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HOW TO: Install XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1 OTA Official Firmware on Galaxy S3 I9300

Another big day for all the Galaxy S3 users. XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1 JB OTA firmware has been put up on the Samsung KIES servers, which means, you can now download it for your Galaxy S3 I9300. Remember, this is just an OTA update, not a complete firmware from Samsung officially. You will need to install I9300XXBLG8 as the base firmware first so that you can install the new I9300XXDLI2 Jelly Bean leaked OTA firmware update. We have the full tutorial below as you read this post and also a tutorial to root XXDLI firmware.

Continue reading this post and we will guide you through the entire process of installing XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OTA firmware on Galaxy S3 I9300 using ODIN. You do NOT need to have ClockworkMod recovery installed or even a rooted phone. Don’t forget to backup all your data as given below. Jump over to the next page for XXDLI2 firmware if you already have Android 4.0.4 XXBLG8 installed. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

Samsung Galaxy S III - Pebble Blue

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LATEST! A new firmware XXDLI3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean has been released for the Galaxy S3 I9300. Check here how to install!

UPDATE! An easier tutorial is also now available. Just flash with ODIN and done! Go here for that! Or you can continue with the complete tutorial below.

Android 4.1.1 XXDLI2 Firmware Details:

Base Firmware: I9300XXDLI2 (4.1.1)
Region Europe
Country: United Kingdom
Carrier: Unbranded
Build Date: 5th September 2012
Modem: XXDLI2
Change List:

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.

NOTE: Since this is a leaked firmware, make sure you know that after installing this firmware update, your can get FC errors, boot loops, several other bugs, apps might not work or worse, your phone might not boot. To fix, you will have to reinstall stock firmware.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page and update Galaxy S3 I9300 to XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean official OTA firmware.

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Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.


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