Galaxy S III

How to Update Galaxy S3 with Multiview Featured Jellybean 4.1.2 Firmware

multiview logoMultiview for Galaxy S3 is here and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can port this all new feature in your device with a simple tutorial. This all new firmware is dubbed as XXELK4 firmware which ropes in the latest Jellybean 4.1.2 firmware. The best part as we mentioned earlier that it comes with the built in “Multiview” feature which means that you can multitask in a real time manner. Not just Multiview, this firmware also comes with other features which are summed below. This firmware also comes with the smart rotation and Multiview capability.

In the past few days, we saw few custom ROM firmwares based on the XXELK4 Firmware and in the coming days we will be coming out with more such custom ROM firmwares. This is the Official firmware version which got leaked from Samsung sources, as of now there is no ETA on by when Samsung S3 will be receiving the global update of Jellybean 4.1.2 release but yes till then you can play around with this update.

Features of XXELK4 Firmware:

  • Android 4.1.2 – JZO54K
  • Multi-View (Multi Windows Multitasking, as there in Note II)
  • Page Buddy
  • Notification Panel (Customizable)
  • Smart Rotation (Screen Display adjusts to your angle of sightings)
  • Continues Input in Samsung Keyboard
  • Paper Artist App
  • New Gallery App

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • So, before we proceed, you need to make sure that you have created a backup of all your data present in your device as the data in the phone may get lost or corrupted in the process of firmware update. Please note that only with the help of below mentioned steps you will have to create the backup.

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”, enable the USB Debugging and also make sure that your device is left with the minimum of 40% or else the device may get powered off in the middle of firmware update.

Note: Applying this firmware update won’t root the device in any manner and also just in case if your phone is rooted, the root access will be lost.

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.

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So assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps you can now head over to the next page where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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  1. Timothee Hyppolite

    April 10, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Can this work on american s3s ? i have the sprint version

    • Pradeep Neela

      June 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

      yes it will work but it should be applied on the non rooted phones

  2. Jainish

    December 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Wifi hotspot feature not working. Phone reboots itself after some minutes. Moreover it is a rooted version. Rest all is fine. Pls find a fix for hotspot.

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 26, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      what is the error message?

  3. Latif

    December 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    “Applying this firmware update won’t root the device in any manner.” Are you sure about it? because after I applied this firmware, SAMSUNG Service Center says my phone has been rooted and warranty is invalid when I gave my phone over some battery charging issues.

  4. JaideepC

    November 29, 2012 at 11:32 am

    On my India bought Galaxy S3, I has this notification that update is available. After updating to 4.1.1. (Build No: JRO03C.19300XXDLK1, my battery life which used to last 18 – 20 hours has been completely destroyed. It hardly lasts 4 -5 hours nowand there is some strange daemon called UPSD which is consuming 45%.

    After killing REMOTE CONTROL, uninstalling AllShare etc etc the battery life has improved to 8 hours.

    However the screen gets hot and the SCREEN is consuming 67%.

    I am cursing myself for going in for the JB update.

    Can I roll back to 4.0.1 which was so stable and gave excellent battery life.
    Maybe I miss some minor bells and whistles. The much touted Project Butter is indeed noticeable after JB update, but maybe 5-10%.

    I am willing to sacrifice this 5-10% improvement for screen response time for 24-26 hours of superb battery life.

    Alternately, if it is not possible to downgrade, WILL THIS 4.1.2 Multiview Powered XXELK4 firmware package SOLVE my batter drain issue?

    Please advise ASAP
    Please advise ASAP

  5. Mannix

    November 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    The instruction to enter the download mode is totally wrong.
    Please correct.
    Otherwise the update is working fine.
    Good job.

  6. ghani.911

    November 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

    can i update this version directly on my I9300 containing XXLH1 as baseband? please reply

    • ghani.911

      November 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

      @Pradeep Neela: Please answer my query

  7. lucas

    November 26, 2012 at 4:16 am

    hey people. i’v got the aussie version it says gt-I9300 in the model number in the about device. Rom went on fine and most things seem to work but the microphone doesnt work during calls. works on skype, works with voice recordings etc. if someone calls me the speaker doesnt work either. tried hands-free and speaker phone doesnt make a difference.

  8. Shuruk

    November 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    Hi … is wi fi hot spot working on this version?

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      yes the wifi hotspot feature is there

  9. Leandro

    November 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

    is it already rooted?

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      no, its not the rooted one

      • mufaddal cementwala

        November 27, 2012 at 3:56 am

        then sir why does it have Super User application which works and why does it say custom and not official samsung in downloading mode and also showing custom binary count = 1 and also upon checking for updates on samsung account, it says “modified”. or u can just download root checker from google play and check. what this is, is a pre rooted odin flashable rom. if i had checked XDA before i couldve been saved but now as i cant even go back to 4.1.1 official or any other offical to un-root my phone, im stuck. thank you.

      • yashraj

        November 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        it is pre rooted!!!!!!!!

  10. mufaddal cementwala

    November 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

    hello. this is a rooted rom and has also made my binary count to 1. and shows custom on recovery. this has void my warranty i didnt want to root my phone and therefore tried this rom as YOU CLEARLY MENTION that it wont root my phone. and now i cant go back to unroot. tried flashing with latest 4.1.1 I9300OXADLJ4 (BTU) but isnt working. phone gets stuck on samsung logo. please help urgently!!

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:35 pm


  11. teddy

    November 21, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hi guys, awesome job.. keep up the great work.
    Id like to know if any updates done to the S3 FAMILY APPLIES to my SGH-I747M from rogers and if their even any updates for it yet

    • Akhil.P.A

      November 28, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      I have the same doubt..Can I Apply this firmware to my i747 Galaxy s III?

      Am I need to Root my device for applying this Update? And is this fully functioning ROM?

      • Pradeep Neela

        February 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        yes its a fully functioning rom

  12. Neil

    November 21, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Can I use this on my att gs3

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      nah, you will have to unlock the same

  13. buckiii2

    November 21, 2012 at 4:00 am

    will this work for thr ATT Note 2?

  14. Randy

    November 20, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’m curious about the portability of this firmware. The article refers to the Galaxy S III throughout. However, it’s specifically referring to the I9300, which is the international model with a different CPU. Are you stating that this update will only work on the I9300 & no other variants of the GS3?

  15. Vishal Singla

    November 20, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    installed multi view version, very stable. no force closures. but when I useWi-Fi hot spot, mobile starts rebooting itself after some minutes.,otherwise perfect

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 29, 2012 at 1:12 pm

      you can apply this update as it will fix all the bugs

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