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Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 Official Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S3 users are eagerly waiting for the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update, but that doesn’t seem to be coming out very soon. For now, we again have another official Android 4.0 ICS firmware for download. You can easily install Android 4.0.4 XXALF6 on Galaxy S3 I9300 using the tutorial given below.

This latest I9300XXALF6 was released by Samsung over KIES for Italy (H3G). The modem build is HUIALF1 and the firmware build date is 30th June 2012. Since this firmware is unbranded, you can easily install it on an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install the official software update Android 4.0.4 XXALF6 ICS on Galaxy S3 I9300 using ODIN. We have covered all the steps and download files you need in the tutorial below. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as this tutorial will wipe all your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial below.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Pebble Blue

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Android 4.0.4 XXALF6 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.0.4
Date: 2012-06-20
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

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 install XXALF6 Android 4.0.4 on Galaxy S3 I9300.