Galaxy S III

How to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with XXLBH4 Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Jellybean LogoSamsung Galaxy S III smartphone can now be easily updated with the latest Jellybean 4.1 firmware update, it says it all that SAMSUNG’s promise of coming out with the Jellybean was true this time considering the fact that it took way longer than expected time in rolling out ICS for its last year’s flagship model Galaxy SII. So to make things simple, we will be checking out on how you can upgrade the firmware of your Galaxy S3 in few simple steps but before that you will have to go through all the below mentioned instructions. The all new firmware which is rolled out is the latest XXLBH4. The best part of this update is that universal search feature is being inducted again in this which was removed in the last firmware version.

Please be informed this all new firmware is the leaked one and not the official firmware. As of now there is no estimated time on by when this firmware will be rolled out officially but as in when it comes we will update here on Also, since this update is still in the beta stages, there might be some bugs which will be addressed in the coming days with the new versions getting released. If you come across any bugs, do report in the comments section. Just in case if you have already rooted the device, then you need not again. To check on whether the device is rooted or not, you will have to download the “Root Checker” app from the Google PLAY Store.


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.

  • With the help of below steps, manually backup all the data as there is a chance that the data in your device may get corrupted. Don’t use KIES to back up the data at this point of time as this update is not yet pushed via KIES and also KIES doesn’t detect the beta firmwares.

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

  • Note down the current firmware in your device from the path “Settings > About Phone” so that you can revert back to the same as in when you want to. Disable all the antivirus tools in your computer as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of firmware update.

So once you are done with all the above mentioned instructions, you can head over to the next page where we have summed up a detailed tutorial on how to upgrade your Galaxy SIII with the latest firmware of Jellybean 4.1 update.

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  1. stephen

    August 21, 2012 at 12:35 am

    How do I update my galaxy sgh-T999 to this firmware?

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      no, its just for I9300 smartphone

      • stephen

        August 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm

        ok, but what would happen if I tried to udpate it?

        • Pradeep Neela

          August 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

          you can very well update this one

          • stephen

            August 24, 2012 at 11:40 am

            Pradeep, you are not giving me details, details please

          • Pradeep Neela

            August 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm

            which details you are awaiting for>??

          • stephen

            August 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

            can I please have your email address?

        • A.Khalil

          August 26, 2012 at 4:04 am

          Don’t even think to update this Zip file because it will break your device immediatily .. this thread is only for International Samsung Galaxy S I9300 …
          & Its not for sgh – T999 Devices.
          plz read first

  2. Igor Luciano

    August 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I tried but it’s not working. Always appears, “Aborted” and the symbol android with a red triangle. Can you help me?

    • Igor Luciano

      August 20, 2012 at 10:20 pm

      And I realized Rooted

      • Pradeep Neela

        August 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

        glad to kno0w that , do let us know for any help

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

      are you getting in the initial screen?

  3. jwwolfe77

    August 20, 2012 at 3:01 am

    I’m downloading on my computer and the first file is 777mb. I tried to do on my device 1st and it was only 2.7mb.

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 20, 2012 at 9:18 am

      re-download the file again

  4. Salman

    August 19, 2012 at 8:50 am

    I think something is wrong with the update packages…..both installations keep getting aborted….HELP

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm


  5. Matt

    August 19, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Not working for me download seems FUBARD did all correct steps but using Rom Toolbox Pro I am a advanced user and phone is rooted update FAILED although pointing out I downloaded this update using Dolfin browser HD on the SIII itself download completed at 2.97kb Jelly Bean 4.1.1 should be at least 100mb or more may download properly if downloaded with windows based PC but can’t confirm yet.

    • Pradeep Neela

      August 19, 2012 at 8:20 pm

      Kindly refer the source links as source has mentioned the same links

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