To install Android Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3, you have to perform the following steps. There are quite a few benefits of Android Jelly Bean, which can work well for your handset. The update actually begins at the end of August but since there are many who want to try installing Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3, there is information from Sammobile.com on how this can be done.
Please note that this is a pre-release version and not the official one from KIES. There is a chance of losing your warranty, so please do not test this firmware unless you are 100 percent sure. The firmware: I9300XXDLG4 is based on Android 4.1.1. The build date is July 31 2012. The device must be rooted and have ClockworkMod Recovery flashed. Ensure that there is a Nandroid backup in case things go awry.
Here are the changes seen after upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 on Jelly Bean
- A new clock in the notification bar
- New functionality called ‘ Dormant Mode’.
- By touching the Google Search widget, you come to ‘Google Now’
- Reboot into test mode
- Palm swipe can take a screenshot
- Introduction of a couple of new live wallpapers
Some of the problems that incurred while installing Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S3 were that the internal SDCARD got formatted and some apps were not installed due to issues with smdl2tmp1.asec which seemed lost. The report says that it is better to backup your device before installing.
Steps to install Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3
- Download Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean (Leaked Build: I9300XXDLG4) and ODIN v1.85.a. You can find both the links here.
- Extract contents of both zip files
- Shut down the Galaxy S3. Press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons to go into Download Mode.
- Initiate Launch ODIN on your PC from the .zip, extracted in Step 2.
- Connect the Galaxy S3 with your PC. ODIN will display a message saying it has recognized the device.
- From ODIN, click on PDA and choose CODE_I9300XXDLG4_11164_REV00_eng_mid_noship.tar.md5 which will be inside the Jelly Bean ROM.
- Ensure sure that you have unchecked re-partition. Click Start.
- After being booted, the device goes into a boot loop. Remove your device’s battery and put it back again.
- Now boot into ClockworkMod Recovery by pressing and holding Home + Power + Volume Up.
- Select wipe / factory reset.
- Select reboot system now.