Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III Update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Suspended in India

Samsung earlier was rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA update to the Indian users of the Samsung Galaxy S III, but all of sudden, there is a halt to that and the updates are now suspended, thanks to a few bugs and issues which the company has noticed and started working on. The S3 on Sprint was receiving the updates quite some time ago, and there were no issues reported, and if any, the company usually releases another minor update. But in India, the major OTA updating has been stopped and Samsung will now soon send the updates after the issues are resolved.

Samsung Galaxy S III

One of the users of Galaxy S III received an email regarding the update:

Dear Mr. XXXXX,

This is in reference to your email received on date 15th of November, 2012 regarding updating of GT-I9300 (Galaxy S III) to Android Jelly Bean v4.1.

We would like to inform you that update was released earlier by Samsung India for Galaxy S III but now it rolled back due to some technical reasons, so we request you to kindly co-operate with us till the future release of Android v4.1 (Jelly bean) for mentioned handset. Therefore; we are not in position to give you any official confirmation regarding the same.

But we appreciate your valuable feedback. We forwarded your feedback to Product Innovation Team. Presently they are looking on same matter. If any update is available you will be get on our website as soon as possible.

Any update in this regard will be conveyed to you by various means of communication.


Technical Support Team

Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd.

The Samsung Galaxy S III came in with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and since then, there had been a few minor updates and recently the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS update sent through the OTA option. While there are other ways using which you can do the manual updating of your phone, the OTA is the recommended and easiest way of updating your phone. There’s one more version, i.e. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS now into the scene and there is no news whether the Galaxy S3 would be receiving the update to that version in the near future, mainly because there are more expectations that the next generation Galaxy device, i.e. the Galaxy S4 would be into the scene very soon.

As of now, the update has been stopped but you could still try to check for the same by going to Settings>> About Device>> Software Update. If there is any update available, that should be OTA from the company.



  1. JaideepC

    November 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    On my India bought Galaxy S3, I has this notification that update is available. After updating to 4.1.1. (Build No: JRO03C.19300XXDLK1, my battery life which used to last 18 – 20 hours has been completely destroyed. It hardly lasts 4 -5 hours nowand there is some strange daemon called UPSD which is consuming 45%.

    After killing REMOTE CONTROL, uninstalling AllShare etc etc the battery life has improved to 8 hours.

    However the screen gets hot and the SCREEN is consuming 67%.

    I am cursing myself for going in for the JB update.

    Can I roll back to 4.0.1 which was so stable and gave excellent battery life.
    Maybe I miss some minor bells and whistles. The much touted Project Butter is indeed noticeable after JB update, but maybe 5-10%.

    I am willing to sacrifice this 5-10% improvement for screen response time for 24-26 hours of superb battery life.

    Please advise ASAP

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

      a new update has arrived which promises to fix the update

  2. Karthik S

    November 27, 2012 at 7:43 am

    I have installed the latest Jelly Bean version (pushed directly to the mobile thru WiFi), it seems to be good but One bug is noticed, i.e my Message (SMS) is having around 6000 messages. So lets say I use the phone (after fresh restart) for more than 6-7 hours then when we try to open Messages and check them, the application closes abruptly. Even while typing it would close the message application. I installed Pansi as well and tried it and this doesnt have a problem though. So thought of bringing it to your notice.

    I tried to clear the RAM and close all the applications as well and still the SMS application (messages) gets closed abruptly.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      just reapply the update after clearing the cache, it will be updated

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