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How To Update Galaxy S3 I9300 To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (XXELLA) Official Firmware [Tutorial]

By iDigital Times Staff Reporter on January 4, 2013 8:02 AM EST 0

Update Galaxy S3 I9300 To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (XXELLA) Official Firmware
Update Galaxy S3 I9300 To Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (XXELLA) Official Firmware (Photo: Samsung)

Samsung is now rolling out the latest I9300XXELLA Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 I9300. Since Android 4.1.2 has been released, Samsung Galaxy S3 users are keenly waiting for the Android 4.2.1 update for Galaxy S3 I9300. But the release dates are yet to be announced by Samsung. The firmware details and the features of Galaxy S3 I9300XXELLA Android 4.1.2 are mentioned below. The udders can also find a easy tutorial below that will help them update Galaxy S3 I9300 to Android 4.1.2 XXELLA official firmware.

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Android 4.1.2 XXELLA Firmware Details:

PDA: I9300XXELLA
CSC: I9300OXAELLA
Version: 4.1.2
Date: 2012-12-24
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.2 Firmware New Features:

Android 4.1.2 - JZO54K

Multi-View (Multi-Windows Multitasking, same as in Note II)

Page Buddy

New Gallery App (Same as in Note II)

Notification Panel (Notification Panel can now be customized)

Brightness Slider in Notification Panel Can Now Be Disabled

Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)

Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard (Like Swipe or Android 4.2 Keyboard)

Paper Artist App

Group Cast App

Samsung Galaxy S3 USB Drivers

The users need to connect their Android phone with the computer. For that, they have to make sure if they have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 properly. If not, they can download it here: Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers! There could be chances that the user might lose their personal data or apps. So they need to back up important data.

How to Install Android 4.1.2 XXELLA on Galaxy S3 I9300

Shared below is a detailed step-by-step instruction guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S III to Android 4.1.2 XXELLA. If users are acquainted with installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different to them.

Step 1 - Download Android 4.1.2 I9300XXELLA for Galaxy S3 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 - Download ODIN v1.85 which will help you install Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300.

Step 3 - Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4 - Make sure you have your Galaxy S3 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5 - Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6 - If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7 - Now select the files that you have to flash/ install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.

-  Click on 'PDA' and select file with 'CODE' in its name.

-  Click on 'Phone' and select file with 'MODEM' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

-  Click on 'CSC' and select file with 'CSC' in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

-  Click on 'PIT' and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Step 8 - In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it only if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9 - Now click on the Start button in ODIN. Installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10 - After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

[Source: Team Android]

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