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    Open Europe test firmwares available for Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)

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    Last updated: December 13th, 2013 at 20:20 UTC+01:00

    Last night our insider surprised us with two new firmwares for the Galaxy S III (GT-I9300) and Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) – I9300XXUGMK6 and N7100XXUEMK9. Galaxy S III's firmware is actually officially available by Samsung itself but it's only available via OTA, so users are unable to manually update their device via Samsung KIES or by using Odin. However, Galaxy Note II's firmware is fresh out of Samsung's test labs, for now it's labeled as a test firmware but Samsung might actually make it official if they feel it's stable enough.

    SamMobile's advice is to wait until Samsung officially releases the firmware and update your device via OTA or via Samsung KIES. However, if you are tired of all the waiting then keep on reading…

    CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANDROID 4.3 UPDATE
    – GALAXY GEAR Support
    – TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
    – Samsung KNOX [Only in Galaxy Note II]
    – Samsung Wallet (Pre-loaded) [Only in Galaxy Note II]
    – Better RAM management
    – 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!

    CAUTION !
    – These test firmwares will NOT increase your binary counter NOR void your warranty.
    – These test firmwares are PRE-RELEASE builds and not official from Samsung.
    – These test firmwares might WIPE your device, so perform a BACKUP before flashing!

    s343
    Model: GT-I9300
    Country: Open Europe
    Version: Android 4.3
    Changelist: 2168382
    Build date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 21:02:26 +0000
    Product Code: OXA
    PDA: I9300XXUGMK6
    CSC: I9300OXAGMK6
    MODEM: I9300XXUGMK6
    Download: I9300XXUGMK6_I9300OXAGMK6_OXA.zip

    INSTRUCTIONS
    – Extract (unzip) the firmware file
    – Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
    – Extract Odin .ZIP file
    – Open Odin3 v3.09
    – Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
    – Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
    – Add AP_I9300XXUGMK6_2168382_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to AP
    – Add BL_I9300XXUGMK6_2168382_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to BL
    – Add MODEM_I9300XXUGMK6_REV02_REV04_CL1413323.tar.md5 to CP
    – Add CSC_OXA_I9300OXAGMK6_2168382_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to CSC
    – Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
    – Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
    – If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
    – Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
    – Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
    – Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

    Note2-4.3-leak
    Model: GT-N7100
    Country: Open Europe
    Version: Android 4.3
    Changelist: 2138564
    Build date: Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:16:05 +0000
    Product Code: OXX
    PDA: N7100XXUEMK9
    CSC: N7100OXXEMK4
    MODEM: N7100XXUEMJ9
    Download: N7100XXUEMK9_N7100XXUEMJ9_OXX.zip

    INSTRUCTIONS
    – Extract (unzip) the firmware file
    – Download Odin3 v3.09 (From here or here)
    – Extract Odin .ZIP file
    – Open Odin3 v3.09
    – Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)
    – Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
    – Add AP_N7100XXUEMK9_2138564_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to AP
    – Add BL_N7100XXUEMK9_2168382_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to BL
    – Add CP_N7100XXUEMJ9_REV08_CL1423182.tar.md5 to CP
    – Add CSC_OXX_N7100OXXEMK4_2174777_REV04_user_low_ship.tar.md5 to CSC
    – Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
    – Click start button, sit back and wait a few minutes.
    – If you encounter any issues with the firmware (Any FC, Bootloop etc)
    – Boot into recovery mode (Home+power+vol up)
    – Choose to wipe/factory reset. (THIS WILL ERASE ALL OF YOUR DATA INCLUDING YOUR INTERNAL SD CARD!)
    – Then choose reboot and you should be good to go!

    Screenshots

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