Samsung Galaxy SIII is the flagship phone from Samsung and it has turned out to be one of the best phones in the market. Now, Galaxy SIII, has got the official Jelly Bean firmware which was obviously expected. Now, since it has come out, the Galaxy SIII users will be looking forward to update their device to the latest Android version. This post will give you the instructions to install Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy SIII. Now, read on for the instructions to install Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Disclaimer: If you follow the directions properly, nothing will happen to your device but by any chance if anything happens to your device during this process, no one should be held responsible. Perform this on your own risk. This update is for Galaxy SIII model no. I9300. Continue with the instructions only if you have the I9300 model of Galaxy SIII. Also, this update is for factory unlocked Galaxy SIII.
Note: If you are updating a rooted Galaxy SIII to this firmware, your root access will be lost.
Checklist: Make sure that your Galaxy SIII has 85% battery. It is recommended to full charge your phone to totally avoid the problems that may occur if you device switches off in the process. Enable the USB Debugging mode from Settings –> Developer Options –> USB Debugging. Also, backup all the important files that you have on your phone because you will have to wipe up all the data for in this process, all the data will be wiped out. You would need to install the USB drivers for Galaxy SIII. Download them from here.
Steps to Install Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy SIII
- First of all, download the Android 4.1.1 I9300XXADLG4 to your computer and extract the ZIP file.
- Next, you will have to download ODIN v1.85 to help in the updating.
- Now, switch off your SIII. Next, you need to go to the Download Mode by holding the Volume-Down button + Home button. Once, you see an Android robot and a triangle. Press the Power button and you will enter the Download Mode.
- Open ODIN on your PC and connect Galaxy SIII with your PC while keeping the Download Mode open.
- Once the phone is connected successfully, an ID :COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. It may take some time but if there is no light at all, then you may not have installed the drivers. Check the drivers properly and also check whether you have enabled the KIES mode on your phone (Settings > Applications > Development > KIES Mode).
- Next, you have to select the files that you have to install on your SIII. In the first step, you had extracted the ZIP file which you downloaded. Check the content that was extracted and,
Click on ‘PDA’ and select the file which has ‘CODE’ in its name.
Click on ‘Phone’ and select the file which has ‘Modem’ in its name. If there is no file with such name, ignore this step.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select the file which has ‘CSC’ in its name. If there is no file with such name, ignore this step.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. If there is no file with such name, ignore this step.
- Open ODIN and check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. There will be a Re-Partition option as well but select that only if you have selected the .pit file in the above step.
- In ODIN, click the Start button and the installation process will begin. Wait for it to be completed. After it is completed, your SIII will restart.
- Once it has been restarted , disconnect the phone from your PC and turn it off again because you need to enter the Recovery Mode now. To do that, switch on the phone while holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons together.
- Once, you are in the Recovery Mode, use the volume rocker buttons to navigate the menu and select the wipe data/factory reset option.
- Then, select the reboot system now by the volume rocker buttons and wait for the SIII to reboot.
Once, it is rebooted successfully, you will be seeing the all new Jelly Bean installed on your Galaxy SIII. Enjoy!
If you own a Galaxy SII or Galaxy Note, expect the official Jelly Bean update for your phone in the next couple of months.
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