The last major update Sprint released for its Samsung Galaxy S3 variant was back in November 2013. That was the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. Since then the carrier has rolled out KitKat for Galaxy S4 and the Galaxy S5 already comes with Android 4.4 preinstalled. Galaxy S3 owners are finally being put of their misery today with the release of KitKat.
According to a support page on the carrier’s website the Sprint Galaxy S3 KitKat update is being rolled out today. It doesn’t mention in detail what this update brings, though users should expect to see subtle user interface tweaks as well as a number of new features that are included as part and parcel of the KitKat update.
Sprint Galaxy S3 users who have a rooted phone or have installed a custom recovery won’t be able to install the update over-the-air. They’ll either have to wait for a flashable update or find a way to revert back to stock Android 4.3. A ZIP file of the update is already available for download through the XDA developers forum,
The carrier is likely going to roll out the update in stages which means that it may take a while for the update to go live across all regions. Once it does the update will automatically pop up on supported devices.