The Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update is getting closer, that’s certain. Samsung has already confirmed the phone will be soon updated to Android 4.1.1 during its Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany last week, although it did fail to reveal rollout dates.

But in the mean time we’ve seen various Jelly Bean builds leak for the international Galaxy S3 version, but also for T-Mobile’s Galaxy S3 model, that’t not including all the Jelly Bean-based custom ROMs available for the flagship device already.

Now we’re going to tell you that more North American Galaxy S3 owners can install a pre-release Android 4.1.1 build for their handsets, as long as they don’t mind running an unofficial ROM – not that we’d ever encourage anyone to pursue such procedures.

A Canadian Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean build has been leaked, version I747MVLALI2c, which means Rogers, Telus and Bell subscribers that have purchased Samsung’s flagship device can perform the unofficial upgrade – technically the leaked ROM is meant to run on the Bell’s Galaxy S3 version, but MobileSyrup reports it’s compatible with Rogers and Telus too:

At this point in order to install the leak you need to be running Bell’s version of the LH1 firmware and install this 308MB OTA update from the official recovery, or through Kies. Custom ROMs are being developed as we speak and will likely be available in the next 12-24hrs for all variants of the i747M.

Let’s hear it from Canadians then, are you going to upgrade to Jelly Bean these days?

  • AndroindAddict

    Do they have Jellybean for google Galaxy nexusÉ

  • Boogaloo

    with Bell, will wait for official version… they are so slow and mixed up at Bell, wonder how they keep from going bankrupt

  • dino

    assuming I already have the Bell device and I apply the update via stock recovery, will my phone still be “updateable” through Kies for any future updates?

  • Yoyoma

    I’m with Rogers but ill just wait for the final product. This led is a great sign for me though.

    • Max

      Just call Samsung, they can answer your questions if you have any, they told me it will be available in October

      • Johan

        Are you talking about jellybean for s3 i’am pretty sure it’ll be released next week

      • Lammy

        Just call samsung? Are you serious? They have the worlds worst customer service. Id expect any info you actuallu get from them to be inaccurate.

  • poonjawb

    I’m updating jelly bean as we speak! its about time!

  • I bet they’re going to release the official update as Apple reveals their highly anticipated iPhone 5. Keeps the competition fierce. Its all tactic$

  • jimbob

    I’m on Bell and I risked the update because I was having troubles with wifi connections, especially with d-link routers. The Jelly Bean version has cured it. And it’s faster too. The screen sometimes flickers but that’s it, I’m happy I did the update.

    • Nick Zarafonitis

      How did you do the update? I’m with Rogers but can’t figure it out….thanks in advance

  • Jip

    After installing 4.1.1 on Rogers S3 … the LTE service is gone … it is back now to 4G!!!