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Nice, thanks for the info~

 

Wasn't really a fan of the Samsung defualt keyboard..not really big on Swype either.. using Swiftkey on the GS3..way better imo. Wonder what the SMS improvements will be..

 

And I will make full use of the improved LTE connectivity! :P

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Unfortunately, at this writing we really don't know what the "improved LTE connectivity" feature really does. And several hours after the Sprint announcement, I haven't seen a peep on any forum by anybody reporting that they have received the OTA yet. Maybe Sprint and Samsung are further tweaking the LTE threshold levels, or maybe this is something else altogether.

 

Not knowing what this new update is supposed to do must be frustrating for any hapless person who had just completed an extensive test of the LTE radio using the prior firmware.

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Unfortunately' date=' at this writing we really don't know what the "improved LTE connectivity" feature really does. And several hours after the Sprint announcement, I haven't seen a peep on any forum by anybody reporting that they have received the OTA yet. Maybe Sprint and Samsung are further tweaking the LTE threshold levels, or maybe this is something else altogether.

 

Not knowing what this new update is supposed to do must be frustrating for any hapless person who had just completed an extensive test of the LTE radio using the prior firmware.[/quote']

 

On LG8, I was able to keep LTE right out to the edge of service. Way beyond what the EVO LTE could maintain. However, there was still a good 60-90 second delay for it to catch LTE on its own when coming into known LTE areas. Maybe this has been reduced?

 

Robert via Samsung Galaxy S-III 32GB using Forum Runner

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Wow.. This puts the S3 even further ahead of the EVO.

 

Hope they patch the EVO before my area LTE rolls out, otherwise the sprint store is going to see my face a lot. This is one of the main reasons I am keeping my insurance.

 

Sent from my C64 w/Epyx FastLoad cartridge

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Installed LI3

 

I sit on the fringe of LTE to begin with, so we'll see if it helps the connectivity and 4G/3G data dropouts

 

Fixed the i/I problem while typing mid-word

 

Still crashes when attempting to copy

 

Added SNR to the LTE DEBUG screen

 

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Also looks like it turns on the Connection Optimizer....hmmm....prompts EULA and reenables itself as soon as you uncheck....

 

Whenever you go to that screen, it does recheck box to enable the feature by default. But if you uncheck it and leave the screen, I think it stays disabled. This is easy to test at your home WiFi location, which presumably is remembered with your WiFi login credentials, with WiFi disabled on the Notifications bar. When I do that on my phone (and I have installed the LI3 update) my WiFi does not automatically turn on. At least not yet.

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Not to change the direction of the conversation, but does anyone have thoughts about the relative cost/benefit ratio of the S3 16Gb/32Gb vs. loading up the microSD side? It appears that for about the same amount of money, I can upgrade both my handsets (which I'm going to do anyway) to an S3 16 Gb w/64 Gb microSD vs. S3 32Gb w/ 16 Gb microSD card. Thoughts, suggestions (as long as it doesn't involve actual Sprint emplyees)? TIA

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Not to change the direction of the conversation' date=' but does anyone have thoughts about the relative cost/benefit ratio of the S3 16Gb/32Gb vs. loading up the microSD side? It appears that for about the same amount of money, I can upgrade both my handsets (which I'm going to do anyway) to an S3 16 Gb w/64 Gb microSD vs. S3 32Gb w/ 16 Gb microSD card. Thoughts, suggestions (as long as it doesn't involve actual Sprint emplyees)? TIA[/quote']

 

It depends on what you plan on loading onto your memory. If you are planning on downloading games and apps more than 8GB or so, I would go with the 32gb model. If you are mostly going to use the memory for mp3 and video storage, the 16/64GB combo would be fine.

I have noticed that I prefer internal memory over sd memory a lot. 16GB is still a good amount of memory. After my experiences with the last few phones I have owned, I would not even consider a phone with less than 16GB and would gladly pay for 32+

 

The manufacturers know that internal memory is better than expansion memory, and charge way too much for something that costs them about $1 per GB to buy.

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how and where can i get it??i got tired of waiting too

 

After you download it, place it on your external SD card. Then power off your device. Hold down the Power + Volume Up + Home button at the same time. It will then boot up into Android System Recovery. Press the Volume Down button until it highlights the "apply update from external storage" and press the Power button to select it. Now scroll down with your Volume down button to highlight the downloaded file. Press the Power button to select the update file once it is highlighted.

 

It will take a couple of minutes to install. And voila!

 

This update should only be applied to non rooted GS3's.

 

Robert

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After you download it, place it on your external SD card. Then power off your device. Hold down the Power + Volume Up + Home button at the same time. It will then boot up into Android System Recovery. Press the Volume Down button until it highlights the "apply update from external storage" and press the Power button to select it. Now scroll down with your Volume down button to highlight the downloaded file. Press the Power button to select the update file once it is highlighted.

 

It will take a couple of minutes to install. And voila!

 

This update should only be applied to non rooted GS3's.

 

Robert

Thanks so much Robert..I'll do it right now....You are so helpfull always
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After you download it, place it on your external SD card. Then power off your device. Hold down the Power + Volume Up + Home button at the same time. It will then boot up into Android System Recovery. Press the Volume Down button until it highlights the "apply update from external storage" and press the Power button to select it. Now scroll down with your Volume down button to highlight the downloaded file. Press the Power button to select the update file once it is highlighted.

 

It will take a couple of minutes to install. And voila!

 

This update should only be applied to non rooted GS3's.

 

Robert

I have a download,but i think is not working..where did u get yours??
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I installed this latest update several days ago, and this week I have been doing a lot of LTE field testing. I'm afraid that some vestige of the old problem remains after all the firmware fixes: Sometimes, after losing an LTE connection and then moving into an area with an LTE signal, the handset will not automatically reacquire 4G status. But toggling the data connection by one of several means might force a renewed 4G LTE connection.

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