How to Update Samsung Galaxy S3 to Official Jelly Bean in India

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Few days ago, Samsung started rolling out Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in India. But due to some bugs and issues were found in the build, Samsung India stopped rolling out the updates and they are now suspended as the company has noticed and started working on.

As per Technical Support Team (Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd.)

We would like to inform you that update was released earlier by Samsung India for Galaxy S III but now it rolled back due to some technical reasons, so we request you to kindly co-operate with us till the future release of Android v4.1 (Jelly bean) for mentioned handset.

What’s New in Official Jelly Bean Updates

The Jelly Bean update would bring  faster performance, Reorganized settings menu, 2 Home screen modes, S Note,  Google Now service, contextual search, Better notifications, Re-sizable Pop-up play screen and more.

How to Update Galaxy S3 to Official Jelly Bean Updates in India

But in the meantime you can update your Galaxy S3 to official Jelly bean update using the following steps, Let me tell you, I have also updated my Galaxy S3 to 4.1 Jelly Bean, Follow the simple steps :

1. Disconnect your Samsung Galaxy S3 from Computer.

2. Open Kies ( make sure it’s updated to the latest version), Now goto Tools -> Firmware Upgrade and Initialization.

3. Enter your model no i.e. GT-I9300 and click OK.

4. Then Enter your Phones serial number which can be found at – Settings -> About device  -> Status -> Serial number and click OK.

5. Now Samsung Kies will download the whole firmware approx 700 MB and will properly guide further for flashing original updates.

That’s it. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update is available for users to download both over-the-air and via the Samsung Kies application on computers.

You can either wait for OTA Jelly bean updates or can update your phone via Kies using above steps.


Vishal Gaikar

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  • Bookmarked. will send this tutorial to a friend. thanks.

  • Sumit Dutta


    Please assist. Whenever I try to connect my S3 to Kies it says connecting……….and does not go on. On rare occasions it says device not supported on Kies 2.0.

    When I enter the serial number for firmware upgrade it says serial number invalid.

    What could be the reason?

    • Please insert proper serial number and update KIES to latest version.

  • Titus

    Does this directly upgrade S3 in India to Jelly Bean?
    Or does it re-install ICS and then you do a Software Update?

    • Titus, It upgrade S3 to official Jelly Bean updates. Check the screenshots attached in the article, it’s from my own Galaxy S3 🙂

    • Titus

      Can you please let me know asap. waiting to do the process.

      • Titus

        Any data loss suffered?

        • It will download ~700mb data, use Broadband connection to download data

  • manish

    hi vishal,
    i tried many tims to ugrade it vai kies but every time when i started downloading it the downloading firmware upgrade components get stoped at 99%…can u plz me i this problem.
    thnks in advance.

  • Thanks Vishal, I have update my S3 now. Just 2 questions to ask, was it 4.1.1 or 4.2 to be rolled out? and where do I find S Note in addition to Reorganized settings menu, 2 Home screen modes you have mentioned.


    • 4.1.1 updates has been rolled out!

  • After following this process, my phone again got the same firmware 4.0.4. I also checked that my kies version is up to date. What to do?

  • Sudharsan

    I tried updating with the phone connected.
    When i connected the phone it displayed there is a new firmware version do u wish to update?
    After this it downloaded firmware upgrade components and then the software.
    When the software download becomes 100% the phone goes to “downloading mode” and the kies gets stuck.
    It just stays doing nothing with 100% download and nothing happens after that.
    I tried twice but same result. The software is also not updated.
    Can u pl suggest any solution?

  • nikhil

    Is this firmware latest version after jelly bin or it is a same bebecause i got jell bin 4.1.1 is it is useful or not reqd for ur fphone i also have s3

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