While several recent high end devices have finally been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, many are still without official upgrades to Android 4.3. The T-Mobile Galaxy S III was one of these devices until yesterday, when it finally received its official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.
The update comes in the form of build ID UVUENC2, and it bumps up your Android version to 4.3. According to T-Mobile support documents, this 37 MB update is available both via OTA and through Samsung Kies. But if you intend on updating through either of the above methods, you can’t be rooted, and you must have at least 50% battery.
As the update is rolling out in stages, your device may not see the OTA for some time. Luckily, XDA Recognized Developer Synthetic.Nightmare was kind enough to mirror the update for those who would like to install the components manually. Furthermore, since he also includes the modem separately, you can install the update without the modem or the modem without the update.
Those looking to learn more about the update can do so by visiting the update discussion thread. And if you’re looking to get in on the firmware a bit early, head over to Synthetic.Nightmware’s firmware mirror.
[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter titokhan for yet another tip!]