Leak: Android 4.2.2 for the Samsung Galaxy S III Now Available to Download

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SamMobile was nice enough to unleash some Android 4.2.2 for the Galaxy S III  a little bit ago. Seems that the build is still in its testing phase, and the actual update will be rolled out in June. I know a lot of you have been anxious for this, so here we go.

New enhancements in Android 4.2.2 update
- Android 4.2.2 – Build ID: JDQ39
- New S4 Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, two Unlock effects (Ripple and Light), improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
- New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
- Daydream
- Driving mode
- Actionable notifications
- New Additions in Notification Center
- Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the S4)
- Addition of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
- Gallery modes have white background (When changing gallery modes to 3D the background changes to white)
- Full screen Samsung apps
- New S-Voice (from S4)
- New smart switch widget
- Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!

WARNINGS
- This firmware will increase your binary counter but the current binary and system status will remain official.
- We have re-packaged this firmware from dump files.
- There is no modem in this firmware, so the Modem you will be using before flashing this firmware will remain the same.
- This is a pre-release firmware and not official from Samsung.
- We have fully tested this firmware and this firmware works perfectly as any other official firmware.

So if you want to try Android 4.2.2 on your Galaxy S III, hit the download links, and follow the directions carefully. Let us know how it is.

Flashing Instructions
- Unzip the file
- Open Odin 3.04 (already included in the firmware package)
- Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
- Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
- Add I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_HOME.tar.md5 to PDA
- Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
- Start flash, sit back and wait a few minutes.
- If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
- Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
- Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
- Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

 

Download: I9300XXUFME3_I9300OJKFME1_ILO.zip

About the Author

David Pena
Been an Android nerd since the G1 days. I believe I hacked and flashed that phone into dust. Currently sport a Nexus 5 sized bulge in my pocket, which I am absolutely loving. I also host and produce The ManDroid Show every week and love talking Android to whoever wants to talk about it. So let's talk!

  • Sachin

    Link in broken.. I am not able to download

  • Thiago Mello

    the link is down! :(

  • tiger13

    Link is working on my end using Dolphin Browser.

  • A.Noid

    You may want to mention that this is for the international unlocked SIII, since no where in the article, do you say that. I had to look up the I9300 in the file name to figure it out.

  • John

    Will it work with the I9305 LTE? Thats my question!

  • http://.com Edwin Rubio

    Does this leak work for the T-Mobile?

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