Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

Own a Samsung Galaxy S III on Sprint? If so, your Thursday is about to get quite a bit better. Sprint today announced that it will begin rolling out the Galaxy S III's update to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean today, October 25. The update is software version L710VPLJ7 and brings with it Jelly Bean enhancements like Google Now and expandable notifications, as well as Samsung-added TouchWiz tweaks like camera enhancements and Blocking Mode. There are also improvements to the device's LTE system selection and Exchange interaction. Sprint's full changelog is available at the bottom of this post.

As Sprint proudly states (a couple of times, actually) in its announcement, it's the first U.S. carrier to roll out the Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S III. It's good to see Android 4.1 hitting one of the U.S. Galaxy S III variants around a month after the international rollout began, especially when remembering some of the update woes that Samsung has had in the past. Here's to hoping that it's not long before other carriers follow in Sprint's steps and push out their own Jelly Bean updates. If you're rocking a Sprint Galaxy S III, be sure to give us a shout in the comments below when your update arrives!


Samsung Galaxy SIII Software Update - L710VPLJ7      


  • LTE system selection improvements
  • Exchange interaction improvements

 Upgrade of the Google OS to Jellybean (Android 4.1.1)

  • Accessibility
    • Focus Feature
    • Braille Support (via BrailleBack app)
  • Calendar
    • Event Colors supported
    • Email guests with single tap when viewing event details
    • Notifications display more event description
    • Email guests without opening email app
    • Quick response support ("Be there soon")
    • User creation of customized quick responses
    • Snooze event reminder from notification
  • Data Usage
    • Users can dismiss data warning usage warning without changing data threshold
    • Disable background data usage on certain Wi-Fi SSIDs by designating them as mobile hotspots
  • Face Unlock
    • Improved accuracy via calibration of user face in different conditions (hat, glasses)
    • Option to require a blink to verify user is not a photo
  • Keyboard
    • Dedicated language selector
    • Swype
  • Messaging & Talk
    • Notifications now display full text of incoming messages
    • Review full MMS from notification
  • Notifications
    • Notifications from same app are grouped together with first item expanded
    • Pinch notifications to expand or collapse them
    • Image preview in notifications after screenshot capture
    • Share screenshot from notification
  • Networking
    • Wi-Fi protected setup supported with WPS push button and PIN support
    • New setting allows user to stay on mobile and avoid Wi-Fi networks with poor connections
  • People
    • High-res photos from Google accounts are backed up and synced
    • Add contacts to home screen from contacts details page
    • Clear frequently contacted list from favorites tab in People app
  •  Phone
    • Notification lets user return call or reply with SMS from missed call
    • VVMs can be played from notification with single press
    • One touch hang up during ongoing call via notification
  • Settings
    • Accounts displayed in primary settings view
    • Google Privacy settings accessible from Settings
  • System
    • Long press Power Off to boot device to safe mode
    • Reset App Preferences button added
  • Text-to-speech
    • Conversational text-to-speech voice in US English
  • Voice Typing
    • Voice typing without internet connection

Via Sprint

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Mike Fabisch
Mike Fabisch @Clayton DjClay Harris-- Which state are you located in? Does your city have Sprint LTE?
Aaron Dean
Aaron Dean Looks like sprint gas beat the rest to the punch even though I've been rocking jelly bean on my at&t version for awhile now.but never the less still great news
Clayton DjClay Harris
Clayton DjClay Harris give me some questions to ask the phone
Clayton DjClay Harris
Clayton DjClay Harris I got mine this morning. so far it seems the same. Just slight differences. voice search is very fast
Taihron Heaven
Taihron Heaven Does anyone know the when the update for T-Mobile will get here
Chad Huneycutt
Chad Huneycutt When will att get it for one.x
Taylor Torri
Taylor Torri My Sprint Galaxy S3 will be arriving sometime on Friday. Just in time! Sprint is really becoming the carrier for fast updates :)
Jon La Rosa
Jon La Rosa Not rooted but is there a way to get the update now or i have to wait until I get the notification from sprint
Rene Robledo
Rene Robledo What about my GSII on sprint? :(
Kyle Krause
Kyle Krause When is it coming hahh im legit sitting here waiting -_-
Jose Pablo Islas
Jose Pablo Islas Lol they may be the first carrier...but considering I've had jelly bean for months now...that doesn't say much
Jason Pimentel
Jason Pimentel How about tmobile dammit!!!
Chris Northcutt
Chris Northcutt Glad Sprint is ahead of the game! My wife and I both have a Galaxy S3 with Sprint, so this is awesome!
Sam Rick
Sam Rick Who waits for stupid carriers to update nowadays.I'm rooted and been rocking jelly bean for a couple of months now.
Laura Blainey
Laura Blainey I just got the ICS update yesterday. Motorola you need to speed things up with these updates!
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles This was leaked yesterday. This is one of the few times I'm happy to be a sprint customer.
Alexander Ekin
Alexander Ekin Time to update
Tony Abiama
Tony Abiama When will the EVO LTE get the update, and fix its LTE connectivity issue SMH
Alfred Nel
Alfred Nel When will Vodacom south Africa roll out the beans??
Mugg Papi Swaynko Furqan
Mugg Papi Swaynko Furqan Sprint kind of suck for the dimple fact i had this phone for months paying for LTE and its not even out yet on my device in my area ..... i just hope the the jellybean update don't get pushed bak like always
Jaime Espinoza
Jaime Espinoza And I just traded my S3 for a Photon Q because it looks more Stock Android and THIS happens ...Jokes on ME! Well Not really I want to get the note 2 Or the Next Nexus Device..
Marcelle Garcia
Marcelle Garcia what does it change
Garrett Vincent
Garrett Vincent Had CM10 for months now
Ross Silva
Ross Silva Sprint rocks!!! :D
Roman Svaton
Roman Svaton I am in Europe and still no update... :-(
Mike A Graver Jr.
Mike A Graver Jr. I want news for Verizon jb Damn!
Daniel Terrazas
Daniel Terrazas GTFOH Michael
Khurt Escoffery
Khurt Escoffery smh sucks.tmobile needs to hurry up
Juwon Donte
Juwon Donte Dammit to bad I have us cellular
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV Lol he said we have malware, what a noob.
Mark Mann
Mark Mann I was wrong I thought att would be first but I still say Verizon will be last.
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV Michael I'm not sure why you're posting on this particular thread then...
Stephanie Wall
Stephanie Wall I still love my galaxy nexus been in jelly bean
Michael Walsh
Michael Walsh i dont care for anything android.. Full of malware
Clifton H. Williams II
Clifton H. Williams II Big red is behind again.
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV Flashing back to stock. Gonna miss Paranoid Android though
Alfred Johns IV
Alfred Johns IV Woot
Mark Chua
Mark Chua I'm on CM10 on a LG Optimus Black, ICS was delayed by LG for some whatever reasons.
Kyle Krause
Kyle Krause Thankkkk god

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