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

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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
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    Remote Diagnostics? No thanks.
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    it will probably secretly lock the bootloader unlock hole
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    This.
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    Tricky on their part for sure ;)...
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    Its already on razrs... its their backdoor.. :banghead:
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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.
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    Yeah, but we can sbf from a brick. I've already had to test this.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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    I was thinking the same thing.
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    That's why we root bro.

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    Has anyone here gotten this update and then rooted?
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    I'm also curious if rooting/unlocking the bootloader is possible after installing this update. I'm holding off on installing it, but I think it's causing my CPU to wakelock and my battery life has taken a nose dive. Has anyone else been holding off and seen a huge decrease in battery life?
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    The update does nothing to stop rooting/unlocking. In fact someone in the S3 part of the forum said they took the update rooted and never lost root. Others have said they had to re-root, but not re-unlock.
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    Thank you for the information. Either way the update installed itself overnight without my permission. It didn't even pop up a message in the morning that said "your phone has been updated" or anything like that, it was completely stealth. Oh well.
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    Killing root would have thousands of angry customers lighting up the phones. Remotely identifying root, however, just gives them the jump for a trouble call later.
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