How to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with Official XXALF6 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware

S3 LogoAn all-new firmware hits the server of Samsung which is dubbed as XXALF6 ICS Android 4.0.4, it was just few hours back when we saw on how you can install the latest ICS Android 4.0.4 based Omega 6.0 custom ROM firmware in your device. Please note that this firmware hasn’t rolled out across all the countries as of now and also we don’t have on any ETA by when this will be rolled out. In the coming days too we will be coming out with more custom ROM firmwares so that it will further enhance your user experience.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of updating Samsung Galaxy S III GT I9300. It is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions to the point which are mentioned in procedure.

So let’s get started with the detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update. But before that you need to go through the detailed list of pre requisites which are mentioned below so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets corrupted or deleted, the same can be restored with the help of below steps.

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. Please follow all the instructions mentioned so as to ensure that the firmware is updated successfully.

29 Comments
  1. Reply Ben July 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Do you have to reinstall your apps after this update?
    Does it have allshare cast?
    And will kies detect the phone?

    -sorry if it posts twice

  2. Reply Ben July 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Will you have to reinstall your apps after the update?
    Does this update have allshare cast?
    And will kies detect the phone?

  3. Reply Mohammad Farhan June 30, 2012 at 10:09 am

    i got the italian language in my phone ..lol

  4. Reply Mohammad Farhan June 29, 2012 at 10:13 am

    can this update be applied to devices in india

  5. Reply lycan_fx June 27, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I load up in Odin but the ID:Com box turns a pale blue not yellow. is this normal or shall i try to reinstall the drivers.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

      install the drivers, it will be fixed

      • Reply lycan_fx June 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

        Didnt work reloaded the drivers and reinstalled kies and still comes up blue and in the box it says 0:[COM7]

        • Pradeep Neela June 30, 2012 at 5:27 pm

          you can install the KIES tool

  6. Reply Gman June 26, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Thsi is great! Just got my text messaging back with this update. Many thanks

  7. Reply Latif June 26, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Download is terribly slow from the link. It says “22 days left”!

  8. Reply Pankaj June 26, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Is it for India

  9. Reply Mike Logan June 26, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Thanks Pradeep for fix

  10. Reply barry June 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Link for update file not working for me either.

  11. Reply Mike Logan June 25, 2012 at 11:32 am

    alf6 link has a line thru’ it when u click on it it says page not found

  12. Reply Mike Logan June 25, 2012 at 10:31 am

    mine has a line throuh it and it says cant find page just the alf6 link odin is ok

  13. Reply Mike Logan June 25, 2012 at 8:01 am

    seems the link is not working

  14. Reply Scouseok June 24, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Has you removed the Firmware update as the link takes you to a error age saying page not found if you have why? Is the firmware unstable or something?

  15. Reply Barry Cochrane June 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    The link to download seems to be incorrect and I cannot download this.
    Kindly correct

  16. Reply Latif June 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Download link is not working!

  17. Reply Latif June 24, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Download link is not working. “Sorry … Page Not Found” error!

  18. Reply Alaric June 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

    What happened to the xxalf6 firmware.. Page not found???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      we have provided the link !kindly check the trail comments

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