How To Update Rooted Galaxy S3 To Official Android 4.1.1 Firmware

Finally, Samsung has rolled out official Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean to Singapore and Malaysian  users.  This is an official firmware for Galaxy S3 GTi9300, so you can get the update via OTA by go to Settings> About Phone>System Updates >Check for updates. Besides this, you can also update your Galaxy S3 via Samsung Kies application.

But, if you have tried both of the methods as above and still cant get the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean Update notification, then how?  Yes, if your phone has been rooted, then may be you unable to receive the latest firmware notification.

To update latest official firmware to your rooted Galaxy S3- Firstly, you may try the method as i has mentioned as above. But, if you still failed to get official firmware after tried via OTA and Samsung Kies update, then you need follow the method as below to update your Galaxy S3 official firmware:

 

Method 1: OTA Update for Rooted Galaxy S3 GT i9300 to Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean.

Step 1: Unroot your Galaxy S3. There have several method to unroot your Galaxy S3. Here I have temporary unroot my Galaxy S3 via OTA RootKeeper application. This method to temporary unroot your galaxy S3 is same as what I have shared with you how to unroot Galaxy Note 2. So refer link here to get more info on how to unroot your Galaxy S3.

Step 2: On your phone, go to Settings> About Phone>System Updates >Check and download for updates.

Method 2: Update for Rooted Galaxy S3 GT i9300 to Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean via Samsung Kies.

Step 1: Yes , you need unroot your Galaxy S3.

Step 2: Refer tutorial here on how to update firmware via samsung kies application.

Method 3 : Update Galaxy S3 GT i9300 official Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean via Odin.

Step 1: Before download firmware, you can refer here on how to check and read the Samsung Official firmware code version that support your phone.Example, i download the firmware- “ I9300_XME_1_20121015174658_4or3ody16y.zip”  form here. Then Unzip the firmware and place into your desktop or computer. Unzip this file and you will get “I9300XXDLJ1_I9300OLBDLJ1_I9300DXDLI5_HOME.tar.md5”

Step 2: On your phone, go to Setting>Developers Options to enable USB Debugging. Then power off you phone.

Step 3: Press volume down Button + Home Button + Power Button, and you will boot into download Mode warning page. Then press volume up to boot into downloading Mode.

Step 2: Download Odin.

Step 3:  Open Odin. Then connect your Galaxy S3 to computer via USB cable.

Step 4: Odin application will detect your Galaxy S3. If Samsung not detect your Galaxy S3, then make sure that your computer has installed Samsung Kies application and your Kies application is not open when you open then Odin application.

 

Step 5:  Click on the Odin PDA button and then choose “I9300XXDLJ1_I9300OLBDLJ1_I9300DXDLI5_HOME.tar.md5”

Step 6: Click start button to start flash the Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean into your Galaxy S3. You Galaxy S3 will automatically reboot once Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean completely flash into your Galaxy S3.

 

That’s All!

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  • jnol

    plzzzz i need ur help..b4 this i already root my s3.. today i change JB with ur method which is Method 3 : Update Galaxy S3 GT i9300 official Android 4.1.1 I9300XXDLJ1 Jelly Bean via Odin…. i follow all your step and didnt do any backup,is it right ??. Its succesfull,however it unroot back my phone. so how can i root back my JB ??? using same method as b4 ????

  • kee

    Hi jnol,
    Galaxy S3 will become to unroot status when flash with new firmware.So , you need to perform root again.
    The root method is same, so you can refer here on how to root-Link: http://rootgalaxys3iii.com/category/root-galaxy-s3-tutorial/

  • Jose Rodriguez

    this worked for me only under the phone option, not the listed “PDA” option. IS there in fact a difference? My phone is the SGH-T999

  • Rafael

    I tried the first method, but my device boots up on cwm and asks me for authorization to update. After I accepts it “starts” to update from cwm and it fails… My internet service provider is a piece of shit and it won’t let me download big files like the whole official rom (800MB) So I cannot use Kies or Odin… Any ideas on how to update?

    • rootgalaxys3iii

      Hi, are your phone was rooted? You can try to unroot your phone and then update via OTA or Kies.

  • serd

    Hi, why when install the updates which is more less 250 mb, on rebooting, it stop on 25-29 %?

    i follow the unroot temporarily method too, but it just stop at quarter of install, then it just booting as usual, and show the software update but without any message below it.