Samsung Galaxy S III getting Android 4.3 update in India

Samsung has started rolling out Samsung Galaxy S III Android 4.3 update in India

This update will take the smartphone from Android 4.1.2 to Android 4.3, which brings features like Knox security platformย (see update), Smart Switch, HomeSync, Group Play 2.5, updated user-interface and better DayDream feature.

You can check out more changes below

  • TRIM Support
  • ANT+ Support
  • Updated overall UI
  • New Samsung Keyboard, New Lockscreen, New Screen modes
  • Move-to-SD-card feature
  • Sound and Shot Camera Mode
  • Notification Bar Enhancements, revamped Settings UI
  • Implementation of Voice controls
  • New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • Updated S-Voice, Galaxy Gear Support
  • Improved performance (Graphics, Multimedia, Bluetooth etc.)

You will automatically get an OTA notification on your phone but if you donโ€™t want to wait, you can manually check for the update by going to Settings << About Phone << Software update << Check for updates. You can also update the phone via Kies.

OTA Update size: 408 MB

If you have updated your Galaxy S III to Android 4.3, do let us know about the experience in the comments section.

Update: Looks like Samsung has not included Knox in the Android 4.3 update for Indian Galaxy S III.

Thanks Raja, Mukul for the tip

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18 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S III getting Android 4.3 update in India


    (January 12, 2014 - 4:32 pm)

    I’m unable to update my S3 to 4.3. It says that latest software has already been installed. Can anyone help me in fixing this…

    Hari Prasad

    (January 8, 2014 - 11:09 pm)

    error report

      Rohan Lawrence D'souza

      (January 11, 2014 - 10:29 am)

      Disconnect cable from PC and In WIN 7 74 bit
      Uninstall KIES completely along with drivers. Then Delete the Samsung folder under C:Program File (X86) , C:program files and C:USERSyour loginAppdataRoaming.
      Then restart the system. Then reinstall KIES and try.
      Similar should work for WIN 7 32 bit except for One Less Program Files Folder.

    Hari Prasad

    (January 8, 2014 - 11:08 pm)

    S3 Update Check it out guys

    Hari Prasad

    (January 8, 2014 - 10:57 pm)

    when trying S3 update 4.3 its showing failed to run firmware upgrade . unknown error occurred. wht i have to do now can help me with this

    Sirosh Sivaraman

    (January 8, 2014 - 10:02 pm)

    I checked through kies and ota.. seems like no update available..


    (January 8, 2014 - 1:28 pm)

    There’s no knox in the update.

      Ashray Wadhwa

      (January 8, 2014 - 1:47 pm)

      Yes,there is no samaung knox and no lightning effect ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™


    (January 8, 2014 - 10:58 am)

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD!! Once you are tied into the Knox @#$, you cannot go back. If you like rooting your phone etc. just get Custom ROMs.


      (January 8, 2014 - 1:31 pm)

      No Knox in the Indian update for S3

    arjun gowdaa

    (January 8, 2014 - 9:25 am)

    I just tried vy going to about n manual chkd fr software update . It says latest software has already been installed


      (January 8, 2014 - 10:18 am)

      Even i face the same issue, am not getting ne updates as of now…

    Sharat Menon

    (January 7, 2014 - 8:30 pm)

    Just updated via Kies..a bit odd that they didn’t give the ‘light’ effect option in lockscreen & the updated weather widget..both were available in galaxy grand 4.2.2..

      Sirosh Sivaraman

      (January 8, 2014 - 10:02 pm)

      how do you get this update?

        Sharat Menon

        (January 8, 2014 - 11:40 pm)

        I got it through Kies

    Venkat Reddy Botta

    (January 7, 2014 - 7:40 pm)

    Updated …..its awesome. …


      (January 8, 2014 - 11:05 am)

      Your phone’s baseband version please?

      Hari Prasad

      (January 8, 2014 - 11:44 pm)

      hey dude how did u updated can u tell me

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