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Manual Update Galaxy S3 with Official XXDLIH Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware

Jellybean 4.1 LogoIt’s Official in select countries and now in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how you can upgrade the firmware of your Galaxy S3 with the official firmware of Jellybean 4.1.1 built which is dubbed as Jellybean 4.1.1 XXDLIH. Samsung has started to roll out this firmware but just in case if you don’t want to wait for it to arrive, then you can follow this guide for applying this update. Over a period of this article we will be checking out on how you can update with the help of quick pre requisites followed by which we will be checking out on what are the detailed guide with which you can apply this update. It was last time when we saw on how you can update your S3 with XXDLIB Jellybean 4.1.1 built.

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.

  • Your precious data should be backed up so as to make sure that just in case if the data gets erased / corrupted, you should be in a position to restore the same. So, with the help of below mentioned manual steps you will have to create the backup. Preferably don’t use KIES for backing the data.

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

Best Part: Applying this part won’t root the device in any manner, so the warranty is intact even if you apply this firmware update. Also, just in case if you are on any of the custom ROM firmware, after applying this update, the warranty can be reclaimed.

  • Minimum battery level left in your phone should not fall below 30% so as to make sure that it doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update. From the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”, enable the USB Debugging, ensure that the USB debugging option is ticked.
  • Just in case if you have rooted your device, the root access will be revoked, the only way with which the device can be rooted is by re rooting the device of which we will be coming up with a tutorial shortly.
  • Ensure that you have installed the Samsung USB Drivers and Latest KIES in your computer as these both will be required in the due course of this process. As of now this process will only work on the Windows based computers.

So assuming that you are done with the above mentioned steps, you can now head over to the next step where we have summed up a detailed tutorial to update Galaxy S3 with XXDLIH Firmware.

Procedure to Update Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with XXDLIH Jellybean 4.1.1 Firmware:

  • Once extracted, open Odin and turn off your Galaxy S3 so that it can be entered in the download mode. Download Mode 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. You can refer to the below mentioned video to know more on how to enter the device in 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 which you got after extracting the XXDLIH firmware. Ensure that the ID : COM section in Odin has turned yellow or else the firmware can’t be applied.
  • Once you click on Start, you will see a progress bar which will indicate the progress of the firmware update in your Galaxy S3. It will take round about 5 – 8 minutes for applying the update. As soon as the firmware is update, you will see the home screen in your computer.

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.

Do share with us in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same. So there you go you have now successfully learnt on how you can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 with the Official jellybean 4.1.1 XXDLIH firmware.



  1. Ritz

    November 27, 2012 at 9:36 am


    I HAVE UPDATED MY I9300 WITH “”I9300XXDLH4_I9300OXADLH4_I9300XXLH1_BTU.tar”” before, AND IT IS BUGGY.. CAN’T USE mx player, it says- your android version doesn’t support,

    can it be work with this above file ie “XXDLIH”

    need solution

  2. Tanveer

    November 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    How to root I9300XXDLIH OR I9300XXDLID ??

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

      you can root with the help of ODIN

  3. Jaco Smit

    November 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I did it last night and it completed without any hickups. This morning has been spend playing with a “new” toy.

  4. stephen

    November 13, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    what are the main differences to expect if one was to compare this firmware (XXDLIH) with say the XXDLIB firmware, the one my S3 currently has? Is the trouble of installing it worth it? Advise please.

  5. Jaco Smit

    November 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    The root CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar went fine, but there is a new 700Mb file ( in the downloads place. Do I just add this to the PDA too?

  6. Tonylb

    November 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the instructions I will try it soon but let me know first if this will wipe my applications and what is the advantages of the upgrade.

  7. Tonylb

    November 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Thanks for the instructions I will try it for sure and I will let you know the results. But before I have two questions, first I guess no application will be wiped out if all go well, am I right? Second, what is the advantage of this firmware, is it worth to update?

  8. sorin

    November 8, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Hi,why this firmware is not recognize by Kies in Roumania ???
    Thanks for answer.

  9. galim

    November 7, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Could you please tell how to return to previous version of Android?
    I wan to remove this upgrade.

  10. nithin

    October 30, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    hi neel,

    when can de s2 i9100 users can expect the official jellybean update.

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      by March end!!!

  11. afraaaa

    October 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    thank u goign to test on my friends mobile

  12. Shahid Shafqat

    October 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Anyone tried this? is this better than XXDLIB? I am currently running XXDLIB, and i am having issues with Smart stay and screen turning on without any reason and also sometimes the screen doesnt go off itself and i am worried about burining my screen.

  13. afraaaa

    October 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

    do we need unlock the bootloader of galaxy s3 for this update ? i guess no

  14. Mike

    October 22, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hi there. I’ve hit a snag with this update. The phone works perfectly fine, except that I can no longer get it to connect to either of my 2 computers. It keeps coming up with device not recognized when it’s connected via USB.

    Kies has been uninstalled / reinstalled and I’ve even tried installing the drivers alone, even selecting Sweden as the country. nothing works. I’ve tried 3 factory resets too.

    Have you heard of anyone else having this issue with the XXDLIH upgrade? It seems I’m now stuck on this with no real way of going back anywhere.


  15. ralph

    October 22, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Will this work for AT&T gs3 1747?

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