Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S III leaks

Posted: November 3, 2013 by admin in News
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Samsung has committed to bringing Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to its Galaxy S III former flagship and the rollout should start in a few weeks’ time. If you know your way around flashing a ROM manually, though, you don’t even have to wait that long as a pre-release version of the Android 4.3 build has just surfaced.

The beta version is reportedly stable enough to work as a daily driver, although it may have a bug or two. It brings a number of UI changes, including a new settings menu with tabbed interface as found on more recent Samsung flagships. The transparent notification bar is here too.

Unfortunately the majority of the widgets in this build are still using the old design and Samsung Knox isn’t enabled. That should change in the final Android 4.3 ROM for the Galaxy S III, though, so you don’t have to worry about missing on the security feature.

Model: GT-I9300
Country: Germany (Vodafone)
Version: Android 4.3
Changelist: 1902166
Build date: Sat, 26 Oct 2013 12:24:03 +0000
Product Code: VFG
PDA: I9300XXUGMJ9
CSC: I9300VFGGMJ5
MODEM: I9300BUUGMJ3
Download: I9300XXUGMJ9_I9300VFGGMJ5_I9300BUUGMJ3_VFG.zip

NOTE
– This firmware will WIPE your device (Perform a backup before flashing)
– This test firmware will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
– This test firmware is a pre-release firmware and not official from Samsung.
– We have fully tested this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware.

INSTRUCTIONS
– Extract (unzip) the firmware file
– Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
– Extract Odin .ZIP file
– Open Odin3 v3.09
– Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
– Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
– Add AP_I9300XXUGMJ9_1902166_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to AP
– Add BL_I9300XXUGMJ9_1902166_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to BL
– Add MODEM_I9300BUUGMJ3_REV02_REV04_CL1413323.tar.md5 to CP
– Add CSC_VFG_I9300VFGGMJ5_1986192_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to CSC
– Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
– Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
– If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
– Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
– Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
– Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

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