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SGS III - OPtus - Jelly Bean
The other day the Optus Update page advised that the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III had been approved and was awaiting distribution by Samsung, well it appears that this rollout has now begun with many users tweeting us to advise they have received the update on their phones.

The update takes the software version from 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and is rolling out Over The Air now. In terms of release these OTA updates are generally staggered however the update is usually available immediately via KIES. If you would like to check on your device go to Settings > About Phone > Software Update > Check for update and see if it is ready.

Have you received your Jelly Bean update on your Optus Samsung Galaxy S III? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and remember we love to hear about device updates, so if you see your device receive an update let us know via twitter or email. Hmm, wonder if this means the Galaxy S II Jelly Bean rollout is also imminent?

Thanks: HilaryMark.
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James Ferry
7 years ago

ammusingly, the official update seems to have its test flag on – go and check for updates again and it comes up as a modified device. Also the jellybean stock apps are missing – if you can, don’t bother upgrading and ring up optus and nag them to fix it. As for me I’m going to get it done under warranty since they stuffed up the OTA update.

dkjames
dkjames
Reply to  James Ferry
7 years ago

James, what you do mean it has the test flag on what gave you the indication? I updated and have the issue i mentioned below but also battery is not charging, well barely charging…what a useless update. What can optus do if you ring them? I’m curious cause I might follow your path, its just ruined things.

Rob Reid
Rob Reid
7 years ago

You can download the official file from sammobile.com. I extracted the file and can confirm that Optus is using modem firmware version XXDLID. It’s all working very nicely with the latest CM10.1 http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2035141 More importantly CM10.1 been patched for Samsung’s root exploit discovered yesterday.

moggyx
moggyx
7 years ago

Got sick of waiting, I was on XSA 4.0.4. Flashed the official Poland 4.1.2 version, lost nothing, runs like a dream. Get on board kids!

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  moggyx
7 years ago

Same, on 4.1.2 jelly bean poland now from Sammobile. Loving the Note II features that have been integrated. I wish they could roll it all out at once, I am sick of fragmentation. It’s not even Samsungs fault either.

Joe
Joe
7 years ago

I’ll stick with CM10. Been on 4.1.2 for ages 🙂

Number55
Number55
7 years ago

Updated this morn via kies… couldnt wait. Seems smooth to me… nice few little differences. Happy

Melissa Hooper
7 years ago

Got the update last night. Can’t say I’m impressed with the battery performance. Before my phone would charge quickly, now it it take four times as long, and the battery just drains after just a few hours off the charger (15% in 2.5 hours, without doing anything stenuous on the phone). Hope this gets fixed soon.

The Nerd Mama
Reply to  Melissa Hooper
7 years ago

Check Google Currents. If it’s running refreshes, you’ll need to turn it off.

Melissa Hooper
Reply to  The Nerd Mama
7 years ago

I don’t seem to have Google Currents.

dkjames
dkjames
7 years ago

received the update today, there are a few bugs! most annoying is when draggin and deleteing a homescreen or lock screen icon, touchwiz will crash.

Peter Graham
Peter Graham
7 years ago

Got my update earlier this evening .. running very smooth.

mid
mid
7 years ago

typical, just as mine heads back to optus for dropout analysis, they release the update I’ve been hanging out for

urbanpitch
urbanpitch
7 years ago

Waiting for the SII to get it. Would be a nice Christmas gift 🙂

Sean Royce
Sean Royce
Reply to  urbanpitch
7 years ago

It should be soon I’d hope, it’s definitely capable, and even should be for 5.0. I hope they don’t discontinue it. It’s a great phone still.

Gerard Dunning
Gerard Dunning
7 years ago

Anyone on Virgin Mobile (Optus Network) got it yet?

Soulbro
Soulbro
Reply to  Gerard Dunning
7 years ago

yup 🙂

Sharene
Sharene
Reply to  Soulbro
7 years ago

Really??? You have it on virgin? Is your phone unlocked optus stock though or directly from virgin? I’m on virgin and there’s nothing OTA or on Kies 🙁

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Sharene
7 years ago

Apparently Virgin members will start getting the update over the next few days.

soulbro
soulbro
Reply to  Sharene
7 years ago

Hi, my phone is unlocked optus stock, running a virgin sim

Brent
Brent
7 years ago

Hope that means JB isn’t far for VM G3 owners.