How to Update Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to XXBLG8 Android 4.0.4 ICS Official Firmware
Samsung Galaxy S3 should be receiving the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software update next month, but before that there are still many stock official firmwares coming out for Android 4.0.4 ICS. This latest I9300XXBLG8 was released by Samsung over KIES for Germany (Carrier: E-Plus). The modem build is EPLBLG3 and the firmware build date is 1st August 2012.
You can also install stock XXBLG8 Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware after using a custom ROM and now you can unroot Galaxy S3 I9300 and do a fresh installation of the phone using this tutorial.
As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of how to install the official software update XXBLG8 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Galaxy S3 I9300 using ODIN. Please make sure you backup all your apps and personal data as this tutorial will wipe all your data. You do NOT need to have root or ClockworkMod recovery installed for this tutorial.
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Android 4.0.4 XXBLG8 Firmware Details:
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:
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings.
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 XXBLG8 Android 4.0.4 ICS on Galaxy S3 I9300.