Samsung Galaxy S3 receives it’s first official firmware upgrade via Kies and OTA

Samsung’s flagship smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S III has reportedly received it’s first ever official firmware upgrade. While some reports suggest that the update is available only via Kies, many Galaxy S3 users have reported that the upgrade is available OTA (Over The Air). Being a handset that had been looked upon to be the most anticipated of the year, S3 users hadn’t reported any significant complaints till now.

The changelog of the upgrade reportedly is very short and mentions just ‘improved stability’. It’s worth appreciating Samsung’s desire to keep it’s flagship model running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.4), tip-top and as stable as possible. The above mentioned update is said to vary in size depending on the user’s configuration. It was also reported that after the first update of about 31 MB, users received a notification for another update of about 9 MB, which also quoted itself to be another ‘stability improvement’.

As reported by Phones Review, the software version changes from I9300XXLEF to I9300XXLF2 after the update. First, the update is currently available to users in UK, and is expected to be rolled out to other regions soon. Though the update was first said to be available only via Samsung Kies, later reports by users suggest that the update is also available over the air.

So, when will you be updating your Galaxy S3? Or, are you still waiting to buy one? Share in the comments below.

[via Phones Review]

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  • Naby

    @Martin:

    Watch this video and follow the KIES steps, worked for me and I have CWM installed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oUtJaIEJmU

  • mohit gawande

    its lovely I updated it and really it has soo much in it,I mean lots on notification stuffs and no lag as well (which never really happened)

  • Steve F

    I got OTA notification. I attached to wireless and it downloaded and installed fine. It’s 74mb in my version in Singapore.

  • Martin

    I’ve tried it OTA twice and if fails each time. It reboots into Clock Work and says instulation aborted.

    Argh! Why??

  • Hazel

    My S3 notifies me that there is a firmware upgrade. However, I tried upgrading via Kies and using wifi direct on the phone, both gave me connection error. Something like not able to connect to the server. Is it because it is not made available to Singapore yet?