Learn how to check the software version and see official versions for the Samsung Galaxy S III.
As of May 20, 2013, there are two versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. See IMEIs below to determine the model you are using.
Beginning August 24, the Samsung Galaxy S III LTE (T999L) received a software update to T999LUVUBOH1. This update provides features and improvements:
Beginning August 31, the Samsung Galaxy S III (T999) received a software update to T999UVUEOH1. This update provides features and improvements:
Software update: Automatic (OTA)
Software update: Download
To check the current software version, follow these steps:
These software versions are for the Galaxy S III LTE (T999L) with these IMEIs:
Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.
This document will be updated if and when new software is available.
Your phone can update to software version T999LUVUBOH1:
If the update fails, contact customer care
Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.
To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:
These software versions are for the Galaxy S III original (T999) with these IMEIs:
Your phone can update to software version T999UVUEOH1:
If the update fails, contact customer care.
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This software update will be pushed to your phone between August 24 and September 18. Your phone will notify you when it is ready to update. If your phone has not received an OTA message, see Software update: Download below.
After receiving the OTA notification, follow these steps:
You can download and install the software update:
From the phone
From a computer
Update software from the phone
To check for updates and download the update from the Samsung servers, follow these steps:
Update software from a computer
To download updates for your phone and install them using a computer, follow these steps:
You can manually update using the manufacturer provided USB and any computer that has the latest version of Samsung Kies installed. To manually update over a USB cable, follow these steps:
Note: All troubleshooting support for the Kies desktop experience including installation, connectivity between handset and Kies as well as device OS updates should be forwarded to Samsung. See Samsung Kies for Android devices for more information.
Note: USB Debugging is only needed when using a MAC to Update via Kies.
Important: Verify you have backed up all of your data, including the contents of the internal (non-removable) SD card, to prevent unnecessary data loss.
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