Thursday, 7 November 2013

Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Official Stock Android 4.3 Update Using Odin [ Bug Fixed Firmwares Added ]

After leaking the Android 4.3 pre release the Next day Samsung started rolling out the Official Android 4.3 for Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 International version. The PDA, CSC, MODEM all are same as the pre release one. According to users the annoying deep sleep and battery drain issue is still exist in this Official version too. All the problems are fixed by Samsung in the latest Android 4.3 december release.

Even Samsung made many changes in this Official Android 4.3 build, The much expected KNOX feature not implemented and the Launcher and widgets all are same as in the previous Android 4.1.2.

Update 1
Post updated with single tar md5 flash method.

Update 2
Post updated with bug fixed official Android 4.3 december release and Open Europe Firmware.All the buggy firmwares removed...Posted firmwares doesn't have any bug exist in the previous 4.3 version ... I flashed the Open Europe in my Indian Galaxy S3 I9300 and everything works lockscreen lag,no deep sleep issue...better battery backup.

Update 3
Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 Indian Version Started receiving Android 4.3.

- TRIM Support (Makes the device much faster)
- ANT+ Support
- 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)

Via OTA or Kies currently the update available in Ireland and Switzerland only. But, still you can manually update to any of the build using Odin. In this post I included the steps to update Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Official Stock Android 4.3 using Odin.

- Before trying Manual update try OTA or Kies to check if the update is officially available in your region.

Must Note:
- This firmware is only for Galaxy S3 International version (GT-I9300)
- Backup all important data
- Battery must be 60% or above
- Kill all the kies processes in Task Manager
- Disable Antivirus

How To Manually Update Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 to Official Stock Android 4.3 using Odin?

1. Download Galaxy S3 I9300 Official Android 4.3 firmware from SamMobile Or Samsung-updates

2. Extract downloaded firmware file zip.

Method 1 (Single File)
if the extracted zip have a single md5 file follow this method.

1. Download Odin v1.85 - Download
2. Now, Extract and Open odin3 v1.85.exe.
3. Power off your phone.
4. Now boot into download mode. ( Press and hold : Volume down key and Home button ( Center button ) ,now press and hold the power button to boot into download mode and Press Volume up on Warning)
5. In download mode connect your phone to PC.
6. Now look in to Odin... ID:COM box, it will be yellow with a port name and Added! message will be displayed.
( If not it will the problem of driver or USB ... check both )
7. In Odin..Click PDA and browse the extracted firmware folder and select the tar md5 file.

eg. I9300XXXXXX_I9300XXXXXXX_I9300XXXXXX_HOME.tar.md5

8. Finally Click Start button.

galaxy s3 i9300 odin pda file

9. After complete update Odin will show PASS on top left and phone will reboot. now unplug phone from USB.

galaxy s3 i9300 odin pass

That's it .... Done .

Method 2 ( Multiple Files) - Show / Hide
If the extracted zip have multiple md5 files include MODEM, CSC, BL and AP....then, follow this
1. Download Odin3 v3.09 - Download

2. Extract Odin .ZIP file

3. Open Odin3 v3.09

4. Restart phone in download mode (Press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons)

5. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue color in ID:COM box.

6. Click AP button and select

7. Click BL button and select

8. Click CP button and select

9. Click CSC button and select

10. Make sure Re-Partition is NOT ticked

galaxy s3 odin v3.09 flash

11. Finally, Click the Start button and wait a few minutes.

That's it...After complete update Odin will show PASS on top left and phone will reboot.

Note :
If the phone stuck at the boot screen or face any force close...
1. Remove and reinsert your battery.
2. Now boot into recovery mode. (Volume up + Home + Power )
3. Apply wipe data/factory reset.
4. Apply wipe cache partition.
5. Finally reboot system...

follow the link below to root Galaxy S3 Official Stock Android Jellybean 4.3

How To Root Galaxy S3 Official Stock Android 4.3 Firmware ?



  1. what link has firmware with multiple files (modem, csc, pda, etc) not only one tar file

  2. @Oproni Liviu
    Post updated follow Method1

  3. Can I use this guide in Sweden without locking the phone?

  4. @Okänd Shahin
    If you have Galaxy S3 I9300 international version then you can follow this post.....but currently this official build have many bugs....Samsung working on it....soon they will release fixed firmware....wait for that...

  5. what link has firmware with multiple files (modem, csc, pda, etc) not only one tar file
    and root file link

    this official release with multiple files is not available......root method link is included in the bottom of the post...

  7. i am update my s3 mobile on United Kingdom I9300XXUGMJ9
    this a very nice but my mobile working is very very slow
    plz give me ans whot is the problem,

    my email:

    bro.. As I mentioned earlier....this official release has many bugs....Samsung was paused this update and two days before they resumed again.... When I get latest fixed firmwares then, I will post here......For Now It is better Flash Official 4.1.2

  9. Bug free Open Europe version Android 4.3 added....flash it using method 2

  10. Buggy firmwares removed...New bug fixed firmwares added

  11. I have the GT-I9300 in the USA on Straight Talk service. Can I use this update as kies nor ota has an update available.

  12. @George McNeill
    First try using Kies or OTA ,if not available flash using Modem ... Take a Nandroid Backup before Flashing....

  13. I update my device but I have many facing problem.
    1.songs are played stickly...
    2.I press power button then displaylight will start after few times.
    .pleas guideline provide to early as possible..
    my email id

  14. @Uday Vachhani
    Post your current software version,build number etc.

  15. My build number is i9300 JSS15J.XXUGMJ9
    current version 4.3 jelly bean

  16. @Uday Vachhani
    XXUGMJ9 is the latest firmware for your country and follow the steps in this page...

    1. But how to find my device firmware country????

  17. @Uday Vachhani
    Download the firmware of the country you bought the phone or you are currently living....