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 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.


    • Jack Parker

      its about time

    • MasterMuffin

      Yey hope it’s coming to finland today

    • Art

      Update starts…now! ;)

    • poli

      I have it :) It’s great :)

      • Andre Mendes

        Is it smoother?

      • 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
    • LiiIiikEaBau5

      Samsung Norway have also posted msg on their facebook page that the update will be available soon in October.

    • noname

      waiting for galaxy s2 update..

      • Bolindro

        Same here

    • Max Maha

      what about Germany ?

    • 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….?

    • 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.