The leak of the XXDLHI1 Android 4.1.1 firmware has been followed by that of the XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1, for the international version of the Galaxy S3. The XXDLI2 firmware carries a build date of 5 September and is meant for the UK.
Reports suggest the XXDLI1 has the most stable version of the firmware available till date and fixes bugs found in previous versions. We expect this leak to be the last before Samsung rolls out the official update for the Galaxy S3.
The file can be installed via Odin and without using ClockWorkMod (CWM) Recovery. Users who wish to install the file may follow instructions below. However, IBTimes UK warns readers it will not be held responsible for damage to your device while installation. Users are advised to download drivers for the Galaxy and enable USB debugging mode. In addition, you are asked to ensure back-up of all important data, that the phone is factory unlocked and the device has at least 85 percent battery charge.
This firmware works only with the Galaxy S3 i9300.
Steps to Install Android 4.1.1 XXDLI2 for Galaxy S3
- Download XXDLI2 Android 4.1.1 to your computer
- Download Odin v1.85
- Turn off the Galaxy S3 and place device in Download Mode (to do so, press and hold Volume Down, Power and Home buttons until warning message appears and then press Power button)
- Open Odin
- Connect the Galaxy S3 to the computer, while the latter is in Download Mode
- In Odin, select these files in the order mentioned:
- Click on PDA and select file CODE
- Click on PHONE and select file MODEM
- Click on CSC and select file CSC
- Click on PIT and select file .pit
- Note: Ignore last three if such files are not found
- In Odin, click Start to begin installation. This will take a few minutes
- After installation, the Galaxy S3 will automatically restart. You can now safely unplug device from computer and then turn phone off again
- Put the phone in Recovery Mode (switch on the phone by pressing Volume Up, Home and Power buttons)
- Navigate to Recovery menu and select Wipe Data > Factory Reset to confirm data wipe
- Now select Reboot System to boot into the new firmware
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is now running Android 4.1.1 XXDLI2. You can check version by navigating to Settings > About Phone.