Galaxy S III

How to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Latest Jellybean 4.1.1 XXDLH7 Firmware

S3 LogoAn all new firmware version has arrived for your Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 smartphone which is a superior version compared to all its previous releases, XXDLH6. This all new version which we will be discussing in the due course of this article is the latest XXDLH7 Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware version. This update fixes all the bugs pertaining to the Wi Fi, Bluetooth and the Google PLAY Store as there are some issues like force close errors. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on what are the detailed pre requisite instructions you will have to follow along with the detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update. All thanks to Samfirmware for coming up with this update.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible or liable for any damage happened to your device due to not following the instructions. It is very unlikely that there will be any damage to your device if you follow all the instructions.

Enable the KIES mode in the USB Connection options which you can find from the Settings. Applying this update won’t void the warranty in any manner, also most importantly the warranty will stay intact even after you apply this update. Note down the current firmware version from the path “Settings > About Phone” where you will get the firmware version details. As of now there is no exact date for the Official Jellybean 4.1.1 roll out but it’s said that very soon in the coming days, Galaxy S III will b receiving the Official Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware update.

Essential pre Requisites:

  • Don’t backup with the KIES and backup all the data manually with the help of below mentioned steps. Ensure that once you are backing up all the data, place all the target backup files in your computer by connecting the USB cable to the computer. KIES won’t detect this firmware since it’s the leaked firmware version.

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”, you will have to enable the USB Debugging in your Samsung Galaxy SIII. Minimum battery left in your device should not be less than 50% and also

So, assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now head over to the next page where we have mentioned a detailed guide on how to apply this latest update.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with XXDLH7 Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware Update:

  • Download XXDLH7 Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware Package and Odin for Galaxy S3 GT I9300 from here to your computer.  Once downloaded, extract he same to get the Odin executable file and I9300XXDLH7_I9300OXADLH7_I9300XXLH7_HOME.tar.md5 file.
  • Open Odin executable file from here to your computer. Once opened, you will have to turn Off your Galaxy S3 device.
  • Download mode in Galaxy S III GT I9300 can be entered by pressing Volume down Key, Center button, and holding both simultaneously press the Power Button after which a green robot will be shown indicating the Download Mode has been entered.
  • Connect your Galaxy S3 with your computer / Laptop and then in Odin you will see that the ID : COM section will turn Yellow indicating that all the drivers are installed successfully.

Note: If ID : COM section doesn’t turn Yellow, you need to check with two things which are mentioned below,

  • Install the USB Drivers in your computer &
  • Go to the Path “Settings > Wireless & Network > USB Settings” and ensure that “Samsung KIES” option is ticked before connecting the phone to the computer.
  • Once it’s done, click on “PDA” to select “I9300XXDLH7_I9300OXADLH7_I9300XXLH7_HOME.tar.md5” and then proceed to clicking on “Start”. It will take around 4 -5 minutes for applying the update and once it’s successfully updated the device will be shown with the Language selection settings etc.
  • Please note that initially it will take more than 4 -5 minutes for turning the device ON and will get stuck on the S Logo for a while.

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.

Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. Congratulations, you have now successfully applied the update of latest Jellybean 4.1.1 firmware which you can check the same from the path “Settings > About Phone and Firmware version”.



  1. James

    September 3, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    ive a new issue with the qwerty keyboard, the 4×3 keyboard works but the full size i cnt enter letters. i press a letter and it highlights and selects a different letter. any ideas?

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm

      just reinstall the firmware or reset the device, its a firmware issue

  2. Pinatubo

    September 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Stay up to Date the last is I9300XXDLH9_I9300OXADLH9_I9300XXLH9_BTU

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 6:21 pm

      we will come up with the same

  3. James

    September 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    I’m having some force closure issues with some games and some lagging between menus and home screens but works fine other than that

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      just clear the cache from the recovery mode

  4. Abdulaziz

    August 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you Android Advices for this great topic.
    I’m a beginner in these stuff, so just wondering if i installed this update,and assuming that after a while Android released a new update. Will i be able to apply the update automatically from Kies?. Or do it manually like this one?

  5. FrederickO

    August 31, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Just did the XXDLH8 update on my S3…

    Too early to give my verdict, the update process however was easy as pie.

    Nice work.


    August 30, 2012 at 8:58 am

    hi….after updating the games and videos keep on pausing and resuming by themselves…..kindly advice….thanks in advance

  7. Pradeep Neela

    August 28, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    thanks for your feedback

  8. cg

    August 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Does Galaxy S3 GT I9300 need to be rooted for this firmware?

  9. Eppiosan

    August 27, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    thanks for the great job..
    I’d like to ask how to do to root this version or it is just routed?
    Thanks in advance

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      its a custom ROM firmware

  10. Barry Cochrane

    August 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Opps. First software update that has rendered WiFi inoperative. Samsung & Vodafone unable to fix. Official upgrade due in two days – hope fix quixk.

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      just check with the mac pairing, if you can then apply the same

    • Pradeep Neela

      September 7, 2012 at 6:22 pm

      also check with the SETTINGS

  11. Ahmed Khalil

    August 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the Update .. Please inform me WHAT IS WORKING ?? & WHATS ISN’T WORKING in this Update??
    When will be the ROOT available for the same??
    Thanks a lot for your support and feedback

  12. cga

    August 27, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Does phone need to be rooted to apply jelly bean?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      no, its not required, it works on non rooted devices too

  13. Puyol

    August 26, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Any known issues or bugs on thiss???

    Please reply quick.

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