The issue isn't sammobile. It is just that att never realeased a full firmware file beyond 4.1.1. All updates were pushed to i747 owners via Ota updates.
Try using titanium backup to freeze the app.
Dude!! you have been a really great help..tyvm!!
When I get home today,I will put my gs3 in DL mode and flash that 4.1.1 stock...now....is it OK that I'm currently running a custom ROM and custom recovery when I do this? just making sure
You could also install the touch version of cwm from here: https://www.clockworkmod.com/rommanager
Try this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=60162192&postcount=2