How to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Official ICS 4.0.4 XXALF2 Firmware

Galaxy S3 Green LogoSamsung Galaxy S III which is one of the hottest selling smartphones seems to be on a roll as Samsung is constantly fine tuning the user experience with constant updates which claims to fix most of the bugs which users are facing. So, on the similar lines there’s an all new update has arrived which is dubbed as XXALF2 which is an IMM76D release which is of the same as that of earlier ICS Android 4.0.4 update. This update has been officially released in United Kingdom and is one of the stable releases ever. Since this update is not a boot loader locked firmware update, this can be applied to any unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III device across the globe.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Rooting Information: Applying this update won’t root the device in any manner, so the warranty will stay intact despite applying this firmware. Just in case if your device is already rooted, then after applying this update, the root access will be revoked and you need to root the device again.

To ensure that the data is kept safe, we recommend you to back up all the data present in your phone locally in your computer with the help of below mentioned steps manually. It will also help you to create a copy of all the data present in your device in your computer.

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

USB Debugging in Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 should be enabled from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. Ensure that your device is left with the minimum of 50% battery life so as to get away with the low battery notification. Also, its recommended to disable the antivirus as well as firewall tools present in your computer as these tools tend to disrupt the firmware update process.

Once you are done with all the above mentioned instructions you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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