Samsung has started rolling out an Over-The-Air (OTA) update for the international variant of Galaxy S3 GT-i9300.
The latest OTA update weighs around 1MB and has been dubbed as "stability improvement" patch, according to Android Central. The update will reportedly bring changes in the device's baseband (radio firmware), bumping the version up to XXLH1.
According to reports, the update seems to deal with some issues that could be helpful for Galaxy S3 users who had reported about the device's cell standby battery drain issue. There is no official word that the update will fix the battery drain issue. The OTA update can be downloaded over Wi-Fi or 3G network.
To get the update, you have to head over to the Settings menu in your unlocked Galaxy S3, tap "About Device" and then "Software Update". Alternatively, the update can be downloaded via Samsung's Kies PC suite. There is no clue as to when the carrier-branded phones will be getting the new OTA update.
In June, the Korean giant rolled out two OTA updates for Galaxy S3. The upgrades weighed 31.17MB, which came labelled as "improved stability". The Galaxy S3 comes with some amazing features such as its 4.8in Super AMOLED screen and quad-core Exynos processor. But, there are a few users who have been unhappy in regard to its battery life. GottaBeMobile has reported an extremely easy solution to fix Galaxy S3's battery life issue. The fix does not require update or root. IBTimes UK advises users to proceed at their own risk and will not be held responsible for any consequences.
Users should head to Settings > Wi-Fi > advanced. Now, change "Connect to Wi-Fi while asleep" to Never. Probably, according to reports, the fix might not work for all users, but it will "improve poor battery life" that has been experienced by some Galaxy S3 users. XDA Senior Member Andreilux performed some testing and discovered that the system was reporting the "wrong value" for a reason: Samsung made a mistake. The issue seems to emerge from an error in the framework-res.apk file. An APK file is the file format used to distribute and install application software onto Android OS.