[Tutorial] How To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305) to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

The users of Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9305) can update their devices to the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via over the air (OTA) or through official tool KIES utility.

In case the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update is available for your Galaxy S3 LTE but you are facing difficulties in updating the firmware through officially recommended process, you can try out a manual updating method explained below.

Official Firmware Details:
Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
PDA: I9305XXBLL3
CSC: I9305OXABLL3
MODEM: I9305XXBLL3
Build Date: 12-12-12
Change list: 633241

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Things to keep in mind before upgrading using the manual method:

  • You must have a proper backup of your data
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S3 is fully charged
  • You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer
  • USB Debugging must be enabled
  • After flashing the firmware, you will lose custom ROMs such as CM10, Paranoid Android or AOKP installed in your device
  • You will also lose custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery if you have any
  • After installing it on your Galaxy S3, you will lose root if you have any
  • This tutorial uses Odin that only works on Windows. For other platforms like Linux and Mac OS, the users have to use cross platform tool Heimdall to flash this firmware.

Note – This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-I9305. Proceed at you own risk, TechZune will not be responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Steps To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S3 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean:

Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (I9305XXBLL3) for Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9305) and extract the file.

Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 and extract the file.

Step 3: Power off your phone and wait for vibration to confirm complete switch off.

Step 4: Put the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9305 in Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy logo appears on the screen. After some time, your phone will be in the download mode.

Step 5: Run Odin3 v3.07.exe as an Administrator.

Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S3 I9305 with your PC via USB.

You will get a message saying “Added” under the Odin’s message box. In addition, if the device is connected properly, you will see the COM port with a number in Yellow.

Step 7: Select the following files in Odin at relevant tabs from extracted I9305XXBLL3 firmware folder:

  • Click the PDA Button and select the .tar file here with *code* appearing in its name
  • Click the Phone Button and select file with *modem* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC Button and select file with *csc* in its name (leave if there is no such file)
  • Click the PIT Button and select the .pit file. Use this file only if you get it while extracting in step 1 or else just ignore it.

Step 8: In Odin window, make sure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. In addition, if you are using a .pit file, ensure that Re-Partition checkbox is selected. Otherwise, it should NOT be ticked.

Step 9: Click on the START button to begin the flashing process.

Step 10: Once flashing is done, you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin.

The phone will then automatically reboot and you will see the Samsung logo after sometime. After that, you can unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from the computer.

Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Official Update Available For Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9305)

Samsung had started to push Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to the Galaxy S3 LTE (GT-I9305). The Galaxy S3 is Samsung’s flagship device of the year and is also it’s biggest worldwide selling device. Samsung has given the Galaxy S3 top priority in Software Updates that’s why Samsung keeps on updating this device to the latest versions of Android.

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The users of Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE can update their devices to the latest Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean via over the air (OTA) or through official tool KIES utility.

Official Firmware Details:
Android Version: 4.1.2 – Build JZO54K
PDA: I9305XXBLL3
CSC: I9305OXABLL3
MODEM: I9305XXBLL3
Build Date: 12-12-12
Change list: 633241

Samsung has added a ton of new features in Android 4.1.2 update for the Galaxy S3 LTE, most of the features are brought from the Galaxy Note II. We have listed some of the enhancements in the new Android 4.1.2 update below.

Enhanced features in the new update:

  • 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

[Tutorial] How To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

The users of the Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G) can update their devices to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (I9100GXXLSR) through Samsung Kies or by using OTA (over-the-air) updates. In case they face difficulties while updating via these two ways, there is also a manual process which is explained below.

Note – This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S2, model number GT- I9100G. Proceed at you own risk, TechZune will not be responsible for anything that goes wrong.

Also, we do make sure that nothing wrong will happen if you are following each and every step correctly!

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Things to keep in mind before upgrading using the manual method:

  • You must have a proper backup of your data
  • Ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S2 is fully charged
  • You must have the USB drivers for your device installed on your computer
  • USB Debugging must be enabled
  • After flashing the firmware, you will lose custom ROMs such as CM10, Paranoid Android or AOKP installed in your device
  • You will also lose custom recovery such as ClockworkMod Recovery or TWRP Recovery if you have any
  • After installing it on your Galaxy S2, you will lose root if you have any
  • This tutorial uses Odin that only works on Windows. For other platforms like Linux and Mac OS, the users have to use cross platform tool Heimdall to flash this firmware.

Steps To Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S2 to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean:

Step 1: Download Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean (I9100GXXLSR) for Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100G) and extract the file.

Step 2: Download Odin 3.07 and extract the file.

Step 3: Power off Galaxy S2 and put it on the Download Mode. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down and Home buttons while pressing the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy logo appears on the screen.

Step 4: Run Odin 3.07.exe as an Administrator.

Step 5: Connect Galaxy S2 to your computer via the USB cable. If the device is connected properly, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number.

Step 6: Select the following files in the Odin at relevant tabs from extracted I9100XWLS8 firmware folder:

  • Click on PDA and select the .tar 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. Use this file only if you get it while extracting the zip file mentioned in step 1 or else just ignore it

In case the extracted zip files don’t have any modem, CSC or pit file, it means that you don’t require them. It’s the file with .tar.md5 extension that is a must have and should be flashed through PDA section

Step 7: In the Odin, ensure that Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes are selected. In addition, if you are using a .pit file, ensure that re-partition checkbox is selected.

Step 8: Click on the Start button to begin the flashing process.

Step 9: Once flashing is done, you will see a PASS message with a green background in the left-most box at the top of the Odin.

The device will now restart on its own. After you get the Samsung logo on the home screen, unplug the device from the computer. You are done!