Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 users who are still awaiting the jellybean 4.1.1 firmware update can now take out their phones as in this article we will be checking out on how to upgrade your phones with the latest XXDLI6 firmware update. Please note that as of now there is no Official firmware yet of Jellybean 4.1.1 built for Galaxy S3 but this new release is very stable and comes with a better modem. In the last firmware versions that are in DLI4 and DLI5 updates, some users reported about issues related to overheating and also some users reported heavy battery drain.
We will also be coming out with a Video tutorial which will help you to apply the update in a much simpler manner. The best part if that anyone who has Galaxy S3 device can apply the update irrespective of the country you are from. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can upgrade the firmware along with the detailed tutorial on what are the quick pre requisites to follow.
Note: This is not an Official firmware version released globally by SAMSUNG but is a test release which was leaked from SAMSUNG and may come up with minor bugs.
Quick pre Requisites:
Not with the KIES but with the help of below mentioned steps, backup all the data present in your phone so as to make sure that if by any chance the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned 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”
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.
Battery level should be more than 50% or else your S3 might get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. Also, disable all the security suites so that they don’t interfere with the firmware update process. If you are on any custom ROM firmware, disable all the lag fixes in your device from the recovery mode and clear all the data.
Once above instructions are followed, head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply the firmware update.
Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 with Jellybean 4.1.1 XXDLI6 firmware update:
- Download Odin and XXDLI6 Firmware Package from here to your computer. Extract both the files in your computer and open Odin in your computer.
- Turn off your S3 so that it can be turned ON in the download mode. Download mode in Galaxy S3 GT I9300 can be entered by pressing the Volume Down rocker key + power button at the same time while the device is turned Off. If the device starts in the normal mode, you need to re try the process of the entering the device into the download mode.
- In download mode, connect your device to the computer with the help of original USB cable and click on “PDA” in Odin to select the tar file “I9300XXDLI5_I9300OXADLI5_I9300XXDLI5_HOME.tar.md5”. Ensure that the ID : COM section in Odin has turned yellow.
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.
- Click on “Ok” to start the process of firmware update. As soon as the firmware is updated successfully, the phone will reboot automatically. Please note that it may take longer time than expected for rebooting the device as it’s the first reboot after the firmware update.
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.
We will come up with the Rooting process very soon so that you can make the most out of your phone. To check the firmware version after the update, navigate to the path “Settings > About Phone” where the device will show the current firmware version as XXDLI6 Jellybean 4.1.1. Congratulations, do let us know if you face any issues faced in the process of applying the update as we will try to address the same as soon as possible.