Software update: Samsung Galaxy S III

    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:

    New features

    • N/A

    Improvements

    • Messaging security improvements

     

    Beginning August 31, the Samsung Galaxy S III  (T999) received  a software update to T999UVUEOH1. This update provides features and improvements:

    New features

    • N/A

    Improvements

    • Messaging security improvements

     

    Software version

    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Software update: Download

     

     

    Software version

    Check the software version

    To check the current software version, follow these steps:

     

    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. If available, tap the More tab.
    4. Tap About device.
    5. Scroll down to Baseband version to view the software version of the phone.

     

     

    Software versions for Galaxy S III LTE (T999L)

     

    These software versions are for the Galaxy S III LTE (T999L) with these IMEIs:

    • 35588005 (Marble White)

     

    Software versionStatus

    T999LUVUBOH1

    Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.

     

    This document will be updated if and when new software is available.

    T999LUVUBNF4

    T999LUVUBNC1

    T999UVUENC2

    T999LUVUBMK4

    T999LUVAMB7

    Your phone can update to software version T999LUVUBOH1:

    If the update fails, contact customer care

    Other versions

    Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

     

    See: Rooted device identification and support.

     

    Requirements to update

    To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

    • T999LUVUBNF4
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update 4MB

     

     

    Software versions for Galaxy S III original (T999)

     

    These software versions are for the Galaxy S III original (T999) with these IMEIs:

    • 35210705 (Pebble Blue)
    • 35302405 (Pebble Blue)
    • 35302505 (Pebble Blue)
    • 35302205 (Marble White)
    • 35302305 (Marble White)
    • 35516405 (Marble White)
    • 35588105 (Titanium Gray)
    • 35482605 (Titanium Gray)

     

    Software versionStatus

    T999UVUEOH1

    Your software is up to date. There are no updates available.

     

    This document will be updated if and when new software is available.

    T999UVUENC2

    T999UVUEMJC

    T999UVDMD5

    T999UVDLJC

    T999UVDLJAC

    T999UVLJ4

    T999UVLH2

    T999UVLG1/T999UVLEM

    Your phone can update to software version T999UVUEOH1:

    If the update fails, contact customer care.

    Other versions

    Your phone has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

     

    See: Rooted device identification and support.

    Requirements to update

    To be able to update to the current software version, the below requirements must be met:

    • T999UVUENC2
    • Device software is not rooted
    • 50% battery life
    • Latest version of Kies software downloaded on PC or MAC
    • Data connection
    • File size of update is 4 MB

     

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    Software update: Automatic (OTA)

    Update automatically Over-The-Air (OTA)

    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:

     

    1. You will receive a notification message when the update is available for you.
    2. From the message Notification Screen, touch Download.
    3. Touch Install Now.
    4. Wait as your phone restarts and completes the update.

     

     

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    Software update: Download

    Download and install software update

    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:

     

    1. From the Home screen, press the Menu key.
    2. Touch Settings.
    3. Tab the More tab.
    4. Touch About device.
    5. Touch Software update.
      • If the update is not available, you will receive the message The device is up- to-date.
    6. Follow the on-screen prompts.
    7. Wait as your phone restarts and completes the update.

     

     

    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 more information.

     

    Installing Kies

    1. Download the most recent version of Kies by visiting http://www.samsung.com/us/kies/ (Select the SAMSUNG Kies version compatible with the PC)
      Note:
      • Save the file to a desired location - the Desktop is recommended for easy access.
      • Ensure you are on the most recent Kies version. If you attempt to check for Kies updates manually through the application, older versions may not recognize that there is a new version available. Compare your version number (found in Help > Kies Info) with that available through Samsung (click the file to download, on the download screen, the file name will include 2.x.x.x.xxxxx_, this is the current version available).
    2. Double click the Kies file. The program will self extract, no action is required
    3. Select the desired Language and Location, then click Next.
    4. Read the license agreement, check the box for "I accept..." and click Next.
    5. Kies will begin the installation. No action is required.
    6. When the process is complete, click Finish.

     

    Prepare the Samsung Galaxy S III

    Note: USB Debugging is only needed when using a MAC to Update via Kies.

    1. From the Android home screen, press the Menu key and tap Settings.
    2. Tap Developer options.
    3. Tap Ok.
    4. Tap USB Debugging.
    5. Tap the Home key to exit the settings menu.
    6. Insert the USB data cable into the phone and then into an available port on the computer.
    7. Select Media device(MTP) at the phone prompt. The PC should recognize several devices and begin installation. This is normal and may take a few minutes. Unplug the data cable when completed.

     

    Upgrade the device

    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.

    1. On the PC, open the Kies application.
    2. Connect the device to the computer using the included USB cable.
    3. Once Kies recognizes the device, a popup window will appear.
    4. Click Update.
    5. Read the Caution statements and select the I have read... check box.
    6. If desired, select Allow saving to back up the device. If not, select Proceed without saving.
    7. Click Start Upgrade.
    8. The software will download to the PC, and then to the device.
    9. When the update completes, the 'Firmware Upgrade Complete' window will appear.
    10. Click OK to confirm.

     

     

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