Samsung is yet to provide details on the Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) rollout for its third generation Galaxy S smartphone which is currently running on Android 4.1.2.; Google has already released this for its Nexus devices.

The device can now be updated to the latest Android 4.2.2, thanks to the SlimROMs team which has released SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 custom ROM featuring the latest Android 4.2.2 for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 with model number I9300. Along with the software update, the custom ROM brings plenty of customised features not found in the official build.

Samsung Galaxy S3
SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 Jelly Bean ROM is available for Galaxy S3 I9300. Samsung

SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 ROM features

Full JDQ39 (Android 4.2.2) base

Replace cLock widget with Shiny new DashClock

Added slide before unlock

Bring back long press to toggle PW

MMS: Add quick emoji to text input

Phone: Set my phone number

Added Kill App/Expanded Notification shade/Toggle expanded desktop to hardware binds

Fully configurable advanced reboot toggle

Enhanced circle battery and clock

Camera: Add software HDR Mode

Calendar: Add snooze to events

Enhance T9 and search

Settings: Add forget all networks to Wi-Fi

Notification: Limit notification sounds for interval

Camera: Add animation to mode switch

Sound: Add configurable volume adjust sounds

Notification: Add custom carrier text

Enhance electron beam control

Fixes and optimisations


MusicFX FC

Batterybar UI glitch

QuickPulldown flips notification shade

Phantom QuickSettings toggle

Colour picker issues

Recents apps panel bug

Camera not animating

Colour picker in landscape

Recovery touch

Expanded desktop

Contacts call grouping

Alarm FC on update

Notification shortcuts spacing/tablets transitions

Choppy lockscreen on Low-mem HDPI

Lockscreen browser shortcut

Longpress NavBar Home not loading recent apps

Advanced Slim Settings

Head over to the development page to learn more about bug issues.

Galaxy S3 users who are looking to update their devices with the SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 Jelly Bean custom ROM may follow our step-by-step tutorial below. IBTimes UK reminds its readers that it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. Users are advised to verify the model number of their handsets since the aforementioned Jelly Bean ROM works only on Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 and not on any other variant.


1) Install USB Drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 on the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and ensure the USB Debugging Mode is turned on.]

3) The device should be factory unlocked.

4) The Galaxy S3 should be rooted and have ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery installed.

5) Create backup of all the data of the device.

6) Ensure that the battery of Galaxy S3 should be charged above 80 per cent.

Steps to install SlimBean Build 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM on Galaxy S3 I9300

1) Download SlimBean Build 1 Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean custom ROM for Galaxy S3 to the computer

2) Download Google Apps package

3) Connect the Galaxy S3 to the computer using USB cable and copy the downloaded files to the SD card of the phone

4) Unplug the USB cable from the phone and switch it off

5) Enter recovery mode by turning the phone on while pressing and holding the Volume Up and Home buttons together

6) In CWM recovery, first perform data wiping task. Then scroll down to 'Flash zip from SD card' and press the Power button to select it. Use the Power button again to select 'Choose zip from SD card'

7) Using the Volume buttons, browse to Jelly Bean zip file saved on the SD card and select it pressing the Power button and confirm installation on the next screen

8) Repeat the procedure to install the Google Apps zip file

9) Once the installation process is completed, return to the main recovery menu and select 'Reboot System now' in order to reboot the phone. This step is likely to take some time

Samsung Galaxy S3 I9300 should now be updated with SlimBean 4.2.2 Build 1 custom ROM featuring Android 4.2.2. Navigate to Settings>> About Phone to verify the software version of the device.