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Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to BVALE4 Android 4.0.4

Have you been following our Samsung Galaxy S III firmware tutorials on We have covered I9300 builds: XXALF6, XXALF2, XXALEFZSALED. We have been adding tutorials for new firmwares daily. Have you come across a new Samsung Galaxy S3 firmware? Do let us know and we’ll put up a tutorial on how to install soon.

This latest I9300BVALE4 was released by Samsung over KIES for United Kingdom in Europe. The modem build is BVLE4and the firmware build date is 13th May 2012. There has been 554502 changes in this firmware. This firmware is Orange-branded, but should have no issues with installing it on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Pebble Blue

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Make sure you have installed all your USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy S III to connect it with the computer. Download Samsung Galaxy S3 USB drivers! Apart from just the USB drivers, there are a few more things that you need to take care of.

1. You need to enable USB debugging mode. This helps to connect your Android phone with the PC. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging.

2. Your phone battery should be 80-85% charged. If your phone goes off suddenly because of battery, during flashing ROMs or installing mods and updates — your phone might go dead permanently. See here: How to Check Battery Percentage.

3. Backup all your important data that you might need as soon as your flash a new ROM, or make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below on how to backup data:

Data can also be backed up using Samsung KIES for their devices, but if you backup data manually, you get more options what top choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.

4. Your phone should be factory unlocked. Additional instructions for locked Android devices will be added in the tutorial for unlocking devices.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update your phone to the latest Galaxy S3 I9300 4.0.4 firmware.