Samsung resumes Android 4.3 update roll out for Galaxy S III (GT-I9300)

Last month, Samsung started rolling out Android 4.3 update for the Galaxy S III but later on removed the update from its servers due to some serious issues. Today, Samsung has resumed the Android 4.3 update roll out for the Galaxy S III and hopefully has fixed all of the major issues issues of previous firmwares.

There are quite a lot of changes and improvements in the new Android 4.3 firmware over Android 4.1.2. Samsung has completely changed the core UI to the one found on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3, even the setting app has been completely overhauled with a new tabbed interface. The bad news is that even though Samsung has changed the core UI elements, it’s still using the same old original Galaxy S III launcher and widgets. Also, Samsung hasn’t implemented Samsung Knox yet, but we may see it in future builds of Android 4.3. Samsung doesn’t provide an official change log for its updates but after testing a few internal builds and this official one, we can give you folks our own list of changes and improvements we have noticed.

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN 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)
- Found more? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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The new software update is being rolled out in phases, so it may not yet be available in your country at the moment but don’t worry it will arrive very soon. If your device is carrier branded then it might take sometime as the update has to get improved by the carrier first and only then Samsung will make it available for your device. For now, the new software update is only available in the United Kingdom.
To keep track of the countries and carriers receiving the new Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update for the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-I9300), check out our live feed below:

To update your Galaxy S III to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, connect your device to your computer and use Samsung KIES or simply use Samsung’s OTA service. To download and install the firmware via OTA, go to Settings > More > About Device > Software update > Update.

Model: GT-I9300
Country: United Kingdom
Version: Android 4.3
Changelist: 2168382
Build date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:02:26 +0000
Product Code: BTU
PDA: I9300XXUGMK6
CSC: I9300OXAGMK6
MODEM: I9300XXUGMK6

All new Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmwares for the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) are present in our Firmware Section, as well. You can use our Firmware Section to manually update your device if for some reason you can’t officially update your device via Samsung Kies or via OTA as you might be using a Custom ROM or if your country has not yet received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update. Also, bookmark this page as we will keep this page up to date with the latest information on countries and carriers releasing the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Update.

We are currently updating our device to the newest firmware and will report back with the new changes and screenshots. So, stay tuned!

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Musa Tariq
1 year 2 months ago

Thenx A Lot Work On My S3 Pakistan

saddyboy
1 year 3 months ago

Can you please provide me a torrent link of the Philippines (Open Line) – XTC firmware? I dearly need the firmware for my phone. The internet here at my place sucks. Please.

mojtaba1
1 year 5 months ago

hello … what’s the problem in new update? (for IRAN THR)

dacy_trif89
1 year 5 months ago

Hey, i have the ROMANIAN pure Version “ROM” instaled on my S3… all the other romanian versions “Orange, Cosmote, Vodafone” got the 4.3 and my S3′s version is still 4.1.2! I buy this pure version because i thought that i’ll get updates first… and payed big off contract money! I love my S3… dont want to change it to a Nexus 5… but i can admit this… Pls Samsung do something! :-)

gopal1991
1 year 5 months ago

HI SAMSUNG GALAXY…. ANDROID IS REALLY GOOD.. BUT I THINK ANDROID 4.2.2 IS BEST FOR SAMSUNG GALAXY S3 BUT UPDATE 4.3 ALSO BEST BECAUSE CAN MOVE APP FROM PHONE TO SD CARD…. I WILL WAIT FOR UPDATE 4.4.2 AGAIN AND THIS VERSION 4.3 ALSO GOOD…….

Akro2
1 year 5 months ago

still not available in Egypt

pellajl
1 year 5 months ago

Samsung are really dragging the chain. Also, this page is stuffed.

aravindvemula
1 year 6 months ago

when will i get android 4.3 for Samsung galaxy s3 in kenya
still i am waiting from last 3 months

pellajl
1 year 6 months ago

The page is not working.

zakariyawangde
1 year 6 months ago

yes from past 5 days its not working :/ n sammobile is not evn trying to fix this page

Hasabo
1 year 6 months ago

just got the update for my S3 (KSA _JED)

today is 20 / 2 / 2014

finally samsung!!!!

zakariyawangde
1 year 6 months ago

@sammobile please rectify this page.. shows faulty dates please rectify the dates as soon as possible. thanx

osama1977
1 year 6 months ago

update 4.3 for Gt-I9300 in Saudi Arabia (JED)+ (KSA).

Samsung too late in updating Android in Saudi Arabia

Hasabo
1 year 6 months ago

hey Osama.. the update is available since yesterday

osama1977
1 year 6 months ago

update 4.3 for Gt-I9300 in Saudi Arabia (JED).

Samsung too late in updating Android in Saudi Arabia

osama1977
1 year 6 months ago

update 4.3 for Gt-I9300 in Saudi Arabia (JED).

Samsung too late in updating Android in Saudi Arabia

rabiehamada
1 year 6 months ago

Upload 4.3 update for Gt-I9300 in saudi arabia (ksa)

zakariyawangde
1 year 6 months ago

Again the list shows dates which are not even real n non of the links are true.. waiting too long fir the update now.. s4 is about ti get kitkat n for s3 users still stuck for getting 4.3 update.. why cant u release all the updates together n not go country wise. . Like apple n Google :/ very poor update service from samsung

Jotaokermobile
1 year 6 months ago

Upload 4.3 update for Gt-I9300 in saudi arabia (ksa)

Jotaokermobile
1 year 6 months ago

Pls upload 4.3 update for gt-I9300 in saudi arabia (ksa)
Will be kindly greatfull !!

badboys27
1 year 6 months ago

When will the android 4.3 update for samsung galaxy s3 Iran.
enough is enough.
Why can excludes Iran?

badboys27
1 year 6 months ago

When will the android 4.3 update for galaxy s3 samsung Iran.
enough is enough.
Why can excludes Iran?

badboys27
1 year 6 months ago

When will the android 4.3 update for samsung Iran.
enough is enough.
Why can excludes Iran?

zakariyawangde
1 year 6 months ago

Any idea on update for Iraq (MID)?

mdmohinpasha
1 year 6 months ago

Just update Saudi Arabia, been waiting for KSA update. But next time i’ll go with SONY or APPLE for the sake of updation….

IvyKing
1 year 6 months ago

I received today! for (TTT)

talhagezer
1 year 6 months ago

IRAQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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