How To Download And Install Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update XXBLG8 On Samsung Galaxy S III

Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update XXLGB8 On Samsung Galaxy S III How To Download And Install Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update XXBLG8 On Samsung Galaxy S III

This year’s best selling smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, is running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however, we have a way that will allow the users to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In order to do that, first they have to follow this guide because Android 4.1 Jelly Bean can be installed on a Samsung Galaxy S III only if the previous version is Android 4.0.4 firmware update XXBLG8.

This means that if you have the XXLG8 firmware version installed on your phone, then you can follow our guide here in order to install Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. If not, then follow the steps below and we promise that you won’t be sorry as Jelly Bean comes packed with amazing new features and improvements that will make your smartphone very fast.

Before commencing it’s worth reminding you that you should back-up your device because you never know what could go wrong, and you might need to restore your smartphone. You can back-up your Samsung Galaxy S3 using this guide.

We should mention that this guide only works with the international GSM version of the Galaxy S3 which has a model number of GT-i9300. If you’re not sure about the model number of your device, then go to Settings -> About phone. If it says GT-i9300, then you’re good to go!

How To Download And Install Android 4.0.4 Firmware Update XXBLG8 On Samsung Galaxy S III

1. Download the Samsung drivers for your smartphone here for 32-bit Windows version, and here for 64-bit Windows version. Install the drivers on your computer.

2. Download Android 4.0.4 firmware XXBLG8 on your computer.

3. Extract the Android 4.0.4 firmware XXBLG8 in a folder on your computer. The resulting file will have an extension called .md5 or .tar. Do no tamper with this file, just proceed to the next step.

4. Download Odin here.

5. Extract the Odin software in a folder on your computer.

6. Turn off your smartphone.

7. Boot your Samsung Galaxy S III into Download Mode. You can easily perform this by pressing and holding down the following buttons: Volume Down, Home, and Power. Wait for the display to light up, and in the Menu, press the Volume Up key to finally access Download Mode.

8. Go to the folder where you extracted Odin, and open the Odin.exe file in order to start the application.

9. Now, connect your smartphone to your computer. In Odin, a message saying Added! will now appear.

10. In Odin, go to the PDA tab, and after you click it, you will have to browser for the .tar or .md5 file that you extracted on your computer at Step 2.

11. In the Options sector, you shouldn’t make any changes. You can look through the Options and see if Re-Partition is checked. Most likely, it’s checked so now move on to the next step.

12. Press the Start button in Odin so that the Android 4.0.4 XXBLG8 firmware will begin installing. At the end of the flashing process, you should see a message saying PASS in Odin, and then the smartphone will reboot automatically.

That’s it! You have successfully installed this firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S III!

Please note that if Odin somehow gets stuck or it displays FAIL instead of PASS at the end of the process, then you will need to disconnect your smartphone from your computer -> remove its battery -> plug-in the battery -> resume the process from Step 7.

You should also know that the first boot will take about five minutes to complete. However, if your Galaxy S3 gets stuck during the booting animation, then you will need to turn off your device, then boot into recovery mode by holding the Home, Volume Up, and Power buttons, then go to Wipe Data / Factory Reset -> Wipe Cache, and then reboot the smartphone.

I hope this guide has been helpful so let us know if you liked it!

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