Touchwiz gets the Jellybean update (end of august? yeahright), since Google Now’s search returns apps, contacts, & web results just like the old search did. At least, it does in CM10 gapp’s Google Now – could also be stripped from Touchwiz’s version again.

    1. added an example Google Now screenshot showing universal search results from Apps, Web, and Contacts:

      1. same on bugless beast though they could have kept functionality within the roms!

        edit: of course i am running a gnex…..sorry.

  5. US Cellualr’s S3 is getting an update pushed as well.

  6. Is it just me or the update has made my phone alot slower..

  7. Can I rollback this update? My wifi calling is complete crap now. It will never connect. The wifi antenna seems a lot worse. I have less wifi coverage at my house. I do not want this anymore.

    1. Any luck on rolling it back, my battery drains faster now, apps crash frequently now. Prefer stability than new features, any ideas?


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