Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Software Update

Verizon Wireless is pleased to announce a software update for your device. This software update has been tested to optimize device performance, resolve known issues and apply the latest security patches.

Before you download:

  • Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon Wireless network connection.
  • Ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

System Update 8

The details:

Release date: 02/18/2019
Android® Security Patch Level: January 1, 2019
Software Version: M1AJQ.J327VPPVRU2BSA1

What's changing:

The current software update provides performance improvements and the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

System Update Instructions

To help you with the software update for your Samsung device, this page contains the following information:

  • Wi-Fi Only Over The Air (OTA) Programming
  • Server-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • User-Initiated Software Update Instructions
  • Software Update while Roaming

Note: Estimated software download time is 6-10 minutes. Estimated software update time is 6-10 minutes.

Wi-Fi Only OTA Programming - Wi-Fi Exclusive Update
If Wi-Fi is enabled and your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, your device will be able to receive and download new software updates.

  1. The download will take place when the device is in Wi-Fi coverage, but coverage does not need to be consistent. You can use multiple Wi-Fi networks and disconnect from/reconnect to Wi-Fi, and the update will continue to download from where it left off until complete.

  2. When the download is complete, you'll receive a notification that there's a new software update available for installation. Tap Install Now to continue with installation. The device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.

You've successfully updated your software.

Server-Initiated Software Update
You'll be notified on your device that a software update is available.

  1. Select Install now and your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin. Tap OK to begin the installation.

    Note: If you choose Defer, this will delay installation and you'll be taken back to the Home screen. The software update message will appear periodically until you install the update.

  2. After you've received first notification of the software update, you can manually initiate by going to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > Software updates. Under System updates, tap Restart & install to install the update. Your device will power off and back on and the installation process will begin.

  3. Once the installation is complete, the device will power off and then back on again.

You've successfully updated your software.

User-Initiated Software Update
This process allows a user to navigate through the device options to seek updates.

  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > Settings > About phone > Software updates > Check for Updates.

  2. If your device finds a new software update, tap Download now. When complete, a screen will appear advising you that the new version of software is ready to be installed. Tap Install update.

  3. The device will power down and power back on. A screen will appear stating that the installation has been completed. Tap OK.

You've successfully updated your software.

System Update while Roaming
If you're roaming, you won't receive a software update notice. To update, you'll need to either enable Wi-Fi and wait for the update notice to appear or manually update by going to Home > Application > Settings > About device > Software updates.

To enable Wi-Fi:

  1. Go to Settings > Wireless & networks.

  2. Tap Wi-Fi.

  3. To connect to an available Wi-Fi network, select Wi-Fi settings and select an available Wi-Fi network or manually add a Wi-Fi network.

If the software update fails to install, you'll get an error screen. However, this only means the software didn't install properly. The device will power back on with original software and will prompt you again to install the software update.

If you don't have a strong connection to Wi-Fi or the Verizon Wireless network, you may not be able to perform a software update over the air. Instead, you can connect your device to a computer with Internet access. Connect your device to your computer using your USB cable, then download the Software Upgrade Assistant tool to your computer, which will check for software updates and initiate the software update process.

System Update 7

Software Version: M1AJQ.J327VPPVRS2BRK1

Android Security Patch Level: 2018-11-01

The current software update gives you the most up to date Android security patches on your device.

Updated: 11/19/2018

System Update 6

Software Version: M1AJQ.J327VPPVRU2BRHA

Android Security Patch Level: 2018-09-01

This software update brings the latest Android Oreo OS, tools for you to improve your productivity, such as Notification Dots, Picture-in-Picture, Dual Messenger, and UI improvements to your phone dialer. The latest Android security patch is also included.

Oreo OS update

Smarter, faster, more powerful and sweeter than ever. The world's favorite cookie is your new favorite Android release. See What's New in the highlights below:

Background limits:

Android Oreo helps minimize background activity in the apps you use least; it's the super power you can't even see.


With your permission, Autofill remembers your logins to get you into your favorite apps at supersonic speed.


Allows you to see two apps at once; it's like having super strength and laser vision.

Notification Dots:

Press the notification dots to quickly see what's new, and easily clear them by swiping away.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Autofill screenshot


Picture-in-Picture allows you to see and use two apps at once; it's like having super strength and laser vision.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Picture in Picture screenshot Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Picture in Picture screenshot

Dual messenger

The device comes with Dual Messenger capability, letting you use two different accounts with one chatting app. That means you can keep your accounts for work and home separate, but on the same phone.

You can find Dual Messenger under Settings> Advanced features.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Dual Messenger screenshot Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Dual Messenger screenshot

High contrast keyboard

You can choose different types of high contrast keyboards depending on your preference.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission High Contrast Keyboard screenshot

Phone dialer

A brand new and clean UI design for phone dialer! "Mute" and "Keypad" menu positions are swapped to avoid accidentally turning on the "Mute" button during the call.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission Phone Dialer screenshot

Other changes

Removed NFL, Slacker Radio, and VZ Navigator apps. These apps are available for download from Google Play™ Store. Users that have updated their apps in Google Play Store will not be affected by this change. These apps will be removed if the user performs a Factory Data Reset.

S Health and SmartThings (Samsung Connect) have been changed to stubs. Users can click the stub to download the full app. Users that have updated their apps in Google Play Store will not be affected by this change.

The Galaxy Apps icon is properly shown in the Samsung folder.

Updated: 10/11/2018

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