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Update Galaxy S3 I9300 to XXDLJ2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Official Firmware

Samsung seems to be rolling out the latest XXDLJ2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 I9300 to France users, which means this firmware will work on majority of the countries without any problems. Samsung has been releasing software updates in phases. I9300XXDLJ2 has just released today over Samsung KIES and is now available for download. Not sure when will Samsung roll out Android 4.1.2, but for now, we have a working tutorial by which you can easily update Galaxy S3 I9300 to XXDLJ2 Android 4.1.1 manually. You can now root your phone as well.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you through the entire process of installing XXDLJ2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean on Galaxy S3 I9300 using ODIN. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution, because you never know when something might go wrong and you could lose your data. This is an official (and unbranded) firmware update by Samsung, not a custom ROM. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Pebble Blue

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UPDATE: The latest firmware XXDLJ4 Android 4.1.1 is now available for Galaxy S3 I9300. Read the tutorial here!

Android 4.1.1 XXDLJ2 Firmware Details:

Version: 4.1.1
Date: 2012-10-17
Regions: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Previous Jelly Bean test firmware tutorials for Galaxy S III:

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. (optional, when updating via ODIN).

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 Galaxy S3 I9300 to XXDLJ2 Android 4.1.1 official firmware.