South Korean Galaxy S III (SHV-E210K) gets Android 4.3 update

Well, it certainly seems to be the day when the Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III will begin heading out to users all across the world. The S III only recently started receiving the Android 4.3 update for the international unlocked variant in the UK, and now the update is rolling out to the South Korean variant of Samsung’s 2012 flagship (SHV-E210K).

Here’s a list of changes and new features in the Android 4.3 update.

  • - GALAXY GEAR Support
  • - TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
  • - Core UI elements updated to the ones on the Galaxy S4 (Galaxy S4′s theme all over)
  • - New Samsung Keyboard
  • - GPU drivers have been updated (Higher GPU benchmark scores)
  • - New Lockscreen: Multiple Widgets, improved ripple effect than Android 4.1.2, ability to change clock size and set a personal message
  • - New Screen modes (From S4): Adapt Display and Professional Photo
  • - Daydream
  • - Driving mode
  • - Actionable notifications
  • - Move-to-SD-card feature
  • - New Camera mode : Sound and Shot
  • - New Additions in Notification Centre
  • - Completely revamped Settings UI (Tabbed interface – Exactly like the Galaxy S4)
  • - Implementation of Voice controls (Let’s you control various parts of the phone using voice commands – Galaxy S4 feature)
  • - New Samsung Apps: Calculator, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Music
  • - Full screen Samsung apps
  • - New S-Voice (from Galaxy S4)

The update is currently rolling out over-the-air and should be showing up on device over the course of the next few days, though those unwilling to wait can grab the update from Kies or download the firmware from our firmware section to upgrade manually. Find the details of the update down below.

  • Model: SHV-E210K
  • Country: Korea
  • Version: Android 4.3
  • Changelist: 2016798
  • Build date: Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:30:51 +0000
  • Product Code: KTF
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  1. When cmes the update for my galaxy S2 (I9100)?

    I hope my divice gets the update otherwise 4.2.2 or even better strait away to Kitkat 4.4

    • Never ;). IF the I9100 gets a last update it will be Android 4.2.2.

    • 10.1 Galaxy Note (N8000): The forgotten.

  2. Guys look at the size of this firmware update and the UK firmware. For me is simple.

  3. is not just for shv – e210 k or l , via Kies i update my e210S ! it works greate !


    • OTA was about 850MB. There’s a new light effect but the weather widget didn’t change.. and it has KNOX on LTE varient. IT’S WAY DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS VODAFONE FIRMWARE. Pretty stable and fast. Now the kernel changelist is 2016798.

  5. Are there any issues with the Korean release? Looks like they got a better deal than the international varients of i9300!

    Can this be flashed to the i9300?


  7. Korean Version 1036.8MB
    UK Version 865.9MB
    There must be a difference.

    • The Korea version is bigger

      • It work’s on GT-I9300? (USA S3 Version) ?!?!

        • The GT-I9300 is not the US version, there are at least 4 US versions, SGH-i747 (GSM), SGH-T999 (GSM), SGH-I535 (CDMA) and SPH-L710 (CDMA); all dual-core and 2GB of RAM with LTE.

          Then there’s the international GT-I9300 which is a quad-core, 1GB of RAM and 3G.

          There’s the GT-i9305 which is a quad-core, 2GB of RAM and LTE.

          And there are the Korean variants, this firmware update is for those only.

          You might wanna check your phone model before doing any of this.

          • And last but certainly not the least, the Japanese versions, SC-06D and SC-04E.

            There’s also a 3G only Korean variant, the SHW-M440S.

          • Sorry, meant the SC-03E :-)

  8. It work’s on GT-I9300? (USA S3 Version) ?!?!

  9. is it better than the UK version?

  10. Good Work by samsung

  11. This new version can work on GT-I9300 (Mexico)??

  12. Can this firmware work on I9300 S3 International Version ?

  13. Did anyone tried to flash it on I9300?
    If yes, pls let us know the new upsides, and maybe some screenshots won’t hurt.

    • No because it’ll hard brick the phone.

  14. When is the turkey? Do you have a specific date?

  15. This version is to Galaxy S3 LTE version

  16. heard some ppl on xda is having problem with the wifi, wander if the rumor is true

    • Problem with modem is, when you rollback firmware from 4.3 to 4.1.x to old filesystem EFS v1. If your phone got older firmware with new filesystem, rollback is safe.

  17. I’m having trouble to put the rom by odin every time the falaha! What do I do?

    • Is to Galaxy S3 LTE version

      • there. is the Samsung I9300 Galaxy s3 International

        • Everytime I try to put this rom by Odin is giving error

  18. This is ROM for SHV-E210K MODEL!!! We must wait for GT-I9300 MODEL ROM… :-/

  19. Galaxy Note 10.1 (N8000): The forgotten (Home Alone). kkkkkkk

  20. When will it will be released for i9305 ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Korean LTE version feature.(SHV-210S,K,L)
    -Note3 setting app UI
    -No transparent status bar in TouchWiz launcher.
    -Light unlock effect

    • Is there any way to enable the transparency in touchwiz?

      • If you change your home launcher to note3 touchwiz, u can enable transparent notibar.(need root)

  22. Does this work on gt i9305T ?

    • 9305T is australian version and it is LTE with 2GB RAM so can this firmware work on it plz reply guys

  23. GUYS NEED SOME HELP HERE IF NOT MUCH OF A TROUBLE FOR YOU. I HAVE S3 i9305 and previously working here in Rome Italy, it’s not charging and even the usb thru PC won’t recognize it. my friend run the BIOS (that’s what he said) and it’s working and he said we needed to find the SHV-210S FIRMWARE to do job. would i be able to make use of this SHV-E210K as well for my phone? really appreciate it…thank you so much..

  24. fu …. sami. where is update for i9300 without lag & bug?

  25. when will sc-03e get the update 4.3???

  26. My samsung galaxy s3 SHV-E210L mobile data not working, who know how to fix this problem. Then it is possible like GT-I9305.

    Nuri :)

  27. can i install on my GT-I9300 mobile made in korea by samsung

  28. My mobile model is SHV-E210K how to update international version pls help me

  29. How to download update this firmware

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