How to get the leaked Jelly Bean 4.2.2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300XXUFME7)
First of all we need to thank our Samsung insider who got us this firmware leaked and who gets us all the inside stories of SAMSUNG devices before it’s revealed officially, its non-other than Sammobile.
For detailed feature watch this Video:
Android Version: 4.2.2 – JDQ39 (Jelly Bean)
Region: Open Europe
Changelist: 702147 (Previous leak: I9300XXUFME3 = 611730)
Build Date: 21 May 2013
Note: This is just a Pre-release version (Beta Version) it’s not officially released by Samsung. This is just like an Official release of any other Firmware’s and this will not increase your binary count.
I’m NOT responsible for any damage that can happen to your phone! Firmware was tested, if you are not following instructions. So it’s going to be YOUR fault.
So let’s get started:
Click here to Download the firmware
Once downloaded, Extract the file into a new folder to avoid confusion.
Launch Odin 3.04 (already included in the package)
Now if you’ve any important data please make a backup, it will not erase any data but to be on safer side always backup and make sure you device is charged at-least to 70%.
Restart your device in Download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons), Now it should take you to this screen as shown in the below snapshot,
Once you are on this screen as shown above connect your device to PC and launch Odin3.04 .
Now this is how it should look as shown in the below screenshot,
Please make sure Re-Partition is not ticked.
Now click on PDA it will let you browse and search for the folder we unzipped and select the below file.
I9300XXUFME7_I9300OXAFME7_I9300XXUFME7_HOME.tar.md5, please refer to the screenshot below, this is how it should look now.
Now Click on Start, Sit back relax get a cup of coffee or a mug of Beer enjoy your drink till it shows the Green status at the top as Passed.
It will auto reboot your device and take you to first time setup screen, In case if you encounter Bootloop or Force closure.
Do not Panic just boot your device in Recovery more by pressing these buttons (Home+ Power + Volume Up)
– Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
Reboot and complete your first time setup and Enjoy
My Friend Ruba Ganesh has tried this leaked firmware and he has given his views below after using it for 24 hours.
First I’d like to thank my friend “Akram Khan” for giving me this opportunity then I’d like to thank “AJQI Publishing” for accepting our Post by trusting us and also would like to Samsung for giving such an amazing device in last year.
I am one of the happiest user of Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), it is an International version which boasts Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, with 1 GB of RAM in Exynos 4412 Quad Chipset having Mali-400MP GPU displaying the brighter Resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (306 ppi) in Samsung’s innovative Super AMOLED display. The internal memory storage has 3 sizes 16, 32 & 64 GB with additional MicroSD slot to extend the storage upto additional of 32 GB.
To say about me I’m an normal technology lover as usual as how most of the common Indian youngsters are today. This is my 3rd Android device, prior to this I had LG Optimus Black and HTC sensation. Through the Service Center I got the Latest 4.2.2 update & in this Post I am willing to share few words about the latest update & also my experience with Samsung Galaxy S3.
Since I am one of the privileged customer for Samsung , I got a call from one of the Service Center nearby my place regarding the Galaxy S3 update for 4.2.2. It took almost 10 to 15 min’s to complete the update through Jig device. After the update my phone started to respond much faster. I felt as if I am having one of the new phone from the market. The response was very smooth, never had a single lag in any part. They enriched the OS by adding few more additional Software changes.
Let me start from the Lock Screen, it has the same kind of light effect moving along with your finger motion in the screen, as how you have it in the latest Galaxy S4 & the lock screen customization option has been Enabled now, you can now add up-to 4 pages in the Lock screen allowing you to add multiple widgets avoiding to unlock the screen & you can also customize the message displaying in the lock screen.
Display part there are couple of tweaks the adaptive Display & additional display modes available such as the option to enable the Adaptive display which adapts according to the light & also additional display mode which is the “Professional photo” mode for better display to help in photo shoot.
In the Notification area they have enhanced the option to delete any screenshot which you captured and also to delete any received pictures or songs & rest all remains the same.
New Additional Features
The 3D display in the Gallery has a white Background, prior to this which was in Black color.
In the Smart Switch Widget they have added 4 additional features which are for enabling & disabling the “Direct Call, Smart Stay,Voice Control & S Beam. The stock video player is also enhanced with the Screen capture option to Snap a picture from the currently played video & rest of the features remains the same. The phone itself has the so called buttery smooth response.
Overall Experience with this update is impressive, Samsung has tried much to provide few features from Galaxy S4 to its last year successor Galaxy S3 & the highlight of this update is it has not caused any performance issues in the device.
An Unnoticed Issue
Even though Samsung has enhanced the Galaxy S3 features, it has failed to improve the Call Log issue, even after this latest update still the Call logs are taking few more seconds to get launched & even in toggling between the Call logs & Contacts has a huge lag. This issue is yet to be fixed since the launch of this device. Even a normal phone would load the call logs much faster than this smart phone.