Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update rollout begins in Europe

September 24, 2012

Samsung has promised back at IFA that the Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 will come “very soon”. Then a company representative told CNET.uk that the much awaited update will arrive as soon as October, without giving away more details, such as versions and the markets that will get the upload first.

The good news that we got this morning is that the Samsung Galaxy S3 Jelly Bean update has just begun rolling out for the international version of the device.

According to SamMobile the first country to receive the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 update is Poland. The update should be available via Kies and Over the Air. The code of the firmware is:

  • I9300XXDLIB/I9300OXFDLI1 – Poland, unlocked

If you own one of the devices listed, check your phone for update notifications. If you decide to install Jelly Bean over the air, make sure to use a stable WiFi connection and have more than 50% battery life. The update can also be installed via Samsung’s Kies sync software. In case you don’t get a notification, you might want to restart the device.

kies jelly bean galaxy s3

The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will bring a slew of enhancements and new features to your Samsung Galaxy S3, including Google Now, resizable widgets, and Project Butter.

For now, we have no word about which markets will follow, but we expect more news soon. Stay tuned — we’ll be updating this post with new information about the carriers and countries where the Android 4.1 update has become available.

[Update] The initial version of this post stated that the Jelly Bean update has begun rolling out in Romania. That is not correct. We will keep you posted.

According to a thread on XDA-Developers, the update is available on Kies for several versions. The download weighs in at 774MB. XDA users who tried it confirmed that the file is indeed the official Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy S3 and fully functional. The CSCs (consumer software customization) available are: ALB, BGL, CMF, COA, CYO, CYV, ERO, EUR, MSR, ORL, ORS, SEB, SEE, TMT, TOP, TRA, TSR, TWO, VIM, VVT, XEH, XEO, XEZ, XSK

Other countries to get the update are Croatia and Macedonia.

Comments

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000058143915 Jack Parker

    its about time

  • MasterMuffin

    Yey hope it’s coming to finland today

  • Art

    Finally!
    Update starts…now! ;)

  • poli

    I have it :) It’s great :)

    • Andre Mendes

      Is it smoother?

    • http://twitter.com/susuFOX Shay Levi

      How you start Google Now?

      • rj5555

        Press the Google search widget

      • jasley

        Hold down menu button also can..

  • Jonesy

    Suomeen luultavasti tulossa lokakuun alussa, eli menee vielä hetki.

  • Jape
  • http://twitter.com/LiiIiikEaBau5 LiiIiikEaBau5

    Samsung Norway have also posted msg on their facebook page that the update will be available soon in October.
    http://i46.tinypic.com/axgr3a.jpg

  • noname

    waiting for galaxy s2 update..

    • Bolindro

      Same here

  • Max Maha

    what about Germany ?

  • http://twitter.com/pangringe Christopher

    I’m in the US on AT&T and I haven’t gotten the small update they released a few days ago. I’ve tried through Kies and OTA. OTA always says communication failed. Any suggestions or is that slowly rolled out as well?

  • Sunny

    can Any one tell when it will be in INDIA ???

  • JustinSaneV2

    So did Samsung let Google Now stay or did they replace it with their S Voice?

  • Asif Raza

    Hey is it being updated in Saudi Arabia also….?

  • http://cobravision.wordpress.com/ Cobravision

    Jellybean marches into Poland first — the rest of the world later!

  • Alex

    As usual, Poland is invaded first

  • JP

    i just got the S3 and I have 30 days to take it back for an iphone 5. If I dont get the jelly bean update in the next 28 days samsung and Google will lose another 6 customers to Apple for life….

    • wallace

      Well I just took my iPhone 5 back its no better than the old 4s

      • wallace

        Its nothing to the s3 and apple os6 is hopeless man really

    • wallace

      Your a toss

  • wallace

    What about Australia lol

  • Kiran

    hi mate any update for jelly bean update in India, Samsung has so many fans in India but they are never bothered to gives the best service can you please let me know a tentative date.