Install Official XXELLA Android 4.1.2 Firmware For Galaxy S3 I9300

Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S3 for UK. You can install the firmware update either by OTA or through Kies. The new firmware XXELLA update will fix Exynos memory bug which has affected Exynos based devices such as Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2.

Firmware details:

Region: UK, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Belgium, Italy
Country: United Kingdom
Android version: 4.1.2
PDA: I9300XXELLA
CSC: I9300OXAELLA

We will be going through the guide to install XXELLA Android 4.1.2 firmware update on Galaxy S3 I9300.

The guide mentioned below is only for Galaxy S3 I9300 and is not compatible with any other device. To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.

We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.

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Install official XXELLA Android 4.1.2 firmware for Galaxy S3 I9300

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Download Kies Software to install drivers.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.

Download XXELLA Android 4.1.2 firmware (I9300XXELLA_I9300OXAELLA_BTU.zip) update on Galaxy S3 I9300 and Odin (Odin307.zip).

Extract the Firmware file which you have downloaded in above step. You will get “.tar” file along with other files.

Extract Odin to get “Odin3 v3.07.exe” file.

Switch off device.

Boot device into download mode. Press and hold Volume Down, Home, Power till device turns on and then press Volume Up to enter download mode.

Connect device to computer using USB cable. Odin will detect your device and ID:COM will turn yellow and a message appears saying “Added”. Re-install drivers if Odin fails to detect device.

Click on “PDA button” in Odin and navigate to select “.tar″ file which you have downloaded.

In Odin make sure that “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” are selected and “Re-Partition” check box is unchecked.

Click on Start button in Odin to start flashing Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean firmware. When flashing is complete you will get a PASS message.

Disconnect device from your computer and let it boot automatically.

XXELLA Android 4.1.2 firmware for Galaxy S3 I9300 is installed. You can check firmware version by going to Settings >> About Phone.

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