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Samsung Galaxy S3 skip the Android 4.2.2, will be update to Android 4.3

Samsung is always updating their devices to latest Android version, but form long time Samsung last flagship Smartphone Galaxy S3 do not get the latest Android version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. There are rumors on online media about the Samsung galaxy S3 will get latest Android version 4.2.2 jelly Bean very soon. But the last remours saying that Samsung skip the android 4.2.2 update for Samsung galaxy S3 and will get Android 4.3 Jelly bean update.

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News come directly from official telekom forum in Germany. The report says that only Samsung galaxy SIII sold by Telekom will get direct Android 4.3 update. But we assume that the Samsung will update the S 3 directly to Android 4.3 in all markets. Both the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II – introduced as flagship devices last year – are currently running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. And it makes perfect sense for Samsung to start preparing Android 4.3 updates – now that this version is out.

There is not word about this update by Samsung itself. Hope for best, Samsung will soon release Android 4.3 Jelly update for Galaxy S3.

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How to Root Galaxy S3 On Android 4.1.2

Samsung has adopted a yearly cycle of releasing new flagships in its Galaxy lineup of Android smartphones, and this year was no exception, brining to Android fans all across the globe the new and fabled Galaxy S4. While the latest king has already taken the throne and caused its predecessor, the Galaxy S III GT-I9300, to step aside in the smartphone arena, there’s no denying the fact that the device still remains a very capable and powerful one, fulfilling the needs of millions of users out there. Another testament to the fact is that Samsung is continuing to bring newer firmware for Galaxy S III International, with the latest one being released just this month, coming with PDA build I9300XXEMC2 and Android version 4.1.2. While the Galaxy S III still has to see an official Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update from Samsung, there are open source, community driven projects available that can let you taste the latest Android on GT-I9300. If you don’t opt that way, you may want to root your device on the latest firmware, for which we offer you this guide.

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Before we get to the actual rooting process, allow me to clarify that as of this writing, I9300XXEMC2 is the latest officially available firmware for the international version of Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300, distributed by Samsung through Kies. It comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, and offers improvements over previous versions like faster app launcher redraws, faster launching of applications, improved performance of the Phone and Contacts apps, better RAM utilization, and other general enhancements. The battery life also seems to have improved, but will vary from one usage scenario to the other.

The root method that we will opt for here will make use of Chainfire’s CF-Root, which is arguably the easiest rooting technique for a huge variety of devices by now. Do understand, however, that while this method is tried and tested, we or the developer cannot take any responsibility for any damage to your device as a result of following these instructions. Proceed at your own risk.

Requirements

Procedure

Step 1: Download both Odin3 and CF-Auto Root packages from the link above. Extract the contents of the root package to a location of your choice.

Step 2: Launch Odin3, click the PDA button and select the .tar.md5 file that you extracted from the CF Root package.

Step 3: Make sure that Re-partition is unchecked in Odin3, and that nothing is selected in PIT.

Step 4: Turn off your Galaxy S III and put it in download mode by pressing and holding volume down+power+home at the same time, and then pressing volume up for confirmation.

Step 5: With your device in Download Mode, connect it to the PC using the USB cable. If all went correct, Odin3 will detect the device, indicated by a COM address in the top left corner of Odin3.

Step 6: Double check that the correct PDA file is selected and that re-partition isn’t checked, and hit the Start button to begin flashing the rooted kernel.

Step 7: Once the flash is complete, the phone will reboot and enter recovery mode, automatically initiating the rooting procedure. It will reboot once more.

That’s it – your Galaxy S III GT-I9300 is now rooted on the latest XXEMC2 firmware. Enjoy!

Restoring stock Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware build XXALF2 : Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300

You got your Samsung galaxy s3 and playing with this phone. Want to customize your phone as your dream home. And A developer Community working hard to give your Samsung Galaxy S3 all possible support. Here we come with new version of Software XXALF2 for your Lovely Samsung Galaxy S iii.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 has been very popular since the day it was released. With thousands of raves and positive reviews from previewers and early adopters, the Galaxy S3 has became the talk of the town with features like high external and internal memory, long battery life, and a stunning display and design. It certainly deserves to be talked about! Is Samsung Galaxy S3 is really GOOD?

Modifying your phone may result in your phone’s not functioning at all ,  or at least not functioning properly, after flashing a custom ROM, kernel, or any modification. In such cases, your first possible remedy is to restore stock firmware on your phone.  With software version XXALF2 for the Galaxy S3, that’s not a hard thing to accomplish.

Check out this guide to help you flash build XXALF2 of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.

Compatibility

This guide is applicable only for Samsung Galaxy S3 GT i9300— one with Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. It is NOT for Galaxy S3 at Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and any other Canadian Galaxy S3. Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “i9300” for this XXALF2 Android 4.0.4   to be compatible with your phone.

 

Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-I9300. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
  • A Windows PC
  • WinRAR, 7-Zip or any archive extraction software installed on your computer.
  • Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
  • Enable USB debugging on your handset by going to Settings > Developer’s option > USB debugging.
  • Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.
  • Maintain a battery charge of 70% or more to make sure that you have sufficient power for the entire procedure.
  • Download Odin3 v3.04 here (Odin3_v3.04.zip, 456.59 kB)
  • Download the stock XXALF2 firmware from the following links (I9300XXALF2_I9300ODDALF1_INU.zip, 749.5MB):

Instructions

  1. Download the firmware from the link above.
  2. Extract the I9300XXALF2_I9300ODDALF1_INU.zip file. You will get one*.tar.md5file after you extract the ZIP file:
    • I9300XXALF2_I9300ODDALF1_I9300DDLEA_HOME.tar.md5
  3. Extract the Odin3_v3.04.zip file into a folder on your computer. You will see the fileOdin3 v3.04.exe after you extract the ZIP file.
  4. Double-click Odin3 v3.04.exe to launch Odin on your computer.
  5. Switch off your Samsung Galaxy S3.
  6. Put your Galaxy S3 into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold the Volume Down, Power, and Home buttons. A warning screen will appear. Press the Volume Up key to enter Download Mode
  7. In Odin, click the PDA button.  Select theI9300XXALF2_I9300ODDALF1_I9300DDLEA_HOME.tar.md5 file that you extracted from the firmware ZIP package.
  8. Don’t make any other changes in Odin’s options, except those mentioned in the steps above.
  9. Connect your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your computer.  You will see an “Added” message in Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers on the computer.
  10. Click the Start button in Odin to flash the XXALF2 firmware. Your Samsung Galaxy S3 will automatically reboot when the flashing is done. You will see a Samsung logo and a “Pass” message will appear on Odin when the flashing is successfully done.
  11. Disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S3 from your PC after the flashing

Congratulations! The Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware build XXALF2 has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.  You have succeeded in restoring stock firmware to your phone. Hope this guide is working well for your Samsung GalalxyS3 phone. If you have any problem fell free to share with us.

How to Install and run Ubuntu On your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300

Samsung galaxy S3 have Quad-core power with enough storage. Your Android device is like a mini computer running on a Linux kernel. Ubuntu, which is also a flavor of Linux, is generally for desktop PCs, netbooks, and laptops.  Since Ubuntu relies on the Linux kernel, is it possible to run Ubuntu on an Android device? Here is the Answer given by XDA Developers.

XDA Developers member tiborr sharing a guide on how to setup and run Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.Using the Ubuntu Installer app and his edited script, the said developer was able to run the computer-based Ubuntu on a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300.

If you want to run Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300, continue reading the rest of this guide. Take note that the following steps are not noob-friendly and need some technical skills and knowledge about Android development.

Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy S3, model number GT-I9300. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with root access and running on a kernel that has loopback support
  • Download and install Ubuntu Installer Free to your phone from the Google Play Store.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone by going to Settings > Developer’s options > USB Debugging
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

Instructions

  1. Launch the Ubuntu Installer Free app. Launching the app will require you to download 3 additional apps:
  2. Download the Ubuntu image file via the Ubuntu Installer Free app. You will have to choose either the small or large Ubuntu image file.
  3. You do not need to download the script suggested by the app because, according to tiborr, it doesn’t work with the Samsung Galaxy S3.  Download developer tiborr’s edited script (ubuntu.sh, 1.4 kB).
  4. Using your preferred file manager app (e.g., ES File Explorer or ASTRO File Manager), navigate to your phone’s internal SD card and create a new folder named “ubuntu” (that is, /sdcard/ubuntu)
  5. Extract the downloaded Ubuntu image file.  Move or copy the said file to/sdcard/ubuntu directory.
  6. Move or copy tiborr’s ubuntu.sh script into the /sdcard/ubuntudirectory.
    • There should be an *.img file and a *.sh file inside the folder.
  7. Open the Terminal Emulator app and enter the following commands:
    • su
    • cd /sdcard/ubuntu
    • sh ubuntu.sh
  8. After a series of text, the terminal emulator will ask you to enter the screen size. Type 1280×720 and press Enter.
  9. On the next screen, a message Save this as default? (y/n) will appear. Type the command Y if you want to save the screen size and N if you don’t want to save it as a default screen size.
  1. The script may ask you to setup a password.  For our purposes, you can just useubuntu as password.
  2. The terminal will act as an Ubuntu command line. To connect to the graphical user interface (GUI), launch the androidVNC app.
  3. Enter localhost on the IP address text field.
  4. For port number, specify 5900 as the port number.
  5. Enter ubuntu as password.
  6. Leave all other fields as they are.
  7. Tap Connect. The GUI will render and you will see the familiar Ubuntu interface.
  8. To exit, return to the Terminal Emulator session, type exit at the command line, and wait until everything shuts down.

Alternative Method

If the steps above don’t work or the script isn’t working, you can try the alternative steps below:

  1. Follow steps 1 and 2 from the procedures above.
  2. Download this alternative script (ub.zip, 802 bytes).
  3. Create a folder named “ubuntu” on your phone’s external SD card. The location should be /mnt/extSdCard/ubuntu.
  4. Extract the downloaded Ubuntu image file and ub.zip to the ubuntufolder.
    • There should only be an IMG file and a SH file inside the ubuntu folder.
  5. Open the terminal emulator and type the following commands:
    • su
    • cd /mnt/extSdCard/ubuntu
    • sh ub.sh
  6. Follow step 8 and onwards from the procedure in the previous section.

Well! You have successfully booted into Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. Are you facing any problem to installing Ubuntu on your Samsung Galaxy S3? Which method first or Alternative work for you? Is the Guide is helpful? Need your Feedback to improve this blog.

T-Mobile Samsung galaxy S3 T999 : UVALEM ROM rotting Guide

T-mobile Samsung galaxy S3 T999 phone get a new ROM Update named UVALEM by Whitehawkx. Thanks to RootzWiki. Now if you are a Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 owner from T-Mobile should be smiling from ear to ear because their Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) phones can finally be rooted, deodexed, and debloated, thanks to the ROM released by RootzWiki member Whitehawkx.

The developer has pre-rooted the stock ROM for software version UVALEM of Android 4.0.4 ICS and went the extra mile by removing some of the T-Mobile apps that originally came with the factory ROM. It is completely deodexed, giving you more freedom when you want to theme or modify the stock ROM.

Find out how to install this ROM by reading the rest of this guide.

Compatibility

This guide is applicable only for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 T999— one with Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. It is NOT for Galaxy S3 at Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, US Cellular and any other Canadian Galaxy S3. Check your phone’s version in Settings – About Phone. It has to be “T-999” for this UVALEM rom to be compatible with your phone.

Warning

  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3, model number SGH-T999. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.

Requirements

  • T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 with ClockworkMod Recovery installed
  • A Windows PC
  • Your phone’s USB cable
  • Download the T999UVALEM ROM package to your computer (Deodexed_T999UVALEM.zip, md5sum: 25d7e9e172e421b59456de44ccddada6).
  • See to it that your phone’s battery is charged up to 80% or more to avoid interruptions during the process.
  • Backup all personal data on your phone to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.

Instructions

  1. Copy the T999UVALEM ROM package to the internal SD card of the phone. Do not extract the package.
  2. Switch off your phone. To make sure it is completely switched off, wait until it vibrates and the lights on the Menu and Back keys go off.
  3. Reboot your phone to ClockworkMod Recovery. To do this, hold the Volume Up, Home, and Power button together until the screen turns on.
  4. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and choose Yes on the next screen to confirm the action.
  5. Select Install ZIP from SD Card. Select Choose ZIP from SD Card and choose the Deodexed_T999UVALEM.zip file. To confirm the installation, select Yes – Install Deodexed_T999UVALEM.zip on the next screen to flash the ROM to your phone.
  6. Once the installation is completed, go back to the main recovery menu and selectReboot System Now to reboot your phone to pre-rooted UVALEM ROM.

Awesome! Your T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 is now running on stock but pre-rooted, completely deodexed, and debloated Android 4.0.4 ICS firmware build UVALEM. Are you happy with rooted Samsung galaxy S3 T-Mobile SGH T999? Are you facing any problem to installing UVALEM ROM on you T-Mobile Samsung S3 T999? Feel free to share you problem of Samsung galaxy S3 with us via Comment we will try to solve