Galaxy S III

Get Galaxy S4 Features Officially in your Galaxy S3 with Jellybean 4.2.2 XXUFME3 Firmware – Guide

S4Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone receives an all new update which is dubbed as XXUFME3 and ropes in the latest Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware. The build number of JDQ39 build and comes with most of the Galaxy S4 features which includes new S4 Lock screen along with the multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message. With other features like day dream etc. too have been added in this latest firmware. We have mentioned the detailed list of features below;

– New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
– Daydream
– Driving mode
– Actionable notifications
– New Additions in Notification Center
– Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
– Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
– Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
– Full screen Samsung apps
– New S-Voice (from S4)
– New smart switch widget

Note: Applying this update won’t root the device in any manner as this update has been officially rolled out by Samsung.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • All the data in your Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone should be backed up with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t backup with the help of KIES as it may not help you restore the data back.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log – Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging” enable the SUB Debugging Mode. Minimum charge left in your phone is 30% or else there is a risk of device getting turned off in the middle of firmware update increases which may even brick your Galaxy S3.

Disclaimer: Follow all the instructions mentioned in this article as if there is any damage caused due to not following instructions then we shall not be held liable or responsible. Just in case if you face any issues then we will try our level best to address the same.

Once you are done with all the above mentioned steps, you can now head over to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed step-by-step guide on how to update your Galaxy S3 firmware with the latest XXUFME3 Jellybean 4.2.2 firmware.

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  1. jay russel

    June 23, 2013 at 4:48 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

  2. bassam

    June 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Dear sirs
    If i have galaxy s3 (rooted)with base band version xxella and build number jzo54k xxellb, Can i make updates to the firmware xxufme3 jellybean 4.2.2

  3. saquib

    June 14, 2013 at 1:51 am

    updated and a good version, but when playing using videos s3 hangs any help

  4. mitesh

    June 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Download it sucks four time I have tried all time after waiting for 2/3 hour it showing msg download fail.
    Worst site

  5. Bcloop

    June 11, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Update worked great, now where can I find info on all the bells/whistles. My “settings” menu and several other things changed so I am lost. Just want to know goodies.

  6. Pravir Jain

    June 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    after installing this update the hot mobile splash screen sucks, also increased the binary counter, i’hv rolled back my device to official Android 4.1.2 I9300XXEMD3. still the binary counter is showing that it is increased by 1. plz advice how to get rid of it and whether I9300XXEMD3 is the latest android 4.1.2 version… Thank You

    • JOn

      June 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

      you need to do a wipe data, wipe cache partition in order to get rid of that

  7. Eli

    June 10, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Does it have the s4 clock and weather widget?

    • LarsX

      August 10, 2013 at 2:58 am

      No S4 clock or weather widget

  8. Ali Demir

    June 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Pradeep, goodmorning ! (07:35 NL)
    I want to thank you for all your efforts to make this possible to all those “users” out there. Great job ! Thanks again.

  9. adzimbiri

    June 4, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    after updating to 4.2.2, cannot enable multi window.
    any one with help?

  10. aayub

    June 2, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    i believe this is a leaked official 4.2.2 update for galaxy 19300, which is still in under testing phase, Samsung did not release this firmware yet. please correct my information if it is wrong………!

  11. Meerk@t

    June 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Upgraded to this firmware version which looks and works fine, EXCEPT for the few apps that are in Hebrew language or something equally obscure, can anyone advise please !!!

  12. onamish

    June 2, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Rehan, The Maxed out RAM was what I put down to the lag and freezes.
    Even with an Advanced Task Killer, the remaining RAM was only 75MB….slooooow!

  13. onamish

    June 2, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    I installed this “hebrew” version a few weeks ago when first posted as ***_HOME.tar. Experienced lag and freeze bugs within a few days. Tried to backtrack to a previous version and nearly bricked the device. After some finger crossing and some tricky buttonm pressing, I was abale to catch the Droid Logo to Hard Reset. Followed up some info and found that I was very lucky, as most of the time it can’t be done. BE WARNED!

    Also, you will find that all “Custom ROM” versions are based on something. When I backtracked and HardReset to the previous AndroidAdvices version – It was in fact a Version originally for Galaxy NOT S3.

    Pradeep, When you are pulling & tweaking old Android OS versions for Custom ROM, do you check that they are in fact clean? We could be all downloading and installing an Official MOSSAD Version. LOL! Isn’t the claim of the Versions being Official Samsung a little “shade of grey” lie.

  14. rehan

    June 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    hi PN. i waant to know how much ram remain after 4.2.2 jell been on galaxy s3?plz reply as soon thx with regards

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 4:28 pm

      we will check and let you know

  15. fik

    June 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Fix the weather widget and the camera..its better if its have air gesture

  16. adebayo hammed

    May 31, 2013 at 9:56 am

    i’m on 4.1.2 can i just move to android 4.2.2 ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

      yes you can move to the 4.2.2 version

  17. MadRasta

    May 30, 2013 at 4:25 am

    I’d say this is not an official version and must be still a beta leak if y’all are having so many problems with it and if you can’t use Kies tp update. In any case even with leaked beta versions if you root the phone and use Titanium backup you can remove ANY app you want, even those that are integrated into ANY ROM. The absolute best rooting package I’ve found is CF Root 6.4 (although I know Chainfire isn’t backing or updating anymore (it’s there’s)), It will root every Galaxy S3 i9300 firmware there is, well every firmware update that I’ve put on my phone including custom ROMS and there have been many. It will install SU App, and CWM recovery (albeit an older version) and does it EVERY TIME. It’s awesome. Anyways give it a go. Cheers all.

    • MadRasta

      May 30, 2013 at 4:40 am

      Just to specify root package it is in fact which if you Google it you can find many, many links to download it.

    • Hadyn

      June 4, 2013 at 2:40 pm

      Thank you! finally i can get rid of the israeli apps and have it slightly more “official”. Installed titanium pro and less than a minute later i was free of them. Now to figure out how to get rid of the startup animation.

  18. jigs yummh

    May 30, 2013 at 4:18 am

    this is not official firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S3;it is a test firmware!

  19. mark

    May 30, 2013 at 2:42 am

    is there one for at&t sgh-i747?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

      we will come out with the same very soon

  20. dhaval

    May 30, 2013 at 2:10 am

    hello. i downloaded this version. working fine. Try paradus hd 13 custom rom on this. u all will get all.solution. custom rom is in english. so original booting logo removed which u u face problem. also this custom rom has all feature and good battery back up. try paradus hd 13 custom rom with this version

  21. Satish Singh

    May 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    When can we expect the offical 4.2.2 update for Note-2.
    Any idea..?
    I am eagerly waiting for it…

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

      we will keep you posted with the same very soon. As of now there is NO ETA

  22. Opel

    May 29, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Can we get the english version please ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      yes its the English version

  23. fiq

    May 27, 2013 at 3:53 am

    1)wont connect to kies
    2)what the hell with the HOT MOBILE,JEWISH CALENDAR??

  24. Muhammad Shehbaz...

    May 25, 2013 at 11:30 pm


    My device is showing the status is MODIFIED

    Can i shift it to normal..

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:30 pm

      yes its ok, it wont create any issue

  25. Rajat

    May 25, 2013 at 1:27 am

    This is not official..
    I am getting some “Hot mobile” startup/shutdown screen..
    makes it luk like some chinese hoax phone..
    & then i booted the phone up in download mode..
    there it says “CUSTOM” rom..
    NOT Official!

    anyways.. apart from that irritating startup/shutdown screen..
    everything else seems perfect.. 😀
    but i will still wait for the official update.. 😀

  26. Ebby

    May 24, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    After upgrading the version is still 4.1.2 19300XXELKC. Is this correct?k

  27. Ebby

    May 24, 2013 at 5:16 am

    After upgrading the version is still 4.1.2 19300XXELKC. Is this correct?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      yes, its correct…

  28. fiq

    May 22, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    how bout the camera ?same like s4?

    • Amit Bhawani

      May 23, 2013 at 12:14 am

      Obviously the S3 has a 8Mp camera while the S4 has 13mp, which cannot upgrade!

  29. NYARKO Asare

    May 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    hello if I apply this firmware will I get OTA updates when the final version is released ..

    • Amit Bhawani

      May 23, 2013 at 12:15 am

      Yes you can get the updates via OTA since this is more and less a stock ROM and not a custom ROM.

      • MichaelZ

        May 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

        if this update raises binary counter, it will not be updated by OTA

  30. PedjaSRB

    May 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I have done factory reset, but it keeps crashing my phone every 2-5min.

  31. Shaju

    May 22, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Now I am really hating this update, I’m unable to connect the phone to my system as the MTP driver always fails. The system keeps crashing while playing games. I am unable to go back to my original ROM. Really bad choice.

  32. Dr. K. A. Rasheed

    May 22, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I did this very easily. The OS seems to be that of a locked Israili mobile service provider. Three additional applications also got installed, but in hebrew language, which I do not need and but cannot remove. Please advise as to how to remove these items.They can only be stopped and put off. Strangely they are not seen amont the aplications while browsing the application manager

    • Patos

      May 28, 2013 at 9:18 am

      Patos says:
      I cannot remove the locked Israeli (hot mobile) screen and other installed applications in Hebrew language.
      Can anyone help……please.

  33. dave

    May 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

    downloaded this and installed it only to find that some of the apps were jewish as i am english and this is supposed to be an official update you could let people now for what region,not too happy to find that this was not an upgrade for the uk

  34. Derek

    May 22, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Very good but calendar and GPS is in Jewish, also GPS is not working. Cheers

  35. Mark

    May 22, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Will this work on the US AT&T version of the S3?

  36. Alerioslo

    May 22, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I’ve updated my s3 with this… internal memory has errors, becomes 11,25G total, 4,78 used 6,48 available but 4,78 isn’t accesible. hope my music and photos still there.
    some stuff is in korean or mandarin, there is no full language support, only english, and asiatic langages. it looks has a CSC from a mobile operator from asia. my bluetooth button doesn’t activate svoice auto listening as it was with 4.1.2. hangouts fails to verify my number.

    well Im just rolling back to 4.1.2

    better lock to you.

  37. JM

    May 22, 2013 at 2:41 am

    What’s with the hot mobile splash screen?

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      splash screen is nothing but a start screen

  38. abhishek gusain

    May 22, 2013 at 2:15 am

    whenever i switch off or open the phn …. the word “hot web” occur on the screeen,…..n there are 4 apps in diff language… which cannot be uninstalled … is there any prob with it?

  39. Claudiu

    May 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

    India version?

  40. Anil

    May 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

    Hi, I have done the update to my galaxy s3 as per the above steps and finally Odin said the All threads completed but my phone OS is showing the old version only. It is not getting updated, What could be the reasons?. I just want to update my s3 with new 4.2.2. Please help. Thanks in advanced.

  41. Lee Jeffery

    May 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Hi Neal, whats with the HOT MOBILE boot up screen where my Telstra boot up used to be, I thought this was an official Samsung firmware release. Also what is with the Jewish calander and other ascociated apps and how do I get rid of all this.

    • Shashi

      June 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Just turned off that apps in application manager.

  42. Shaju

    May 21, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I have upgraded to this 4.2.2 but I have a couple of apps in hebrew….what are they for?

    • Shaju

      May 21, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      MY GPS also not working after the update….
      “please enable google apps location access” Error

      • Shaju

        May 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        After a bit of google, found out the fix…The JB 4.2.2 by itself is nice, but these small pains are killing it.

  43. lucas

    May 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Is there a portuguese language version ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      yes it supports

  44. Dennis

    May 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    will this work on Verizon

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      yes it works with verizon

  45. malik

    May 21, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Binary counter increased…This is not an official firmware.. dear pradeep please dont miss giude us.. thanks!

  46. stephen

    May 21, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    hi. i have read some forums that this firmware will increase the flashcount as it is still an experimental build. is this true?

  47. Nitin Shah

    May 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    File is only downloading up to 99.9%

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 1, 2013 at 12:43 pm

      its perfect at our end

  48. Nitin Shah

    May 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Compatible with KIES?

  49. Serkan AKIN

    May 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Anybody try this update?

  50. Shashi

    May 21, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Woww.. Its awesome.. Its working well. All the features is working fine.

    Earlier I updated with 4.1.2 everything is fine but wallpaper gradually going black from the top edge.

    In 4.2.2 working everything fine. And its very fast. no lagging.

    Thank You..

    • malik

      May 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

      Dear shaashi there is no developer option and also it increased the binary couter

      • mick merritt

        May 23, 2013 at 3:21 am

        Tap build number a few times

      • Shashi

        May 30, 2013 at 10:21 am

        Dear Malik. Developer Option has been hiddened. Its not removed. If u want to enable that.. Go to About Device & tap 5 times on Build Number. Developer Option will be enable.

        Binary count should be increase for new Motion settings & tabbed panes. That is also very mild. So no need to worry.

        In this version problem is the some of apps is in hebrew so we can disable that option if we don’t want. & one more HOT Mobile. For the time being we should accept that for using 4.2.2 in S3.

        • malik

          June 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

          thankyuou dear shashi for your concerns regarding my issue…

      • Shashi

        May 30, 2013 at 10:35 am

        If you installed more unofficial ROMS in your mobile.. Binary count will increase more on your mobile. try to do complete hard reset with wipe cache.. and then install 4.2.2 then again do wipe cache & factory data reset. Then see the difference of speed & less binary count.

    • stephen

      May 22, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      hey check your flash count.

  51. Chan

    May 21, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Is the…Update Galaxy S3 with Official Jellybean 4.2.2 XXUFME3 Firmware which comes with Galaxy S4 Features…applicable to all model/variant of S3 i.e international and US variant?


  52. shadow

    May 21, 2013 at 8:29 am

    with this version i can’t download any files from the play store…..can plzz say me why?

  53. Madhatter87rx7

    May 21, 2013 at 4:02 am

    One thing to REMEMBER is that there are many variants to the Galaxy S3 out there. So PLEASE specify that this update will only work on an S3 i9300 variant and WILL NOT work for the ATT/Canadian versions i747M.

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      this is for I9300 variant only

      • Mark

        May 23, 2013 at 10:02 am

        Nice to know that NOW, as S3 is usually the US version and i9300 is elsewhere…almost blew it getting it bricked and AT&T didnt want to fix, but they did…BE VERY CLEAR WHEN POSTING INFO ON “S3” or “i9300″versions…

  54. sonny

    May 21, 2013 at 3:46 am

    i have a question do you have a root file for it ?

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      yes we will come out with the same.

  55. Ahmed Zain

    May 21, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Thanks alot…The process was easy and quick..!!

  56. jenn

    May 21, 2013 at 2:52 am

    can I do this from my phone without a computer

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      no, computer will be required

  57. baboo

    May 21, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Seems like doesn’t work for me… it still says 4.1.2 🙁

    • baboo

      May 24, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      it’s working fine now 😀

      • jay russel

        June 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

        please check your gallery, there are some missing features in my gallery

    • Ryan

      June 10, 2013 at 5:29 am

      Where do you download this update and will it work on the I747 (AT&T)

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