Cricket Wireless Now Rolling Out Android 4.3 For Galaxy S III


Cricket Wireless has today started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 4.3 Jelly Bean over-the-air update to all of its locked carrier-branded Samsung Galaxy S III handsets located in the United States. In addition to the upgraded build of the open source operating system, this update also brings a truckload of bug fixes, stability improvements, speed optimizations, as well as support for Samsung KNOX, Sound & Shoot and the Galaxy Gear.

The Galaxy S III was announced back in May, 2012 and went on sale shortly after its announcement. The handset packs a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, a 1.4GHz Cortex-A9 processor, a Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The full changelog for Cricket’s Android 4.3 (firmware version R530CVVUCMK3) update can be seen below:

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • TouchWiz UI redesign
  • Move apps from internal memory to SD card
  • Camera now supports Sound & Shoot
  • Share videos simultaneously across 4 devices with Group Play
  • Multi Window has been enhanced
  • Access music player controls on the Lock Screen
  • Starter Mode has been renamed to Easy Mode in Home Screen
  • Support for lockscreen widgets
  • Enhancements to call settings

If you own a Cricket-branded Galaxy S III, and have not yet received the OTA update, you can head into “Settings,” then “About Device,” and select “Check for Updates” to manually scan for this upgrade. Alternatively, you can wait until you receive a push notification on your handset prompting you to download and install the update when it’s ready for your handset.