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

S3 LogoSamsung Galaxy S3 GT I9300 smartphone can now be upgraded with the latest version of ICS Android 4.0.4 XXBLFB which comes with bug fixes like force close errors in Play Store and Contacts.apk. Recently it has been announced that Jellybean 4.1 update is slated to be launched very soon for Galaxy S3 and once it’s launched, we will update with the same. This is the Officially released firmware for Galaxy S3 Worldwide and also the best part is that for all those who didn’t get this Official update via KIES, can easily update manually. For users who are on the custom ROM firmware too can apply this update but for this one has to clear the cache can wipe the data from the recovery mode.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible for any damage caused to your device in the process of applying this ICS 4.0.4 release which is a very unlikely event if you follow all the instructions mentioned in this article.

Over a period of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of quick pre requisites you need to follow and also a detailed guide in the next page on how to apply this update. There are many custom ROM firmwares which have rolled out in the past few days. We will be coming out the same very shortly. Also, we will be coming with the rooting process of this update so that you can make use of Jellybean beta version firmwares. The version of firmware which we will be checking out is the Official release for United Kingdom and India but can be applied to any of the Samsung Galaxy S3 devices.

Quick Pre Requisites:

  • Since the firmware is being applied manually, ensure that all the data likes contacts, messages, photos, call log needs to backed up manually with the help of below steps. You can also backup all your data from the KIES PC Suite.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call LogCall 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

  • Minimum battery should be 50% for applying this update. If you have installed any lag fixes then you need to ensure that you have disabled the same or else there is a probability that the system files might get corrupted.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we have summed up a detailed guide on how to apply this firmware update.

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