New Update for the Verizon Galaxy S III Adds Remote Diagnostics Tool & More

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member Premium Member

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    There's a new update for the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This new update brings several utility updates and also adds the remote diagnostics tool. It's a shame that it isn't Jelly Bean yet, but still brings with it some useful features. Here's a summary of what it adds,
    • Improved stability and connectivity with Back Up Assistant.
    • Added support for viewing the Guided Tour video‚Äôs over the Cellular Network.
    • Enhanced Customer Support with Verizon Remote Diagnostics.
    • Improved Data Connectivity when using SBeam
    If you get antsy, don't forget to check your System Updates to get it manually.

    Source: S3Forums via VZW
     
  2. pdroid

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    Remote Diagnostics? No thanks.
     
  3. thisiswang

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    it will probably secretly lock the bootloader unlock hole
     
  4. djsiva

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    Don't forget that if you have unlocked your bootloader with the insecure boot image, DO NOT take any OTAs. There is a chance it will brick you. :)
     
  5. MissionImprobable

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    This.
     
  6. smalltowngirl13

    smalltowngirl13 DF Administrator Staff Member

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    Tricky on their part for sure ;)...
     
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    94lt1 DF Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Its already on razrs... its their backdoor.. :banghead:
     
  8. Martin030908

    Martin030908 DF Super Moderator

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    yea i won't be accepting this OTA. Jelly Bean w/ these bogus features maybe but there's nothing 'improved' in this update that benefits me... only benefits VZW. no thank you.
     
  9. Barkleyfan

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    Yeah, but we can sbf from a brick. I've already had to test this.
     
  10. Valvoline

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    Uh oh, I froze the fwupdater in titanium, but it still prompted me to install the update or defer. I have no option to cancel the update. I'm rooted and unlocked. I don't want this update. What do I do?
     
  11. Valvoline

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    Ok, froze sdm 1.0 and successfully thwarted Verizon onslaught of privacy invasion practices (aka unwanted updates). Software updates in settings now force closes! Yay.
     
  12. LifeIsABeach

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    I don't use Backup Assistant, Guided Tour, or SBeam. Not much of an "update". Waitin' on JellyBean...
     
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    Are we to think that if we don't update, when the JellyBean update comes out, they won't have a remote diagnostic tool in there somwhere, and we were spared this?
     
  14. Ohyea!

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    That's why we root bro.

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