Samsung Galaxy S3 Android KitKat 4.4 Update: Debug Your Phone With Jelly Bean

292664_213282718788491_1908810689_nWhile the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in news for reported bugs that are making way with the 4.3 Android Jelly Bean Update, we have news to pacify the worried users. The buzz is that there is no particular custom ROM that permits users to switch to Android 4.4 KitKat. Moreover, yes, this means that Galaxy S3 users can actually bid adieu to bugs and move on to the KitKat 4.4.

Here is an easy guide to update your S3 GT-I9300 with the 4.4 KitKat:

Begin with installing ClockworkMod Touch 6.0.32 post-rooting the device.

Ensure to back up all data, information and settings. This will aid you avoid issues later. We suggest you be patient with a manual back up instead of opting for Kies PC Suite.

We believe that there is no need to remind that during this operation, the device must be on 50 per cent charge atleast. If you did not remember this, make sure you do. The device will need more power during the entire procedure- especially during Flash.

Next comes the debugging stage via USB. Scroll to settings and choose the Application option. Next click Development and then Settings followed by Developer Options and click on USB Debugging.

The USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S3 must be installed on your PC.

Follow this up with downloading OmniROM 4.4 along with PA Gapps to the PC.

Wrap up with flashing. In case, you need help here, read on:

Connect your S3 via USB to the PC.

Copy the downloaded OmniRom and Gapps on the memory card without extracting any zipped files.

Once done, remove the USB connection and switch the device off.

Reboot your phone to the recovery mode and follow it up with a backup for Android of the current ROM. (It is accessible from Backup and Restore Menu> Backup)

Wind up with installing firmware via ‘install zip to Choose zip followed by look for the OmniROM 4.4. Install the PA Gapps in the same manner. Wrap up by selecting factory reset.

Reboot the handset and you are done.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S3 And S4 Firmware Update Arrives With A Bang: A Defeat For Bugs?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 owners can heave a sigh of relief. Both the smartphones are finally set to get the much-awaited Android 4.3 firmware. Yes, we have waited for some time now for this rollout. This is anticipated as apt for fixing issues that the 4.3 Android update brought in.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy S4 owners can heave a sigh of relief. Both the smartphones are finally set to get the much-awaited Android 4.3 firmware. Yes, we have waited for some time now for this rollout. This is anticipated as apt for fixing issues that the 4.3 Android update brought in.

 Here is a quick take on how you could update the Firmware on to the Galaxy S3 and S4 smartphones. The update spell to cast here is called the Firmware Over the Air.

 

  • Access the settings tab from the Menu key.

 

  • Select the option that reads About Phone. Once here, select software updates and opt to Check for Updates.

 

  • Once you notice the update prompt, ensure that you back up all data and connect the phone to the charging port.  Make sure there is smooth access to the internet.

 

  • The Samsung S4 or S3 must atleast have 50 percent battery level while the update is in progress.
  • While the update bar is alive, make sure that no interruption occurs. This is a safeguard against probable corruption to the Firmware.

 However, while we wrap up, let us remind you that the firmware update is available for Samsung S3 users in Europe. Of course, minus the bugs and the loops the previous update brought in. The Jelly Bean 4.3 update for S3 phones in other parts of the world are expected to flow in soon. The network carriers are likely to know the exacta rollout date.… Read the rest

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