Thursday, 17 April 2014

Update to build I9300XXUGNB6 Jelly Bean 4.3

This time I have updated to the latest build I9300XXUGNB6 Jelly Bean 4.3 most of the bugs from the previous builds have seem to have been ironed out.
Battery life is now much improved and everything seems much faster response wise.
I am now using mobile ODIN pro by ChainFire to install my updates.
Advantages to this are you just place the update file on your external memory card and mobile ODIN pro automatically installs everything in the correct order.
If you choose the everoot method it will keep your device rooted.
It also installs a copy of itself as a system app so it's ready for your next upgrade.
Below you will see Mobile ODIN ready to flash update.






















 


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 now on Official Jelly Bean 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9BTU United Kingdom version

Well as quick as a flash Samsung have released a official JB 4.3 version OTA it is  I9300XXUGMJ9BTU from Samfirmware.com and there is no branding on it at all.
Installing straight over the top of the previous version using Odin gave no problems.
This time I decided to eliminate the problem I had last when rooting by using a different method.
This time I used CF-Auto-Root-m0-m0xx-gti9300 and unzipped then applied with Odin, no problems.



Friday, 8 November 2013

Adding Photosphere camera app to Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Jelly Bean 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9

Adding Photosphere camera app to Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Jelly Bean 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9 is fairly easy but not as easy as most websites would have you believe. I'm sure they don't test it out before they post their methods.
The Galaxy S3 doesn't have the stock Android camera or Gallery Apps so you can't just install the 4.3 gallery APK that is doing the rounds because it is meant to update a stock app that isn't there.
So the easiest way is to install the Jelly Bean 4.2 package as a zip from a custom recovery like CWM.
Once that is done you will find you have a extra camera app and a extra gallery app both different to the Samsung stock ones.
Now you can install the update to the new camera app which is from Jelly Bean 4.3.
The 4.2 zip package can be found here now don't unzip this but save to the root of the SD on the S3, then reboot into recovery and install it from there.
Now download this APK to the S3 and install by clicking on it.
That's it you now have 4.3 Photosphere camera installed, it actually seems to be the same as the Kit Kat 4.4 one. Version is 1.1.40012.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 now on Official Jelly Bean 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9


Samsung have released Jelly Bean 4.3 I9300XXUGMJ9 for the S3 GT-I9300 OTA by Vodafone Ireland.
So I thought must have that. I downloaded the package from here then using ODIN 3.07 from here installed it in the usual fashion.
After it was installed I used CF auto root from here to give me root access however the SuperSU binary would not install so had to be done manually by applying SuperSU zip via clockwork recovery. 
It isn't much different to the leaked JB 4.2.2 that I was running previously but is much faster and uses less memory, it doesn't appear buggy it's the finished article.
There is no Vodafone Logos or branding on the phone after installing except for 5 apps which can be hidden, see below.




Thursday, 30 May 2013

Galaxy S3 now on JB 4.2.2 XXUFME3 Firmware build JDQ39


Well now the Galaxy S3 is up and running JB 4.2.2 XXUFME3 Firmware
build JDQ39.
A test release from Samsung meant for Hot Mobile Israel, having several Hebrew apps included.
I installed via Odin. Root taken care of by CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Changing CSC code on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

1. Install any file manager (for ex: Total Commander)
2. Open /efs/imei/mps_code.dat file and modify it with CSC which you need BTU for UK (CSC must be included in the firmware)
3. Turn off the tablet, hold VolumeUP + Power (This is needed to enter tablet into the recovery mode), in recovery you will see text like "Applied Multi-CSC:BTU "
4. That's it.

You may find that you need root on anything above ICS.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 on the Galaxy S3

Now we have the Galaxy S 3 on 4.1.2 build JZO54K.I9300XXELKC.
Multi view and pop out windows.