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How to Update Galaxy S3 with Official ICS 4.0.3 XXALE9 Firmware


Sunday 03rd of June 2012 / android.gs
The Galaxy S3, one of the most powerful handsets available, has not been even released for all the customers who had pre-ordered it, this being an aspect that doesn’t really matter when it comes to OS updates. Therefore, after we have brought you the how to procedure in which you can install (or downgrade to) the stock version of ICS, which comes pre-installed on the phone’s internal system, now we will be checking in how to update the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the latest and official ICS 4.0.3 XXALE9 firmware. In fact, this is the second OS upgrade released by Samsung after the XXALE8 (you can find it on Android.gs too), so things are moving fast when it comes to Samsung’s pride, the S3.I will teach you how to manually apply this update, as it was launched just for the African users, though anyone who has an unlocked device can apply the same. Remember that the S3 must have an unlocked bootloader; if different you will not be able to flash the XXALE9 software into its system. Don’t expect to see major improvements or features added, because this firmware is coming more to resol
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How to Backup Galaxy S3 EFS Using One-Click Method


Wednesday 26th of September 2012 / android.gs
Each time you decide to update your Samsung Galaxy S3 with a custom ROM firmware, or with an unofficial port of the Android system, you can end up in losing the data which is stored on its internal storage memory. Unfortunately, not only the usual data, like contacts, messages, call logs, or market apps, might get wiped out as the internet setting or the EFS folder might get erased too. So, for avoiding the unpleasant situations, I will teach you how to backup and restore the EFS from your SGS3 by using the one-click method. As usual, you have it all explained in an easy to follow step by step guide, so let’s get started.But, why to backup the EFS? Well, the EFS store the IMEI and allow your handset to establish the internet connection, so in case it gets erased your phone will no longer be able to use the Internet connection. So, if you have recently updated your Galaxy S3 and cannot use the internet connection, then probably the EFS folder was wiped out. That’s why you need to previously backup it so that you can easily restore the same when needed. For those who cannot apply t
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How to Root Galaxy S3 on Official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXEMB5


Thursday 04th of April 2013 / android.gs
If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S3 with official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXEMB5 OS (you can use our suitable step by step guide for learning on how to manually apply the mentioned firmware) and lost the root access, then you are probably looking for a guide that can be used for unchaining the new XXEMB5 software. If so, then you can complete the present tutorial as it will offer an easy to perform root solution that can be safely used on the Galaxy S3 GT I9300 that runs on latest Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXEMB5 ROM.The root method will be similar with the manual update procedure as for both operations Odin will be used. By using the mentioned tool you will flash a rooted ROM on your Galaxy S3, so finally you will gain root access over the XXEMB5 system. Now, even though the present tutorial is similar with the updating to official OS operation, this guide is not official, so it has nothing to do with Samsung. Therefore, by completing the same you will void the Galaxy S3 warranty. Unfortunately, the only way in which you can restore the warranty consist in performing a downgrade to stock ROM
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Update Galaxy S3 to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with Capon Mod Custom ROM


Monday 22nd of October 2012 / android.gs
After I have showed you how to update the Galaxy S3 with the RootBox custom ROM, now it’s time to check in how to install another Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 based firmware on your S3 device. So, even though there is no official 4.1.2 version of the Android OS released by Samsung, you can still update your Galaxy S3 with the latest ROM available, as the Capon Mod software had just been offered by those of xda-developers. You have a detailed step by step guide explained below, so you might want to take a look over the same.Now, as you know, there are many updates available for your SGS3 smartphone, though not all the firmware are being stable and smooth. Therefore, before installing an Android 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 based ROM on your phone, it will be recommended to take a look over the features and possible bugs included into the update system. The same must be applied when we are referring to the Capon Mod software, as you must ensure that flashing the same is the best decision you could made. That’s why, during the next image I have mentioned some of the Capon Mod features, more info bein
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How to Update Galaxy S3 LTE I9305 to Official 4.1 Jelly Bean XXALI5


Monday 24th of September 2012 / android.gs
Even though it hasn’t been yet released, the first Samsung Galaxy S3 4G LTE official update has just been leaked thanks to those of SamMobile. The firmware is bringing the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean OS to the S3, so starting from now the third party devs can start developing custom ROMs based on this platform. Anyway, you can easily bookmark this tutorial for using it as soon as you manage to get the new LTE SGS3 I9305 and update it to the latest Android system available. The proper step by step guide is below, so take a look.This variant of the Jelly Bean update is being available for now only for the Australian (OPTUS) users of the SGS3 4G LTE, but as it is the official firmware, you will be able to manually install the same no matter the region you are in. All you have to do is to complete this manual operation which will take you through the installation procedure. So, it must be clear by now that you cannot OTA (Over the Air) receive the ROM. Don’t worry though as the present guide isn’t hard to handle as we will use Odin for the flashing process (more about this a little bi
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Update Galaxy S3 with MS Team HD Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Custom ROM


Tuesday 22nd of January 2013 / android.gs
Powering up and optimizing the performances of the Samsung Galaxy S3 can easily be performed as there are many ways in which you can make changes and improve the capabilities and internal system of your handset. The fastest method that can be applied for achieving the same implies in installing a custom ROM firmware on your Galaxy S3 I9300, and thanks to the xda-developers community there are many updates available for your smartphone (check our “update Galaxy S3” section for the full list). Anyway, the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 based MS Team HD software is the latest platform offered by xda-developers so as usual, we will be checking in how to update your SGS3 with the same.For that you will have to use this step by step guide which will guide you through the installation procedure. In this way, you can easily learn how to flash the MS Team HD Android 4.1.2 OS on your Galaxy S3 in order to optimize the internal system and for receiving more power, increased speeds and upgraded battery life. Of course first of all you will have to prepare the device for the flashing operation that will sh
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How to Update Galaxy S3 and S2 to Official AOKP Jelly Bean Build 3 ROM


Thursday 27th of September 2012 / android.gs
As you might probably know (if not read our recent news) the official AOKP build 3 custom ROM is available for download and new handsets were added to the supported list of devices with the Samsung Galaxy S3 and S2 in the top. Therefore, you can now start and update your S3, or S2 to the latest Jelly Bean AOKP ROM, a suitable tutorial being explained during the following lines. The steps from below can be performed on both devices as the installation operation is the same; all you need to do is to download the update variant suitable for your smartphone and flash the same by completing the guide.The AOKP build 3 brings the most stable version of the Jelly Bean update for your SGS3 and S2 as new features and capabilities were added to the system. Furthermore, the previous reported bugs and issues were removed, so you will be able to receive and enjoy an improved Android experience. According to those of AOKP, from the features introduced, we have to mention: SMS QuickReply, Stopwatch and Countdown in the Clock app (CM), Expert Calculator functions (Graph, Matrices, etc.) and IME Switc
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How to Root Galaxy S3 GT I9305 on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXBMA3 OS


Tuesday 19th of February 2013 / android.gs
As the official Jelly Bean update has been released for the Samsung Galaxy S3 from a while, now all the users who applied the stock firmware on their devices are looking for a root procedure that can be performed on the new OS. In order to help you out, today we will be checking in how to easily gain root access for the Galaxy S3 GT I9305 that runs on the official Android 4.1.2 XXBMA3 software. Take note though that this tutorial is being suitable only for the S3 model number I9305 that is being powered by the mentioned ROM, so don’t try to complete the steps from bellow for a similar device.It is important to have a rooted handset because who knows when you will need access to its internal system. On a rooted OS you can install complex apps that requires root access in order to work properly (such as CWM recovery and some backup and restore tools), you can remove in-built programs in order to improve the speeds, optimize and customize the system and so on. The best part is that once the root access is granted you can start updating your Galaxy S3 with the latest custom ROMs, which
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Update Galaxy S3 i9300 with Sotmax Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Custom ROM


Thursday 03rd of January 2013 / android.gs
After I have showed you how to update the Galaxy S3 to official Jelly Bean 4.1.2 XXELL4 Premium Suite OS, now I will be showing you how to update your phone with a Jelly Bean 4.1.2 based custom ROM firmware. This because there might be users who want more than the stock software for their devices, as we all know that a custom ROM is basically coming with extra features and capabilities for improving the Android experience and the phone’s performances. Well, this can be applied if we talk about the Sotmax firmware so during the present step by step guide we will be checking in how to update the Samsung Galaxy S3 with the same.The best part about the Sotmax custom ROM is that it is stable with no reported bugs and issues. Furthermore the software is being based on the recently released XXELKC OS and it is pre-rooted, zipaligned and loaded with many features and apps that cannot be found in the classic version of the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean system. Therefore you will be updating your Galaxy S3 with a powerful software that will optimize and customize the performances, the battery and
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How to update Galaxy S3 with Official XXALE8 4.0.4 ICS Firmware


Wednesday 30th of May 2012 / android.gs
Thanks to those of xda-developers we now have the default version of the Android firmware that comes pre-installed on the Galaxy S3 handset. This means that you can start flashing custom ROMs or beta software in your phone’s system, as in case something wrong happens, or if you don’t like the new ROM, you can just follow this step by step guide for learning how to downgrade or update the S3 to the official ICS XXALE8 4.0.4 OS. So, it will be a good idea to check this tutorial and save the firmware, just for avoiding any kinds of unpleasant situations.I know that the Galaxy S3 is maybe the most powerful smartphone available nowadays, with great specs and features, so probably you will be tempted to take full advantage of its capabilities. And in order to do so, you will have to gain root access over its system, unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery image, flash custom ROMs and so on. But all these operations are risky and can damage the phone’s internal system. Therefore, maybe you will have to downgrade the S3 to the stock firmware for re-storing the OS. At that mome
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