How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Android 4.3 Official Firmware
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and want to enjoy the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean features on your device, you can download and install the official firmware from Samsung. This firmware is based on the stock ROM I9300XWUGML4 and brings several improvements and bug fixes to your Galaxy S3. In this article, we will show you how to update your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Android 4.3 official firmware using Odin.
This firmware is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. Do not try to flash it on other models or variants. Follow the instructions carefully and at your own risk. We are not responsible for any damage or data loss that may occur during or after the process.
Backup your data and settings on your device before proceeding.
Make sure your device has at least 50% battery charge.
Enable USB debugging mode on your device.
Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
Download Odin zip file and firmware zip file from the links given below.
Odin zip file (Latest Odin3 v3.09.zip)
Firmware zip file (Choose your region and download the corresponding file)
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Android 4.3 Official Firmware
Extract both Odin zip file and firmware zip file to a separate folder on your computer.
Run Odin as administrator on your computer.
Turn off your device and boot it into download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until you see a warning screen.
Press Volume Up to confirm and enter download mode.
Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable. Odin should recognize your device and show a blue sign in the ID:COM box.
In Odin, click on the AP button and browse to the folder where you extracted the firmware zip file. Select the .tar.md5 file and load it.
Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are checked in Odin. Do not check any other option or change any default settings.
Click on the Start button in Odin to begin the flashing process. Wait for a few minutes until you see a green PASS message in Odin.
Your device will reboot automatically after the flashing is completed. You can disconnect your device from your computer.
Congratulations! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Android 4.3 official firmware. You can check your firmware version by going to Settings > About Device > Software Information.
Benefits of Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S3
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean brings several new features and enhancements to the Samsung Galaxy S3. Some of the most notable ones are:
Support for Galaxy Gear: You can pair your Galaxy S3 with Samsung's smartwatch and access notifications, apps, camera and more from your wrist.
KNOX functionality: You can create a separate and secure workspace on your device for your work-related apps and data, while keeping your personal stuff separate.
Improved camera firmware and modes: You can capture better photos and videos with new modes like Sound and Shot, Drama Shot, Animated Photo and more.
Upgraded interface: You can enjoy a smoother and more responsive user interface with new animations, widgets, lock screen and notification panel.
New Samsung keyboard: You can type faster and more accurately with the new Samsung keyboard that supports gesture typing and predictive text.
Screen mirroring: You can wirelessly mirror your device's screen to a compatible TV or monitor using Wi-Fi Direct or Miracast.
Bluetooth Smart Ready: You can connect your device to low-energy Bluetooth devices like fitness trackers, heart rate monitors and more.
Daydream: You can set your device to display photos, news, colors or other content when idle or docked.
Restricted profiles: You can create multiple user profiles with different access levels for apps and settings on your device.
These are just some of the benefits of Android 4.3 for Samsung Galaxy S3. To enjoy them all, make sure you update your device to the latest firmware using the steps above. 061ffe29dd