Canadian owners of Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) those from Bell, Rogers, Telus, including Koodo and Fido carrier will now also enjoys the Android 4.3 update. We have just spotted the official Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) software update from Samsung Kies server that comes in the form of firmware build ‘JSS15J.I747MVLUEMK5’ or with baseband version ‘I747MVLUEMK5’. We’ve been expected that this will surface by end-of this month since we also have seen a certain reports from Samsung Canada, and other than that the AT&T’s Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747) 4.3 has also rolled out, and since the Canadian Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747M) variant is identical to those with AT&T Galaxy S3.
Since we couldn’t find any official announcement from those mentioned Canadian carriers as of this moment, below is the official changelog provided by Samsung for the U.S Galaxy S3 SGH-I747 that might as well useful to get some unofficial info about the new features of Canadian Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M 4.3 update.
Enhancements and Fixes of Android 4.3:
- Android 4.3 OS upgrade
- Samsung Galaxy Gear compatibility
- Group Play 2.5
- Group Messaging
- Knox for Enterprise
- Samsung Apps
- Samsung Hub (replaces Media and Music Hubs)
- Samsung Link (replaces AllShare Play)
- Usage Manager (Data Manager)
- Sound and Shot Camera Mode
- Gamepad support
- Drag and drop to uninstall or disable applications
- Notification Bar Enhancements
- Call reliability improvements
This update will bumped-up the Galaxy S3 I747M directly to Android 4.3 from previous 4.2.2 I747MVLDMF1, since the Galaxy S3 has skipped the Android 4.2.2 update. Below are the Android 4.3 software update build info.
Device name: Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-I747M)
Android Version: 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Baseband Version: I747MVLUEMK5
Build Number: JSS15J.I747MVLUEMK5
Build date: Tue 19 Nov 2013 10:41:38 KST 2013
This update is now available through over the air software update (OTA), you may check your phone’s Settings>>About Device>>Check for Software Update. The rolled-out usually in phases, and not everyone cannot get an update at the same time.
Android 4.3 overview:
The 4.3 update is now equipped with KNOX application and there is a new counter hidden in download mode (press volume+home+power button) that says “Warranty Bit: 0″. Some important note you might consider if you are too weary enough about your device warranty. KNOX is a case-sensitive security counter, if you are a huge fans of custom recovery, ROMs and root kernels, you should refrain from installing any unofficial or unsigned firmware to your device unless if the warranty is still intact. If you do so, the KNOX counter will then set to ’1′ once being tripped caused warranty void red-flag. This cannot be reset back to normal and there is no other method from doing so and your remaining months of service warranty will be gone for good. Do not also downgrade from previous or lower Android firmware builds like 4.1.2 or 4.2.2, some users had informed us that this will also results into soft-bricks.