The LONG AWAITED Jellybean (Android v4.1.1) update for Galaxy S3 is finally out this week. Every S3 owner will obviously want to update his/her phone to the latest firmware. The early reviews by customers haven’t reported any major bugs with this update so it’s quite beneficial to update your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Jellybean firmware update

Here is a short tutorial to update your Galaxy S3 to Jellybean 4.1.1 before you receive the official update OTA :

  • Download the JellyBean file here.
  • Unzip the file on desktop and run ODIN from the ZIP file. The window will look something like this(The Name of the Device Appears as Epic 4G, because its a Software bug. You can neglect it!)
    Odin 3
  •  Now pick up your Galaxy S III and press and hold the Volume-Down button, Home button, and Power buttons together for 20 seconds. The phone will enter into “Download mode”.
  • Once in Download Mode, the phone will display an warning. Press the Volume-Up button to continue!
  • Now you can connect your phone to the PC using the microUSB cable.
  • There should be a yellow highlighted box with a COM number. If not then your drivers aren’t installed correctly!
  • Check the PDA box and select the “I9300XXDLI5_I9300OXADLI5_I9300XXDLI5_HOME.tar.md5” file from the unziped package you downloaded earlier.
  • Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked!!
  • Press start and wait for a few minutes. It is normal that the process takes time; do not panic! Do not disconnect the USB cable.
  • Once done, your phone will restart.
  • Enjoy! You have the latest JellyBean firmware build for your Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung Galaxy S 3 Jelly Bean firmware

Don’t forget to let us know, How are you finding the new Jellybean firmware on your Galaxy S 3!

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