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 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.