Update 3 (GDR3) now available for the Sprint ATIV S Neo

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Remember Sprint? Remember the ATIV S Neo? Remember Update 3? All three of these things have not been in the news much lately, but today they have come together for one story. Update 3 is now available on the Samsung ATIV S Neo for Sprint. It’s been a while since we talked about Update 3 so let’s do a refresher.

“Update 3” is also known as “GDR3,” which may be more familiar to you.¬†GDR3 adds quite a few new features to Windows Phone, and Samsung has also thrown in some fixes specifically for the ATIV S Neo. Let’s take a look at what you’re getting.

  • Fix for SIM contact notification in the people app
  • Updates Microsoft software to GDR3
  • Special software build to address a customer issue with the camera
  • Driving Mode
  • Accessibility apps
  • Improved internet sharing
  • Custom notification sounds
  • Close apps from multitasking
  • Rotation Lock

To download the update on your phone go to Settings>Phone Update>Check for update. It should be available on your device very soon if not already. Enjoy!


Thanks rob_star!


  • ATIV Owner

    I just got an update today on my ATIV S NEO, and it is definitely not GDR3 (OS ver: 8.0.10328.78 & Firmware ver: 2216.14.01.2). This update, whatever it is, it does not have any of the known GDR3 features. No new App Switcher, No Screen Rotation Lock and No Driving Mode Settings. This is NOT GDR3 !

  • Tom

    Yea, the Sprint page has even been updated to remove the GDR3 reference.