Update 2: November 12, 2012
If you don’t want to wait for the auto update to happen, then you can flash the stock firmware by following the steps.
Download the official stock firmware I9300XXDLJ5 from here (Thanks to SamMobile for hosting it). The file is 776 MB in size.
- Base Firmware: I9300XXDLJ5 (4.1.1)
- Region Asia
- Country: India
- Carrier: Unbranded
- Build Date: 24 October 2012
- Modem: DDDLJ1
- CSC: ODDDLI7
- Change List: 411425
- Once downloaded, extract the ZIP file, and also extract the Odin3_3.04.zip. Open Odin and click on PDA. Now, locate the extracted *.tar.md5 file.
- Switch off your phone (make sure you have connected it to your system via USB) and turn it on into Download Mode (press Home + Volume Down + Power)
- Now, click on “Start” button in Odin. That’s it. Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 will begin to install on your Galaxy S3.
P.S. I’ve tested this myself and it is working great. Your data will NOT be erased. Also, since this is the official update, it automatically re-registered my phone with Samsung.
[via xda-developers forum]
Update: November 12, 2012
Many users have reported that the following method to upgrade to Android Jelly Bean is working. Please go ahead and try it and let us know if it worked for you or not:
Disconnect your phone from the computer
- Start Samsung Kies (Please update to latest version)
- Go to Tools > Firmware Upgrade and Initialization
- Enter the model name, that is, GT-I9300 and click “Ok”
- Enter your phone’s 11-digit serial number, which can be found here: Settings > About device > Status Serial number. Click “Ok”
- The next screen will display the firmware version. Click “Ok” to proceed.
- Kies will now download the firmware upgrade components (nearly 800 MB). Wait until it is 100% complete.
- Follow the instructions on next screen, connect the phone and switch to “Download” mode. To switch to “Download” mode, power ‘On’ your phone by holding volume down button + home button + power button.
- Check to accept that you have read the information and then click “Start Upgrade” to start the process.
P.S. h/t to Hrishikesh Kadam
Update: November 10, 2012
The OTA update is crawling up states-wise, and might take some time to arrive in your city/state. Also, our sources say that Samsung is facing some technical issues, due to which the process has been delayed. However, there has been an update stating that the update will be available by 15/11/2012
Also, we assume that Samsung is continuing to delaying the update for Galaxy S3 only to boost sales for the Galaxy Note 2, which was recently launched. There’s nothing we can do, but only wait. Otherwise, you always have the option to flash a custom ROM to your phone.
Update: November 8, 2012
It’s now confirmed that Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S III in India. The firmware update, which is about 290 MB in size will be available for download over the air (OTA) and also through Samsung’s proprietary phone management software – Kies.
You can check for the update manually by navigating to your phone’s Settings > About > Software update.
Samsung Galaxy S3 owners have been patiently waiting for the Android Jelly Bean official OTA update, however, it is already mid-October and people are getting impatient. Samsung has already pushed the Jelly Bean OTA update in parts of Europe in September, and we’re expecting it to arrive in several other countries very soon.
Users in India will be excited to know that Samsung has confirmed that they will be rolling out the Jelly Bean update for Samsung Galaxy S3 in India sometime after October 20th.
To spark up your excitement, sources have now confirmed that Jelly Bean update has now arrived in Asia, with Korea being the first to get it. It will be out in Korea as of this week, via KIES and OTA, and will be spread across the other parts of Asia over the next few days.
The new Android 4.1 has lots of new features like better widget organization, voice typing, smooth animations throughout, a newly enhanced keyboard and faster user experience.
According to Samsung, the Galaxy S3 has out-numbered the Galaxy S2 in terms of sales figures. Samsung has sold over 20 million units in just under 100 days, which is six times more than the S2.