Jelly Bean
Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 firmware is available for Galaxy S3.

Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 - for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 (model number i9300) is available. This is reportedly a test firmware by the manufacturers and for selected beta tests for the smartphone's forthcoming Android 4.1. Jelly Bean update; the South Koreans have confirmed an October rollout. Key features include TouchWiz integration, security updates, better hardware acceleration and pixel density, customised caller screens and a fix for the battery issue.

Users looking to install this firmware may follow below instructions. IBTimes UK warns readers it will not be held responsible for damage to the device while installing firmware. Users are advised to install USB drivers for the Galaxy S3 and also enable USB debugging mode. Ensure the device is factory unlocked and the battery carries more than 80 percent charge. Finally, ensure all important data is backed-up. This firmware is compatible only with model number i9300.

Steps to Install Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 for Galaxy S3

  • Download Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 to a PC
  • Download Odin v1.85 to a PC
  • Turn device off and place it in Download Mode (press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons till construction Android robot and triangle appears and then press Power again)
  • Start Odin on the PC and connect device while in Download Mode
  • In Odin, select these files in the order mentioned
    • Click on PDA and select CODE
    • Click on PHONE and select MODEM
    • Click on CSC and select CSC
    • Click on PIT and select .pit
    • Note: Ignore last three if such files are not found
  • Click Start in Odin to begin installation
  • After installation, device will restart. Unplug Galaxy S3 after Home screen appears and turn phone off again
  • Place phone in Recovery Mode (turn phone on by pressing Volume Up, Home and Power buttons)
  • Navigate to Recovery Menu and select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and confirm procedure
  • Re-boot system to boot into new firmware

The Galaxy S3 is now running Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6. You can verify software version by browsing to Settings > About Phone.

You can root the Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 firmware on the Galaxy S3 by following the tutorial below. The root tutorial as well as the root package are compatible only with the Galaxy S3 (i9300)

To root Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 Firmware

  • Download CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.zip to PC
  • Turn device off and place it in Download Mode (press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons till construction Android robot and triangle appears and then press Power again)
  • Start Odin on the PC and connect device while in Download Mode
  • In Odin, click on PDA and select root package file CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar
  • Start installation in Odin
  • After installation, device will restart. Unplug Galaxy S3 after Home screen appears

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now rooted on Android 4.1.1 XXDLI6 firmware.