Unbranded Galaxy S3 in the UK joins the Jelly Bean party

by: Bams SadewoOctober 24, 2012

Compared to other regions, Samsung Galaxy S3 owners in the UK are enjoying a relatively swift and pain-free software upgrade to Jelly Bean. Starting with Three, the Android 4.1 update then made its way to O2 and Vodafone subscribers. If you own an unbranded version of the handset, the time to make that jump to the latest and greatest Android OS is here.

The Jelly Bean update has reportedly hit those with an unlocked Galaxy S3 in the country. If you can’t wait for the over-the-air update to arrive, you can manually download the file (781MB in size) and install it on your phone using Kies.

As listed on a thread at XDA-developers, here’s a little bit more detail about the firmware:

  • Base Firmware: I9300XXDLJ4
  • Modem: I9300XXDLID
  • CSC: I9300OXADLJ4
  • Build Date: 19-10-2012

The update offers all the buttery smooth goodness that you expect from Jelly Bean. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to bring that multi-window support to your Galaxy S3. You can find the link to download the Android 4.1.1 firmware by clicking on the source below.

  • FayezNoor

    @bams: Jelly bean is also hitting Galaxy S3 pakistan

    • Prateek

      Has it already come to pakistan…

      • FayezNoor

        yes, the update is live now .

  • Nigelo

    Interestingly, My S3 will no longer connect to Kies – device not recognised – so I cant download the update there.

    Is this something to do with the rollout of jellybean?

    Waiting in the OTA queue according to the message given when hitting check for updates in the setting menu.

    • Kofi Obeng

      the exact same thiing happened to me. won’t even connect over the air. Connected my Samsung galaxy mini and went straight through perfectly!

  • Vai

    I’m on 02 in the uk with an s3 and I haven’t received any ota jellybean update, I Check On a daily basis just says no update available.

  • In Egypt Just got my ota update just right now its awesome it was automatically updated so that made it even more of a surprise =D,considering I spent everyday since I got searching for the update on the phone.

    • tamer

      I’m in Egypt too but no luck! I search and it says no update available!!