Samsung has also started rolling-out the official Android 4.3 for the rest of Canada’s carrier branded Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999V) which belongs to Wind, Mobilicity and Vidoetron. The 4.3 software update will come to baseband build version numbers T999VVLUEMK5, this bumps-up directly to 4.3 from the previous 4.1.2 T999VVLDMF2 which was released five or six months ago. All Canadian Samsung Galaxy S3 will completely covered the 4.3 update this coming few days, since the other carrier variants from Bell, Rogers and Telus Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M has already received the said 4.3 update, a few days earlier.
Below are an example of the features that were already included on 4.3 update and found on U.S Galaxy S3 variants. Since there is no official changelog yet about this update, you can take a look and compare if these features might also or might not similar to your Galaxy S3 T999V.
- 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 T999V directly from 4.1.2 to 4.3, since the Galaxy S3 has skipped the Android 4.2.2 update. Below are the Android 4.3 software update build info.
Device name/model number: Samsung Galaxy S III (SGH-T999V)
Android Version: 4.3
Baseband Version: T999VVLUEMK5
Build Number: JSS15J.T999VVLUEMK5
Build date: 19 Nov 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 get an update at the same time.
About KNOX on 4.3 Update
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 big fan of custom recovery, ROMs and root kernels, you should refrain from installing any unofficial or unsigned firmwareto 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.