Galaxy S III

How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 with Official ICS XXLAE8 4.0.4 Factory Firmware

Galaxy SIII LogoThe stock or default firmware of Samsung Galaxy S3 Smartphone now has hit the Samsung’s servers and in the due course of the article we will be discussing on how you can install this firmware in your Galaxy S3. You can bookmark this article so that at any point of time just in case if your device’s firmware gets corrupted, the same can be restored manually with the help of below mentioned steps. Over a period of this article, we will be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites you need to follow and then followed by which we will be checking out on how you can update the same in your phone with a detailed guide.

Disclaimer: Neither AndroidAdvices, nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.

Please be informed that this firmware is dubbed as XXLAE8 ICS 4.0.4 Firmware update. In the last article, we saw on how to root Galaxy S III on XXLAE8 firmware which is an European based firmware.

Express Pre Requisites:

  • It’s mandatory to back up all the user level data present in your phone so that just in case if you face any issues, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps. Don’t use KIES to back up the data. Since, the data may get corrupted or wiped off, we recommend you to back up 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

  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 70% so as to ensure that device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of firmware update.
  • Disable all the security suites installed in your computer and uninstall all antivirus tools in your computer so as to ensure that the firmware update is not interrupted in the middle of the process.
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Galaxy S3 GT I9300 from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked.

Assuming that you have followed all the above mentioned instructions, you can now proceed to the next page where we have summed up the detailed tutorial on how to update the Galaxy S III firmware.

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  1. Hans Olav

    May 26, 2012 at 4:10 am

    I should add, I can still boot into download mode, everything else states that i need to go into kies to restore

  2. Hans Olav

    May 26, 2012 at 4:00 am


    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    CODE_I9300XXALE8_554452_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 is valid.
    MODEM_I9300XXLE8_REV02_REV04_CL1145430.tar.md5 is valid.
    CSC_OJV_I9300OJVALE7_CL547448_REV00_user_low_noship.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:16)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    Transmission Complete..
    Now Writing.. Please wait about 2 minutes

    Receive Response form LOKE
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    I got a brick

  3. khalaf

    May 23, 2012 at 3:56 am


  4. mohammad

    May 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I mean for GALAXY NOTE.

  5. mohammad

    May 22, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Today samsung put a DDLC1 GB rom for india!

    do you know why???

    • Pradeep Neela

      May 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      its not for s3

  6. Suraj

    May 22, 2012 at 11:20 am

    How can you write a How-to guide of an unreleased phone as if you got the production version of the phone!
    I’m sure the phone will come with the above mentioned 4.0.4 firmware directly from Samsung.
    So,whats the point in writing an update guide?
    Pointless and pathetic!

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