How to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S III to I9300XXUFME3 – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean leaked firmware

A few months ago Samsung launched its latest flagship device the Galaxy S4. And then just few days after the launch we got the Rom dump of the S4. Which helped a lot of developers to develop and port apps to and from it. Samsung brought many goodies along with the SIV such as the improved S voice, All new launcher and widgets, Camera app etc. Samsung earlier said that they will some software features to the S3. And now a latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware has leaked which gives a whole new touch to the Galaxy S3. This firmware is still in development stage, you might face some bugs

New features in Android 4.2.2 update

– Android 4.2.2 – Build ID: JDQ39
– New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
– New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
– Daydream
– Driving mode
– Actionable notifications
– New Additions in Notification Center
– Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
– Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
– Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
– Full screen Samsung apps
– New S-Voice (from S4)
– New smart switch widget

Firmware Details
Android Version: 4.2.2 – JDQ39 (Jelly Bean)
PDA: I9300XXUFME3
CSC: I9300OJKFME1
MODEM: N/A
Region: Middle East
Carrier: Branded
Changelist: 611730
Build Date: 8 May 2013

Requirements:- I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_ILO.zipWindows, PC/Laptop with drivers installed

Note:- Backup Contacts and SMS, Apps and other data otherwise you will loose them

Instructions

1. Unzip/Extract the file downloaded from above
2. Open Odin 3.04 from the extracted file
3. Now restart the phone in download mode by switching it off then press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons
4. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
5. Add I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME__HOME.tar.md5 to PDA
6. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
7. Click on Start. This will start flashing the leaked I9300XXUFME3 – Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean firmware

As the flashing process ends your Samsung Galaxy S3 will restart and it will bootup with all new Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. With some goodies from the Samsung Galaxy S4. Enjoy..!!

Tip:- If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc) Then do the following steps

1. Boot into recovery mode (Home +power+vol up)
2. Choose to wipe/factory reset. (YOUR DATA WILL BE ERASED. ALSO THE INTERNAL SD WILL BE ERASED)
3. After the process is completed select reboot

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