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Manual Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with “Most Battery Efficient” Official Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware – Guide

Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware of XXUFME7:

  • Download XXUFME7 Jellybean 4.2.2 Firmware Package and Odin from here to your computer. Once downloaded, turn off your phone so that it can be entered in the Download Mode.
  • The Galaxy S3 can be entered into the Download mode by holding the Volume Down button + the Home key button (the middle button). While holding these both buttons, you need to switch ON your device.
  • Once the device gets into the Download Mode, connect your phone to the computer with the help of original USB cable and then you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow or Blue indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.
  • Click on “PDA” tab in the Odin to select the tar file which you got after extracting the firmware package to click on “Start” in Odin. Once you have clicked on the same, you need to wait for around 3 -4 minutes for the update process to get completed.
  • Once the device is successfully updated, you will see the Language preference option in the device and then disconnect the device to check the firmware update version from the About Phone section.

Note: If the device gets into the boot loop sequence or say gets stuck in the welcome screen, just re insert the battery and re follow the above instructions so as to again follow the above mentioned instructions.

So there you go, you have now successfully learnt on how to apply this update in your phone. Do let us know in the comments section or on out Facebook / Google+ Page if you face any issues.


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  1. Imran1

    February 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    sir, I have already 4.2 XXUFME7 and want to update my samsung galaxy s3 to latest 4.3. Please tell me how to do it. An early reply is requested please.

  2. kashif

    December 19, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    hello Pradeep Neela,

    I have installed cynogen mode 11 on my Samsung Galaxy s3 GT-i9300 but I want it rolled back to the official android 4.2 gelly bean or 4.3 gelly bean. how can I do so please guide me I’ll be very thankful to you.

  3. tarek

    October 7, 2013 at 10:55 am

    i have unlock phone but after the update unable to register to the network.
    what shall i do ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      oops! seems like your phone was a carrier locked device

  4. kevin kande

    September 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    does it on the international version? want to try it but scared to mess up my phone, I like it too much

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 8, 2013 at 11:13 am

      yes its available for International edition only

      • kevin

        September 24, 2013 at 2:52 am

        cant register to network, asking for network unlock pin

        • Pradeep Neela

          September 24, 2013 at 11:28 am

          hello kevin, this update was only for unlocked phones

          • kevin

            September 25, 2013 at 5:35 pm

            ohh snap. is there a way to unlock the network if i root my phone? didnt know it was locked, used it in 2 different countries without problem

  5. rajane

    August 26, 2013 at 1:42 am

    unable to register to the network after the update and imei number changed…. so rolling back to official rom

  6. Karthick

    July 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Is the ROM rooted already? If not where can i find the root files for this ROM?
    and also, the gallery mode menu is not available.

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

      no, its not a rooted firmware

  7. maxivan

    July 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I’ve used this XXUFME7, its OK at the first time but about a day it wont take a boot loop, in the screen just stuck with SAMSUNG but won’t get into the the system, why is that?
    I’ve already pull out & re-inserted the battery it still the same until I’ve tried many times…

    • Alex Humaila

      August 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      wipe data and cache + Dalvik

  8. Fernando Ferreira

    July 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    This is the same firware as already published around June 22th?
    Or is differente once now is mentioned “Most Battery Efficient”?
    The fille to download seems be the same size…
    Thanks from Portugal

  9. Nitin

    July 10, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Will this void the warrant? Also, how to switch back to 4.1.2? Pl suggest.

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      it wont void the warranty…

      • fik halagore

        July 11, 2013 at 2:48 pm

        Seems context menu is include..

  10. MadRasta

    July 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I keep getting this error message and phone freezes when it happens.
    ‘com.sec.process.gapps.etc.etc has failed’?????? tried data reset, anyone else??

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      just clear the cache from the recovery mode…

  11. pelican

    July 9, 2013 at 5:10 am

    This has been available from samobile since mid June and have had it running since 23 june. Works fine for me. Do not see any of above issues. However it is a test release.

  12. el

    July 7, 2013 at 8:31 am

    when Samsung release the update for my region can i update it using kies after i install this manual update ???? ….;)

  13. Ajay

    July 7, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Can this be used on Galaxy S3 – AT&T US Version Model – SGH-i747 ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      July 16, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      no ajay it cannot be applied on AT&T Variant

  14. GT

    July 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I have an issue, I can’t send any SMS out, but can receive…. Everything else was perfect. Any way to fix this?

  15. Dirk De Ceulaer

    July 3, 2013 at 1:05 am

    I’ve never asked you any question because everything is very clear, if you think a bit logic and take your time to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS!!!
    Very well done Mister Pradeep Neela, you’re a STAR,
    Many thanks

  16. Fernando Ferreira

    June 29, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Everything is OK unless the S-Planner. Different agenda views disappear only mounts viewer remains and with big limitations. I cant add new data with repetitions…
    Any idea? Thanks by your help

  17. Ahsan

    June 27, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Pardeep there is some issue with the package. I am not able to download it. I have tried many times but either it gets stuck in the middle or it does not finish and in the end it says download file is corrupted.
    Kindly fix this issue.

  18. ahsan

    June 26, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    There is some issue with the file kindly fix this issue

  19. ahsan

    June 26, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I have tried many times but the file is not downloading. It gets stuck in the middle or it does not finish the download and says currupt download file

  20. bikal

    June 26, 2013 at 7:07 am

    what about when playing game… and is this similar to the previous update the one from i think israle… if yes thn does it have the same bugs like when rebooting it wont reboot smoothly i mean it keeps on displaying samsung logo and i ll have to again restart may be if lucky only 1time or else 2 to 3 times…????

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      yes there are no issues found as of now

  21. aldrin

    June 25, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    hi @Pradeep Neela, please help me i forgot to tick the USB DEBUGGING MODE,

    please. help me what to do, :((

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      its perfectly alright! are you facing any issue?

  22. Umer

    June 25, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Hung up two times within 1 day, battery drain is noticeably faster, heats up considerably, otherwise everything working smoothly.

  23. FONKOU Barthélémy

    June 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    My phone is stuck in safe mode. Can I update anyway to 4.2.2 so that it can resolv my problem ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      just restart the device in the normal mode

  24. Erl Brai

    June 24, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Everything is smooth except phone heats up fast when using mobile data or wifi.

  25. Abdul Aziz

    June 24, 2013 at 6:01 am

    I have SGS 3 with NTT Docomo Japan provider (code : SC-06D)
    Recently, I have upgrade it officially from 4.0 to 4.1 via OTA
    It is can be use on may SC-06D ?
    If I upgrade it, all of my app will be lost?


    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      yes apps will be lost

  26. NYARKO Asare

    June 23, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    how different is this from the first leaked one .. ..

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      it has minor updates and fixes most of the bugs

  27. jay russel

    June 23, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    actually there is…atleast in my phone….i could not find the gallery mode( not because i don’t know how to get the gallery mode…but because there is none) however

  28. Anand

    June 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    when installed previous version 4.2.2 xxufme3 it was vey lagging. and phone ws getting hang while using many application. all these issues solved in this new XXUFME7 ?

    • fik

      July 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Change the gallery to spiral mode..will be white..

  29. jay russel

    June 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    i already installed Official Jellybean 4.2.2 XXUFME7 , but i encountered problem with my gallery, there’s no such thing as Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white).and no display effects

    • Barney

      July 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      No gallery mode option here either can anyone confirm it’s actually there? The radio button that should be in the gallery isn’t.

  30. Magnus Johansson

    June 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Can i find swedish among the languages?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      its not there in the list as of now

  31. Latif

    June 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    the zip file is invalid or corrupted.

  32. Shashi

    June 23, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Is this Israel’s Hot Mobile? or Samsung original?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      its original from samsung

  33. malik

    June 23, 2013 at 3:12 am

    its a official firmware but a trial one :):)

  34. malik

    June 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Dear is this an official firmware or a test build? Another question is that it raises binery counter?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm


      • anand

        July 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm

        Can we upgrade my samsung s3 from any international firmware, i hv this in india and purchase from snapdeal which gives 4.0 ics versiion and i would like to upgarde to 4.2.2 is this possible or not ?

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