Will Verduzco · Mar 18, 2014 at 07:00 am

Maintenance Baseband Update for the T-Mobile Galaxy S III T999

Update: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that this was the Android 4.3 update for the device. Apologies for the mistake.

While several recent high end devices have finally been upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, many are still running Android 4.3. The  is one of these devices. While it has just started receiving a new it finally received its official Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.

The update comes in the form of build ID UVUENC2. And while it retains the same Android 4.3 version, it updates your baseband firmware. According to T-Mobile support documents, this 37 MB update is available both via OTA and through Samsung Kies. But if you intend on updating through either of the above methods, you can’t be rooted, and you must have at least 50% battery.

As the update is rolling out in stages, your device may not see the OTA for some time. Luckily, XDA Recognized Developer Synthetic.Nightmare was kind enough to mirror the update for those who would like to install the components manually. Furthermore, since he also includes the modem separately, you can install the update without the modem or the modem without the update.

Those looking to learn more about the update can do so by visiting the update discussion thread. And if you’re looking to get in on the firmware a bit early, head over to Synthetic.Nightmware’s firmware mirror.

[Many thanks to XDA Portal Supporter titokhan for yet another tip!]


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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