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:
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.
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.