Courtesy SamMobile, which got a chance to get their hands on the leaked Android test firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S3, We have this quick guide for you all to get the latest update running on your Galaxy S3’s by following some simple and easy steps. The Test firmware includes a lot of improvements over the previous firmware and it tops the list of goodies up with some S4 flavor to taste. The Software features the S4 lockscreen, a ramped up notification center and Settings UI, Full screen Samsung Apps and a lot more of Android 4.2.2 confectionery on the serve.
The Update process is the rather conventional Odin Method with which most of you would be familiar with if you’ve had a Samsung Droid in the past. So done with the introduction part, let’s have a look at the screens from the latest firmware.
[box_light]Before you proceed with the installation, we recommend you to backup all data on your phone. To make backups easily, you can read our complete backup guide. If you do not have device drivers installed, you can download them here. We are not responsible for any damage your device might face with this guide – the chances in this case are very less though.[/box_light]
Note:Please make sure you have the correct set of drivers for your phone installed on your PC or Odin won’t recognize your phone.
How To Update Samsung Galaxy S3 With Android 4.2.2 I9300XXLH1 Test Firmware
Download the packaged zip file(Odin and Firmware package both included) to your computer. Extract the contents of the firmware zip file to a fresh folder on your PC. Now turn off your device and boot it into download mode. For that, you need to press volume down button and power button together till you see the Warning screen and then press the volume up button to log into the download mode. Now open Odin and connect your device to the PC via USB Cable. Before your proceed, make sure the ID:Com section in Odin turns yellow. If id doesn’t, you need to check your device drivers. Now click on the PDA button in Odin and select the I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_HOME.tar.md5 file from the extracted contents of the firmware zip file. Make sure that re-partition is not ticked and hit the Flash button. Sit back, relax and wait for the firmware to be flashed onto the device. Now done with the flash, your phone will reboot itself and this reboot may take a bit longer than usual. If all goes well and you still facing some memory or speed issues, your are suggested to boot into recovery mode and hit the wipe/factory reset option.
Done with that, your phone is now running on the latest part of software that’s currently available for it. Further, you can head to the original thread for more on this. Feel free to leave your queries in the comments section or you can contact the author on Google Plus or you can head over to our Facebook page for some quick help either from us or the community members!